This is not just any Dorothy O'Hara dress. Made by my personal queen of draping, any cocktail dress is fantastic, but this is something rare a special. A 1940s piece is a showstopper for your most special of occasions. While nude illusion is hardly unheard of from the label, this takes it to the next level. A darker peach mesh is covered with black mesh, making this an excellent nude illusion look for bronze skin tones. The shoulders are outrageous, massively, Adrian worthy affairs, made of the self-fabric so the line doesn't detract from the sheer look. The skirt bodice comes to a subtle a basque waist. And the skirt is magical. It starts with a columnar shape of the heavy rayon common to O'Hara dresses. And then it is decked with split nude illusion draping that is gathered over the hips and becomes a dramatic bustle at the back. Below the bustle, a generous layer of heavy mesh covers the sides and back of the skirt, coming to a softly pointed train. And make no mistake - it will trail the floor. The final touch is accents of bronze piping and satin floral - leaves and piping at the sleeves and right hip, a decadent rose on the left.
Waist: 27.5"-snug 29"
Length: 59" at front
Length to End of Train: 71"
Label: Fashion Forecast, Dorothy O'Hara
Material: Rayon, Rayon Mesh
Condition: Good plus
This beauty is clean and ready to wear. There is subtle fade to the columnar rayon skirt, mostly at the left side, but you have to be looking for it, it's nothing that stands out. Someone in the past hand washed this with the floral and piping trim intact. I have spent a number of hours fully steaming out the mesh lining of the bustle, re-shaping the leaves, and tidying the piping, and am quite pleased with how it turned out. That said, those elements won't ever be perfect again, and so I'm pricing this dress with those minor flaws in mind.