Unique vintage corset dress from Bob Mackie that was originally purchased at I Magnin in the early 1980's!
The strapless corset style bodice of the dress is boned black velvet. The front laces with a green taffeta ribbons through large round rivets that are covered in black sequins. All elements of the dress are sewn in place, but the style gives the illusion that the green inset taffeta ribbon starts as the bust cover on one side, weaving through the rivets to come out under the bodice bottom at a large bow on the hip. The other side of the bust is a wine/purple taffeta, the same material as the full skirt. The skirt has built-in ruffled tulle inside for added fullness.
The dress comes with a matching iridescent green taffeta wrap that can be used as a shoulder shrug. We love the deep plunging neckline and the shelf bust with inset burgundy taffeta. It has a back zipper closure. We love the look of this evening dress and estimate it to fit a size 2 or possibly a size 4. BUST: 32-34" WAIST: 24" HIPS: Free LENGTH from underarm to waist: 9" LENGTH from waist down: 27"