1980s Arnold Scaasi Boutique Green Strapless Dress with Hearts
This beautiful dress by Arnold Scassi has the most wonderful and romantic fabric choice. The color is equally as great and those two elements combined with the strapless silhouette make for a beautiful gown. I love the brilliant green and how the silk is covered from bodice to hem with a scattering of little hearts that are finished in a slightly different shade of green. The technique used to create the hearts is very interesting and becomes a design element in itself. A layer of bias cut silk that has the hearts cut out of it, is fused over a second inner layer of silk chiffon. This gives the hearts that slightly 3D, layered window effect you see. The dress itself is cut to create a seamless column at the front. It falls to the floor in one unbroken swoop of fabric from the bodice to the hem. This creates an almost sculptural feel. The back is gathered in pleat work under the small of the back and giving it more fullness and volume. Above this, four flat bows have been added to give a little extra detailing. The interior of the dress has an inner corset so once on it feels fitted and secure. It is just beautiful. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a matching green tissue silk and closes with a back zipper. It has in inner waist stay and the bodice is lightly boned. The skirt has an inner skirt made of two layers of silk and the outer skirt is lined in an organza. Both the inner and outer layer of the skirt have a wide banding of stiffened netting at the hem to help hold the shape.
Bust: to 18" flat across inside from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 52" from top of bodice hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.