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High-low dresses are a great item to have in your closet. In the front, the short hemline hits just at the knees--or in some cases it hits above the knee--but the back of the dress is an entirely different story. High-low dresses can swing low to the ankle in the back, or they can even come with a dramatic train that grazes the floor. Whether you’re looking for a casual day frock or something for the evening, high-low dresses are super easy to style. Here are some ideas.

Styling high-low dresses for daytime


Shop brands like BCBGeneration and Alice + Olivia for relaxed dresses with an asymmetrical hemline. Slip on strappy metallic sandals and cinch the waist with a thin woven belt and you’re ready to go.

Styling high-low dresses for the evening


Look for something with some drama. Brands like Haute Hippie and Laundry By Shelli Segal make high low dresses in delicate chiffons and soft silks. Slip on a pair of metallic high heels and a sparkling necklace for a cocktail party or night on the town.
  • ModCloth Festival Mid-length Strapless High-Low Hem We Found Lovely Dress
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    ModCloth Festival Mid-length Strapless High-Low Hem We Found Lovely Dress
    Create boho-chic romance wherever you roam in this strapless sundress! Boasting a zigzagging, woven ivory bodice, a colorfully embroidered belt, and a fluttery, coral-orange skirt, this high-low frock exudes beauty you adore in any destination.
  • Thep. Ponte Skater Dress
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    Thep. Ponte Skater Dress
    The perfect skater style dress in a sunny hue perfect for work and transitioning to night. Features a high crew neckline, slightly capped sleeves and a fit and flare silhoutte with slight highlow hem to flatter any figure. Side pockets; zipper closure at back and contrasting leather details at shoulders finish the look. Pair with ankle boots and a cross body bag. Care: Dryclean
  • Pretty Womens Strapless Sequin High Low Cocktail Dress
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    Pretty Womens Strapless Sequin High Low Cocktail Dress
    Pretty Womens Strapless Sequin High Low Cocktail Dress.
  • Rental Marchesa Notte Mahal Gown
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    Rental Marchesa Notte Mahal Gown
    Gold lurex (52%polyester, 24% polyacrylic, 24% cotton) Strapless. Straight neckline. Full hi lo skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Boned bodice. Lined. See size and fit tabs for lengths. Imported.
  • Women's Kensie Tie Dye Hi-Lo Midi Dress Tobacco X-Small
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    Women's Kensie Tie Dye Hi-Lo Midi Dress Tobacco X-Small
    The on-trend midi dress cast in boho-chic tie dye jersey and finished with a cool colorblock hi-lo hem.
  • Mint Velvet Flamingo Print Ovoid Shirt Dress, Multi
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    Mint Velvet Flamingo Print Ovoid Shirt Dress, Multi
    Embrace fun print with this flamingo shirt dress from Mint Velvet. Cut to a relaxed fit, this shirt dress sits at a knee-length and boasts a collarless neckline, a button through front, a dipped hem and a striking flamingo print. Team with sandals for effortless warm-weather style. Height of model: 5ft 10 inches. Model wears: UK size 10. Length from centre back to hem is 109cm/43 inches. Brand : Mint Velvet. Dress Shape : Shirt. Length Information: Mini - A mini style falls mid-thigh to above the knee, Midi - A midi length is knee- to calf-length, Maxi - A maxi length is ankle- to floor-length : Knee Length. Material : 100% Polyester. Neckline : V-Neck. Sleeve : Sleeveless. Washing Instructions : Hand Wash.
  • Prestige Edge Aqua & Beige Stripe Hi-Low Maxi Dress
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    Prestige Edge Aqua & Beige Stripe Hi-Low Maxi Dress
    Featuring adjustable straps and a neatly banded waist, this trendy hi-low number provides a comfy, custom fit.   Adjustable straps 55% cotton / 40% polyester / 5% spandex Hand wash Imported
  • Free People Fauna Midi Dress
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    Free People Fauna Midi Dress
    Woven midi dress * Graphic print throughout * Braided halter neckline * V-neck * Pleating and contrast stitching throughout * High-low hem * Cut-out detail at back * Tonal top stitching and panel seaming * Fully lined Measurements: * 34" in circumference at bust; 43" from shoulder to hem; taken from a size S * Model's height is 5 feet 9 inches.
