Vintage 1980s Gunne Sax Party Dress with Rose Print- NEW!

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Size: Small


Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

Hips: Open

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39.5 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 431 inches + 104 cm 

Hem Length : None

Zipper Length: 15 inches + 51 cm

Seam Allowance: None

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.



* Vintage 1980s synthetic fabric commercially made dress

* Fabric design features white polka dots on black background with superimposed pink rosebuds with green leaves

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and wide skirt

* Strapless bodice with sweetheart neckline

* Contrasting built-in white bow at bodice front with waist dipping at back

* Full gathered skirt

* Built-in boning for structure and back with nylon zipper 

* Bodice Fully lined and attached black tulle half petticoat

* Label reads Gunne Sax by Jessica McClintock

Gunne Sax was a small dress manufacturing company in San Francisco, started in 1967 by Elle Bailey and Carol Miller. In 1969, Jessica McClintock invested in the company and became the designer. She bought the company that same year. The company became known for their nostalgic “granny dresses” and soon the look expanded into prairie dresses and Victorian and Edwardian-inspired designs in the 1970s and into the early 1980s.

In the 1980s Jessica added Southern Belle dresses and twenties-inspired dresses. Gunne Sax was a junior line and in the 1980s McClintock added a misses line, Scott McClintock, and a more expensive upscale line, Jessica McClintock.

By the late 1980s, Gunne Sax mainly made prom and party dresses that were influenced by the trends of the day. The company is now called Jessica McClintock, Inc. (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)



Excellent vintage condition.

The only issue is a tear in the back tulle petticoat could have been caught in a heel. Easily repaired.

Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws will be highlighted here.



Gorgeous print on this beauty...... and, of course, the Gunne Sax label.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

The listing is for the dress only and does not include any other accessories that may have been photographed with the item. 

This item has not been pinned to the dress form.


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