1980s Norma Kamali Black & White Full Skirted Dress
This little 1980s Norma Kamali is a fabulous example of her work during this time period and has that easy fullness of the eighties that seems so fresh yet again. The bodice is cut generously with a fullness that comes form the shoulders and curves into a loose cut bust that has a V neck to balance that fullness. Her signature shoulder pads add structure and the waist nips in and you can really cinch it with the attached ties. The skirt flares out from there, skimming over the hips and really opening out near the hem. There is a lot of fabric in the bottom of the skirt so you really get tremendous movement when you twirl. The fabric is a mix so keeps wrinkles at bay and wears well. I love the black and white design that covers it shoulder to hem. Excellent condition.
Unlined and closes with a hidden set side zipper. Attached ties at the waist and shoulder pad. Tagged a vintage 10 but please check actual measurements.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: open with no true side seams
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from neck to waist
Skirt: 37" 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.
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