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.

 Measurements Inches Centimeters
Bust 35" 89
Approximate waist 35" 89
Approximate hips 37.5" 95.25
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
Sweep 180" 456

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.