Here is a 1980's black velvet evening dress by Jessica Howard. The fabric content is 72% acetate and 28% nylon. It has a round neckline and short sleeves that are slightly gathered. There are thick shoulder pads that made a comeback in the 1980's. The waist has elastic in the back and in the front is a fancy gold lame applique. Soft 1" pleats fall from the waist. It is fully lined. It is a stated size 12 Petite but vintage sizes are very different from today's so please pay attention to the measurements. Armpit to armpit 39", Waist 30" (stretches), Hips 42", Length from back of neck 46 1/2", Back zipper 21 1/2" and Across back of shoulders 15". Excellent condition except for some slight crushing of the velvet on the top right shoulder seam.
Vintage 1980's Jessica Howard Black Velvet Evening Dress With Gold Applique