1970s Bessi Taupe Silk Jersey & Chiffon Dress

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Most Bessi dresses are flamboyant colorful things but this one has a slightly more refined, laid back feel. This dress feels like it has stepped out of a time capsule - it is in pristine, like new, condition. Made of a silk jersey combined with silk chiffon it utlizies print to define and accentuate its shape and cut. I love how the the very full chiffon sleeves are cut so wide and are defined by that beautiful print border edged in a graphic black and white strip. The design trail up and across the bodice and back of the dress and then that same edging shown on the sleeves rings the waist and hem. The color is a chic and simple light taupe and the combination of jersey and chiffon give it an airy feel. Excellent condition

The bodice and sleeves are unlined and the skirt is three layers - two top layers of silk chiffon and an inner silk layer. The hip measurement is based on this inner layer. Each skirt layer is edged with a border design. It closes with a back painted metal zipper. note that it is more of a cafe au lait color then shown

Sleeves: 25"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust: 15-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 37" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
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Shrimpton Couture
Toronto ON M5V 2M9
(647) 559-2223
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Toronto, ON
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