frank usher

1970s Frank Usher Black Jersey Maxi Dress w Deep Front Plunge & No Back

This Frank Usher is amazing. It is not perfect but it has lots of life left in it and I know there are girls out there that will overlook its small flaws to get the amazing look that this one has. It is made out of many yards of a light nylon black jersey. This fabric choice allows the dress to drape beautifully once on and moves wonderfully. The skirt is cut on the bias so once you put it on it simply falls into place. It is cut to the floor and when you move you get the sense of the amount of yardage that is in the skirt. The way that the bodice is constructed gives the dress a slight Grecian feel. The top is made from two triangle halters that extend up and out of the waist and curve over the shoulders. A second smaller panel extends from the top of each triangle and this creates that double strap effect that you see before it runs down the back in a single strap to meet the waist there. The front is left in an extreme plunge that goes right to the waist. There are two rows of gatherings around the waist. One that has a tie extending out of it to hold the plunge in place and a second one below that circles the waist. The back is left completely bare. Overall great condition with two small notes below

The bodice is a double layer of the jersey and there is an inner skirt under the exterior layer. It closes with a low back set zipper. A tie runs through the front that can be adjusted for the perfect fit. I see a repair to the jersey near the base of the zipper and there  are two small repairs to the fabric under the front side waist line. Please see the two photos after the label shot. Once on the dress has tons of fabric so you don't see either flaw. 

Bust: adjustable due to cut
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner skirt hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 40" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2887

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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