FROM MY OWN PERSONAL COLLECTION - GORGEOUS CLAIRE PETTIBONE CLAIR BLEU TIE DYED RUCHED BOMBSHELL DRESS
The following is some information from the Claire Pettibone website that I was able to find. Claire Pettibone was born in rural New York & grew up in a 19th century farmhouse on acres of rolling hills. She had a lot of time to explore and was fascinated by the beauty of the forests with the leaves and flowers and wildlife. She dreamed of castles and fairy princesses and draws her inspiration of the gorgeous lingerie from that. Her parents were artists and she visited galleries and museums when a child and was influenced by all of the beauty which she brings to all of her creations. While a child, she studied ballet and her nightgowns and lingerie are influenced by the grace and beauty of the dance.
She attended the world famous Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles and formed her own company with her husband in 1994. She uses only the finest French and Venetian laces and appliques together with the most exquisite fabrics available to design the most beautiful and feminine lingerie. Her gorgeous creations are sold worldwide in the most expensive boutiques and stores everywhere.
This beautiful bombshell fitting dress is from my own personal collection. I wore it only for about 1-1/2 hours while at dinner on a cruise and I received a lot of compliments on it.
The color of the dress is a shade of Burgundy Nutmeg with Snapdragon Pink, Purple, Toasted Coconut and Aqua Sea tie dyed look shades on the front, sides and back. The fabric is wonderful in a rayon and spandex blend and feels and drapes like a jersey fabric. The sleeves are set in and are widened at the ends with a modified lettuce leaf like edge. There is ruching at the neckline as well as down the sides of the dress which is what makes the dress a fabulous fit. A strip of elastic down the sides forms the ruching to give one a bombshell figure. The elastic stops about 1/3 of the way before the hem line and there is a semi-handkerchief look on the sides which are bias cut for a beautiful drape.
I have the long sleeve on top of the shoulder in the side view so the gorgeous colors can be seen.
Claire Pettibone clothes are expensive and she is well known for her lingerie as well. The short babydoll sets retail for approximately $600 with the longer sets even more and some of her peignoirs are now $2,950 on the Claire Pettibone website.
A very unique and striking tie dyed draped cocktail evening dress which will have all heads turning when you enter the room.
By: Claire Pettibone - Clair Bleu
Size: Medium but go by the measurements for a good fit
Bust: 36 with lots of stretch to it so it will fit larger
Waist: 28 with lots of stretch
Length: 41 in back with a bit long sides that come to a point
Fabric: Rayon and Spandex
Condition: Very good - only worn 1-1/2 hours one night.
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