1980s Vintage Royal Blue Art Deco Beaded Trophy Cocktail Dress
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Fabulous vintage beaded dress from the 1980s. Bright royal blue bias cut silk chiffon covered in iridescent glass beads and sequins. Straight lined 1920s style cut. Kimono style sleeves and kick pleat accents below the knee on back and sides. Zips half way up the back with hook/eye at the neck. No shoulder pads. Fully lined. In very good condition, one or two small spots and a few small areas of linear bead loss, mostly on the back along the zipper. See the last photo.
Tag size is XL but I think this fits more like a medium to large depending on your preference for tight fit. There is a very little stretch to the bias cut.
The measurements listed below were taken while dress was laying flat and doubled where appropriate.
Bust - 42 inches (106.68 cm)
Waist - 36 inches (91.44 cm)
Hips - 42 inches (106.68 cm)
Length from shoulder to hem - 50 inches (128 cm)
Spot clean only.
ABOUT VINTAGE CLOTHING SIZES
Vintage clothing sizes run smaller than modern clothing sizes and there is no industry standard sizing chart for modern women's clothing. When purchasing vintage clothes, it is important to know your own true body measurements and compare those to the garment measurements provided. Please take a moment to review this chart on how to take your own body measurements, so you can correctly determine if this item will fit you. Be sure to always leave several inches between your measurements and the garment measurement for proper fit and ease of movement. Returns due to improper fit will not be approved.