2008A Chanel Beautiful Off Shoulder Black Knit Dress

This little black knit dress from the 2008A collection that Karl Lagerfeld designed for Chanel will quickly become one of your favorite pieces. It is the kind of dress that works on its own, layered under other pieces and can easily transition from day to evening in a flash. And it is immensely flattering in as well. It is seriously fabulous and quite sexy and I hope that girl that decides to make it hers truly will love and cherish it. Once on the body you can see the master draping  and cutting techniques Karl has employed in this deceptively simple piece. It is made from a multi textured knit that has belies an inner stretch that will act almost like a "bandage" knit and light shaper garment. That being said it still has a light and fluid draping on the body so is not impossible to wear. A chevron ribbing covers the bodice and upper hip while the waist is defined by a thicker ribbed knit. The skirt has a simple fine waffle weave texture.  I love how the top is cut to slightly drape and sit just off the shoulder and leaves the bodice with a more skimming over the body feel rather then being skin tight. It is very sexy. The rest of the dress is cut to hug and define your curves. Just a really extraordinary piece by one of the great designers. Excellent condition.

Unlined and slips on to wear. Tagged a 42 and marked collection 08A. The fabric does have stretch to fit. This allows for a broader range of sizes

Bust: 17.5-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16.5-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from shoulder to waist + 3.5" waistband. Note the top does drape a bit when on
Skirt: 24" from bottom of the waistband to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD2372

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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