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sz 7 / 8 VELVET FLAPPER dress, Great Gatsby dress, American Union Made, nautical, black party dress

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Gothic 1980’s in a style that’s mob hit flapper meets midnight sailor girl. Dark, black, velvet dress as bewitching as one in a Tim Burton film, with the lace sticking out dramatically. It's not a Gunne or Laura Ashley (it's American) but is reminiscent of Ashley's styles, as well as some of the Flapper revival, Carriage House dresses Gunne Sax did. American made, US size 7 / 8. Beautiful dress that fits in many places – steampunk gatherings, garden parties, weddings, luncheons, dances, career / office, and cotillions. So Rare. Details below & more black, velvet & lace dresses at ConservationClothing.etsy.com
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Details on this 1980’s American Velvet & Lace dress….

Union made in the USA for the designer Betsy’s Things. Even has ILGWU union label inside.
Tag states US size 7 /8 – but do go by measurments.
Lace & bow are off-white cream colors.

Bust measured 2” below pits: up to a 34 inch bustline all around (86 cm)
Waist: 32” all around (81cm)
Hips: 39” (99 cm)
Shoulders seam line to seam line: 16 ½ ” (42cm)
Short Sleeves from pit down: 13 ¾ inches long (35cm)
Entire Length: approximately 49” long (124 cm)

Zips up in back.

Condition – Pre-used vintage dress. Lace is in beautiful condition with no tears, no stains, seen on lace. Velvet also looks very rich & nice with no tears or stains either. The bow has wear – double click images to zoom in – the edge of the bow has a raw cut that goes with the gothic look and bow has minor wear & marks so not for the perfectionsist although owner may replace bow if that’s wished, or even cover it with lace, but I"m being picky now. Overall a beautiful dress in beautiful condition with any other flaw being minor & expected of great vintage.

Tag states to dry clean.
1980’s – still has shoulder pads in it.
A very rare dress.

There's another one like this here on etsy at https://www.etsy.com/listing/122714986/vintage-gunne-sax-by-jessica-mcclintock?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=carriage+house+dress&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=carriage+house+dress

To people that want an item shipped somewhere other than their “paypal address” – this shop only mails to the address on paypal, electronic receipts If you want this item to ship to a different name and/or address, other than the 1 registered with paypal, it must go on the paypal receipt under special shipping instructions. Just type in when buying during purchase - please call paypal if you need help. Entering such information on etsy is not enough as paypal only goes by their own system.

For women & tagged girl meaning for teen girls too. Not for kids 12 & under.
final sale, thanks, http://ConservationClothing.etsy.com

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sz 7 / 8 VELVET FLAPPER dress, Great Gatsby dress, American Union Made, nautical, black party dress


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Color: Black
  • Size: US 8 - Women
  • Materials: black velvet, creme cream lace, satin bough
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 204 reviews
  • Favorited by: 74 people