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1960s Oscar de la Renta Silk Brocade Purple Emerald Metallic Belt Maxi Dress


Oscar de la Renta spent a lifetime manipulating luscious fabrics into lavish evening dresses. Frequently seen on the red carpet, de la Renta dresses run the gamut from staid to experimental. This high gloss dress from the 1960s sparkles like midnight with amethyst purple and emerald green brocaded silk. The simplicity of the jewel neckline and bodice give the smoothly set-in sleeves much deserved attention.

The brocade, which incorporates metallized yarns, adds body to the full style lines of the sleeves. Volume is further accentuated by the close fit of the buttoned cuff. A maxi skirt falls in soft gathers from the waistline, forming a silhouette that is full without excessiveness. The dress is fully lined in purple satin, and has a hand-set center-back zipper. The wide waist sash, which comes elegantly to a point at both ends, is completely separate from the dress, leaving your options open for styling.

Size estimate: S/M


Shoulders: 14.5 inches

Sleeve length: 24 inches

Bust: 37 inches

Waist: 29 inches

Hips: up to 38 inches

Bodice: 16 inches

Skirt length: 41 inches

Total dress length: 58 inches

This vintage Oscar de la Renta maxi dress is in excellent condition. Made from jacquard woven silk, the bold geometric pattern reads as a subtle textural difference. Featuring a close neckline, voluminous sleeves, and a green waist sash, the dress is full length with pockets hidden in the side seams. Fitted sleeve cuffs each have two hidden fabric buttons for closure.

Fully lined in a silky purple rayon, de la Renta’s dress opens at center back with a hand-set painted zipper. Professionally cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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