Vintage 1980s Jean Muir Dress - Black Rayon Jersey w Pink Sequins


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

Age: 1980s

Label: Jean Muir London

Retailer’s Label:  Ingrid’s Montreal

Color(s): Black with Deep Pink Sequins

Material(s): Rayon Jersey

Description: '80s dress is striking and makes an entrance. Features deep pink coloured sequins across the top of the bodice, both front and back, and at the cuffs of the sleeves. Has large pads in the shoulders, typical of '80s design. It is made in a full length style with long sleeves. High rounded neckline, sleeve taper to the cuff, pleating at the upper sleeve (see close-up photo). Dress is cut with a full skirt that hangs in pleats.  The fabric of the dress has good weight and falls beautifully; has some transparency, so a slip might be recommended. The dress fastens at back with a nylon zipper. 


  • US size 12 (UK size 14) is indicated, but please rely on the following measurements for fit:
    • Shoulders:  18” across seam-to-seam
    • Sleeves:  22 1/2” long
    • Sleeve Inseam:  17” long
    • Bust: 36” around
    • Waist: 28” around
    • Hips:  36” around
    • Length: 55”

Condition: Very good

  • No wear, tear, stains or odors. 
  • This was well cared for over the years and looks like it saw little use.

About the Designer: Made in England and designed by Jean Muir under her “Jean Muir London” label. Jean Muir is considered one of Britain’s greatest fashion designers. She studied fashion sketching at St Martin’s School of Art while working at Liberty, and went on to work at Jacqmar and then Jaeger. After designing for the Jane & Jane label for four years, she started a label under her own name in 1966 (Bio gleaned from the Vintage Fashion Guild).