Vintage NORMA KAMALI Black Heavy Satin Tea Length Pleated Wide Sweeping Gown Dress Size 4 - 6 - XS - 30" bust - 25" waist

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Dark and romantic this true vintage Norma Kamali dress was designed and made with a very heavy, shiny black satin fabric, contoured bust, fitted waist and heavily pleated, very wide sweeping below knee length skirt. Unlined, no stretch to this fabric. Closes via a center back zipper and the shoulder straps secure with hidden buttons. You can cross over the straps or wear them straight back if you wish. You can really feel the quality of this gown when in your hands, and especially when on your body, dresses just aren't made like this anymore! A beauty with minor wear, see below for detailed condition notes. Thank you!
• designer: Norma Kamali
• era: 1980s
• origin: USA
• fabric: unlisted - heavy satin - likely Rayon
• color: shiny jet black
• care: dry clean
• condition: good - gentle wear includes minor surface marks on the bodice (not snags or pulls but tiny micro scuffs) the weight of the skirt seems to have pulled at the waist seam (no separation, just looks slightly stressed in an area or two) pleats need re-forming - the zipper teeth grab the fabric edge when pulling up or down, near the center. You can see the slight stress of the zipper in the last photos. Go slow when zipping up and down and it will be fine.

* recommended women's size: this is marked size 6 but runs quite small, I suggest size 2 - 4, XXS - XS
• measurements were taken with the garment laid flat with bust, waist and hips doubled to represent approximate circumference.
• bust-underarm to underarm, doubled: 30" / 76.2cm
• low bust-4" below the bust, doubled: 26" / 66.04cm
• waist-smallest part of waist, doubled: 25" / 63.5cm
• high hips taken at the low set waist seam, doubled: 32" / 81.28
• hips: free and open
• total length-top of shoulder strap down to bottom hem: 51" / 129.54cm
• shoulder strap length: 20" / 50.8cm
• bottom hem sweep circumference: 210" / 533.4cm
• 1" = 2.54cm

* size recommendations may differ from the label or your expectations of that size. The best way to determine the fit of vintage clothing is to compare the measurements provided against a similar item that fits you well and consider any wiggle room needed for comfort or layering.

• the model is 6’ tall with a 32” bust, 25” waist, and 35” hips.

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Fidalgo Island, WA, USA