1980s Unlabeled Snakeskin Trimmed One Shoulder Mini Dress & Overskirt Set
This is one of those incredible mystery pieces that you can only find with vintage. It is very well made and has all the hallmarks of a high end piece but whatever label it once had is now gone. It is made from both a beautiful black silk organza for the skirt and side peplum on the dress and a softer silk for the body of the dress. Both fabric choice are almost weightless. The softer silk used for the dress makes it feel comfortable when worn and the organza gives the volume you see. The inner dress is fitted though the bodice and has one shoulder. A tiny strap curves over the shoulder and the arches across the back leaving a bare expanse of skin. The skirt is fitted and just above the knee. On one side there is a pleated peplum that I put under the over-skirt for added volume and shape but I think you could easily wear the skirt the other way for an interesting effect as well and a The skirt is cut on a sharp angle with extra fabric on one side for volume and then it falls to the floor on a point on the other. There is a detachable bow that you can snap at the waist. The edges of the skirt and the bow are trimmed in a black snakeskin. When worn together it looks like one single piece but because it is two you could potentially break it up and wear the pieces separately. Excellent condition wit one small note nelow
The skirt is unlined and the dress is lined a black silk. The dress closes with a hand set, side metal zipper. The skirt closes with a combination of hook & eye and snaps. The bow snaps into place. There is a bit of wear/dryness to the snakeskin along the bottom edge of the detachable bow. Hand finished to demi-couture standards.
Bust: 14-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice:15.5" from top of the shoulder to waist
Skirt: 21.5" from waist to hem
Waist: 11.75" flat across the back from side to side
Length: 4" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XXS-XS
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.