1980s Hammells Heavily Beaded Silk Razzle Dazzle Dress
Brand new with original tags Deadstock dress from Hammells - who were well known in the 80s for their heavily beaded gowns and being very on the 'pulse' of fashion.
The dress is silk with heavy beading in iridescent black and gunmetal tones, with a bracelet length sleeve, also trimmed in beads at the cuff.
There is a plunging v to the back of the dress which is very of its time, just above the back zip fastening.
For full 80s drama this dress sports a drop waist skirt with chiffon ra-ra ruffles, finished with a rolled hem and chiffon rose detailing with a dripping beaded tassle.
The illusion top bodice has a sweetheart lining underneath finished with the ubiquitous shoulder pads for the era.
A vintage label saying size 12 but as with all vintage measurements this is definitely smaller than that, so check the measurements of the laid flat dress as it comes up closer to a modern UK10.
Excellent vintage condition.
Measurements and details
All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.
Bust: 37 inches
Waist: 29 inches
Hips: 36 inches
Length from shoulder: 43 inches
Length of sleeve from shoulder 22 inches
Our model Miss Laura normally wears VV size Bette but this is a little neater on the hips than usual for her so might work for a size Audrey. Please check the measurements.