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Vintage 80s Metallic Blue Strapless Prom Dress Jrs XS Zum Zum Long Formal Gown
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Mar 18, 2013
US $175.00
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State College, Pennsylvania, United States


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Sleeve Style: Strapless
Shade: Indigo Brand:

Zum Zum

Size: XS Vintage Type: True Vintage
Material: Nylon Chiffon Era: 1977-1989 (Punk, New Wave, 80s)

Vintage 80s Metallic Blue Strapless Prom Dress Jrs XS Zum Zum Long Formal Gown



Size: Tagged a vintage size 7/8.  Fits like a modern Juniors size XS.  See measurements below.

Brand:  Zum Zum

Era: 1980s

Material: Nylon chiffon

Color:  Indigo blue

Lining: Black acetate and tulle

Sleeve style:  Strapless

Length: Full length

Closures: Zipper down the back



This is a gorgeous vintage prom dress from the 1980s made by Zum Zum.  The material is gorgeous semi-sheer metallic chiffon that is a indigo purplish blue color (the tag lists the material content as 63% metal and 37% nylon).  The dress is strapless with flexible boning in the bodice for support.  The bodice has a lovely ruched design, and it is lined in black polyester.  The dress has a fitted waist with a peplum accent, and the skirt is very roomy and billowing.  The skirt has a double lining.  Just under the chiffon is a layer of black polyester.  The inner lining is a flexible black netting at the top, and the bottom part of the lining is a stiffer tulle crinoline that helps show off the fullness of the skirt.  The dress closes with a zipper down the back.

PLEASE NOTE: This dress was just a tiny bit too small for my mannequin, so in the picture of the back of the dress, the zipper is not up completely.  However, the zipper works just fine!

The tag labels this a size 7/8, which is a vintage Juniors size, but vintage sizes tend to run smaller than modern sizes.  I believe this dress would best fit a modern Juniors size XS.  The actual measurements are as follows:

Bust: 14" across, underarm to underarm (28" around.  There are darts just under this that expand the bust area some.  My mannequin has a 32" bust, and this dress was just a little too small for her.)
Waist: 12" across (24" around)
Hips: 21" across (42" around. This is the measurement for the lining.)
50" from the top of the bodice to the hem

Note: These are the actual measurements of the garment, so please leave yourself room for comfort of movement.  All measurements were taken with the item laying flat. The flat measurements were doubled to give an approximate measurement around. 

Condition: This dress is in VERY GOOD condition for its age.  I did notice a small mend to the chiffon along the hem (see last picture), but this is very minor and should not be noticeable when the dress is worn.

Please feel free to ask any questions about this item before bidding. I also have many other items in my store, so check out my other listings! I am happy to combine shipping if you win multiple items!

Thanks for looking!



I accept payment through Paypal, and payment must be made within 4 days of purchase. If you need longer than that, please contact me before you make your purchase.  Thanks! :-)

I go to the post office every week day, Monday - Friday.  I typically ship items out one business day after I've received payment, so if I receive payment on Friday, your item will go in the mail Monday (although if I receive payment early enough, I might get it in the mail the same day).  If you pay with an e-check, I will wait for the payment to clear before shipping your item.  I may occasionally take a few extra days to ship an item if I am out of town, especially if it is around a major holiday.  If you need an item to be shipped right away, just let me know and I will do my best to get it out to you as soon as possible!  I do offer Express Mail shipping for most of my items for those of you who need rush shipping. :-)


Items sent First Class are shipped in a heavy duty polyvinyl mailer.  Items sent Priority Mail are sent in either a tyvek mailer or a box depending on the size of the item.  You may always request that an item be shipped in a box, but the shipping cost may go up slightly.

I am also happy to offer a combined shipping discount if you purchase more than one item.  If you buy more than one item, I will send you an adjusted invoice with the new shipping price.   Items must be paid for at the same time to be eligible for a shipping discount.  I include Delivery Confirmation for free on all US orders.

PLEASE NOTE: I will ship your item to the address listed on the Paypal payment, so please make sure that your address is up-to-date!  If you need me to ship to an address other than the one listed, please make a note of it when you pay.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: I am happy to ship internationally, but please note that as the buyer, you are responsible for any taxes or duties your customs office might charge on packages coming from the USA.  Customs fees are not included in the cost of shipping.  ALSO NOTE:  While First Class Mail International is the cheaper shipping option, it is also less reliable.  I?ve had some customers get their packages in around a week, and for others, it has taken a month.  If you need a package by a certain date, I?d highly recommend Priority Mail International.  I can also ship via Express Mail International upon request.  Tracking is NOT available for First Class Mail International.  If you would like a TRACKING NUMBER for your package, you MUST select Priority Mail International or Express Mail International as your shipping option.


I know that purchasing clothing online can be risky, and I want all of my customers to have a great experience in my store.  If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, please contact me about making a return.  If you decide to return an item, please mail it back to me as soon as possible after you receive it.  The item must be sent back no later than 14 days after you received it.  It must be returned in the exact condition you received it.  If the item had tags, they must still be attached.



All returns will be subject to a 15% restocking fee.  Shipping and Handling charges are non-refundable.


Clothing Condition:

The large majority of the items in my store are vintage, and therefore pre-owned.  I do my best to only put items up for sale that are in very good to excellent vintage condition, and I will list any major flaws that I notice.  However, most vintage clothing has been around for several decades or more, and it may have some minor snags in the fabric, the occasional loose thread or other minimal signs of wear.  Vintage items may also have raw seams that have not been serged.  By purchasing, you are accepting that these items are used and may not be 100% perfect. However, if you feel I have overlooked a major flaw, please let me know! 


I personally have a SMOKE FREE AND PET FREE HOME.  I won't sell a piece of clothing if I notice a smoke smell on it from a previous owner.  I have no way of knowing if the original owner of the clothing had pets, but I will use a lint roller to remove any fuzz or stray hair I notice.  Because most of what I sell is vintage, an item may have been in storage for quite a few years, so I always recommend you wash or dry clean your item before wearing it.




I value my customers and want them to have a positive experience in my store, so I leave positive feedback shortly after I've received payment.   If for some reason you have a problem, please CONTACT ME before leaving negative or neutral feedback, and I will do my best to help you with your concerns!


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