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 1980's vintage wedding dress displays a collection of sheer net lace and embroidered lace that's simply enchanting! Around the upper jewel neck is a wide stand-up collar of sheer net detailed with an embroidered floral design and scallop-shaped edges. The alluring illusion neckline of sheer net drops onto the shoulders and down to a deep "V" in front and back, with the front featuring a delicate trail of embroidered flowers adorned with small rounded faux pearls and white iridiscent sequins. Complementing the outline of the deep "V" from front to back is a beautifully designed 1.5" wide sateen applique and a 4.5" wide ruffle of soft sheer floral lace. (This same applique and lace will be referred to throughout the description.) The soft gown fabric is lightweight, white satin with a slight sheen, not too shiny, and has a lining. At the upper part of the Juliet sleeves, the fabric is poufed above the elbow and trimmed with a repeat of 4.5" wide lace; the lower part of the sleeve is fitted, embellished with a beautiful floral applique extending to the fingertip point, and closed under the wrist with six fabric-covered buttons and loops. The flattering A-line bodice ends slightly above the waist, which is circled with a repeat of the 1.5" wide sateen applique. At the dress back, twenty-one fabric-covered buttons picturesquely close the the sheer lace upper bodice and collar, while a zipper closes the lower bodice and upper part of the skirt. At the front of the smooth A-line shaped skirt, the center displays a gorgeous floral applique which is framed with a larger diamond-shaped floral applique. On both sides of the center panel, repeats of the 1.5" sateen applique trail downward and then back toward the train for a graceful swag-like effect. The front skirt hemline, which is raised at the center then drops gradually to meet the train at the sides, is also edged with 1.5" sateen applique and uniquely finished at the bottom with an 11" scallop-edged sheer net flounce woven with charming wavy lines, small flowers, and tiny diamond shapes. At the skirt back, the fabric is slightly ruched from the sides to the back center panel, which is again trimmed down the edges with 1.5" sateen applique. Next comes one of the prettiest trains you'll ever see! The 11" lovely lace flounce continues in back to create a fabulous train measuring 76" from the waist to the hem. Nine tiers of lightly ruffled lace gradually widen from approximately 7" at the top waist tier to 57" wide at the bottom hem tier! After you say, "I do," and take tons of pics, the train can be bustled with a loop on the skirt and covered button at the back waist. You will adore this lace lovin' vintage 1980's wedding dress for now and evermore!
APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS (Inches): Bust 39. Waistline 32. Hips-Full (max 46). Shoulder to shoulder 18. Sleeves 28. Wrist 8. Length (collarbone hollow at neck center) to front hemline 61. Train (measuring from back natural waistline to train hem) 76.
CONDITION: Very Good. A few very minor pin-pricks on inside lining near hem that do not affect outer appearance; on right sleeve, few very minor snags on bottom side of wrist near button and very slight yellowing on small area of applique near edge.
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 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.
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.