Floral Busy Lizzie Ruffle Plunge Dress

Iconic and rare plunge dress with ruffled shoulders by Ossie Clark in a signature floral print by Celia Birtwell.

  • Ruffled plunge sheath dress in a floral print
  • Circa early 1970s
  • "Busy Lizzie" vining floral print by Celia Birtwell on crepe
  • Black, carnation pink, jade green
  • Plunging V-neck opening with Johnny collar
  • Long slim sleeves with ruched yoke and shoulder ruffles
  • Fitted sheath bodice with princess seams
  • High waistband with 3 covered buttons
  • Gored panel flare skirt
  • Side zipper closure
  • Rayon crepe, no fabric contents
  • Ossie Clark Quorum label, Print by Celia Birtwell, made in England
  • Very good vintage condition, small hole at L bust above waistband, seams at hips and at back bust/waist have been altered and let out, leaving small pinholes from previous stitches, not immediately noticeable
  • Estimated Size: Small/4

Bust: 33"
Waist: 26"
Hip: 40"
Sweep: 94"
Length (Center Back to Waist): 13.5"
Length (Waist to Hem): 35.5"
Waistband: 2"
Shoulder-to-Shoulder: 13.5"
Sleeve Length: 22"


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.

For domestic orders placed online or via Instagram, we offer $10 flat rate shipping, in addition to UPS ground and expedited services for an additional cost. All international orders to ship via UPS or DHL. Customers are responsible for all duties and fees associated with international orders.
Orders are carefully packed, processed, and prepared for shipment within 1 business day of receiving your order.
*Recess is not responsible for incurred customs fees or packages lost in the mail. Please contact us at info@recessla.com within 14 days of your purchase date with any issues or inquiries regarding your delivery.

**Some items, especially those purchased via Instagram, may be excluded from our shipping promotion and shipping will be charged at current carrier rates due to oversized, fragile, or odd-sized packaging and materials.**


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