Amazing sequin and velvet dress, probably early 1980s. SIZE M, chest / hips 38 inches. Top made of dark gold sparkly lame fabric with rows of gold sequins. Flattering crossover bust. Skirt made of black velvet, large black satin bow on side. Fastens at waist with inside tie and round button with loop. Large shoulder pads. Fabric tag inside reads 'Designed by if...New York Paris.' In good pre-owned condition. ***Photos taken with and without flash***
MEASUREMENTS: Vintage size 9-10
Chest to 38 inches
Waist to 27 inches
Hips to 38 inches
Length from top of shoulder to end 43.5 inches
Width across back of shoulder 16.5 inches
Check my other listings for more great vintage treasures from both sides of the Atlantic.
Payment must be made immediately, at time of purchase.
-Regular PayPal (shipping to verified addresses ONLY), no e-checks please.
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If you would like to put an item on HOLD, please contact me and if I can, I will hold it for up to 3 days. This is not always possible if items are listed on multiple platforms.
SHIPPING METHODS AND LOCATIONS
Shipping within the US only, shipments outside the lower 48 states may incur higher shipping charges.
Express shipping options are sometimes available, please contact me BEFORE purchasing if you need this.
Please expect longer shipping times during peak times such as Christmas, and currently due to the corona virus pandemic.
ORDER PROCESSING TIME
Orders will be shipped as soon as possible, within 3 business days of purchase unless otherwise stated. If I am out of town on a buying trip, I may extend my processing times appropriately.
It is the buyer's responsibility to make sure Etsy has the current and correct shipping address on file. PLEASE make sure your Etsy shipping address is correct. I am not responsible for packages shipped to an incorrect address due to buyer error.
REFUND OF EXCESS SHIPPING CHARGES
It can be hard to estimate shipping charges for multiple items, due to the cutoff weights for the various shipping options. If you have overpaid by more than a dollar or two, I will refund the excess via etsy.
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
All sales are FINAL, unless I have badly misrepresented an item. If there is a problem with your order, please contact me within 3 days of receiving it so we can work to find a solution.
Shipping cost for items returned to me as Unclaimed, Undeliverable, or Refused will NOT be refunded.
Please check the listed measurements very carefully and ask questions if you are not sure if an item will fit you or not, if the color is what you expect, about condition, or anything else, I am happy to answer as soon as I can.
If your package is shown on tracking as "delivered" and you have not received it, please contact me ASAP. I will give you the info needed to research your package. Most postal systems take mail theft very seriously!
I also reserve the right to cancel any order at my discretion. The listing of items are only an offer to trade, and the contract is only finalized when the item is shipped.
Vintage clothing is gorgeous, wonderful, interesting and fabulous. It is also, well, VINTAGE, meaning at least 20 years old. I will do my best to describe any flaws I see, but please do not expect these items to be comparable to modern, brand new items.
SIZING AND MEASUREMENTS
Please keep in mind that sizes on vintage items run much smaller than today's sizes - so a vintage size 14 is much smaller than a modern 14.
I measure all clothing laid flat, with up to an inch of 'ease' included:
Bust: From armpit to armpit x2
Waist: From smallest point x2
Hips: From widest point x2
Length: From top of shoulder to end
Sleeve: From shoulder seam to end
Shoulder: From seam to seam across back
Please measure an item in your wardrobe that fits you well, and compare with the listed measurements of an item if you are not sure it will fit.
Most items are sold as I found them. I prefer to leave any washing or dry-cleaning up to the discretion of the new owner. Any information about dirt, damage, odor, etc. will be in the item's listing but please ask if anything is unclear.
I will provide additional descriptions and measurements and answer questions (If I am out of town, I will get back to you as soon as I can). I really want you to be happy with your purchase, and to love and appreciate these things as much as I do. Thanks!