1970s Turquoise Blue Silk Bessi Maxi Dress

The color on this Bessi gown is just exquisite - its like all the colors of a tropical sea! You can easily see the time spent at Pucci strongly influencing the designer before striking out on her own. The palette is a stunning mix of soft turquoise shot through with pale lavender accents, pops of white and soft blues and greys. I love the contrasting border that defines and anchors the sleeves and skirt of the dress. Made of a mix of silks, the bodice is a silk jersey so is easy to wear and feels fabulous on. The skirt is a silk chiffon over a solid white interior skirt with the same border trim. This is truly a fabulous vintage dress. Excellent, appears unworn condition!

Shoulders: 13.5"
Sleeves: 21.5"
Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5-13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Skirt: 38" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1748

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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