1970s Oscar de la Renta Black Velvet Dress




Is there such a thing as wearing too much black?  We think the answer is an resounding "NO" when it comes to a dress like this one. A simply chic, long column of supple black silk velvet, the dress is an empire cut, with a deeply vee'd neckline and a tie with  drawstring casing beneath the bust. The shoulder is slightly dropped, with long sleeves that button at the cuff.  Inseam pockets at each hip.  The bodice is lined in black silk crepe de chine, the skirt of the dress is unlined.  The bust of the dress measures up to 39",  hip to 48", shoulder is 18.5", sleeve is 22.5" shoulder seam to end of sleeve, 32.5 from the center back to end of sleeve, length of the dress is 59". Upon close scrutiny, we found several pinpoint holes throughout the skirt, which cannot be seen unless you view the dress from the inside, held up to bright light - which is what we had to do to find them. $245 






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