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Fifth Avenue Robes made loungewear during the 1960s and 1970s that could easily be worn as hostess wear and party wear, as well. These interesting garments were often referred to as “wraptans” because of their unique design. Made to look like two separate garments – a maxi dress and matching coat, they were actually a one-piece garment. This illusion was created by how the garment was open on the right side. One metal snap on the right shoulder held the garment in place after the wearer slipped their arm into the armhole opening of the dress. Then, when the wearer put their arm in the 3/4 length sleeve of the outer “coat”(still part of the one garment), the illusion was complete.

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