1960s Grey & Pastel Printed Bessi Silk Jersey Dress
Not everyone is addicted to color, but they still love a beautiful print dress and for them, this is the perfect compromise. This is an absolutely amazing Bessi dress and one of my favorite pieces. The print is spectacular - you can easily see her days at Pucci strongly influencing the design and the better Bessi pieces are right up there with Emilio Pucci and Leonard in terms of style, construction and quality. A soft dove grey serves as the base color with a pretty pattern that has soft blues and pinks running through it. That design trails up and over the surface of the dress and spills down each sleeve. I love the strong use of a contrasting border that defines and anchors the cut of the dress. The simplicity of cut is beautiful and flattering. The sleeves are cut wide and full to really show off the print. The skirt flows to the floor and widens softly as it reached the hem. The neckline is scooped and the panels of fabric that act as borders are used to define the neck and cuffs, give the waist definition and act as a design element down the sides of the skirt and the upper back. The fabric used is a is a fantastic silk jersey that have allowed the colors to stay crisp and true. This dress is a real beauty and an amazing color combination that is infinitely wearable. Excellent condition
Unlined and closes at the back with a painted metal zipper. Hand finished.
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 36.5" from waist to 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.