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This dress is just STUNNING. Photos do not do justice. It is breathtaking. Classic. Elegant. Timeless. This is what I envision Audrey Hepburn would have worn if she had been on Dynasty. This ballgown dispels the notion that all 1980s fashion was 'out there'. Lee Jordan took a popular design element of the time--the bubble skirt--and incorporated into this design to produce a sleek, chic dress. I love that the bubble peplum is longer in the back than the front. It is so fashion forward--and flattering.

History/Backstory: A Vintage Virginia Find.

Condition: Excellent. No stains. No pulls. No holes. Zipper runs well. The only tiny thing (not really worth noting, but I like to note everything) is there has been some home stitching on the straps in the back. (You can tell from the sewing; it wasn't professionally done.) You can't tell. The straps are just fine. Just to note. The new owner may want to have it properly sewn. The belt/sash is in excellent condition. There is boning in the bodice.

Size: 8

Material: No Label. I'm calling it taffeta.


Luxurious Fabric Professionally Dry Clean Only


(All measurements are taken with the garment lying flat and all buttons buttoned, zippers zipped....you get the idea. Measurements are doubled where appropriate, i.e. for bust, waist, hips. Measurements are in inches. I still haven't mastered the metric system.) Please note that clothes are usually pinned for the best fit on the skinny minny mannequin and dress form.

Length (from top of dress to hem): 52"

Length (from top of strap to hem): 58"

Bust (from armpit to armpit): 30"

Waist: 26"

Hips: 32"

Back Split: 20"

Colors: Beautiful, Bedazzling, Beguiling Black.

Packaging: The dress will be carefully packaged and shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Any postage overages will be refunded via PayPal. Please convo if you prefer a different shipment method. I love to combine shipping.

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RESERVED FOR MELISSA Vintage 1980s Lee Jordan New York Black Ballgown Peplum Bubble Skirt Dynasty Breakfast at Tiffany's


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Material: taffeta
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 165 reviews
  • Favorited by: 28 people