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Regular price $535.00 USD
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This dreamy vintage 1980s Victor Costa pastel floral dress features the most 1980s shape, including voluminous puff sleeves, and a fitted princess-seam bodice with a dropped waist. It subtly creates an hourglass shape. These puff sleeves are really exaggerated, which I love, with tulle on the interior to help them hold their shape. There is some versatility with the neckline, as the sleeves can be worn off the shoulder, and can also be pulled up and worn on the shoulder; there is hidden elastic at the top of the sleeve that allows it to firmly stay in place no matter how you wear it. The fitted bodice gives way to a fuller skirt— there is a built-in tulle petticoat to support the fullness of the skirt. The pastel floral print feels like it was painted in watercolor, with all the best spring-y colors. The material is exceptionally soft and slinky. (Fiber contents are not listed but it feels like a cotton/silk blend.) The bodice is fully lined and it closes in the back with a zipper. Made in the USA. After studying in Paris, Victor Costa got his start in the New York fashion world making wedding gowns, and he translated that same fantasy into his subsequent foray in the ready-to-wear world. In 1973, he started his own eponymous label, Victor Costa, and cultivated a large following of customers and fans, including Whitney Houston and the cast of the television series Dynasty. Costa is best known for his decidedly "American" interpretation of European couture.

The Vintage Floral Earrings pictured are also available

Measurements: Note that there is a good amount of flexibility in the sizing, as it can be worn less fitted; will fit up to a size Medium but shown here on a size X-Small, slightly clipped to simulate a tighter fit.
Chest: just shy of 36" laid flat
Natural waist: 29" with nearly 1" give pulled taut
Drop waist (high hip): 37" 
Length: 45" down center front

Great vintage condition. With any questions about the specific condition or size, please email for additional photos or measurements, as all sales are final.

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