bill blass

Dreamy Early 1980s Bill Blass Pale Pink Silk One Shoulder Dress w Full Slightly Trained Skirt

Bill Blass launched his label in 1970 when he bought out the Maurice Rentner label and re-launched it under his own name. Blass was arguably one of the most famous of  the American designers. His forte was the ability to mix simple styles with luxurious materials and his evening wear in particular seemed to have of always being flattering on the body. This is a gorgeous example of his work. The pale pink is even better ion person and I think this is a dress that might even make an amazing wedding dress for the bride looking for a non-traditional choice or as an alternative dress in a more extended wedding celebration. And of course it could also be worn to any event. It is just beautiful.

This is a stunning dress that is made out of a pale pink silk that is very light in weight but that has just enough structure to hold the shape that you see. The dress falls from that single spectacular shoulder and is cut to skim over the bodice, nips in at the waist and then the full skirt falls to the floor from there. The neckline is absolutely fantastic. It begins on one side and the angles up towards the shoulder on the opposite side. It slowly widens out over that shoulder so that there is this spectacular dramatic detail that sweeps up and around your neck. It then drops down and curves around your back. There is actually a little bit of boning hidden inside the top of the cure of that side and this gives it the inner structure needed to stay ion place and have that sweeping shape. Its incredible.The silk is gathered into the waist on the opposite side and I love how the banding at the waist is set on a curving angle. The skirt falls from under there and widens out as it nears the hem. At the back it has extra fabric so that it feels fuller and the hem extends out a bit for a sweeping feel as you walk. It is just an amazing simple and easy dress to wear with tons of impact. Excellent condition.

The bodice is unlined and the skirt has an inner pale pink silk lining. It closes with a hidden set side zipper. An inner waist stay hooks to close. There are some small marks at the back hem

Bust: 15-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: approx 16" from top of natural shoulder to waist
Skirt: 45" from waist to front hem, 53" to the back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4393

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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