Pink dress with shoulder ruffles

The ruching, flamboyant ruffles and frills of this dress are typical features of a mid to late 1980s party dress. It should be worn with big hair and big earrings. Read more about Gus Fisher and the El Jay label in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay.


Credit: Courtesy of Gus Fisher, Auckland
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Party dress
Material: Polyester taffeta
Features: Tulle is added at the hemline seam to support the bouffant effect of the bubble skirt
Colour: Pink
Label: El Jay
Date: Circa 1987