This is a gorgeous black crepe vintage Richilene 1980's silk evening gown with a colorful sequin and beaded neckline and sleeves. We really love vintage Richilene dresses as they often have such incredible hand beadwork that is almost impossible to find today.
We love the voluminous balloon style sleeves and the intricate beaded floral design adds the perfect amount of drama to the dress. The colors of the beads and sequins are in shades of pink, red, purple, yellow, gold, magenta, turquoise blue, green, light blue, seafoam green, and black. The top of the shoulder is pleated and the sleeves start at the shoulder/neckline seam. The neckline is a wide boat neck style and there is a back center seam metal zipper with a hook and eye for closure.
This dress is fully lined and has two side slits on the sides. The straight fit makes this an easy to wear evening dress, almost as comfortable as a caftan!
Made in USA. Labeled a vintage size 16, but vintage sizes are very different from those used today. We estimate this would best fit a modern day US size 10/12.
BUST: up to 42"
WAIST: up to 42"
SLEEVE LENGTH: 23 1/2"
LENGTH FROM SHOULDER TO HEM: 55"
LENGTH OF SLIT: 21 1/2"