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Hostess to the Max

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The draped, Grecian-inspired maxi dresses of the 70s conjure scenes of Studio 54 and late night Tupperware parties. Some are ethnic flavored, some are disco ready. My grandmother called them “hostess gowns,” but then, she also chugged scotch and sodas in the afternoon and worked my poor grandfather into an early grave. As every hostess knows, emotional baggage is the perfect accessory for your vintage look.

Contrary to social norms, drinking your memories back into the dark recesses from whence they came does not need to be a drab affair, devoid of style. Wallowing in self-pity is, in itself, a special occasion. The dress code is tragic. The look is effortless.

Too hungover to shop? Not to worry. I have scoured eBay for some classic 70s looks that are sure to bring a little drama to your wardrobe. Click on the images below to see each listing. And call your sponsor.

Vintage cream cotton gauze maxi dress on eBay. Huge kimono sleeves and a half sash in back. Starting bid $14.99.

Vintage peach, sheer chiffon caped dress on eBay. Current bid $16.66.

Vintage caftan with angel sleeves and an empire drawstring waist on eBay. Buy it Now $149.99.

Vintage light plum chiffon maxi with caped sleeves on eBay. Current bid $13.50.

Vintage navy blue, tiered maxi dress with caped sleeves on eBay. Current bid $10.99.

Vintage pink maxi gown with fortuny pleats and sheer cape on eBay. Starting bid $14.99.

Vintage black goddess gown with fringe on eBay. Starting bid $14.99.

Vintage hot pink and orange tropical caftan on eBay. Starting bid $9.99.

Vintage dusty rose, Grecian goddess maxi gown on eBay. Buy it Now $75.

Vintage persimmon halter maxi gown on eBay. $95.

Vintage Grecian goddess maxi on eBay. Buy it Now for $138 or make an offer.

Vintage disco halter maxi dress with matching jacket on eBay. Buy it Now for $54.99 or make an offer.

Vintage Christian Dior cream lace maxi dress on eBay. Current bid $16.49.

Vintage sheer embroidered dress on eBay. Starting bid $9.99.

Vintage bronze gown with stunning draping. Current bid $42.28 on eBay.

Vintage one-shoulder, caped maxi dress on eBay. Buy it now for $95 or best offer.

    

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Written by Verdell

July 20, 2011 at 12:58 am

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