1980s Halston Black Bias Cut Jersey Dress w Transparent Beaded Net Panel

This dress dates to the early 1980s during the last few years of when Halston was still in control of his brand. At this point in the Halston history, anyone who was anybody was wearing the Halston label.

The dress is made from a black bias cut jersey that once on, molds to the body with an almost spiral dress feel. Inset into the jersey are semi-transparent panels made out of a black netting. These are finished with rows of glossy black tube and seed beads. They are set to curve down and around the body to emphasize the natural curves that you have. One sleeve is made out of the netting and this extends over the shoulder and over one side of the bodice at the front. At the back it dips down to follow along one side of the very low V that is there, and then extends over the lower part of the back to wrap around the opposite hip and curve down the full length of the skirt. The see through quality of the netting make it feel very scandalous. Even with nude undergarments it would definitely warrant an extra look once it is on the body. It is killer on and I have recently seen one of these priced considerably higher then what I have it priced at. Great overall condition with a note below

Unlined and slips on to wear. There are some small areas of beads missing along the netting. I have photoed them and there may be the very occasional single bead here and there. Please review the photos after the shot of the label. The fabric has some stretch

Sleeves: approx 26"
Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: 16-19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-16" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17-21" flat across the inside back from side seam to side seam
Length: 59.5" from top of bodice to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3530

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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