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This 1980s long evening gown is gorgeous and very Victorian! Black velvet bodice, long balloon sleeves with black velvet cuffs, wide pleats around a deep plunging neckline, full, slightly pleated skirt, and all in a fabulous black, deep maroon (black threads make it look brownish in pics), and gold paisley stripe. Whew!

- Made by “Albert Nipon by Night” in a size 10 and would best fit a modern size 10. The content tag (pinned to label) says 85% silk, 15% lurex.
- Bodice and skirt are lined in what feels like a silky black polyester. Closes at side with two hooks and eyes, and four snaps.
- The neck ruffle is 6” wide in back, 4½” in front, and tapers to ½” at the waist. The ruffle does go to the waist in a vee, but I couldn’t convince it to lay flat, and didn’t want to stick pins in the silk and velvet.
- The hem has been let down in both skirt and lining (raw edges are still stitched up). It’s certainly wearable as is, particularly if you’re tall, or just have it hemmed to suit you.
- The black and burgundy stripes are semi-sheer; the gold brocade is opaque.
- Condition: excellent, almost mint. There are no indications that this gown was ever worn. Recommend that you have the gown cleaned and/or professionally pressed to remove storage creases.

Miss Truvey Mannequin’s measurements are 32½-24½-34½ and she stands about 5’7½”. Please compare the measurements (taken flat and unstretched, doubled where necessary) of this gown to the measurements of a similar garment that fits you well. Any questions, please ask! I’ll be glad to measure anything you need.

Length (shoulder seam to waist): 15½”
Length (waist to hem): 44½”
Bust: approx. 38”
Waist: 28”
Sleeve: (shoulder seam to cuff hem): 24”
Shoulder “seam to seam”: approx. 15”
Gown hem circumference: 98”
Lining hem circumference: 83”

Vintage 1980s Evening Gown Low Neck Designer Long Dress / Medium


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  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Condition: See Item Details
  • Primary color: Black
  • Secondary color: Red
  • Size: M US Women's
  • Materials: silk, lurex
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 289 reviews
  • Favorited by: 25 people

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