  • Vintage 70s Maxi Dress 1970s Blue Velvet Gown and Capelet Formal Evening Gown and Cape Sz S M
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    Vintage 70s Maxi Dress 1970s Blue Velvet Gown and Capelet Formal Evening Gown and Cape Sz S M
    70s blue velvet maxi dress and capelet. Dress is sleeveless with a v neck. Fitted top and a gently flared bias cut skirt. Full floor length. Back zipper closure. Capelet has a short mandarin collar and a hi-lo hem line. It is shorter and rather open in the front and dips lower in the back. It covers the top of the shoulders, upper arms and upper back. Single hook and eye at the neckline. Garment measurements were taken with the garment laid flat and doubled to reach the actual measurement. When comparing a garment's measurement to your own, please allow 1-2 inches for breathing room and proper fit. Size on tag: 10 fits like: small to medium dress length: 60 in. Bust: 35 in. Waist: 29 in. Hips: 39 in. Capelet length in front: 11 in. Length in back: 15 in. Shoulder: 18 in. Sweep around upper arm: 70 in. Material: velvet condition: excellent. To see more vintage dresses to see shop shipping policies shipping charges include tracking and insurance.
  • Pre-owned Roberto Cavalli Silk Dress
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    Pre-owned Roberto Cavalli Silk Dress
    Tan and brown silk Roberto Cavalli sleeveless wrap dress with snakeskin print throughout, V-neck, strap at interior featuring snap closure at lining, belt at waist featuring gold-tone buckle closure, high-low hem and racer back featuring ruffle detail.
  • Meredith Banzhoff Camille Shirt Dress
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    Meredith Banzhoff Camille Shirt Dress
    Based on our perfect fit shirt, a fully lined shirt dress with a high low hem and side gusset detail. Tailored with fine detailing in a Liberty of London print. Made in New York. - Model is a size 2 wearing a small. - Longer in the back. - Fully lined. - Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. 100% Cotton Lining: 100% Poly; U.S.A;
  • Dip-Back T-Shirt Dress
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    Dip-Back T-Shirt Dress
    Brand from South Korea: stylebyyam. Color: Ivory, Black, Beige, Charcoal Gray, Materials: 100% Cotton, Size: One Size: Shoulder 59.5cm, Bust 126cm, Sleeve 20.5cm, Arm Hole 55cm, Sleeve Circumference 49cm, Waist 125cm, Hem 131cm, Total Length 103.5~110.5cm, Care: Hand Wash
  • Claudia Dress Handmade Original Design Semi-Formal Party Dress Italian Knit Cocktail Dress
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    Claudia Dress Handmade Original Design Semi-Formal Party Dress Italian Knit Cocktail Dress
    This is an original design made with italian knit. The top blouses over the slim fitted skirt with slight high-low hemline and low back. The cowl sleeves give the dress a unique touch! Measurement: bust 30'-33' waist 24'-26' hips 33'-36'
  • Empire Waist Marigold Dress
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    Empire Waist Marigold Dress
    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: sized m dress size 8/10 empire waist. Zipper back. Ankle length with a slight train. Modest high-low hem. Made & ready for shipment in 3-5 days. Hand wash or delicate cycle only. Sabrina sew & sew :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
  • Dip-Back Printed Dress
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    Dip-Back Printed Dress
    Brand from China: Romantica. Color: Black and White, Materials: Cotton, Size: M: Shoulder Width: 35cm, Total Length: Front 98Back 122cm, Bust: 84cm, Waist: 70cm, L: Shoulder Width: 36cm, Total Length: Front 99Back 123cm, Bust: 88cm, Waist: 74cm, XL: Shoulder Width: 37cm, Total Length: Front 100Back 124cm, Bust: 92cm, Waist: 78cm, XXL: Shoulder Width: 38cm, Total Length: Front 101Back 125cm, Bust: 96cm, Waist: 82cm, Care: Hand Wash, Machine Wash
  • Emmas Tank Dress
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    Emmas Tank Dress
    Woven trapeze tank top dress with front patch pockets and asymmetric hi-lo hem. Has low arm holes and designed with an oversize fit for maximum comfort. Raw edges on hem. Cotton poly blend. Domestic. Garment is pre-washed. Care instructions: machine wash at medium temperature tumble dry at low temp model is 5'4 and wears size s/m small/medium: 19.5 inches across chest 49.5 cm across chest visit us: follow us: ordnajeladotcom
  • Dip-Back Ruffled Chiffon Party Dress
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    Dip-Back Ruffled Chiffon Party Dress
    Brand from China: JK2. Color: Light Green, Materials: Chiffon - Polyester, Size: One Size: Bust: 88cm / 34.6", Front Total Length: 72cm / 28.3", Waist: 69cm / 27.2", Back Total Length: 102cm / 40.2", XL: Bust: 96cm / 37.8", Front Total Length: 72cm / 28.3", Waist: 76cm / 29.9", Back Total Length: 102cm / 40.2", XXL: Bust: 104cm / 40.9", Front Total Length: 72cm / 28.3", Waist: 84cm / 33.1", Back Total Length: 102cm / 40.2", XXXL: Bust: 112cm / 44.1", Front Total Length: 72cm / 28.3", Waist: 92cm / 36.2", Back Total Length: 102cm / 40.2", Care: Hand Wash, Machine Wash
  • Red Velvet Floor Length Gown Pakistani Indian Shalwar Kameez Anarkali Embroidered Red Size Medium La
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    Red Velvet Floor Length Gown Pakistani Indian Shalwar Kameez Anarkali Embroidered Red Size Medium La
    This is a one of a kind winter gown exclusively designed by kpc fyza atelier. It has a high neck band collar with sheer polka dot neck line and sleeves. Center is embroidered and the dress has a pleated empire waist line. Dress would fit a medium to xl quite nicely as it is a free form dress. It can also be taken in altered to be more fitted. The sleeves are 23' long and the armhole is 15' round. Shoulders 15'. Length of dress is 57' with the back being slightly longer for a high low effect. Enough room within the sleeves to open up if desired. Only one piece.
