Luv Tricot tribal jersey dress circa 1980s



A vintage 80s Luv Tricot jersey dress. The Italian brand was oft featured in Vogue magazine in the 1980s. It is a black jersey dress with butterfly sleeves and a tapered skirt. The bust is heavily adorned with beading and painting with blue, green, red, and metallic bronze tones.

  • Italian brand, Luv Tricot dress 
  • black jersey dress
  • butterfly sleeves
  • tapered skirt with side slits
  • painted and beaded neckline


In good condition. There are three beads missing.


Approximate Size Small - Medium
Bust 54 inch 137.2 cm
Length 37.5 inch 95.3 cm 
Neck to Sleeve End 20.5 inch 52.1 cm
Side Slits 7 inch 17.8 cm


  • Bust measured across the front from armpit to armpit. Double the measurement for size. 
  • Length measured down the center of the back from the top neck seam to the bottom of the garment. 
  • Waist measured across the dress on the waist seam, or wear the waist would naturally lie. Double for size. 
  • Hips measured across the dress at the fullest part of the hips (approximately 7-9 inches below the waist).  Double for size. 
  • Sleeves measured down the underarm from the armpit to the end of sleeve.
  • Outer sleeve measured from the shoulder seam to the end of sleeve down the outside of the arm. 
  • Shoulders measured between shoulder seams on the backside. 
  • Center of Neck to Cuff measured from the back center of the neck down the outside of the arm to the end of the sleeve. 

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