So typical between the mid-Sixties and mid-Seventies. In spite of all the frou-frou Edwardian/Prairie/Hippie stuff that was popular, plain knit dresses with clean lines were also a staple – more elegant and timeless, but still very fashionable.
This ensemble is a polyester or poly blend with an empire seam that rises from waist level up under the bust-line in front, fold-over neckline, back zip and a princess cut. The long-sleeve bolero jacket echos the military trend that was also popular then with it’s metal buttons.
Otherwise, the design is plain and undecorated. The fabric has a slight ribbed texture to add interest. It’s hard to call this dress “semi-formal” because it is so tailored, but at that time the style would not have been a day-dress.
Especially good for Spring or Fall. What a treat!
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
ANOTHER “NEW” FIND – TRUE VINTAGE MID-SIXTIES – 1970’S EMPIRE WAIST SEMI-FORMAL LONG DRESS IN NAVY – Magicvintagespy