geoffrey beene

1980s Geoffrey Beene Graphic Strapless Dress

I love the graphic feel of this little black strapless dress from Geoffrey Beene with its two saucy cream felt details on the bust. The body is a slim column of black silk wool crepe and the fabric has a slight bit of texture to it so as you get closer it gets more visually interesting. On the exterior it seems like a simple sheath but inside there is a full built in bustier of silk and boning that gives you a very structured feel as you wear it. The two little stripes on the bust mimic pocket tops but are actually inset fabric detailing. Excellent, seemingly unworn condition.

The inner corset is made of silk and is boned. The rest of the dress is not lined but has ribbon edged seams. It closes with a hidden set back zipper and the inner corset has its own separate zipper.

Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist on the inner corset: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 31" from the top of the bodice to the hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1806

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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