2008 Runway Oscar de la Renta Strapless Ruffle Tiered Dress

This playful, runway documented dress is by Oscar de la Renta, from the Pre Fall 2008 collection. The dress is constructed with a brightly printed silk, featuring red, pink, green, blue and white flowers in a striking, almost abstract design. The bodice is fitted and intricately boned on the inside with inbuilt, underwired cups for extra bust support. The dress fastens at the back with a central zip, finished with a hook and eye closure at the top. The skirt portion flares out from just above the hip point and is comprised of layers of silk ruffles, interspersed with an unusual black vinyl detail - the same ruffle detail can be found as a trim around the top of the bodice. The dress is lined throughout in black mesh, and has a lovely black tulle underskirt to add extra volume and movement.

The bold floral print of this dress featured prominently in the collection, appearing right at the start and in many other subsequent designs. This piece is also the exact one worn on the runway by the model, as shown in the above photo, and is listed as Look 41 of 63 in the Vogue archives. It is in fabulous vintage condition, with no faults or stains to note. It is labelled a US 4, and is a generous fit up to a size 10 UK, or 6 US in our estimation.


BUST: 34 in. ( 86.36 cm )
WAIST: 28 in. ( 71.12 cm )
HIP: 38 in. ( 96.52 cm )
LENGTH: 31 in. ( 78.74 cm )

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

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Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

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We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

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Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

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