mollie parnis

1960s Backless Ruffled Mollie Parnis

There is nothing quite as sexy as a ruffled front halter that leaves the back bare. Add to that the sleekness of black and make it a designer piece and you have an instant knock-out! Everything on this one works perfectly together. Constructed from a textured black almost linen look base the contrasting silk organza ruffled neck with its flat piped edges are perfect together. The actual cut of this dress is actually quite simple - the sleeveless, deep V fronted halterneck bodice skims over the bust and then nips in at the waist. The full length skirt flares out into the perfect cut A-line. But turn around and the back has been scooped out entirely. Two layers of black silk organza form the ruffles around the neck and they go all the way up and around the wearers neck. It's a stunner and in excellent condition!

Bust: no defined side seams
Waist: 13" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 14" from neck to waist
Skirt: 40" from waist to the bottom of the hem

Fully lined in black silk through the bodice and black silky rayon through the skirt, it closes with a low back painted metal zipper. The halter closes at the back of the neck with hook & eye.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (4-6)

Item# DD878

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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