  • Dip-Back Printed Dress
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    Dip-Back Printed Dress
    Brand from China: Romantica. Color: Black and White, Materials: Cotton, Size: M: Shoulder Width: 35cm, Total Length: Front 98Back 122cm, Bust: 84cm, Waist: 70cm, L: Shoulder Width: 36cm, Total Length: Front 99Back 123cm, Bust: 88cm, Waist: 74cm, XL: Shoulder Width: 37cm, Total Length: Front 100Back 124cm, Bust: 92cm, Waist: 78cm, XXL: Shoulder Width: 38cm, Total Length: Front 101Back 125cm, Bust: 96cm, Waist: 82cm, Care: Hand Wash, Machine Wash
  • Vintage Dress Cream Ivory Lace Full Skirt Long Sleeves Buttons Wedding Long Tea Length Gown Women's
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    Vintage Dress Cream Ivory Lace Full Skirt Long Sleeves Buttons Wedding Long Tea Length Gown Women's
    Vintage dress cream ivory lace full skirt long sleeves buttons wedding long tea length gown brand: ursula of switzerland size: marked 11/12 best fit: women's large see measurements and compare them to a dress you already own that fits you well for best comparison made in: usa material: 100 polyester details: a beautiful vintage dress of cream lace and lined under the skirt and the bodice. The sleeves are dolman style with wide openings. The sleeves are unlined under the lace as shown in the photos. Small round pearl-like buttons along the forearm area as the sleeve tapers to a fitted edge at the wrist. The skirt is slightly longer along the sides than the middle for a high-low type style around the skirt. The underside of the neckline has slight makeup marking along the collar edge, but not visible on the outside. Shoulder pads intact. Elastic stretch button loops and elastic waistband. 47in total length from center collar to bottom 49in total length from shoulder seam to bottom 36in waistband total unstretched 22.25in length bodice from center collar to waistband 39in total bust measured of sleeveless lining around at the bottom of the sleeve opening 30in length from edge of collar to edge of sleeve at wrist 4in wrist when laid flat and unstretched
  • Navy Blue & White Sundress Boho Bohemian Spring Sleeveless Dress Paisley Hi Lo Dress Beach Vacation
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    Navy Blue & White Sundress Boho Bohemian Spring Sleeveless Dress Paisley Hi Lo Dress Beach Vacation
    Size 4/6 small navy blue & white sundress paisley hi lo dress mjs is pleased to offer this fun little sundress. This hi-lo dress features a white paisley pattern against a navy blue background, with an elastic waistband. We love the flirty ruffle around the bottom of the dress combined with the hi lo cut. It is a slip on, with no lining. Such a cool and comfortable fabric. Perfect for the warm summer months ahead. Perfect with strappy sandals or flip flips. It is marked a size small. Not sure of the fabric content, but our best guess is its is a cotton/polyester blend. Machine washable. Please be cautious to not rely on the size tag as your only source of measurement. Past decades were measured differently from today's sizing standards. We recommend comparing the item you are considering buying to an article of clothing you already own. Measurements are taken with garment lying flat, and measurements are then doubled when appropriate we are always willing to provide additional measurements. All measurements are approximate marked size small bust 32-1/2' waist 24' at rest, and 34-1/2' fully expanded hips 38-1/2' overall length 34' (item we love finding the little gems that we offer to you and look for clothing with no stains, rips, tears or strong offensive odors. However, y'all need to keep in mind that they are gently used, offered as found, and as is. Please check out our policies page for information regarding returns and refunds. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Dip Back Denim Jumper Dress
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    Dip Back Denim Jumper Dress
    Brand from China: Sisi Fashion. Color: Denim Blue, Materials: Denim, Size: S: Waist: 86cm, Hips: 92cm, Total Length: 56cm M: Waist: 90cm, Hips: 96cm, Total Length: 57 cm L: Waist: 94cm, Hips: 100cm, Total Length: 58cm, Care: Hand Wash, Machine Wash
  • White Chiffon Tulle & Lace Fishtail Wedding Dress With Knife Pleat Bodice and Ruffles by Mermaid Mi
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    White Chiffon Tulle & Lace Fishtail Wedding Dress With Knife Pleat Bodice and Ruffles by Mermaid Mi
    One of a kind special occasion dress. The top of this dress is white nylon with chiffon knife pleat overlay, scalloped mermaid cups, lace straps. The top layer of the skirt is white vintage lace with wide lace trim lined in tulle with vintage beaded appliqués. It has a hi low hemline. The under layers are white nylon chiffon with lace appliques. Lined in white nylon with white lace ruffled hem. Its finished with a scalloped white lace waist band and white lace sash. A white rose with glitter and a swavroski crystal center can be worn at sash or in an updo. Best fits a size small-medium. Measurements : bust 34' waist 26-30' length 43-77'
