nina ricci

Prettiest 1960s Nina Ricci White Cotton Waffle Weave Pique Dress w Embroidered Daisies

This wonderful little dress is from the Nina Ricci Boutique ready to wear line. The Ricci atelier was launched in Paris in 1932, with Nina retiring from designing in the early 1950s. Jules Francois Crahay then headed the design team until he left for Lanvin in 1963. Gerard Pipart took over from Crahay and stayed on with Ricci until 1998. This dress is just the prettiest example of the sweetness the house could do in terms of design. Besides being one of the prettiest dresses you could possible wear it might even make an amazing dress for the bride looking for a non-traditional choice or as an alternative dress in a more extended wedding celebration.

The dress is made out of a beautiful white cotton waffle weave pique that is extensively embroidered with a pretty daisy pattern. The embroidered daisy flowers are scattered over the entire dress. The bodice is fitted and sculpted to the body. I love how the edge of the neckline and at the waist are both softly rounded in a pretty curving scallop to soften the line. The dress is suspended from two tiny straps that curve up and over the shoulders. The neckline dips down at the front and cups are seamed to help mold it to your frame. A sweet little bow sits at the bottom of the front V. The waist is cinched in by shaping with the actual seam sitting just below the natural on the top of the hips. The skirt falls under that and it is extremely full with yards and yards of fabric in it. Excellent condition

The bodice is partially lined through the cups and upper back in a white cotton muslin. The skirt is lined in an attached inner white muslin. Stiffened netting runs through the hem of the lining to help hold the shave and give the volume that you see. It closes with a painted metal zipper at the back.Ribbon finished edges in a skirt. Handwork throughout. It has a touch of cream to it in real life.

Each cup is 7.5" across
Underbust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam under the waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 18" from top of bodice to dropped waist seam
Skirt: 32" from waist to hem with 2" turned under

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4143

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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