bessi

1970s Bessi Purple & Pink Printed Silk Jersey Dress

The Bessi company was launched in 1950 but it was not until 1968 that it started producing the printed pieces that the label is now associated with. Like Pucci he signed all his prints and designed them himself. In terms of style, construction and quality  his dresses were often on par with Pucci and Leonard, especially the ones from the late sixties to mid seventies. Here we have a stunning dress made from a fine silk jersey. The base color is a deep lavender in color and then there is a floral pattern done in a deeper tone of purple mixed with shots of pink running over the fabric. These silk jerseys from this time period held color wonderfully and they are still crisp and true even after all these years. I love the V cut neckline on the bodice and long slim sleeves. A contrasting border in a pink print follows the cut of the neck and cuffs, gives the waist definition and acts as a design element down the center front of the skirt. The skirt flows to the floor and widens softly as it reaches the hem. The silk jersey is very light and this allows the dress to sit beautifully on the body.  A real beauty and an amazing color combination. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes at the back with a painted metal zipper. The fabric is signed throughout.

Sleeves: 23"
Slight drop shoulders: 17"
Bust: 17-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 14.5" from top of bodice to top of waist
Skirt: 42" from top of waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2143

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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