DESCRIPTION: You'll take a country shine to the lustrous fabric and floral lace of this 1980's vintage wedding dress that is reminiscent of an 1890's bridal gown! The bodice and skirt feature a unique and gorgeous semi-sheer fabric with a shimmery shine born from narrow, subtle, silvery lines running horizontally across the fabric. The jewel neckline is circled with a stand-up collar of lovely floral applique lined with sheer fabric. Next is an inset of sheer net floral lace extending from the rounded neck toward the shoulders then downward in the front to a deep-V and a scoop in the back where rounded pearly buttons join the net lace and collar together. The front "V" has an extra trim of narrow satiny ribbon, while the entire outline of the back scoop and front "V" flaunts a 2" scallop-edged lace ruffle and a 6" shimmery fabric ruffle that's edged with a 1" scallop-edged lace trim. A repeat of the sheer floral net lace and trim used for the "V" inset appears again on the lovely long sleeves which are also edged at the wrist with narrow satiny ribbon and 1" scallop-edged lace trim. The glistening fabric bodice drops to a slight "V" point at the waist center and is adorned around the waistline with a 3.5" ruffle of sheer floral net lace trimmed with a 1" scallop-edged lace trim. The dazzling full skirt has three parts: An alluring top skirt of semi-sheer shimmery fabric is charmingly swagged in the middle and embellished around the hemline with a 2" ruffled lace trim and a stunning 7" fine-filet lace featuring a woven floral pattern along the delicate scallop-shaped edge; the middle skirt drops about 3" lower than the top skirt in length with a lightweight opaque lining on the upper half and a repeat of gleaming semi-sheer fabric ruched around the lower half; and thirdly, the crinoline underneath has lining at the top third and wide netting ruched in the lower two sections. The dress has a back zipper and long fabric sashes from the sides to tie a frilly bow in the middle. This vintage 1980's wedding gown conjurs up visions of an 1890's bride in all her splendor...and might be the one that brings a country shine to you and your beau's eyes!
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 36. Waistline 28. Hips-Full. Shoulder to shoulder 15. Sleeves 24. Wrist 8.5. Length (collarbone hollow at neck center) to front hemline 58.
LABELS: Jessica McClintock Bridal.
DESCRIPTION: This vintage 1980's special occasion gown is "ooh la la" gorgeous! The stunning sleeveless low-scooped-neck bodice is covered in the front and back with patterns and rows of white sequins, small faux pearls, tiny round iridescent beads, and lustrous cylinder-shaped beads. A built-in bra and side seam stays give support for a shapely silhouette. Of course, the dress is fully lined and has a back invisible zipper. The silk gored skirt is soft and slightly flared for a fabulous look and ease of movement. Heads will turn your way as you enjoy wearing this marvelous vintage gown!
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 37.5. Waist 28. Hips (6" below the waist) 37. Length (from collarbone hollow to hemline) 60.
LABELS: Therese by Viola. Made in China. Shell 100% Pure Silk, Lining 100% Rayon. Do not wash or dry clean. Spot Clean Only with Cold Water and Mild Soap if needed. Size 8.
CONDITION: Very Good. Zipper slider works great, but the pull is missing.
DESCRIPTION: This lovely 1980's vintage wedding gown with a Halston label is a beauty to behold! The smooth taffeta dress features a deep-V neckline in front and back with an inverted pleat at the skirt waistline in front and back. The neckline is completely trimmed with five large chiffon rosettes and V-point ruffles for a feminine, wispy touch. Long chiffon sleeves are slightly ruched at the shoulders and also trimmed at the elastic wrist edges with a rosette and V-point ruffle. Semi-sheer chiffon with a pencil-edge hem overlays the skirt and calls beautiful attention to the "V" waistline detailing in front and back. Short, soft netting is attached underneath and around the waistline sides to further accent and give a slight ballgown look to the skirt shape. Another charming feature is the short train that drops about 7" in the center back to barely sweep the floor. From the back "V" neck to waist, 25 fabric-covered buttons adorn the seam to overlap and beautifully conceal the zipper. This gown will perfectly complement, not overpower, the enchanting, petite bride who wears this gorgeous vintage wedding dress!
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 32.5. Waist 26.5. Hips - full skirt. Sleeves 26. Length (collarbone hollow at neck center) to hemline 57. Add 7 for sweep train.
CONDITION: Excellent. One very small pinhole in taffeta skirt about 1/2" from waistline in folds toward the center side.
LABELS: Halston. Size 4. Dry Clean Only. ILGWU Made in USA.
ITEM #: D164
DESCRIPTION: This stunning mid-calf length dress is covered in black sequins that glisten with movement and light! The dress front is simple with a scooped neckline, shoulder pads for shape, and dolman sleeves. The WOW dress back features a dramatic low-cut drop, almost to the waist, and an 11" hem slit from the bottom up that's great for dancing! This vintage 1980's evening wear dress is sophisticated and alluring with a classy style that shows off the curves!
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): (Fabric has some "stretch" which would allow for modest increase in size.) Bust 32. Waist 30. Hips 34. Sleeves 16. Length from neck center hollow to hem 46.
LABELS: Oleg Cassini. 100% Polyester. Do not wash, do not dry clean, spot clean only with cold water and mild soap if needed.
CONDITION: Excellent. Does not show any wear.
