True navy blue accented with an overall geometric lattice pattern in white. Removable red rose to wear at the mock-turtle halter neck, as shown, or as you please. Attached, wide, grosgrain-ribbon belt slips through thread loops to close with single hook&eye at back. Crisp, semi-sheer printed outer fabric over silky full lining. Beautiful back detail with double straps. Full A-line skirt with deep hem ruffle. Well-made party dress with bust and vertical darts, snap bra stays, pinked and finished seams, and nylon Talon back zip. Neck closes with two hooks&eyes. From the late 1960s or early 1970s.
Labels: House of Bianchi Boston
According to the VFG, House of Bianchi was famous for bridal and formal wear from 1949 to 2001.
Fiber/Care: unmarked, feels like a silk/cotton blend with acetate lining, dry-clean only
Condition: minor underarm discoloration on lining with very slight pattern rub-off on exterior. not noticeable.
*This dress has been professionally dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.*
Garment Measurements: note that bodice is slightly short, giving this dress a "Juniors" cut
neck/collar: 14" (35.5cm) circumference, measured flat
bust: 31" (78.5cm) with deep bust darts
- only slightly snug on bra size 32D, 35.5" bust circumference human fit model -
waist: 26.5/27" (67.25/68.5cm)
- move hook&eye on belt to tighten -
skirt length: 40" (101.5cm)
length (hollow to hem): 52" (132cm)
- measured from bottom of halter collar to edge of hem-
hem sweep: 76" measured on lining
(BDV SKU: 00196-001)
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