1980s Top Shop Velvet & Tafetta Prom Dress
Truly a timeless throwback, this piece is a fine example of the ONLY style of prom dress seen in the mid-late 80s, but was certainly inspired by prom dresses from the 1950s. Produced predominantly in different colourways by two British brands: Top Shop and Laura Ashley, this version is from the former.
Crafted with a black cotton velvet boned bodice, a full gathered red taffeta skirt with stunning shine, and a black under netting for a little volume and movement, this strapless dress with sweetheart cups is fully lined at the bodice and fastens at the back with a zipper.
Live our your Brat Pack 80s High School Movie Fantasy!
Excellent, no issues or flaws to note.
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: 34 inches with additional cup room
Waist: 28 inches
Length from peak of bodice cup to waist : 9 inches
Length from waist to hem: 30 inches
Fabric: Bodice is cotton velvet, skirt is acetate taffeta, netting is nylon.
Alterations: No useable hem or seam allowance for alterations.