joy stevens

1970s Joy Stevens Black Strapless Jersey Dress w Keyhole

I have had this same dress in a deep burgundy in the shop before and this black version is just as wonderful and perhaps a teeny bit more versatile. The designer is Joy Stevens who is one of my favorites that were working out of California during this time period. 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 has a plunging key hole that ties just above the plunge. The neckline is strapless so it leaves the shoulders and upper back bare and sexy. The skirt flows to the ground in a gradual A-line for a long and lean line. Throw it on for day with flats or wear sky high heels at night - it works well for either. Excellent condition.

Unlined and slips on to wear. The waist is elastic and you adjust the top of the bust with the tie front. Appear unworn

Bust: to 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11.5-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 11" from top of bodice to bottom waist band
Skirt: 43" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2891

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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