Spring 2004 Oscar de la Renta Runway Yellow Silk Chiffon Ruffled Dress w Fern & Floral Print
The twin of this dress was showcased in a special presentation for the InStyle & "A Diamond is Forever" Sneak Peek at Red Carpet Fashion for the 2004 Awards Season. I have included photos from that so that you can see just how gorgeous this dress is on. This is definitely 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 just incredible.
This dress is a dream. It is made out of a yellow printed silk chiffon that has a soft green fern print scattered across its surface. The upper bodice has a soft rounded shape to it and the silk is draped over the bust and then down the the body to fall down and around you. This creates a fabulous draping effect that goes right from the top of the bust to just below the hips crating an hourglass feel. The skirt is set in and under the draped bodice and the entire front part of the skirt has been scooped upwards which emphasizes all those ruffles even more. The skirt has a ton of volume to it that shows best when you move. It is made out of four full sets of ruffled tiers that fall softly to the floor. The lightness of the silk causes the ruffles 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. The dress is suspended from the neck by the straps that extend out of the middle of the bodice and wrap around and hook behind the beck. These straps have been made out of the same silk as the dress but it has been gathered in a ruffle and the edges were left raw. He then set little hand made flowers all along the straps for the prettiest finishing detail that adds an extra element of romance and femininity. This is Oscar at his very best and it is a tremendously beautiful dress. Excellent condition with a minor note below.
The bodice and torso are lined in a matching deep yellow silk. The ruffles of the skirt are set on top of the same silk chiffon so you get a touch of transparency as they move. It closes with an inner zipper to close the built in boned inner support and then a second hidden set zipper over that to close the exterior dress. The straps hook to close behind the neck. Lightly boned through the inner bodice. Inner waist stay hooks to close. The lower front lower part of the bodice looks loose when off the body. This is meant to nee like this so when its on the width of the hips stretch out out and make the light gathers. I see one tiny area of thinning to the fabric on one side.
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 59" from top of neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos: Model wearing Oscar de la Renta for the InStyle & "A Diamond is Forever" Sneak Peek at Red Carpet Fashion for the 2004 Awards Season, January 2004.
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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