joy stevens

1970s Joy Stevens Black Jersey Draped One Shoulder Dress

This is a sexy and easy to wear one shoulder dress done in a black jersey by one of my favorite California designers, Joy Stevens. Her designs ruled the night clubs of the seventies and have a sexy but easy to wear feel to them. They were the type of thing you just threw on, looked fabulous and could dance until 3 in without worrying about how they would hold up. Her best pieces were made from a fluid jersey (like this piece) and this allowed them to both move and wear well. This dress is so easy to wear with its inner jersey dress that is cut to skim over the body and gently widens out as it nears the hem. Over this is a panel of the same fabric that drapes from the shoulder and loops down and across the front and back of the dress along the side that the shoulder is left bare on. The shoulder is slightly exaggerated and I love how it is set long the top in a series of gathers. The jersey is wash and wear so it is easy to travel with. Excellent condition.

Unlined and slips on to wear with no closures. The fabric has stretch so will fit a range of sizes

Bust: 15-18" flat across from side seam to side seam

Waist: 13-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 53" from top of shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD2993

Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture.

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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