1980s dress

Aug 16, 2019. 18:37 UTC
1980s Dress
United States of America


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There doesn't appear to be a tag with the designer's information. I don't know the fabric. It also needs to be dry cleaned.


My mother wore this dress in the 1908s.

Answered within about 22 hours
Aug 17, 16:11 UTC
By Trey

Fair Market Value

$100 - $150 USD

Insurance Value

$250 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Based on the photographs and description provided, this item is a white dress circa 1980s embellished with sequined and beaded leaves on the bodice.

Value in the vintage dress market is assigned based on a number a variables - designer, year of manufacture, trend, quality of the piece, and type of fabric.

In this case, the designer of the dress and fabric content are unknown. Because of the “Care Labeling Rule” issued by the Federal Trade Commission in 1972, manufacturers were required to list the piece’s materials and care instructions on attached tags. Therefore it can be assumed that the piece is either a custom, handmade piece, or that the garment’s care tags have been removed.

The garment is assumed to have been worn in the 1980s, and is similar in style to dresses from that time period. The dress seems to have been well-kept, with no missing sequins or beads, and no tears or stains noted. There does seem to be some yellowing of the sheer sections at the top of the bodice - although this could be camera artifact. Fair market value at a vintage dress shop would be $100-$150.

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