Gorgeous 2000s Valentino Roma Sheer Black Chiffon & Banded Lace Bodice Dress
The Valentino Roma label launched in 2000 to take the place of the Miss V line. It was sold at a price point that was a bit more accessible then their main line and was meant to be available in more shops then the main line would be. The pieces were still very well made. This one caught my eye simply because of how gorgeous and sexy it is. It is a stunning dress and unusual with its fully sheer top.
The dress is made out of a combination of feather light black chiffon and a black lace. Bands of a more opaque fabric add detail to bodice and have been used to create a collar. It is a combination that is instantly striking. When you slip it on the bodice molds over your curves and the skirt floats around you moving as you move. The top is cut to completely cover you yet the transparency makes it very sexy. The black straps are set on angles that run into the waist band and then there is that one horizontal band just under the breasts. This extends around to the back where everything perfectly lines up at the hidden set zipper. The sleeves are capped and slightly peaked. I love how the sleeves extend out a bit over the shoulders. It is just a pretty little detail that softens the strong lines of the bodice. The black lace gives it bit of a lingerie feel and yet it still very much feels like a dress. Under that the skirt falls to the floor and there are several yards of fabric in it. It is also a touch transparency though you don't realize this at first glance since the amount of fabric in it hides that until you move. The hem is set so that is slightly changes in length as it goes around and this adds to the movement and sense of airiness that it has. It is gorgeous and very sexy. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. Excellent condition
Unlined and closes with a hidden set zipper at the back. Tagged a size S. The lace of the bodice does have some stretch.
Bust: 16-18" flat across the front from side seam to side seam but will fit a variety of bust sizes with the adjustable tie and open back
Waist: 13 " flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to top seam at the waist
Skirt: 45" from top seam at the waist to longest point of hem and including the 1" band at the waist
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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