Styled by Jeanne of Auckland printed lurex maxi dress, 1970s

This full length dress from 'Styled by Jeanne of Auckland' makes the most of the bold print of this textile by keeping the silhouette simple. With a classic bodice cut, and straight gathered skirt, the designer has let the glittering lurex texture and daring geometric border print shine. The modesty of this dress, with its close neckline and longer sleeves may suggest that it was made for a more mature woman, yet the scale of the mosaic style print makes sure that this dress would have been on the forefront of fashion in the early 1970s. Attention to detail is noted by the choice of cutting the piping fabric from the print, to bring subtle notes of colour up the body, featured at the neckline, sleeve edges and waistline. 


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Donna Tapurau
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Full length dress
Material: Printed synthetic knit with lurex fibre
Features: Round neck, 3/4 length sleeves, full length skirt with border print, printed detail piping
Colour: Silver, blue, lilac, teal, black
Last published: Oct 2023
Label: Styled by Jeanne of Auckland
Date: 1970s