sonia rykiel

1980s Sonia Rykiel Paris Dress with Ties

This dress by Sonia Rykiel really emphasizes everything that was fabulous about the eighties. The cut is innovative and unusual. The linen cotton fabric chosen adds texture and interest. The fabric has been hand dyed to an almost rust color and you can see the sport impact that worked it way into the design of clothes made during the eighties. I feel that the little front pocket that sits just above the waist really gives it that feel. The cut is loose and full with a scooped neck and full arms. It has an almost sweatshirt cut through the bodice. The skirt is very unusual with ties that runs through the hem and then come out to tie at each side of the skirt allowing you to leave it loose or pull it tight creating different shapes depending on how tight you go. A top second layer sits just on the front of the skirt and it also ties into place at the sides and can be adjusted through a tie through the hem. It then has very long fabric ties attached at the waist. One of the waist ties matches the main color of the dress while the other is a contrasting cream. I have tied these around the waist for the photos, but you could really get creative in the styling and leave then trailing or wrapped in a different way. The dress is well cut and well made. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes with a back zipper. The ties at the waist are attached and can be styled a variety of ways. The front top layer of the skirt is attached at the waist seam and then ties to the underskirt at the sides. Elastic is looped through the hem of the actual skirt and this top layer and ties sit at either side of the hem of the skirt.

Sleeves: 20"
Shoulders: 16" across with a slight drop
Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 20" from neck to waist seam
Skirt: 21" from waist seam to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD901

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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