Bill Tice Bold Print Deadstock Maxi Dress
Brand Bill Tice
The print of this Bill Tice dress is such an inherently 70s floral: BOLD, unflinching, a blast of color right into those eyeballs, like a straight shot of sunshine, transporting me poolside to a swanky Palm Springs hotel while Donna Summer plays on the radio. But I digress...
I could go on and on about this particular print-- the abstracted color-blob style of the flowers, the pops of orange in the beautifully articulated stamens and the fun, psychedelic swirl of orange with alternating spring and lime green stripes that make up the leaves-- but I'll just leave it with that. It's fun in fabric.
Also, Bill Tice, did we capture that fact? Yes? Yes, yes. Moving on.
This fun dress features a v-neck and fluttery shawl (dare we even say "caped") collar hangs to about elbow length, and slightly more at the back. This cape-like piece is also playfully and purposefully a-symmetrical, hanging longer on the right than the left. It's such a fabulous detail.
Because this a piece from Bill Tice's loungewear collection, the dress has a hidden zipper running along the front, perfect for zipping down a little to show a peek-a-boo of any swimwear on underneath.
Though darted, the dress is relaxed through the bust, waist and hips, flaring out into a maxi length trumpet skirt.
In case you were wondering, it is fully lined. Well, except for the shawl collar of course.
As far as condition, this item is DEADSTOCK, as in new-old-stock, never worn and still retaining the original retail tags. Guess she never found that perfect partner bold enough to take her out for the spin she deserves.
ERA / 1970s
LABEL / Bill Tice
COLOR / Yellow and shades of, with orange and green.
MATERIAL / Polyester or acrylic.
CONDITION / New old stock, deadstock with original retail tags.
SIZE / Approximate size Medium.
Please see measurements below for a better idea of fit.
FIT / Though darted, the dress is relaxed through the bust, waist and hips, flaring out into a maxi length trumpet skirt.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 36" - 38" / Waist - 32" (empire) / Hips - 50" / Length - 58"