c.1981 Bill Tice Multiple Ways To Wear Black Jersey One Shoulder Dress
Bill Tice pieces are among my favorites and his one shoulder pieces are especially fabulous. The ones I have had in the shop prior to this have all been dated to 1981 from an advertisement that I sourced with none other then Jerry Hall wearing another version of his single shoulder dress. The one I have available here today is a little extra special because the way that it has been designed will allow you to wear it multiple ways.
Every girl that has bought a Bill Tice piece through me has loved it. His pieces are easy to wear and care for. His one shoulder dresses in particular are one of those fail safe pieces that you know is going to work every time you put it on. When I do get one in they tend to fly out the door. The dress is insanely sexy with an easy to wear caftan feel that is suspended from one single shoulder. I love the heavy silver metal ring that wraps around the single shoulder for detailing. This snake feeling metal loop is moveable and is part of what gives you the option to wear it different ways. The dress is made of a black liquid jersey that feels amazing on and has the added bonus of traveling very well. It is the kind of piece you can throw into your suit case and slip on with either flats or heels when you reach some far off destination and be instantly ready to go. It is made from two pieces that are attached to each other. There is an inner strapless dress with elastic around it for comfort. This elastic lets you be able to wear that part of the dress up and over the chest or around the waist as a skirt. Attached to that is the angled overlay and you can see from my photos that you can wear this on either shoulder with full coverage underneath, or with the inner piece set lower. You could even add a Tee or Bandeau under it. It can also be worn scooped and draped at the front so the back is left bare, or even more as a cape with the inner piece either pulled up as a dress or left low as a skirt. There are probably even more ways to style it then this even if you played around with it. A slit up one leg that shows when you walk or sit is the perfect finishing detail. So fun and such a versatile piece. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips on. Metal wrapped detail at the top of the shoulder. The easy fit should allow it work on a variety of sizes.
Elastic on inner piece that can act as either the bust or waist: 13-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner piece length: 50" from elastic to hem
Total length: approx 63" from the single shoulder to hem of inner piece. Depending on where you wear the inner piece this will adjust
Slit: 22.5" from hem to top
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG
Reference Photos: (1) Jerry Hall in Bill Tice. Vogue US, August 1981. / (2-3) Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture.
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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