frank usher

1970s Frank Usher Draped Single Strap White Jersey Dress

This beautiful white jersey dress looks like it just walked off the rack. It is amazing when you discover a white piece in such great condition. At first glance you think it is a strapless dress but there is a lovely, single thin strap that extends out from the detailing on the bust that runs over one shoulder to hook in at the back. This pretty little detail elevates the dress somehow and makes it feel even more decadent. The top is molded to the body and features an abundance of gathers that highlight the shape of the torso and bust. I love the sweetheart neckline. At the waist, there is an extra tie of fabric attached for you to tie in a knot at the front for extra detail. The skirt is made of yards and yards of fabric thay swirl and move as you do. Frank Usher's draped jersey gowns are among the most coveted of all his designs and this one is particularly lovely in every way. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a white silky rayon through the bodice. The skirt has an underlying inner jersey skirt. Note that the hip measurement is taken from this inner skirt and if you needed more room through the hips it would be very easy to add some fabric and it would never show. Lightly boned through the bodice and closes with a painted metal back zipper. Appears to have never been worn

Bust: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 13" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1594

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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