I’m showing these dresses together because they have so much in common. The biggest similarity is the heavy-weight knit fabric that was so characteristic of clothing made between 1973 and 1976, more or less. It is beautiful, sheds wrinkles and drapes like a dream.
These examples are not high-end, but are very well-tailored. Neither has a label, so I’m not sure if they might have been custom-made. In any case, the original owner of the red one altered the hemline at some point. Both still have about 3″ of hem allowance (such a luxury!).
I haven’t tried them on yet, but predict that they will fit me and will be very flattering. Well-made garments of quality fabric and good design usually are – another reason why I adore true vintage fashion!
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY