Gorgeous Fall 2019 Prada Cotton Floral Dress with Elaborate Floral Applique

The twin of this dress was Look 11 shown on the runway for the Fall 2019 Prada collection. The cotton mix fabric allows it to hold a fuller shape and that is how I shot it rather then the sleeker look it was worn with on the runway. The review for the Prada show was glowing. It stated in part that 'we had a Prada collection that continued to posit romance in all its aesthetic gestures (lace, flowers, hearts, fairy-tale capes, and glittery red shoes) as a way to both soften and deepen the tropes of utilitarianism...And Prada-philes will love this collection because it was, at its core, very, very Prada...Not because the dresses nodded to a demented Kim Novak or an inscrutable Eva Marie Saint...It was very Prada because it spoke so clearly to the twin impulses that both define and daunt the Prada woman: I know what really matters and I also really love fashion. Such a beautiful, bad romance."
I love that to describe the product aesthetic. It holds so very true. This was one of the prettiest dresses from the entire collection.

The dress is made out of a fabric that feels like a cotton mix and has a crispness to it that I love. This gives it a slight a bit of stiffness to it and it is this slight structure that allows it to hold the shape and fullness that Miuccia was after in these looks. The sleeves are set to come out from the waist and then narrow down as they reach their ends. The shoulders are rounded as a result and there is no line to break the arm from the bodice. This gives the dress a very 1950s feel. The neckline is a shallow scoop and the dress skims over the bodice.  The waist is nipped in. I love the fullness of the skirt. The fabric lets it have that lovely fullness and you could exaggerate it even more if you added a crinoline underneath. At the waist is that elaborate 3-D cascade of white flowers and trailing leaves. This is attached to one side of the waist and falls down over the skirt. It creates a beautiful flower on flower look since the fabric itself has a huge oversized washed floral pattern covering the entire surface of the dress. It is gorgeous. And it has pockets. It looks to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition 

Unlined with ribbon finished edges and closes with a back set zipper. No size tag present. Pockets along the hip and the flower detail at the front is attached. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. 

Sleeves: approx 26"

Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam where the arms come out from just above the waist
Waist: 12-12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 16" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 30.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD4242

Reference Photo/Video: Fall 2019 Prada Runway, Look 11.

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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