Shell pink lurex dress with overblouse

Although lurex was invented in the late 1940s, it came into its own in the 1970s. The flexible fabric was ideal for moving on the dance floor, and its glittery look was perfect under disco lights. Long evening gowns were popular and they were often made in pastel colours. The outfit would have been worn with platform shoes.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Ziggurat
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Unknown
Garment type: Dress, overblouse
Material: Lurex knit
Features: The dress has a singlet top and sunray pleat skirt with self covered belt. The short overblouse has long cuffed sleeves and a drawstring tie at the hem and diamante flower buttons.
Label: Leslie Fay
Date: Early 1970s