Size 8 Designer Evening Top - Gorgeous 1980s Navy Blue Silk Blouse by Bill Blass - Balloon Sleeve & Sheer Bodice - Ballroom Formal - Bust 35
Navy blue silk blouse with balloon sleeves, a designer creation by Bill Blass that belongs on a late 1980s runway! It's a sheer chiffon formal top with extravagantly full taffeta sleeves, rustling and airy-light, with rich gathers at the shoulder. Has a V-neck and gathers at the torso, into a tall diaphanous waist panel with hand-tacked meringue-like pleats. A very posh look, meant for a ballroom or a black-tie event.
Bust 35, Waist 27; Shoulder to Shoulder 14.25, Sleeve Length approx 28.5, Neck to Waist 17, Neck to Hem 22.5 Inches
" BILL BLASS " at side seam waist, with a second label (probably a union label) at opposite waist seam
Sheer navy blue silk chiffon, matching navy blue silk taffeta, possibly a silk blend, in a thin airy weight
Center back self button & loop at neck, with keyhole slit and synthetic zipper below
Beautiful, barely worn, the upper right bust has a barely perceptible lighter blush, this is so faint and would be hard to notice when worn, the zipper pull has enamel loss
Please note: All measurements (bust - waist - hip) are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item. These measurements already have ease subtracted and they are not actual fabric widths. To get actual fabric widths add two inches at the bust - one inch at the waist and two inches at the hip.
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