The shoulder pads are long gone tho I can throw in a genuine pair in a different fabric if you want them. But you wont need them to make the dress look great. Black cotton lace that was always rumored to be cut from tablecloths. Fits and flares with a sailor collar that sashes in front - or you can wrap it as I did. This is Norma Kamali in the black outlined box label Kamali from the 1970s when Ms.K was having her most interesting ideas and wildest experiments. Some failed, granted, but she pushed the boundaries of how designers used fabric and created iconic styles and shapes the cocoon jacket, the sleeping bag coat, the mattress ticking shirt dresses, and, yeah, huge shoulders. This dress fits close in the bodice to hips, where Ms. K added wide gores that make the skirt wildly full more than 170 around the hem thats 14 feet. The lace is modestly stretchy and more forgiving than, say a rayon or modal knit but you want to not be straining it either.
Id say you could go from 2-3 less than the measurements to 2 past the measurements. The weight of the skirt will make the bodice cling to you before the flare. 18 across chest, 15 across waist, 23 across hips.54 from nape to hem, 18 across shoulders and sleeves are 25 long. The sewing form measures 38-30-39, FYI.
The item "Norma Kamali VTG black lace dress M L wear over bodysuit or slip red NOT incldd" is in sale since Thursday, August 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women's Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "mg6228" and is located in San Diego, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.