Bill Blass Pink Pleats Dress
Brand Bill Blass
Here I sit, trying to craft the perfect description for this amazing dress and all I can think is to scream BILL BLASS! RARE! 60S BILL BLASS! PLEATS FOR DAYS! LOOK! JUST LOOOOOOK AT THE PICTUUUURRRES!
Just letting the eyes rest upon this stunner is enough to speak to it's merits, but here I go, attempting to write a description that will do this dress some modicum of justice. Watch me fail spectacularly.
This Bill Blass dress is a fever dream of pleats and dramatic volume. With a crew neck and perfect gathered cuffs, the most eye catching aspect of this dress is the full blouson style bodice. The accordion pleats run the full length of the dress, starting at the v-neck and continuing to the bottom hem. This creates awesome movement along the bottom hem.
Even more remarkable are the pleated balloon sleeves, constructed of the same wide accordion pleat, they are relaxed at the shoulder but expand at the wrist, creating a voluminous bishops sleeve.
Each cuff is decorated with a lucite bubble button with rhinestones suspended in it. For a dress with so much volume in places it has a surprisingly slim and tailored waist, with an included tie-style belt.
The fabric is what feels like a rayon or rayon blend, in a color that defies pink or peach, and is best described as something in-between those two: salmon.
The dress is lined in the bodice and left unlined in the skirt and sleeves with a nylon zip center back closure.
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ERA / 1960s
LABEL / Bill Blass
COLOR / Salmon, Pink
MATERIAL / Feels like rayon or blend
CONDITION / Excellent
SIZE / Approximate modern Women's size Medium
Please see measurements below for a better idea of fit.
FIT / True fitted waist with blouson, loose fitting blouse and full, balloon sleeves, with gathered cuffs. Dress includes a tie belt and has a full skirt.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 38” / Waist - 30” / Hips - free / Length - 35”