bill blass

1980s Bill Blass Silk Chiffon Dress

This dress weighs mere ounces and is stunningly beautiful in its simplicity and elegance. I think you could literally slip this through a scarf ring it is so light weight and yet somehow it manages to have structure to it! The skirt is cut beautiful lean and stops just at the knee. It is actually three full layers of silk chiffon. Two inner layers to act as a slip and the top layer that has a chevron pattern detailing that has silk fringing. The waist nips in in a classic and refined way and the top is a simple sleeveless shell with a silk layer of chiffon over the shoulders. Stunning! Excellent condition and well made!

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from top of bust to waist
Skirt: 22" from waist to hem

The top is partially lined in a second layer of the same black silk chiffon and the skirt has two layers of silk chiffon under the top exterior layer. It closes with a low back hidden set zipper. with a hidden hook & eye at he back of the neck above a slit keyhole.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD1017

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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