Live for Lurex Dress

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This original designer vintage lurex maxi dress is at least 50 years young and in excellent condition. A little bit decadent and a lot fabulous!

The delightful slimline dress is immaculately cut to flatter the body and looks great with your favourite footwear in summer or boots in winter! The colour and bold pattern alone makes for a stunning 'head turner'.

Then, just wait until you fill it all out ... c'est magnifique!

Circa: 1940-1970
Source or Origin: NZ Private Collection
Label/Brand: Wendy of London

Condition
: Excellent commensurate with age and love
Fabric: Lurex blend

Modern Size Indicator*: 8 - 10
Measurements: Available on request
Vintage Size Indicator: na

Fit: Fitted bodice and waist
Fixtures: Original

HISTORY IN THE MAKING where did the dress go ... Sasha Garner, (pictured) provides the perfect example of using an exquisite piece of our vintage collection and making it your own. Creating a modern unique look to embody your lifestyle and events. Her colouring and frame were the prefect match for this fitted bodice and yet flowing style. The balloon sleeve draws a balance and feature to her look. Finishing touches were made drawing out the unique to vintage colour pairing of pink and forest green. Sasha's closely matched shoes, handbag and delicate floral headpiece creation by designer Claire Hahn Millinery produce a sublime effort. Sasha used the best assets of the vintage piece to accentuate the wearer. An exceptional entry for the Hawkes Bay Racing, Caroline Meo Bayleys, Fashion in the Field competition (October 2021).

Our vintage items are rated as follows:
  • Excellent: Near-or new quality, with no noted flaws often in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock)
  • Very Good: May have some minor issue, as noted
  • Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or do not detract from the garment when worn
  • Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair

We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.

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Still not sure? We'll gladly hold this item for you for 24 hours while we provide measurements of this item on request. Don't miss out - email us today.

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