c2000s Yves Saint Laurent Midnight Blue Silk Bias Cut Dress
The silk on this dress is a stunning deep midnight blue that seems to glow from within because of the fabric choice. It is made from a sensual feeling, heavy liquid silk and the draping effect this fabric creates is what makes this dress spectacular. It has the feel of old Hollywood in its cut and line and the dress is super model long. The dress is completely cut on the bias and once you slip it on it simply drapes into place and molds itself around your curves. It has a strong nod to the late thirties in its design and the fabric choice only heightens this comparison. The top has full, draped sleeves that extend out from the waist line in an almost cape like fashion. Both the front and back of the bodice are gathered into a V with the gathers all coming together down the center line under that V. The back has a flower detail created from the silk that gives it just a touch of added weight so the V there is pulled slightly down and back, exposing a little more skin at the nape of the neck. The waist is seamed but is still cut on the bias so is very comfortable. The skirt is wonderful and it flows from the waist to the ground and beyond, draping about your feet. You can wear it with the belt and allow the top to drape more over that or loose and long for a more unstructured feel. Excellent condition.
Unlined and completely cut on the bias. Slips on. Has two belts - one in the same silk and the other is covered in rhinestones. I layered them over each other for the photos of the dress on the mannequin. The given length of the skirt will come up if worn with the belt. Tagged a 36 but the bias cut makes it incredibly flexible in sizing if you wear it without the belt. If you wear it with the belt the waist will fit up to 26" only unless extended
Sleeves: approx 25"
Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: no true defined side seams
Waist: will go to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Belts will fit a 26" waist
Bodice: 17" from neck to waist
Skirt: 49" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG
Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, for her weekly style column on our blog Curated. (Photos by Erin Leydon) Click here to see the full column >
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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