This is a wonderful 1980s heavily sequined top in iridescent ocean blue with light blue sequin flowers. The edges of the flower petals are outlined with silver and white glass beads. It has a V neck in the front and elbow length sleeves. It has two vents on each side of the bottom hem, and large shoulder pads. The hem, neckline and sleeves are edged with tiny blue glass seed beads.
All of the sewing appears to be hand done. The fabric is not identified but it feels like black silk.
There is a "size 44" tag in the neck, and a "Made in China" tag in the side seam. Of all the sequined and beaded 80s tops we have handled, this is by far the nicest and heaviest.
It is in very good condition. We see one loose thread on the back. Some of the blue sequins have lost a little of their blue coating and appear more silvery at certain angles, but it's not very noticeable. No holes, storage odors or other problems. It is an estate sale find, and while it appears clean, it has not been dry cleaned and is presented "as found."
It is a size Extra Large. The bust measures 46 inches, the waist is 42, the length is 27 inches.
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