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Vintage 80s New Wave BlackBatwing Drape Tunic

Vintage 80s New Wave BlackBatwing Drape Tunic

Regular price £65.00 GBP
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We are delighted to present this stunning eighties top with its dramatic ruching and unique design is a standout piece, reflective of the bold and inventive styles of the era. Crafted from a slinky, lightweight jersey, similar to materials favored by renowned designers like Norma Kamali, this top offers both comfort and elegance. The fabric is known for its ease of wear and care, and it drapes beautifully to flatter the figure.

The top features a distinctive draped design with ruched detailing at the back, creating a visually striking silhouette that is both sophisticated and versatile. It's designed to allow various styling options, adapting effortlessly to different looks and occasions. The gathered cinching at the back enhances the shape and can be adjusted to modify the length and fit according to your styling needs.

Echoing the timeless appeal of Kamali's designs, this piece incorporates elements that are still prevalent in contemporary collections, yet it carries the charm and strength of vintage fashion. This top does not come with a matching shawl but stands alone as a powerful statement piece, making it a rare and exceptional addition to any wardrobe.

The longer length offers versatility, making it suitable for a range of sizes and the silhouette enables it to be worn by smaller sizes as the silhouette is slouchy and can be worn a as a mini dress or paired with modern capri leggings or stirrup pants for a balanced look. This piece  is an ideal choice for those looking to incorporate a bold, vintage statement into their contemporary wardrobe. characteristic of its era and style of the inspired by the aesthetics of The New Romantics and the new wave fashionistas who emerged from the punk era

 Suitable for the below sizes based on your preferred styling.

 U.K.  8 10 12 14 

 US    6 8 10 12 

 EU     38 40 42 44

Measurements below in inches. Please note Bust and Width/Waist have been doubled.

Bust 62

Width/waist 54

Length 32 

CONDITION.  In our usual  professional laundered condition.  we have noted some  fabric degrading and these breaks in the fabric and have been sensitively repaired and are masked by the drape of the fabric 


Fabric Stretch 70s poly jersey 

Please also review the photographs as they  also form part of the description.

 All our vintage is curated and subject to the highest quality standard and restored and repaired to give the best experience possible.  We are reputable seller, serving the fashion industry, celebrities and providing costumes for TV and film.

Unless stated please do not expect perfection, as vintage garments are not new and have had another life and still may minor flaw here or there.Vintage sizes are not the same as, we measure and equivalent our garments to modern day sizing.

Size Guide

We take pride in providing accurate measurements with an approximation of modern UK with an International equivalent size chart below sizing to help you when choosing  your purchase and  will fit properly  as often vintage sizes differ significantly from modern sizes. 

It is also very helpful if you are aware of your own particular dimensions. If you're not sure, you may easily approximate them by measuring an item of clothes from your own wardrobe that fits well and is laid flat.


Bust - Measured by doubling the width from armpit to armpit across the front of the garment.

Waist - Measured by doubling the width from one side of the waistband to the other.

Sleeve - Measured from the shoulder to the cuff. Shoulder - Measured from shoulder seam to shoulder seam.

Length - Measured from the collar or top mid of the shoulder to the garment's hem.

We measure all our items flat and use the guide below

If you need further help please get in touch and we can give you advice on the best size and fit through the chat facility on the website, just press the green CHAT with us button

XXS 6 32 80.5 25 62.5 6 36 2
XS 8 33 83 26-27 65 8 38 4
Small 10 35 88 28-29 70 10 40 6
Medium 12 37 93 30-31 75 12 42 10
Large 14 39 98 32 80 14 44 12
Xlarge 16 41 103 33 85 16 48 14


How we measure

Our items are measured flat and we use a tape measure.

Bust - Measured by doubling the width from armpit to armpit across the front of the garment.

Waist - Measured by doubling the width from one side of the waistband to the other.

Length - Measured from the collar or top of the shoulder to the garment's hem.

Mannequin & Model

Both our mannequins are a UK size 6-8 and stand 5ft 7 inches tall

Jen is a UK Size 10

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