SOLD: 80s brown silk tea dress (Betty Barclay)
SOLD: 80s brown silk tea dress (Betty Barclay)
SOLD: 80s brown silk tea dress (Betty Barclay)
SOLD: 80s brown silk tea dress (Betty Barclay)

SOLD: 80s brown silk tea dress (Betty Barclay)

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Classic 80s button-through brown silk tea dress by Betty Barclay.


Classic 80s button-through tea dress by Betty Barclay in brown silk with short sleeves and soft shoulder pads, featuring a faux flap buttoned breast pocket, an elasticated waist (which has lost its original belt) and two side seam pockets. Unlined with two 13” deep side seam splits which allows the skirt to flow freely. Spare button attached to care label.

NOTE: Belt is pictured for illustration only and is not included.

DESIGNER: Betty Barclay
COLOUR: brown
FABRIC: silk
CARE: hand wash or dry clean
CONDITION: very good
SIZE: labelled UK16, best contemporary fit UK14
MEASUREMENTS: underarm-underarm – 20”, waist – 29” (+ considerable stretch), length – 51”


Customers are asked to bear in mind that vintage garment sizes bear little or no resemblance to contemporary sizes. Furthermore, current high street size labels are inconsistent, with M&S and Wallis being noted for their generous proportions while others come up on the small side.

Please always refer to the measurements provided in the item description rather than the garment label size, and note that any ‘best fit’ suggestion we make will be based on modern day sizing. By way of example, our own suggested standard size 12 dress has an underarm to underarm measurement of approximately 19" with a waist size of 30".

In order to best gauge the suitability of an item, you may find it useful to compare our stated measurements with those of one of your own garments which is a comfortable fit. Our garment measurements are taken with the item laid flat, and all sizes in our descriptions are approximate.

The following charts give approximate comparative UK/US/European sizes for women’s clothing and shoes.

Women’s Dress Sizes

UK size 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
US size 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
European size 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48

Women’s Shoes

UK size 4 5 6 7 7 ½ 8
US size 6 7 8 9 10 10½
European size 36 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 40 41 42 43