bill blass

1970s Ruffled Silk Chiffon Bill Blass Bias Cut Dress

This beautiful silk chiffon dress is absolutely stunning. It is also insanely sexy and beautifully made as well. The work that would have gone into piecing this together with that weightless and fine silk chiffon is mind boggling. It is completely cut on the bias so once on, it simply drapes into place and slides over the body to define your curves but not in a tight or overtly fitted kind of way. A double layer of that silk floats over the body and cascades to the floor from the tiny straps that wrap around the neck. The neckline is a high and pointed and this combined with the bands of silk chiffon that are set in vertical rows from neck to hem add to the illusion of height and leanness. There is one ruffle that runs down the middle and one at each side with all three converging at the top point. It has a very goddess feel and what is truly amazing it that it literally weighs ounces. So 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, appears unworn condition

Fully lined in a second layer of the same, fine red silk chiffon as the exterior layer. It closes with a hidden back zipper and the halter ties at the very back of the neck. Hand finished and has a hand numbered label. The color is absolutely fantastic - that perfect clear red that flatters most skin tones. It is cut on the bias so will come up some when actually on the body as bias cut dresses do. It will drape to fit and the fabric does have some give due to the bias cut

Bust: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19-20" max flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 62" from top of shoulder to front hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD938

Photographed for creative purposes by Ted Belton, Stylist: Amanda Lee Shirreffs, Hair & Makeup: Erin Heather, Model: Karis.

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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