1970s Clothing

Red Jantzen 1970s maxi dress halter top cover-up S-M

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Size: S-M
Bust: approx. 34-36”
High waist/ribcage: 28” flat; will stretch to fit up to 34” maximum
Hip: 46” flat/unstretched
Length: 59” from shoulder to hem in front
Back of neck waist length: adjust straps with buttons
Label: Jantzen (late 1960s-1970s label style)

This coral- or pink-toned red and white print 1970s halter maxi can work as either a sexy sundress, or as a swim cover-up dress. It was made by a company synonymous with swimwear, Jantzen, and is made of the same lightweight and stretchy, shiny blend of nylon and spandex as their 70s swimsuits. The groovy, geometric op art print reverses from white squares on red, to red squares on white, from top to hem. The halter has a plunging v-neckline and the straps button at the lower back (can be worn straight as shown, or criss-crossed). The bust cups are triangular, and gathered where they meet the underbust band, very similar to a bikini top! The backless bodice design has elastic at the in the back of the underbust band, for a snug fit. Below, the full-length skirt is gently flared to the hem. The dress’s only fastenings are the buttons and shoulder straps, with 3 different holes to adjust their length. It is stretchy enough to pull on easily, over the head. In very good condition, the dress has a few tiny snags in the surface of the shiny fabric, from normal wear and laundering. Also, the elastic at the back of the underbust panel is somewhat stretched from normal wear, but should have plenty of wears left in it. This fun, early 1970s maxi dress or swim cover-up by Jantzen is perfect for a day at the beach, or a cocktail party by the pool!

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