bill blass

1970s Bill Blass Feather Light Red Ruffled Tiered Skirt Silk Chiffon Dress

This beautiful red silk chiffon dress by Bill Blass is absolutely stunning. It is also beautifully made and the closer you start to look at it the more you start to see the fine detailing on it. The work that would have gone into piecing this together with that weightless and fine silk chiffon is astounding. It is completely cut on the bias but also has defined seams so that you get the ease and movement of the bias cut through the skirt but with a slightly more fitted feel through the bodice. It slides over the body to define your curves but not in a tight or overtly fitted kind of way. The neckline is scooped and finished with a soft ruffle that ties in with the other ruffled parts of the dress. Each sleeve is capped and finished with that same ruffle. The bodice sits over an interior halter made of silk and this gives you a play on the transparency. The back buttons to close with a series of silk covered buttons. A piped tie of the same silk gives the waist a touch of added definition and below that the skirt falls to the floor in a cascade of ruffles. The skirt is made up of three tiers and each curves and scoops upwards at the front. This leave a bit of a slit under the ruffles. It also gives the ruffles a pretty cascading effect down the front. The ruffles circle all the way around the skirt on each tier and this gives a pretty detailing from the back view as well. Once on you feel like the silk is just floating around and over you and it is almost like wearing nothing at all. It is truly beautiful. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a second interior built in layer of the same, fine red silk chiffon as the exterior layer. It closes with a hidden back zipper and then the the buttons close over that. All hand finished. The color is absolutely fantastic - that perfect clear cherry red that flatters most skin tones. It is a touch more brighter, clearer red in person then how it photoed. It will drape to fit and the fabric does have some give due to the bias cut. Comes with its original piped tie belt made of the same silk

Shoulders: 13.5"
Interior bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: to 40" from waist to back hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD3201

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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