$ 144.00

I love this T-Back vintage dress in a beautiful summer deep rich coral shade called Coral Reef.

It is out of a heavier than cotton Jaquard fabric which is in a beautiful color. The fabric is a heavier blend of linen and cotton and is lovely. I do not see this type of fabric in modern days clothes unfortunately. Most manufacturers use cotton fabric because it is cheap and easy to get. A simple explanation of what jaquard design is is the following: " a fabric of intricate variegated weave or pattern" in which the design is woven into the fabric rather than printed which makes for a longer lasting print that does not fade and is richer in color than fabric which are not woven. My thanks for this information from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Thesaurus.

This is an expensive fabric and similar to the type that are in vintage A.J. Bari dresses from the 1970s. It is not the lightweight cotton that is in most dresses sold at stores nowadays which feels cheap and flimsy once you are familiar to expensive fabrics. There is a very subtle floral print in the background.

Four bright gold textured metal buttons in front on the set-in cummerbund waistline. The dress is completely lined with matching coral silky lining except for the back of the cummerbund. Very full skirt.
Two pocket in skirt in side seam. I love the T-back on this dress and it is perfect for summer!

Watch all the heads turn when you walk in wearing this knockout vintage halter party dress in Coral Reef

See my other 7 A.J. Bari dresses shown under the Section “Dresses”.

By: Branka Klarige
Size: 6 but this is vintage sizing so go by the measurements instead of the Size tag
Approximate Measurements – This means the measurements of the item listed – not of your own figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
Bust: 32 - 33
Waist: 30 with no stretch but the buttons could be moved over to add more inches to waist as there is some room there so the buttons could be moved.
Length: Measured from top back below the collar to end of skirt 47
Fabric: 50% Linen and 50% cotton
Care: Dry clean
Condition: Very good with some imperfections. There is a large dark spot opn the righthand shoulder area (1" x 2"). (4th from the end photo) I do not know if it would come out or not but I tried pinning the collar down in that area and it does hide the spot with only the tiniest tip of it showing. (3rd from the last photo) I would suggest tacking it down rather than pinning it but I will leave that up to the new owner to decide what they want to do. A couple of the buttons are pinned to the dress inside and sewing them on is an easy fix. The buttonholes thread binding around them is gone and that is an easy fix for either the new owner or the cleaner. (next to last photo)

The dress would normally be price at $250 but I have made lowered the price because of the imperfections.



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Care Instructions

We examine each item carefully and note any imperfections, but unless an item is said to be new, please don't expect it to be perfect & even some new items have small imperfections. I will always state in the description if there are any imperfections & I never do repairs but leave them to others who are better able to do them than me as that is not my expertise.

Please remember that unless specified all items have been used and will show varying signs of use or wear. We always list the obvious imperfections to the best of our abilities. However, some slight imperfections that will not show or affect wearing or using the item may slip by or not be considered worth mentioning.

Vintage nightgowns & peignoirs may be delicate so I do not wash them in the machine. I wash them in lukewarm water with Woolite or some other mild soap, then rinse & hang dripping wet in the shower.

Since these are vintage items, a bit of extra care needs to be taken with them so they remain beautiful & I definitely would never put a vintage nightgown or a peignoir in the dryer as it would ruin it.

The items are sold as we find them. We do not dry clean, launder, alter or repair vintage clothing and they should be cleaned or washed upon arrival. Please make your selection carefully & check the measurements as there is no return on clothing or other items.


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