  • V I N T a G E Stevie Gypsy Hi Low Hem Whimsical Rainbow Multi Silky Dress Boho M L
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    V I N T a G E Stevie Gypsy Hi Low Hem Whimsical Rainbow Multi Silky Dress Boho M L
    D e s c r i p t i o n this is a really unique dress! The color defies description. It's essentially beige or taupe, but also has hints of just about every color of the rainbow: pink, orange, blue and gold in the chiffon layer. Dress is a flowy style with sheer sleeves and jagged, asymmetrical hemline. Dress has sheer overlays of fabric and a beige flesh-toned under lining. Dress looks cute belted or left un-belted. Back hook and eye closure. Item ships priority in the us and first class worldwide. D e t a i l s approximate size: medium to large condition: excellent vintage material: chiffon, rayon m e a s u r e m e n t s taken from seam to seam while the garment is lying flat. Double the armpit, waist, and hips, etc. Armpit to armpit: 19' waist: 20' hips: 21' length from top of shoulder: 37' t h a n k s so much for stopping by!
  • Betsey Johnson Hi-Low Sequin Party Dress
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    Betsey Johnson Hi-Low Sequin Party Dress
    Size 6 snags throughout pink tulle skirt. As seen on playmate laura croft!
  • Yellow Sleeveless Hi-Low Dress
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    Yellow Sleeveless Hi-Low Dress
    This lightweight dress has style to spare with a spaghetti straps and a trendy hi-low hemline that creates airy movement. It also has a solid yellow under slip complemented by a yellow hem band that lends feminine appeal to this flirty style. 100 polyester. Cold water wash.
  • Angie Sequin Hi-Lo Hem Dress Women's Dress, Gold
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    Angie Sequin Hi-Lo Hem Dress Women's Dress, Gold
    Move to the music and dance the night away in this chic Angie dress! ; Contemporary versatility allows you to sport this as a tunic top with skinny leggings or as a dress to show off those gorgeous legs. Semi-sheer top features a scintillating sequin design at the front with a solid lining underneath. Scoop neckline. Racerback with overlapping panels that create a daring open back design. Curved high-low hemline. 100% polyester. Hand wash cold, line dry. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 35 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Vintage 90s Floral Dress Grunge Revival Chic Boho Long Yellow Rose Floral Dress Maxi Dress
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    Vintage 90s Floral Dress Grunge Revival Chic Boho Long Yellow Rose Floral Dress Maxi Dress
    Vintage early 1990's 'one of a kind 'floral long custom dress deadstock can be custom made fishtail hi-low hem upon request extra cost label chadwick's condition like new excellent material shell 100 silk lining 100 polyester measurements bust up to 36 up to 34' waist length 49 front back 50 fishtailed altered 'high-low hem ' additional charge 'worldwide shipping' plus combined savings visit rumorlessthreads
  • Ivory Beige Silk Evening Gown Edwardian Wedding Dress Beaded Sequins Lace Formal Dress Prom Tiered F
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    Ivory Beige Silk Evening Gown Edwardian Wedding Dress Beaded Sequins Lace Formal Dress Prom Tiered F
    Beige silk evening dress this beautiful dress is 100 silk and is fully lined. The dress features a ruched lace bodice encrusted with beads and sequins,the bust is lightly padded and the dress zips up the back. Flowing silk is tiered in a high low hemline. This dress has a vintage edwardian feel and is stunning. This circa 1990's dress would make a beautiful wedding dress. The dress is a blush beige/ivory (pictures have a bit of a peach hue, but this is beige) this dress is in near new condition. Spot clean only. Do not rely on the size tag as your only source of reference as to whether a garment will fit. Sizing varies greatly by manufacturer and different decades were measured differently from today's sizing standards. I recommend comparing the measurements of the vintage item to an item of clothing you already own. I am always happy to provide additional measurements or answer any questions you may have. Unmarked measurements compare to size 6/8 small-medium arm pit to arm pit 18 inches waist 34 inches hips 42 inches length from top of shoulder to bottom of dress 54 inches measurements are taken with garment lying flat, with the fabric at its resting point. Measurements are then doubled when appropriate home page: more size small: more size medium: thank you for visiting magpie & otis! I love to search out second hand treasures. I hand pick each item in my store and look for quality items that have no stains, tears or offensive odors. Having said that, they are used items and are offered as found and as is. Please see my policy page for information regarding returns and refunds. Shipping is by united states postal service. Please contact me if you are purchasing more than one item. I am happy to combine shipping.
