SPECTACULAR VINTAGE VICTOR COSTA FROM SAKS FIFTH AVENUE BLACK VELVET EVENING GOWN
The bodice of this evening gown is just spectacular especially when you look at the low cut neckline with the high "peaks" front and back as well as the beautiful deep rounded cut out under the arms. There are 35 velvet covered buttons down the front of the evening gown for interest with a long zipper in back with a hook & eye. There is boning in the front & back bodice of the evening gown to keep it up & smooth looking.
The dress is very heavy from weight of all the lush velvet & other fabric. It must weigh several pounds. It has a black satin lining and the former owner added a lightly padded black bra to the dress which was an excellent idea so the dress will not need an additional bra.
Size: No tag so go by the measurements - My dress form is a size 6 but it was a bit tight on it and velvet does NOT stretch so go by the measurements but leave some room for movement as the measurements pertain to the dress measurements only not your measurements.
Hips: 35 - 36 leave a couple of inches for movement
Length: measured from under the arm to the hem 48 with it being longer in back appx 55. Very difficult to measure the lengths as it is longer in front & gets somewhat longer in back.
Fabric: No tag but velvet with a satin lining
Care: No tag but dry clean
Condition: Very good
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