80s Mermaid Evening Gown Morticia Goth Barbie Women's Vintage XS Climax Karen Okada VFG
This vintage 1980s mermaid evening dress is just fabulous - a cross between Barbie's iconic 1960 "Solo in the Spotlight" dress and Morticia Addams of Addams Family fame. The inner dress has a boned bodice with a sweetheart neckline and spaghetti straps. Princess seaming in front is combined with vertical ruching that extend down every seam, ending a bit above the knee in front, lower in back. The dress hugs every curve, and is accented with a narrow vertical ruffle down the front, topped by a row of small crystalline plastic shanked buttons. The lower skirt is gathered onto the above-knee seam and explodes out nicely, assisted by the inner layer of net.
SIZE: Label size 3/4. There is flex to the fit, but not as much as you might think. My usual model, who currently wears a modern size 6, could not get the dress on over her hips because of the relatively short zipper.
|Length from center front neckline to bottom of ruched portion||31"||78.75|
|Circumference of bottom of ruched portion||33"||84|
|Front skirt length||17"||43|
FABRIC/COLORS: According to the fabric label, the dress is 100% polyester, dry clean only, and was made in California. The fabric is a light weight taffeta, black.
TAGS: Climax, Karen Okada, for David Howard
CLOSURES: A 13" nylon zipper down the back. The clear plastic "crystal" buttons down the front are decorative and not functional.
CONDITION: No stains, holes, tear or other issues noted.