1978 Halston Resort Swimwear Red Floral Jersey Halter Dress
This dress is wonderful and I was lucky enough to be able to document it by the print to the 1978 resort collection. Halston did do swimwear collections for his clients and this was a dress that was a part of that same line as it is made from a jersey that is much like a swimsuit fabric. The print is bold and beautiful and the same print used on the swimsuit and sarong in the Vogue editorial shot that I found from that same year. The top is cut halter style with built in cups like you would find in a swimsuit and adjustable straps that curve over each shoulder. A tie sits at the base of the bust for detailing and the jersey falls to the floor in a cascade of gorgeous blooms. A wonderful and collectible piece. Excellent condition
The bust is lined with built in soft cups like a swimsuit would be and the rest of the dress is unlined. It closes with a back zipper. It does have some stretch like a swimsuit would.
Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Under Bust: 14-16"
Natural Waist: to about 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: US Vogue, January 1978. Photo by Stan Malinowski. Model: Juli Foster.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.