The dress has a simple design. It is a light-colored ivory cocktail dress in a style which was in vogue in the 1950s and 1960s. The halter-like bodice has a plunging neckline and is made of two pieces of pleated fabric that come together behind the neck, leaving the wearer’s arms, shoulders and back bare. The waistband falls immediately under the breasts, and stands out from the top. Below the waistband is a long pleated skirt.
The dress up has been described as one of the iconic images of the 20th century.
Audrey hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress designed by Hubert de Givenchy epitomized the standard for wearing little black dresses, accessorized with pearls, as was frequently seen throughout the early 1960s. The dress set a record in 2006 when it was auctioned for £410,000 – six times its original estimate.
Kate Middleton vintage-inspired v-neck ivory gown byAlexander McQueen‘s Sarah Burton featured long, lace sleeves and a sweetheart style bodice. The bodice, skirt and underskirt were constructed out of French Chantilly and English Cluny lace while the skirt was a luxe ivory and white satin gazer.