bill tice

Documented 1980 Bill Tice Plunge Black & Gold Backless Halter Dress

I love when i get versions of this dress in the shop and I am happy to have finally found documentation of it for this round as well in not just one, but two ads in the 1980-1981 time period that it was produced. Versions have been worn by countless celebrities since. Lady Gaga wore a version, as have girls like Rachel Zoe & Nicole Richie and every girl that has bought one through me has loved it. It is 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 a halter style front that plunges to the waist and a back that is left completely open and bare. It 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 that 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. The front has a high slit that shows when you walk or sit and I love the signature wide top stitch gold belt at the waist. The belt is attached all the way around the back and then ties at the front to cinch you in exactly to where you want. Excellent condition.

Unlined and slips on. Ties at the back of the neck and at the waist. Elastic through the front portion of the waist. The easy fit allows it work on a variety of sizes. The gold is a true gold in person

Bust: variable as there are no side seams
Partial elastic waist: 13-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 15" from natural neck to waist but can be tied to adjust the length if needed
Skirt: 44" from top of back waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD3000

Reference Photos: (1) Bill Tice for Swirl Ad. Vogue US, September 1980.  /  (2) Bill Tice Ad. Vogue US, September 1981.  /  (3) Nancy Kissinger in Bill Tice, Vogue, October 1980.

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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