Peach Berserk 80s-90s minidress 1960s print | S

1990s clothing



This late 80s-early 90s babydoll mini-dress has an absolutely fabulous screen-printed design of 1960s-style ladies, created by Toronto artist Kingi Carpenter for her clothing line Peach Berserk. The off-white cotton canvas fabric was printed in plain black, and then hand-painted with colorful, pastel pearly-metallic paint accents. The design features 1960s ladies with crazy, giant beehive hairdos, all chatting on their rotary-dial telephones about “Fred”—“Why is his line always BUSY!” Carpenter’s 80s-does-60s design is truly over-the-top—in the best way! The short-sleeved dress has a scooped neckline in front and back, a slightly high waist, curved seaming to shape the bust, and a full, pleated miniskirt. It fastens in back with a plastic zipper. The bodice section is lined with black and pink cotton with a floral and butterflies print. A different black and pink printed cotton was used for the 2 slit pockets in the skirt (see photo of dress inside-out). In very good condition, the dress has a few issues: some yellowing to the off-white fabric from storage, both across the right shoulder and on the right sleeve, as well as a few smaller, less visible, faintly yellowed marks scattered throughout the busy print—which does a good job of hiding them. I have not attempted to spot clean the yellowed marks, for fear of damaging the adorable print. In addition, there are a few places where the metallic paint trim is a bit messy. This is a “production flaw”, rather than damage from age or use, but worth mentioning. The dress has been freshly dry-cleaned, rather than laundered, to avoid bleeding any dye form the lining fabric onto the outer part of the dress. It has no odors or other issues, and it is sturdy and wearable. This fun 80s-90s minidress from Peach Berserk will be quite a conversation starter!

Size: approx. S
Bust: 37” flat plus a bit more room in cups. Best for approx. 36”
High waist: 30” flat, to fit max. 29”
Hip: full
Length: 33” from shoulder to hem in front
Underarm to high waist seam: 7”
Sleeve: 8” long with 14” opening
Shoulder to shoulder: 13”
Label: no label, but definitely an early Peach Berserk design