c 1974 Bill Blass Densely Covered Black Sequin Fringed Tunic & Skirt Dress Set
I recently got a one shoulder dress by Blass in the shop that has the same fringe treatment as this one and believe this set is from the same 1974 collection as the dress is.
The surface of this Bill Blass set is entirely covered with glossy black sequins that give the set an almost liquid feel. Not a single inch of it is left uncovered. The outfit is made of up of two pieces that when worn together look like a full length dress. Being two pieces makes it extremely versatile because you can mix and match them with other pieces in your existing wardrobe. The long, floor length skirt is a classic Bill Blass cut. It has a high slit up the back, which is both practical for walking and also adds a little sexiness when your leg flashes through as you walk away. It slips on with an elastic that runs through the waist for maximum comfort and ease despite its high glamour feel. The tunic is equally fantastic. It skims over the bust, waist and hips and is finished all the way around the hem with a long beaded fringe. It is just long enough to be able to wear as a mini if you felt extra daring. The fabric that the sequins are attached to has a bit of give so its very comfortable. A superb and early Bill Blass that packs a tremendous impact once on. Excellent condition with one small note to review below
Both pieces are fully lined with a black silk chiffon. The tunic closes with a hidden set side zipper and there is a hook & eye at the top of one shoulder. The skirt has elastic through the waist. The base fabric the sequins are on has a slight stretch to it giving it almost a bias cut feel once on the body. There is one area on the side of the tunic where a few fringes are missing. You would only ever notice if its worn over something white like my dress form is. See photo after the label photo for a detail shot of this areas.I have recently seen just the skirt by itself from this set listed at what I have the entire set priced at.
Bust: 17.5-18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19-19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 31" from shoulder to hem
Waist: 12-14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 43" 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.
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