If you came of age in the 1980's you most likely remember the "All That Jazz" dress label. They varied from long feminine rayon florals to short & sassy "Working Girl" dresses that could transition from office to club just by taking off your blazer and adding (more) hairspray. But their best pieces were the ones that were a take on 1940's fashions; peplum waists, dolman sleeves, and mid-calf length dresses that buttoned all the way down the front. And of course: shoulderpads! This little beauty is a perfect example of their take on the 1940's. It's a gorgeous black satin dress with crazy-good batwing sleeves and large shoulder pads to really create that 1940's silhouette. The skirt has a deep V inset panel with draping on either side that cascades down the front to create volume. The hemline is just 16" across laying flat vs. the 40" hip allowance which creates a very slim skirt effect. The draping gathers at the knees and creates a sort of kick pleat that allows for some ease when walking and sitting. It has a V point matching belt that buckles in the back and a 24" center back zipper. Due to the dolman sleeves this dress has plenty of room in the bust/back area, whereas it is more on the slim-fit side from the waist down. It's in absolutely amazing condition; I'm giving the dress itself the rare MINT rating. The belt gets a VERY GOOD as the backing of the V seems to be a bit bent; possibly due to how it was stored but in some photos you can see the dip in the surface. It would pair beautifully with any other wide belt so not really an issue in how it presents.
Made in USA (California)
80% Acetate / 20% Nylon
Measurements: Bust: Open / Waist 28" / Hips 40" / Sleeve Length 18" - 15" opening that tapers down to 5" at wrist / Length 45" / Hemline 16" seam to seam / Belt 33"