Perfect for any special occasion is this fabulous beaded dress from the 1980's. This exquisite dress has a slim and slinky silhouette with hundreds of black glass bugle beads and black sequins forming paisley and flower shapes on the 100% silk shell. It has a slightly scooped neckline with cap sleeves and a slit up the left side to show some leg.
The sleeves and hem, including the outside panel of the slit have long fringes of more black bugle beads. The back has a sexy long oval opening and a catch at the top and a zipper. The size is an "8" but due to the slippage in sizing by the fashion industry over the last several decades, here are the dimensions. Laying flat it measures 18" across from the edge of one shoulder pad to the edge of the other (the pads are slip-stitched and easy to remove). The bust measures 19" across (36 inches); the waist, 15" across (30 inches); the hips are 17" across (34 inches). It is 43" from the top of the dress next to the opening to the bottom of the hem fringe. The side slit is about 22-1/2 from the bottom of the hem fringe. The lining is 100% rayon.
Some of the images have been lightened to show detail.
The dress was from the NiteLine collection which I believe is still in business. According to the care tag, the dress is "non dry clean and professional spot clean only). It was worn by my sister only once at a very special event in the 1980s and has been carefully stored ever since.
A great "little black dress" for that special occasion!
It will be carefully packed and mailed in a Medium Priority Flat Rate box for $13 or Priority Express for $45.
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