Vintage 1980s Does 1940s Black Velvet Dress

The Black Velvet Emporium

Gorgeous 80s does 40s black velvet dress.  This just screams 40s to me. V neck front and back with shoulder pads, short sleeves, narrow fitted skirt that ends in a mermaid sweep. Buttons up the back and a zipper below the waist.  Label Reads: California Girl Petites. Its a 80's size 10 ( for petites), but do see measurements. Union Made.
Excellent near mint vintage condition. It does appear to be missing one half of a hook and eye at the waist in back though.
Measurements when lying flat. Doubled at bust, waist and hip.
Armpit to armpit across bust: 39"
Waist: 30"
Hips: 42"
Shoulder to Natural Waist: 16"
Shoulder to bottom hem: 45"
Please note: This is a vintage, preworn and/or preloved item, and as such is one of a kind and not eligible for returns or refunds. I do my utmost best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected, and there are occasionally small things I won't deem worthy of note. Please feel free to send me a missive with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.