Fabulous 1970s Halston Wrap Plunge Red Full Length Dress w Wide Sleeves & Original Sash
This is the first time I have had this particular design from the Halston IV line and it instantly became one of my favorites besides the one shoulder dresses I find for you. The design is so simple but at the same time it has so much impact with its low plunge front and sexy feel created by the easy wrap design. It is an incredible piece that you can wear over and over and style it in a zillion ways depending on what you pair with it.
The cut of this dress is spectacular and is perfectly in line with what he was doing with his main label. The base fabric is a fine red synthetic that feels like a silk and has the added bonus of being easy to care for and travel with. There is a secondary pattern woven into the fabric and this gives it a little pop that I love. The dress feels very sexy but in an easy to wear kind of way. It slips on and closes at the elastic waist with hidden hook and eye. The wrapping over keeps you fully covered but still allows for the skirt to open a bit to show your legs when you walk. The dress has its original matching belt that you can wrap and tie around you to add more shape at the waist. The dress falls to the floor from there and the skirt widens out slightly as it nears the floor. The top is spectacular. It is cut to skim over you to the waist and the front plunges to the waist band. With the way that it is held closed and with the sash that goes around the waist it is actually safe to wear it in its full plunge. The sleeves begin just above the waist and are cut wide and straight. That makes them very full and they just sit beautifully on the body. Gorgeous. Excellent condition w a minor note below
Unlined and wraps and hooks to close as described above. Elastic through the waist. Original sash tie belt. The dress has a generous cut but can be cinched in through the waist so will easily work on a smaller frame as well. Pockets along each hip. I see some small areas where the fabric has darkened on the back of the dress and on sash. Please see the photo after the label shot for an example
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: no true side seams
Waist: to 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam and you can cinch in further with the belt
Hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Total length: 62" from neck to hem with just 2" turned under the hem
Sash: 88" end to end and 17" wide
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
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