Bust: measures 32” flat with very little cup allowance
(Best for small cup size, or wear like a corset, with “the girls” overflowing a bit!)
Waist: measures 27” flat to fit approx. 26” maximum
Length: 40” from top of shoulder to hem (can adjust straps)
Underarm to waist length: 8”
Waist to hem length: 24”
Label: Betsey Johnson, size P
This retro 90s Betsey Johnson dress is similar in style to vintage sundresses from the 1950s, with its narrow straps, fitted bodice and full skirt. The linen textured fabric, in a shade between light brown and olive green, is embroidered all over with bright orange spiral patterns. The bodice is boned, in front only, from bust to waist, for a look and fit that is almost like a corset. (Very small in the bust, the bodice may in fact be designed to squeeze and uplift the bust, similar to a real corset.) The many straight panels with vertical seams that make up the bodice flare outwards below the waist, to create the fullness in the knee-length skirt. The narrow straps are adjustable, similar to bra straps. The dress fastens in back with an invisible plastic zipper. The bodice only is lined in orange acetate taffeta, which also covers the strips of boning. This 90s dress by designer Betsey Johnson is in excellent condition. Please check the measurements carefully, as the bust area is relatively small.