Dramatic 1980s Antony Price Bottle Green Velvet Dress
Antony Price began his own label in 1979 and was one of the more glamorous designer of the eighties. His work tended to have a mix of femininity and toughness that showed off the body and often had dramatic, over-the-top finishing touches. You see that here in this lovely little dress with elaborate and large bow details that sit on each shoulder. The entire front of the bodice is cut low and wide and each shoulder is caught up in a tie of fabric that you can wear at the sides and have them drape and fall down each shoulder, or wear them at the top of the shoulder for a dramatic height, or push to the back and have them act as a weight and show more skin there. The back edge of the neckline is finished in elastic so you can wear it these multiple ways and it sits properly. The fabric is a deep bottle green cotton velvet that seems to be illuminated from within. The waist nips in and the skirt is cut slim and fitted. It is hard to really show off this dress on a mannequin and her slippery shoulders but on a proper girl it is even more spectacular. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a black silky rayon and closes with a back metal and nylon zipper. Appears unworn.
Bust: 18-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 11.5" from top of middle back to waist
Skirt: 24" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.