DESCRIPTION: This Empire style vintage 1980s wedding gown is absolutely gorgeous! Tan netting creates a stunning illusion neckline that reaches from the rounded neck down to the bustline and down to the low-scooped, zippered back. Beautiful white floral lace, adorned with faux pearls and iridescent sequins, overlays the tan netting to give contrasting definition as it wraps around the neck, forms a keyhole design at the center front, and trails over the shoulders creating cap sleeves over the long, sheer, chiffon sleeves. At the sleeve wrists, the wide lace trims the edges with a snap for closure. The lower back bodice, bust, and skirt are lined in a taffeta-like fabric with a soft chiffon overlay. Lace is also displayed over the bust and back bodice, while an extravagant wide floral lace with scalloped edges is featured around the entire hem of the dress. The exquisite lace treatment continues as it trails down the sheer chiffon train from the top that is attached at the scoop back to the end of the train tip. The look is fabulous, both front and back, and you will feel like a queen on your elegant, vintage, wedding day!
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 36. Waist 28. Hips 38. Shoulder to shoulder 15. Sleeves 25. Wrist 8. Length (collarbone hollow at neck center) to hemline 58. Train (from center back waistline to hem) 64.
CONDITION: Good. Small section of netting in zipper area is damaged but wearable; some areas of lace hem are soiled. Will need cleaning.
LABELS: Dry Clean Only. ILGWU Made in USA.
DESCRIPTION: Popular in the 1940s, peplums again enjoyed attention in the 1980s, and this vintage peplum gown is quite a beauty to behold! The lightweight, white satin brocade features a delicate floral print with matte finish that gives texture and adds interest to the luxurious fabric. The dress bodice displays a stunning V-neckline that crosses over the bust in asymmetrical pleats and a center back zipper with hook and eye at the top. Short pouf sleeves with elastic at the hem and shoulders are eye-catching, comfy, and provide a no droop fit. The flattering waistline peplum is attractive all by itself, but it is also accented with a pleated fabric belt that perfectly complements the stylish look and closes with hooks and loops in two size options. You'll even enjoy dancing in this fabulous slim skirt that has a 14" slit beginning at the center back hemline. What an elegant yet classy vintage gown this is for a less formal wedding or a very special occasion! You'll look gorgeous in it!
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 33. Sleeves 12. Waist 26. Belt 26.5 or 27.25. Hips 36.5. Length (collarbone hollow at neck center) to hemline 58.
LABELS: Lola Berent for Superstitition. Made in USA. Dry Clean Only. Lot 5/6.
Item #: D126
DESCRIPTION: This vintage 1980s special occasion dress says "pretty in pink!" At the rounded neckline, a wide decorative trim of iridescent sequins and beads beautifully adorns this dress. The outer chiffon fabric that is slight ruched on both sides of the center neckline area creates an overlay that drapes in lovely folds over the dress that's underneath. The chiffon underdress is fully lined with a side hem slit, center back metal zipper, and two hook closures. The long chiffon sleeves are unlined except at the wrist edge where a fabric band closes with a snap. This bargain bin dress is really lovely but has some problem areas which are listed below and shown in the pics.
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 46. Waist 42. Hips 46. Sleeves 20. Wrist 7.5. Length 51.
LABELS: ILGWU, Made in USA, Dry Clean Only. Size 18 1/2.
CONDITION: Small tear in chiffon overlay near zipper end; some staining along hemline; small spot on chest area.
DESCRIPTION: This exquisite vintage 1980's wedding dress is absolutely stunning! The gown features a polyester shantung "silk" fabric which has a beautiful luster and texture with raised threads running through the fabric. The elegant fitted bodice displays a unique V-shape neckline in front and a deep-V in the back. An intricate design of torpedo and round shaped faux-pearls trims the neckline and short pouf sleeve edges, which are also embellished with a bow and dangling faux-pearl. Lovely, heavily embroidered appliques of rose garland and faux-pearls also adorn the bodice, sleeves, and skirt creating a gorgeous design element. At the dropped-V waist, the lustrous ruched fabric creates a Cinderella-style full skirt that drapes into a divine, semi-cathedral train. The entire skirt has an attached lining of tulle netting for added support and shape. The dress has a center back zipper and is completely lined with a lightweight fabric that is soft to the touch. You will have reason to love and be proud of the quality workmanship and fabulous look of this romantic vintage wedding gown!
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 35.5. Shoulder to shoulder 14-14.5. Waist 27.5-28. Collarbone hollow of neck to front hemline 57. Center back waist to train hemline 86.
LABEL: Size 10
Item #: D084
DESCRIPTION: All dressed up and lots of places to go in this Gunne Sax original...casual wedding, graduation, prom, quinceanera! This wonderful vintage dress is elegant but not overdone. The shimmery white fabric underneath takes on another dimension as the floral designs on the transparent lace net create interesting shadows. Since the netting is so transparent, the woven designs really pop - very nice! The short sleeves, edged in lace trim, are the perfect length for a spring or summer special occasion. The lace trimmed, lace shawl-like collar splits in the front, rounds up over the shoulders, and squares off in the back (center back zipper). At the slightly dropped-V waist front, a slightly ruched skirt falls to a flattering tea-length with matching lace trim at the hem edge. You will love the feel of the soft lace and the overall look of this casually elegant vintage dress that is waiting to be seen at your celebration!
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 36. Waist 30. Hips (Full). Shoulder to shoulder 14. Sleeves 12. Neck front center (collarbone hollow) to hem 47.
LABELS: Gunne Sax, Made in USA, 100% Polyester, Dry Clean Only, Size 9-10.