Clothes of the Seventies, Sizzle Dress

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Description: Short button down dress and underneath matching short pants (elastic around the legs)similar to hotpants. Style was in fashion 71-72.
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mike - June 09, 2008 - Report this comment
i thought a sizzle dress was hot in 1974-5
Wore Them - July 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Definitely 1971-72. Mini skirts were around before and after, but the Sizzle Dress had a very short (get it? ;-) lifespan.
mike - September 19, 2008 - Report this comment
a shop ad read "a simple little dress with matching bikini to pop into and go"
rockit - October 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I wore them too! Would have been 71-72. Caused a car accident once wearing one. As I remember, mine were red, white and blue polyester. My boss used to call me "Legs" when I wore them to work.
Deb - October 31, 2009 - Report this comment
They were adorable!-----at least when you bent over and you accidentally 'flashed'you'd only show the cute matching material panties----not your underwear! we wore them with pantyhose underneath, and big heeled shoes or platforms, usually the big white plastic looking high heels Oh, and Sizzler dresses usually always had the big oversize pointy collars (white) and puffed sleeves. A little 'innocence' in those puffy sleeves to counter the sexiness of the short short dress maybe?!
harry - January 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I can remember 1 girl waring a Sizzler DRess on compass at Duquesne Univ. in Pittsburgh! She was skinny, long legged & nice Knoker!
H - January 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I was just looking this up as have been reminiscing with an old high school friend. I am 56 now and wore this sizzle dress when I was 16-17.. so about 71-72 for sure! My mum made it for me and it was gorgeous.. hot pink tiny flowers, polyester satin knit sort of fabric.. and those cute matching bikini undies! The dress part had short puffy sleeve I think and it had v neck or scoop neck.. and was swirly. very cute! I loved wearing it and so did the guys I went to school with. I had the figure then and the legs!! Sadly.. not sure when they disappeared! lol
Fl. Mike - March 01, 2012 - Report this comment
There was a recent post on here that inferred that a sizzle dress was a "hot pants/shirt" combination-never heard of that before! Always was a very short dress with matching panties ;sure wish they were still around!
Kay - April 19, 2012 - Report this comment
My granddaughter is a Sr. this year and was talking about what to wear under her gown I said I wore a Sizzler under mine she laughed and said what was that I said a dress I will show you pictures,mine was red and white and I wore white platforms with the heel and toe out and they laced up,and I WAS HOT LOL she has gone to the post office but as soon as she gets back I will show her the pictures (:
Fl. Mike - May 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I can recall a friend wearing a sizzle dress under her graduation gown because of the hot nite-she said several other girls did also. Wish I could have been there!
bill - June 14, 2012 - Report this comment
my girl friend had 2 she loved wearing them out on dates flashing her bottom i loved them too
Fl. Mike - August 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember seeing a sizzle dress being sold in K-Mart that had three pieces to it! It had the regular dress and matching panty along with a maching skimpy top,sort of like a bra.It looked pretty neat,sure would liked to have seen it on someone,Anybody else remember these?
brenda - January 25, 2013 - Report this comment
I wore them from the early to mid 70s they where so cute I have told my daughter in law about them we googled sizzler dresses she could not beleave how short they where. They say Im still a little bit hippy and I am broud to say yes I am had a great time. That little dress was a big part of it I had six dresses. My boyfriend then my now husband for 38 years. really liked them
Gail - September 16, 2013 - Report this comment
My mother made me a sizzler - polyester floral with long bell sleeves, v-neck, and really short! Matching panties underneath. I'm still shocked that she made that for me.
michael - December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
wow I do remember 1 back when it was ok too be teens ... thanks for more great memories
joyce morales-beckett - February 23, 2015 - Report this comment
mine was brown with white collar wore it on my friends 8th grade house hopping, it was so fun
FL. Mike - November 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Hi to all sizzle dress fans-Another summer and not a sizzle dress to be seen! Does anyone have any sizzle dress pictures to share? Sure would like to view some. Remember a sizzler had matching panties under the very short dress.
Beverly - December 02, 2015 - Report this comment
Just thought about them. I loved them! So cute, but so short, I can't believe my parents let me wear it! I'm 56. It was definitely hot in the 70s. But so was I! Memories are great.
Fl. Mike - November 15, 2016 - Report this comment
And another year without a sizzle dress to be seen! I sure hope they will return soon. Please somebody relate a story about them! Girls with nice legs shouldn't feel bad about showing them off. Here's hoping for an answer.
Fl,Mike - June 20, 2017 - Report this comment
Been noticing that a lot of girls are wearing pants under a top that looks like a sizzler dress .I guess they are too modest to wear a sizzler!
Fl. Mike - December 17, 2017 - Report this comment
Was just looking at a lot of sizzler dresses ,go to Thailand and there are a lot of them .Be aware there are a lot of very short dresses to be seen but now and then a definite sizzler can be seen.
Dale M - April 18, 2021 - Report this comment
Well it’s 2021 and the girls are wearing the shortest dresses ever...but they don’t have the cute matching panties we had under ours😁

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