It seems to me that nothing from the 1970’s could be as wonderful as a beautifully made dress from the 1920’s, 1930’s, 1940’s or 1950’s, but I still like some of the ones made during the Seventies. These crystal pleats in the skirt started in the 1940’s, I think, and are always great.
For a more relaxed time while you still want to look well-dressed, elegant but comfortable this is a good choice. It’s still cool enough in many parts of the world to wear this dress. It would be very nice for a dinner date and, like some others I’ve shown, excellent for dancing because of the ease of movement.
Although it’s made of the ever-present 1970’s polyester, the fabric is lightweight and hangs well. I love the pleats in the skirt for that reason. That’s one nice thing about polyester, no matter what decade it’s from – it holds its shape and travels really well.
The colors in this dress are fresh for Spring, but would carry you through any time of year if the weather permits. Very versatile and also figure – enhancing because of the cut. It’s another of those vintage styles which intrigues by draping over and moving with your shape, but not too much. Bateau necklines are always a favorite of mine, too.
With a skinny belt and very simple jewelry, this one is a winner and worth the investment. I always like getting big dividends from small investments. . . . . . . . . . . .
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