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Psst! Don't tell the others, in case inanimate objects can experience envy, but is my favorite dress in my collection. I handpicked them all, and I love them all, but this one has something about it.... It is breathtakingly pretty, a cotton-linen blend with a beautiful, 40s inspired structure to it. I love the dramatic lace back, the ribbon arabesques. Unfortunately I cannot keep it, it is made for someone who can afford to burn her bra.

It is marked a 9/10, and the brand is Appraisal. It is significantly smaller than a 9/10, though. I would say the maximum it would fit is a modern size 8. I believe it is from the late 80s, but it may be from the early 90s.

It features shoulder pads, but in this case, I did not clip them out as I usually do. They really add to the look of the dress. It is fully lined.

Measurements taken flat and unstretched:

Bust: 36 inches (but would not look baggy on someone with a significantly smaller bust)
Waist: 32 inches
Hips: 40-41 inches

In excellent vintage condition, except for one small hole in the mesh, shown in the last picture. It could be fixed somewhat, and doesn't seem to be threatening to expand. I don't think it detracts from the beauty of the dress in the least.

Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Vintage 80s GORGEOUS Structured Black Dress Linen Open Mesh Lace Back Cut Outs Size M


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  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: Cotton, Linen, Polyester Linine
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 78 reviews
  • Favorited by: 10 people