bill blass

1980s Bill Blass Check & Bright Backless Dress

This dress is absolutely darling! It is impossible to look at it and not feel happy! This is his diffusion line form the 80s but it was so cute I could not resist and well most of the pieces form this particular part of his empire were not as fabulous as the main line was, I think this particular dress stands up well. The top has a halter neck that leave the back bare. The waist cinches in and it has its original belt so you can cinch it more if you wish. The skirt is delightfully full with its own inner crinolines. The fabric adds to the charm - the checked black and white act as a base and then over the skirt vivid pink and yellow wide grosgrain ribbon is stitched on a wide crossed pattern. Excellent, appears unworn condition

The top is lined in a white silky rayon and the skirt has two layers of tulle built in. It closes with a button & loop at the beck of the neck and z hidden set zipper at the back. Tagged an eighties size 8 but please check measurements.

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 15.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 31" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1786

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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