  • Vintage 1970'S Hawaiian Floral Print Dress Maxi Dress Hilo Hattie Hawaii Small
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    Vintage 1970'S Hawaiian Floral Print Dress Maxi Dress Hilo Hattie Hawaii Small
    Vintage 1970's hawaiian floral print dress details: gorgeous hawaiian floral print maxi length v neckline empire waist square sleeves back zip circa: 1970's label: hilo hattie hawaii size: '5' fits like: small, about a 4 to 6 shoulder: 13' sleeve: 16.5' bust: open waist: 28' length: 56' pinned on model: no color: blue and white fabric: 100 polyester condition: excellent. Cleaned and ready to wear. Model: size: 6 bust: 32' waist: 25.5' hip: 36'
  • 80'S Vintage Classic Alfred Angelo Creamy Ivory Lace Overlay Wedding Dress Satin Bow Accents S
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    80'S Vintage Classic Alfred Angelo Creamy Ivory Lace Overlay Wedding Dress Satin Bow Accents S
    An alfred angelo classic! Circa 1980's, this beauty is a hi lo creamy ivory lace overlay with dropped waist satin oversized bow. Scoop back, v-shaped back and puffed sleeves complete the look. Zips in the back and is lined. This dress is in like new condition, there are absolutely no flaws to note. Ready to wear! Measurements: measurements are taken while garment is lying flat fits like: small bust: 34' shoulders 15' waist: 26' hips: 36' front length: approximately 50' back length: 57' notes: measurements are taken seam to seam with the item laying flat. Measurements are then doubled for the chest/bust, waist and hip measurements. I usually ship out the next day (two day priority), but if you need your item sooner let me know and i will do my best to try and accommodate you. If i have missed something or if you would like more information about the item, please feel free to drop me a message.
  • Rotita Sexy off the Shoulder Hollow Design Maxi Dress
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    Rotita Sexy off the Shoulder Hollow Design Maxi Dress
    Style:Sexy Club. Pattern Type:Patchwork. Neckline:Straps. Sleeve Style:Cap Sleeve. Sleeve's Length:Sleeveless. Silhouette:High Low. Material:Not Specified. Dress Length:Maxi.
  • 1930'S Blue Crushed Velvet Dress Sequin Beaded Midnight Blue Sleeveless Maxi Dress Plus Size Long E
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    1930'S Blue Crushed Velvet Dress Sequin Beaded Midnight Blue Sleeveless Maxi Dress Plus Size Long E
    Vintage 1930's handmade midnight blue crushed velvet dress with blue sequins and beading down the front. This sleeveless, slightly high low maxi dress has a metal back zipper closure & hook n eye. Un lined and a little roughly hand sewn but beautiful none the less! Condition: in very good vintage condition. Light average wear, no rips, holes or stains. The seams at the underarms are a tad rough but fully intact. Measurements: no tag seems to fit like a large/xl bust: 42' waist: 45' hips: 58' overall length in front: 54' overall length in back: 58' for reference, model is 5'9' 34/28/38 all measurements are taken with garment laid flat, unstretched and then doubled when appropriate. Please let us know if you have any questions about sizing or fit. Please check out the shop policies and feel free to contact us with any questions. Continue shopping at surf and the city: you can view more of our vintage dresses here: keep in touch! Instagram surfandthecity or http: instagram.com/surfandthecity we are so happy you found surf & the city! Be sure to check back often as new stuff is added weekly. Please add the shop to your favorites to see new items in your feed! Xx surf & the city
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