Copy of Early 1980s Mike Benet Formal Turquoise Lace Gown - NEW!

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Size: Extra Small - Small

Bust: up to 34 inches + 80 cm (including cups)

Waist: 26 inches + 61 cm

Hips: Open

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 35 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 52 inches + 122 cm 

Hem Length : None

Zipper Length: 12 inches + 28 cm

Seam Allowance: None

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.



* Early 1980s commercially made lace dress

* Lace design features a floral and scroll pattern in turquoise

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

* Strapless bodice with a scalloped chemise neckline

* Bodice is covered in soutache worked braid

* Dropped waist that trails lower at the back

* Ultra-wide almost full skirt with scalloped hemline

* Low back with nylon zipper 

* Fully lined in matching acetate taffeta with white tulle flounced built-in petticoat

* Label reads Mike Benet Formals

Mike Benet Formals was a design house that earned national and international acclaim for its stunning beaded and sequined creations. Family-owned Mike Benet Formals designed and manufactured special-occasion gowns popular with contemporary fashionistas from prom-goers to pageant contestants. Earl and Earline Bigbie founded the company in 1957, operating initially from a small, downtown shop and then from a larger manufacturing facility in Pittsburg. The company traded into the early 2000s, but their latter lines did not match the quality of their earlier offerings. Today, these vintage gowns are highly-sought after and often discussed in online forums.



Excellent vintage condition.

No notable flaws that I can see, it is in fabulous condition for its age. 

Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws will be highlighted in this listing.



Absolutely stunning dress in a beautiful turquoise colour, typical of Mike Benet lines it is beautifully made and finished.

The listing is for the dress only and does not include any other accessories that may have been photographed with the item. 

This item has not been pinned to the dress form.


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