1978 Halston Resort Swimwear Red Floral Jersey Halter Dress

This dress is wonderful and I was lucky enough to be able to document it by the print to the 1978 resort collection. Halston did do swimwear collections for his clients and this was a dress that was a part of that same line as it is made from a jersey that is much like a swimsuit fabric. The print is bold and beautiful and the same print used on the swimsuit and sarong in the Vogue editorial shot that I found from that same year. The top is cut halter style with built in cups like you would find in a swimsuit and adjustable straps that curve over each shoulder. A tie sits at the base of the bust for detailing and the jersey falls to the floor in a cascade of gorgeous blooms. A wonderful and collectible piece. Excellent condition

The bust is lined with built in soft cups like a swimsuit would be and the rest of the dress is unlined. It closes with a back zipper. It does have some stretch like a swimsuit would.

Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Under Bust: 14-16"
Natural Waist: to about 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2930

Reference Photos: (1) US Vogue, January 1978. Photo by Stan Malinowski. Model: Juli Foster.  /  (2) Halston Resort, 1978. From the book 'Halston' by Phiadon.

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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