1980s Henri Bendel Washed Floral Silk Taffeta Ruffle Dres w Flower Accent at the Waist

This dress is absolutely incredible and one of the prettiest things I have seen lately. I love this dress. The fabric is a wonderful silk taffeta that has a romantic washed floral design covering its entire surface. The print is set onto the silk in a soft washed feel like a watercolour painting. The bodice is strapless and fitted to hug the body. Light boning at each side helps to hold it in place. The silk was then draped to closely follow your every curve. The fabric on the bust crosses over itself and gathers bring the dress in at one side to create the illusion that it has been wrapped around you. The wrapped illusion is made even more apparent by the wide ruffle that trims all of the edges. This wide panel os fabric follows the cur of the dress and curves around the hem and then back up. The form is shipped ups lslightly as a result for some leg to show and I love ow the hem is slightly asymmetrical as a result. The ruffle also acts to emphasize the curves and the shape of the dress. It has a very bombshell feel to it as a result. The waist is cinched in with seaming and a large flower made of the same fabric is nestled into the folds just under the bust for the perfect finishing detail. Everything on this dress is done to create that highly sculptural shape. It looks to have never been worn or worn very little. In person the colour is a bit more towards a dusty pinky red then the coral it photoed as. It is even better in person. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a pink silky rayon and closes with a hidden set side zipper. 

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam with an A to small B cup
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bust: 10" from top of waist
Skirt: 30" to the longest point at the back

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3581

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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