1970s Soft Pastel Bessi Silk Maxi Dress

This is an absolutely beautiful and feminine Bessi maxi dress! You can easily see her days at Pucci strongly influencing the design. The palette is soft and whimsical with pale mint mixed with soft pinks and tangerines, all mixed together masterfully. I love the contrasting border that defines and anchors the cut of the dress and highlights the front plunge. 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 in a matching print over a solid cream colored interior skirt. It is a nice slightly larger size and I did not pin it on the mannequin so you can see how it will fit on a smaller frame as well. Picked as a favorite by our guest editor for June, uber blogger Anita Clarke of the I Want, I Got blog who says she would wear this endlessly through the warmer months! This is truly a fabulous gown and in excellent condition!

Shoulders: 15.5"
Sleeves: 22"
Bust: 18-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 14.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 41" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1192

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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