Mother-Of-The-Bride formal evening dress by Designer RITA diMontella. Ms. diMontella is known for her Bridal and evening clothing. Her prices start at $800.00 and go up to the thousands. Ms. diMontella is an Italian born emigrate. She has spent the last 32 years as a designer and manufacturer of high fashion evening-ware, bridal gowns and accessories. She has sold to the high end department and specialty stores. She has also sold to Hillary Rodham Clinton and other celebrities.
Back to the dress! The wall paper stripe/floral design is light beige. The dress features a jewel neckline, long fitted sleeves, 5 covered button closure on center back. The dress also features a dropped waist. The gathered skirt has an all-over flat floral design with a scalloped hem. The bodice features scattered clear sequins and brown glass bugle beads. The skirt faux pearl floral centers with pink clear sequins covering the larger flower. The first layer of lining is light weight mauve satin and the under lining is mauve chiffon.
Condition: This dress has only been worn once to her son's wedding. There are no stains or pulls that I can detect. There is a small tear in the seam of the lining which can easily be repaired by hand. Ms. Montello's current styles are highly styled. I would place this dress from the late 1970's.
The measurements are:
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER...15"
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