c1976 Halston Black Draped Plunge Front Caped Back Jersey Dress
I had a very similar dress in the shop before that was a lilac color and am very pleased to have found an even more versatile black version. Halston is one of those rare labels that for whom the more time goes by it actually feels more relevant. It is easy to look at this piece as both a treasured vintage collectible and a closet staple.
It is the kind of dress that you know that every time you slip it on you will look and feel amazing. It has a definitive Grecian goddess feel to it combined with his signature simplicity and masterful draping. It simply slips over the head with elastic running through the waist at the front. At the back the inner part is completely bare but there are ties that extend on either side of the waist that tie inside the back. This helps to create some shape at the front with the fabric draping all around you, but the ties keep it completely in place. The front drapes and plunges deeply but the way the fabric has been placed combined with that elastic waist and the inner ties make you feel safe wearing it. Over the shoulders and down the back is a single panel of fabric that creates a caped Grecian effect and incredible loops of draping down each hip. They are deep enough to tease that you might get a glimpse of bare skin at the sides but the cut and the inner ties make sure it doesn't bare too much. So sexy! The front high slit and way the skirting is cut also allows a flash of leg to show as one moves. Brilliantly Halston in every way and very easy to wear. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips on with elastic through the front part of the waist. Attached nylon jersey ties on either side of where the front waist ends that tie at the back inside as photoed. Tagged a S but the fabric has some stretch and that combined with the drape, elastic waist and adjustable tie waist will allow almost any size
Shoulders: no seams and set to slouch off the shoulder
Bodice: 14" from neck to elastic waist
Skirt: 45" from waist to back hem though it does come up a bit when on depending on your build
Front slit: 25" from approx hem up
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG
Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture.
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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