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Karen Alexander Lost in the Tropics Flare Dress XS/S


1940s inspired floral print dress with a killer cut and so much romance. The oversized moody foliage and bloom pattern has rich pops of fuchsia, mauve, cerulean blue and sage on the soft black base. Foldover notch collar, short cuffed dolman sleeves, tightly fitted seamed bodice, attched half belt, double chest pockets and so many more details throughout. Culminating to an extremely swishy hemline, made for dancing/strutting! By label Karen Alexander, circa 1980s.

• Size XS/S (marked 8, see measurements)
• 100% rayon, very soft and semi-spongey barkcloth texture, weighty drape
• Unlined, opaque
• Buttons all the way down, fixed belt
• Great condition, a few buttonholes have slight fraying, otherwise no notable flaws

• Style No. D4572

Fit notes: close cut but relaxed at the bust, dropped waist (26" measurement is at natural, high waist), tight at the hip (definitely cut for a more narrow hip, especially on size S), swingy hemline at midi/tea length

Shoulder: undefined
Sleeve: 11" cuff to collar
Bust: 32"/33"
Waist: 26" (belt button can move to 25")
Hip: 37"
Hem: 110"+
Length: 50"

Barbara is 5'5" / 32"b, 25"w, 34"h / garment is not pinned
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