Prettiest 1960s Bessi Dusty Purple & Pink Floral Print Velvet Dress

The Bessi company was launched in 1950 but it was not until 1968 that it started producing the printed pieces that the label is now associated with. Like Pucci he signed all his prints and created them himself. In terms of style, construction and quality, Bessi dresses were often on par with Pucci and Leonard, especially the ones from the late sixties to mid seventies. This one is just lovely and the colour of it is divine.

This gorgeous little dress is made from one of their signature velvet fabrics. These velvet pieces hold color especially well and they have a rich decadent feel to them that is hard to beat with their modern counterparts. The print would have been created in-house and then transferred to the velvet. This one is the most gorgeous shade of a dusky soft purple shade that has pops of pale pinks and white. The print is a pretty floral design that runs over the velvet. The dress is kept simple in its cut so that the colors and the print can shine. The bodice skims over the bust with a high neck. It has no sleeves and the arm openings dip low on each side. It skims over the bust to meet a band of velvet at the waist. This then tops a simple skirt that curves over the hips and widens out as it nears the hem. The skirt has some fullness and the design is beautifully laid out onto it. A border is creates contrasting to the print and this runs down the center of the dress on both sides and circles the hem. It is also used on the top of each shoulder and for the collar. It is quite lovely. Presents as excellent condition with some notes below to review

Fully lined in a Bessi embossed pale blue silk and closes with a back painted metal zipper. Unlabeled but signed throughout. The lining has slight discoloration throughout. There is some grubbiness along the edge of the collar and the edges of the arm.  There is a very faint change in colour to one side of the bodice and along the top of one shoulder. Once on these are very minor due to the extensive print. Please review the photos provided after the label shot and know that the photos look worse then how it does in person. Priced with these in mind and still has tons of life in it and is super cute on.

Bust: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 14" from neck to bottom seam of 2" waist band
Skirt: 27" from bottom seam of waist band to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3944

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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