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Alberta Ferretti Sheer Silk Lapis Blue Ruffle Draped Maxi Dress
Soft, pretty, romantic, feminine—these are all words apropos of Italian designer Alberta Ferretti’s clothes, including this gown in a stunning shade of lapis blue. A study in bias-cut mastery, it is tailored from an intricate pattern of delicate silk chiffon to fall gracefully over the figure.
A pair of sienna-trimmed ruffles that reaches from under one shoulder and cascades across the body to the floor enhances the dress’s beautiful lines, as does the asymmetrical fishtail hem that would look positively gorgeous in motion. Accentuate the low scooped neckline at both the back and front with a striking necklace or drop earrings. It acts as the perfect frame for a head-turning accessory and the wearer, as well.
Size estimate: S/M
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: 36 inches
Sleeve length: 25 inches
Dress length: 56 inches
This Alberta Ferretti gown is in excellent condition. It is tailored from a lapis blue silk chiffon in an intricate bias-cut pattern. It slips over the head, and because it is cut on the bias, it has some natural stretch in the fabric. The unlined floor-length silhouette has a deep scooped neckline in the front and back, long sleeves and an asymmetrical fishtail hem.
A duo of ruffles, trimmed in a contrasting sienna silk chiffon, trails down the back of one shoulder and then picks up again under the arm before cascading across the dress’s front. This dress has been professionally dry-cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.