1980s Printed Silk Nina Ricci "Flower Petal" Mini Dress
From the Haute Boutique portion of the Nina Ricci empire comes this amazing and sexy little number. These would have been made in house and considered demi-couture level, hand finished and proprietary fabrics made to order for their clients. It is a stunning little strapless dress whose ruffled tiers are placed to suggest flower petals. These are set over a fitted interior that hugs your curves. The waist is nipped in with a wide gathered band. This sits over an interior fitted skirt with two full tiers of silk taffeta that create shape and volume. The bodice is strapless and has a built in corset inside. Over this is yet another shaped and formed panel of silk that opens up and towards the face, highlighting the bust. I love the way it is entirely constructed to emphasize the hourglass silhouette and show miles of leg. The print on the silk is beautiful - it is a washed floral design in muted purples and pinks that are masterfully blended. Excellent condition.
The dress is fully lined in a blue tissue silk. It has an internal built in, boned corset. It closes with two separate zippers an internal one that zips up the inner corset and then the exterior dress zipper over that. Interior waist stay made of grosgrain ribbon that closes with hook & eye. Hand finished.
Bust: 16" from side seam to side seam with A-small B cup room built in
Waist: 12.5" from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12.5" from top of bodice to dropped waist line
Skirt: 17" from dropped waist line to bottom tier
Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival