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Prettiest Spring 2010 Oscar de la Renta Purple Silk Chiffon Ruffle Dress w Jewel Waistband

This is one of the prettiest Oscar dresses I have ever had in the shop and I love it. The movement it has when it is on and you walk is fabulous. It is from the Spring 2010 collection and while its exact twin was did not make an appearance on the runway there were dresses that had similar elements to this one. I have included the two closest here showing one with the same fabric and the other with the same ruffle detail on the skirt. I think that this one is even more gorgeous then either of those.

This dress is absolutely dreamy. It is made out of beautiful printed purple coloured silk chiffon. The silk is draped over the bust as it dips into a V at the front and into a low squared off shape at the back. Pretty wide straps that are detailed with ruffles curve up and over each shoulder. The ruffles give it such a soft and romantic feel. Under that is a wide band that sits just to under the breasts. This band is a full 4" wide and it is completely covered with an intricate design that combines over-sized rhinestones, bead work and embroidery. It is like having your jewels become a part of the dress. That stunning colour combined with this unexpected embellishment at the waist creates the most gorgeous effect. The skirt is set in under that and widens out to be quite full by the time it reaches the hem. The volume in the skirt shows best when you move. It is made out of a cascade of silk that becomes very full as it nears the hem. The entire skirt is covered with individually placed long chiffon ruffles that are set vertically all the way around the skirt. The lightness of the chiffon cause all those ruffle appliques on the skirt to move with the slightest bit of air. When this is on and you are walking the effect that this creates is absolutely gorgeous. It is just the prettiest dress that has all the classic Oscar elements of romance and femininity. It is a tremendously beautiful dress. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a black silk through the bodice and 4 layers of silk chiffon under the top layer of the skirt. It closes with a hidden set back zipper. It appears to have been worn very little if at all.

Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam at top of 4" band: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from top of shoulder to top seam of band
Band: 4"
Skirt: 46" from bottom of band at the waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4145

Reference Photos: (1-2) Spring 2010 Oscar de la Renta Runway (1 -  Look 32, Model: Caroline Trentini / 2 - Look 35, Model: Sara Blomqvist).  /  (2) Leighton Meester (as Blair Waldorf) in Oscar de la Renta, Gossip Girl, Season 4.

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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