Friday, March 15, 2013

Fashion Friday - Lurex

As Viva Las Vegas 16 nears, I have been shopping with aimed intent. I discovered that my wardrobe is very day dress heavy with little else. Sure, I have a pair of NKD high waisted jeans and a few 1950's prom dresses but that is it.

I have wanted a lurex dress for the last year or two. When dresses were my size, they either had a boxy shape or square neckline; both of which make me look shorter and larger. Worse, if they were my size and had a great shape, they were well over $100.00.

Last week, Doris May Day listed a lurex dress for a fantastic price, in a great shape, and my size. I didn't hesitate, even for a moment, and quickly purchased the dress. The dress came in on Monday and it fits me like a glove. I will be wearing it to VLV 16 so you only get a little, tiny preview.

New lurex dress up close

So for those readers that are newer to vintage and wondering what lurex is; it is a metallic yarn made from synthetic film, onto which a metallic aluminium, silver, or gold layers has been laminated. Lurex seems to be most popular in black with silver but other popular colors are red, pink, gold, green, and white.


Here are five beautiful lurex dresses for you on Fashion Friday.


1. For you ladies with a 27 inch and under waist, this little gold lurex wiggle dress is a priced nicely at $89.99.

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2. For the ladies that have super tiny waists (24 inches or less), is my favorite hue of blue lurex and will cost you only $60.00. I absolutely love the little bow on the left shoulder.

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3. One of the only white lurex dresses I could find online. It definitely has an early 1960's vibe but I think it is fantastic. If I had $150.00 and a 28 inch waist, she'd be mine.

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4. This one may end up being mine if I can stomach the price. Ladies with a 29/30 inch waist, I'll be sad if you buy this but I will understand.

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For me, what makes this dress is the back.





5. If the dress above is sold then this is my back up dress. It's just a pretty, in a great color, and again in my size (though the bow is on the side and the back isn't as striking).

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Can you now see why I have been pining for a lurex dress? There is something about them that strongly reminds me of a shirt I owned in high school. The shirt had no structure though and hung on me like a burlap sack. I do remember that it had a striking black and silver sheen though.

Do any of you own a lurex dress? If you are going to VLV 16, are you bringing one with you?

Baci Tutti!

HRF

12 comments:

  1. I have a few lurex dresses, and am planning on wearing a gold one and a green one at Viva - we should totally co-ordinate and wear our green ones at the same time! :)

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  2. I love the dark blue one! I hope you take lots of pictures at Viva.

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    1. Isn't that blue dress in your size or close?

      I will take an annoying amount of photos!

      Any recommendations for Vegas?

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  3. These are all lovely! There are a couple there that are in my size but sadly I don't have the money for one right now.

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    1. Lurex is getting more and more expensive I find. I was lucky enough this weekend to find a lovely teal lurex sweater for $3.00! Keep your eyes peeled at the thrift stores.

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  4. I LOVE lurex but I don't own a single piece. The pink dress is tempting but the neckline is too high for moi! Looking forward to seeing yours :)

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    1. The front of that pink dress is a touch boring but the back... oh the back!!

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  5. I don't own any but these are all gorgeous. Can't wait to see your pics from VLV

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    1. Can't wait to take a million and bore everyone with them!

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  6. I have a black one I wore last year that I love. Hope I get to see yours at Viva! You should totally buy that pink one as well ;-)

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    1. Look out for me on Saturday night. ;)

      I would love, love, love to own that pink one before VLV but I promised myself no more clothing purchases until VLV. I want to hit all the vendor booths.

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