Scandalous 1980s Balmain Sheer Net & Velvet Cut Out Dress

This dress feels like it could have just stepped off the runway today with the recent influx of sheer cutouts and designs made to show off everything. I can't even imagine the impact this would have made in the eighties or the girl brave enough to wear it back then. It is made of a black stretch velvet - the fabric choice adding to the sensuality of the dress - and the body of the dress skims and highlights a girls curves but feels comfortable and sexy on. The bodice is a mix of that same inky black velvet and a black net. The velvet curves up and is appliqued over the net in an almost breast plate form leaving large expanses of skin covered only by the net. At the front the breasts are barely covered but the fabric is placed and the dress shaped that a "nip slip" is almost impossible - but it gives the illusion that it could happen at any moment. It is shocking and sexy and amazing. A rare piece indeed. Excellent condition.

The skirt is fully lined in a black tissue silk and the bodice unlined. It closes with a hidden set nylon and metal zipper at the back and zippers are set into each cuff.

Sleeves: 24" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 37" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2388

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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