Resort 2009 Romantic Oscar De La Renta Black Lace Dress
This dress was Look 44 on the 2009 Resort Runway Collection. At the time, Oscar quoted to Style.com "It's a very happy collection", and indeed it was, filled with spectacular pieces like this. The dress is a sleeveless shift-style dress fashioned from sheer layers of black and nude silk chiffon with top layers of black silk tulle. The outer layer is a black tulle outer with a fabulous applique of square black "sequins" mixed with squares of layered black organza and a crinkled chiffon fabric that runs over the entire dress top to bottom. Additionally there are glossy black square and round faceted bead/crystal accents giving the entire dress a subtle sparkle. A wide black grosgrain bow sits at waist and I love how this goes through the sides and actually hooks around the waist of the wearer inside the dress. This allows the back to have that incredible volume and beautiful "watteau" effect that adds the perfect amount of drama. The sheerness allows you to style it numerous ways from a simple nude slip, to adding color or going very daring and wearing boy shorts and a bra under it that are meant to be seen for a more edgy feel. Feather light. In unworn, excellent condition.
Unlined and closes with a back hidden zipper. The silk grosgrain ribbon "belt" fastens with hook and eye closures at the back inside the dress. Beautifully finished
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Interior band at waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38" from shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference runway photo from style.com
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.