Easy to Wear 1980s Bill Tice Black Jersey Caftan Feel Dress w Gold Shoulder Detail Detail
I love when I get versions of these Bill Tice dresses in the shop and this black one is especially easy to wear. These were made in the 1980-1981 time period and I have included a shot of Rachel Zoe from 2008 when she wore the near twin of this one to the AMAs. She wore hers belted and you can see how adding a belt really changes the look of the dress and gives it shape.
Versions of these Bill Tice pieces have been worn by countless celebrities for the red carpet and events and every girl that has bought one through me has absolutely loved it. It is just one of those fail-safe pieces that you know is going to work every time you put it on. The dress is made of a liquid, slinky jersey that feels amazing on. This fabric has the added bonus of traveling very well. It is the kind of piece you can throw into your suit case and slip on upon arrival with either flats or heels and you are instantly ready to walk out the door. There is a high slit at one side that shows when you walk or sit. The neckline is cut into a V front and the sleeves come out from the sides of the dress and narrow down to each wrist. It is cut loose and easy through the body and then fall to the floor coming in slightly as it nears the hem. The Tice signature top stitched gold detailing makes it appearance on the shoulders of this one. This one differs from versions I've had in the past because the gold on the top of the shoulders is set in a pattern mixed with black rather than just being a solid panel of the gold. This adds an instant dose of high glamour and I love it. This is a very easy to wear dress that can go full on glam if needed. Excellent condition.
Unlined and slips over the head to wear. A slit up one side. The easy fit and open waist should allow it to work on a variety of sizes. I have styled it with a ribbon for some shots. The ribbon is not original to the dress but will be included.
Sleeves: approx 23"
Shoulders: no true defined seam as they are dropped
Bust: to 36" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 30" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 26" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from neck to hem
Slit: 24" from hem up
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG
Reference Photo: Rachel Zoe, in Bill Tice, at the 2008 American Music Awards.
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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