1970s Norma Kamali Blue Velvet Dress

 What a find! This brilliant blue velvet dress reminds me of the lines of a vintage skating dress with that perfect Kamali twist! The skirt is full - there are actually several yards of fabric in there - and that fullness is made more apparent by the nipped in waist. The top is cut full through the base of the sleeves, again emphasizing that illusion of a tiny waist. I love that she chose to use snaps to do it up. It will completely close right up and will create a high regal neckline if you wish. The skirt is set in along the curved and dropped waistline in soft gathers of fabric. This adds a nice texture to the dress and a visual interest without having to add pattern or design. Full padded shoulders give it that iconic Kamali feel. Excellent, appears unworn condition.

Unlined as the cotton velvet is self backed. Closes up the front with a series of snaps. Note that the bodice and bust area was too small for my mannequin - it does fully close up to the neck when on a smaller girl.

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 51" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS

Item# DD1629

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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