Vintage 1980s Averardo Bessi Dress Floral Print Cotton Made in Italy Size 4
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a wonderful 1980s, maybe early 1990s, floral printed cotton dress made in Italy by Averardo Bessi. Bessi is often compared to Pucci, and there was a similarity in the complex, colourful mod prints utilized by both during the 1960s. This is a later example - Bessi began his business in 1950, became an exporter in 1959, and began marketing his original signed fabric designs in 1966. The company still exists today, but this is definitely an older example. The dress has a rounded neckline, short sleeves and an above-the-knee length. The body is cut in a straight shift-like style. There are matching sewn-in pads at the shoulders and the dress is unlined. It closes with a nylon zipper at the back.
Label: “Averardo Bessi Made in Italy”. The content label reads “100% Cotton Made in Italy USA 4” and “Commercial Dry Clean Only”.
Color: Tones of blue and turquoise
Sizing: The size label reads as a US 4, but please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the garment into consideration:
Shoulders: 15 1/2” across from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Sleeves: 10” from shoulder seam
Bust: 36” around
Waist: 34” around
Hips: 36” around
Overall length: 36”, measured flat
Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear or pulls - I haven’t had it dry cleaned, but it appears to be clean and ready to use.
This is a very nice quality dress - beautiful cotton and attractive print in striking tones……