1980s Norma Kamali Velvet & Lace Dress

This little 80s Norma Kamali captures the reborn trend of the semi sheer skirt that we are once again seeing on the current runways. The skirt is completely made of a machine lace that is shot through with a secondary thread of a deep burgundy. It is very subtle but there so adds a touch extra visual interest to the piece. There is a lot of fabric in the skirt so you get tremendous movement when you twirl. By adding different colors underneath you will get an entirely different effect, or simple where boy shorts for a sexier look. The top is fitted velvet and the two textures play fabulous off one another. Excellent condition.

The top is self backed and the skirt unlined. It closes with a hidden set zipper. Tagged an 8 but please check actual measurements

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 18" from shoulder to highest point on side waist
Skirt: 34" from highest point on side waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1690

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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