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Halter maxi dress 70s pink butterfly print | S-M


Halter maxi dress 70s pink butterfly print | S-M

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Bust: hard to measure, but we estimate it should fit approx. 34-36 bra size.
**It is definitely too large for a 34B, so perhaps best for 34C-D or 36 B-C? Maybe a bit larger, depending on how much you want to “show”!**
Length: 47” from underarm to hem at side seams
Underarm to waist seam (bottom of waist panel): approx. 7”
Waist to hem length: 39.5”
Width at ribcage/underbust seam: 31” flat
Width at natural waist: measures 30” flat to fit approx. 28-29”
Hip: measures 49” flat/ full
LABEL: Ruth Clarage Hand Printed Original, Montego Bay - Ocho Rios - Kingston (Jamaica)

This made in Jamaica, hand-printed maxi halter dress dates from the very late 1960s or early 70s, and has a lovely butterflies novelty print design! The pink, coral, fuchsia, and white fabric has a crisp hand, slightly stiff due to the printed design on its surface, and it is medium weight. The halter bodice has a super-deep V in front and ties behind the neck, making its length somewhat adjustable. It is gathered just underneath the bust into a wide, flat waist panel that extends down to the natural waist. The full-length skirt flares out gently from waist to hem, and it is also gathered into the bottom edge of the waist panel, for a bit of extra fullness through the hips. The dress buttons closed all the way down the front, from the plunging V-neckline to the hem. It appears unworn, in excellent to mint condition. The adorable novelty print fabric is bright and crisp, and we have gently laundered it for freshness, taking care not to damage the printed design. We were unable to find any information on the maker, Ruth Clarage of Jamaica, but the dress seems quite well made. The butterfly novelty print is bold and colorful, and the halter dress style is very versatile, as well as subtly sexy. It will dress up or down quite easily!

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