Amazing Late 1970s Bill Tice Printed Tissue Silk Backless Jumpsuit w Balloon Pouf Legs
This is one of my favorite Bill Tice prints. Pieces with this particular pattern are tough to find and this little jumpsuit is super special. I love all of the pieces by Bill Tice that I bring into the shop. His easy-to-wear and glamorous pieces have been worn by countless celebrities for the red carpet and events. Every girl that has bought one of his pieces through me has absolutely loved them and this jumpsuit is exceptional.
This is one of those great little pieces that you will only ever find with vintage. It is made out of a light scarf weight tissue silk that is printed with an oversized floral print on a soft peach base. The fabric choice makes it extremely comfortable to wear and it drapes and falls incredibly on the body. It weighs ounces and when you put it on it feel like you are wearing almost nothing. It is all one easy piece and you just slip it on to wear. The front is a single piece of fabric that is piped around the edges. Those extend out to ties that you tie behind the neck to hold the halter in place. This leaves the entire back and sides bare. The waist is detailed with a wide band that has his signature top stitching and a bit of padding inside the layers to give it some support and detail. I love how it buttons with the little silk covered buttons at the back. From there it skims over the hips to long pant legs that are cut wide and full through the legs. The pants are extraordinary. As they reach the bottom hem they are cinched back in and gathered through the seam at the bottom. This creates a balloon / harem effect that is just fantastic. And it has pockets. It is extraordinarily well done and very sexy yet so easy and comfortable to wear. Excellent condition.
Unlined and buttons to close at the waist with hidden snaps below. A tiny pen mark on the waist. It ties at the neck and gathered in at the cuffs.
Bust: 16" across at its widest point
Top seam at waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bottom Seam at waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: adjustable with the tie but approx 13" from neck to top seam of waist
Band at waist: 4"
Pants: 44" from waist to hem
Gusset: 15.5" from bottom seam of waist to inside seam
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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