1980s Nina Ricci Demi-Couture Velvet Accented Dress
I am so pleased to see velvet come back into fashion as it allows all these fabulous little vintage examples that utilize it in their design details to take center stage once again. Velvet is such a rich and luxurious fabric and it feels like a fresh and brave choice once again when used well. This little dress is lovely and the velvet on it not only adds that rich touch but becomes the central design detail with the stripe of it running down the front and the bow accenting the waist. The bodice is cut loose and full with a dolman feeling sleeve and generous cut. To off-set that volume the skirt is more fitted and is gathered up and under the velvet accent down the front center. It is very well made and the silk interior gives it a rich and sensual feel once on. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black silk and closes with a back zipper. Each cuff has a button to close. On the tag is written "Hex 03" which may be the model name and number.
Bust: no true internal side seams so its flexible and meant to be worn loose
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 30" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.