Ruffle Ruched Cocktail Dress


Party-ready ruched strapless cocktail dress by Alyce Designs. Ruched strapless boned bodice sits atop a bed of ruffles in shimmering taffeta. Dropped waist with back zipper and hook-and-eye closure creates an hourglass torso. The short, sculptural skirt was made for dancing, and we would wear with bright, colorful accessories like hot pink strappy heels and oversized Richard Kerr crystal drop earrings. Deep turquoise.

-Condition: Very Good Used Condition
*Ruching stitches/tacks at right bust needs reinforcing; not noticeable, but can be repaired if desired. Few small holes that appear to be dropped pickup stitches on bodice; not noticeable.
-Estimated Size: 4
-Material: Polyester (no fabric contents)
-Made In USA

(taken from lining)
-Bust: 29"
-Waist: 25"
-Hip: 34"
-Sweep: 37"
-Length (Side Bist to Drop Waist/Skirt): 12.5""
-Length (Drop Waist/Skirt- Hem): 17.5"


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"

COVID-19 Shipping Updates

as of 11/2/2021


In light of the current carrier service interruptions due to COVID-19, we have updated our shipping policies. For domestic orders placed online or via Instagram, we are offering a $5 flat rate shipping promotion*, in addition to UPS ground and expedited services for an additional cost We have upgraded all international orders to ship via UPS or DHL.
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We will be offering local in-store pickup for purchases made online starting June 17, 2020. Customers who have selected curbside pickup will be notified via email when the item is ready for same-day pickup during business hours.

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