1981 S/S Polka Dot Carwash Dress

Classic polka dot car wash dress by Saint Laurent from the Spring/Summer 1981 runway collection.

  • Timeless polka dot print dress with car wash hem
  • From the Spring/Summer 1981 runway collection
  • White version of this exact dress is seen on Princess Caroline of Monaco, daughter of icon and legendary actress Grace Kelly.
  • As seen on model Dalma Callado on the runway for the Spring/Summer 1981 Ready to Wear collection 
  • Black, white
  • Wide scoop boat neckline
  • Carwash pleat collar line
  • Light balloon sleeves with elastic cuff 
  • Waist belt tie
  • Straight elongated silhouette, pullover
  • Style #: 015 02 335
  • 100% Viscose Rayon
  • Saint Laurent label, Made in France
  • Excellent vintage condition, appears to be unworn, comes with original tag
  • Estimated size: S/M / 2-6 (marked 38)

Bust: 38"
Waist: 38"
Hip: 39"
Sweep: 44"
Length (Center Back): 41"
Shoulder-to-Shoulder: 14"
Sleeve Length: 22"
Sleeve Opening: 8"
Carwash Pleat (L x W): 8" x 4"
Waist Belt Tie: (L x W): 55" x 4"


Please note that garment specs are the total measurement in inches, taken flat from the outside face unless noted otherwise. Please be sure to leave enough allowance for ease of movement and comfort, especially when considering the fit of a lined jacket or coat. We recommend comparing against measurements of clothing with which you are familiar with the fit. Check out these this great tutorial if you are unsure how to measure your garments: Illustrated Measuring Guide

Please read all descriptions and measurements, and purchase carefully. Due to the unique nature of vintage items, all sales are final. 



Bent Knee Mannequin
-Size: 4
-Bust: 33.5"
-Waist: 25.5"
-Hip: 35"
-Inseam (to ankle): 32"


Extended Leg Mannequin
-Size: 2
-Bust: 31"
-Waist: 25"
-Hip: 34"
-Inseam (to ankle): 33"

All items are final sale

Items are sold in condition depicted. Items are shipped in as-is condition. Once the item leaves our possession we are no longer responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

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