An exquisite little late 30s tea dress that flatters and has some stunning details.
Another winning combination of top quality craftmanship combined with a plethora of 1930s features and topped of with a vintage style fabric that behaves as it should. Again - we have not held back on detail with this dress.
This is a most flattering cut and is influenced by the the late 1930s dress styles worn from 1938 through into the wartime period. This dress has been designed to be as faithful as possible to these styles.
Dress has a high back neckline which hugs the back of the neck but alllows the deep plunging cross over neckline to remain demure and not too revealing. Bodice of dress is based on an original vintage 1930s nightwear garment and as a result has authentic detailed gathers into the shoulder and top stitched. The cute cap sleeves hug the shoulder and create an elegant silhouette. Gathers under bust creates a flattering line into a slimming fit around the waist through the fitted waistband. With a sweeping 7-gore skirt to float you through any tea dance.
Key Features Include:-
- plunge neckline
- top stitching on shirring at shoulder and waist
- sweeping 7-gore skirt
- side zip
- lined skirt
The fabrics is a mid weight 100% rayon (viscose) and as such gathers beautifully into yokes and under bust - is similar to the fabrics worn at this time. Print is a new exclusive 30s/40s inspired print 'Deco Floral'. A rich navy blue base with ivory art deco print flowers... swoon. Lining is a woven viscose.
Proudly made in the UK
Fabric: 100% Viscose throughout
Washing instructions: dry clean only (we recommend dry cleaning due to the bias cut panels in the skirt & skirt lining which can become mis-shapen after washing and in particular line drying)
Length from natural waist: approx 26 inches
This dress is free fitting on hips due to the swing skirt. The bust area is fairly generous but will gape if the bust is too full. Waist band is fitted and for this reason, we strongly suggest that you select your size through the waist measurements and if unsure - opt for a size up.
Style suits pear shapes, hourglass and pillar most.
Fabric has no stretch in it - so if you are between sizes - it would be advisable to select the size above.
Please refer to the table below as a size guide. Measurements are in inches. This style does not yet conform to our new grades
|UK 8 (US4 EUR36)||32||26||35|
|UK 10 (US6 EUR38)||34||27.5||37|
|UK 12 (US8 EUR40)||36||29||39|
|UK 14 (US10 EUR42)||38||30.5||41|
|UK 16 (US12 EUR44)||40||32||43|
|UK 18 (US14 EUR46)||42||33.5||45|
Love this dress, bought it in the summer for a wedding and was very pleased with it. Looks lovely, very classic and felt great in it. I am usually a 12 but sized up to 14 based on measurement guidance, fits really well, not super skin tight around the waist but not to loose either. Gapes slightly in the bust as I'm a 34E but a safety pin sorts it and can adjust it for more cleavage in the evenings. Very happy with my purchase and love the other fabric patterns in this style.
I adore this dress, and have had many compliments on it. I originally ordered the 12 as I my measurements put me between the 10 and the 12, but exchanged it for the 10. The 12 was too loose everywhere, but especially around the bust and shoulders. The 10 is perfect! I have a full bust (30G), and I get some gaping also, but I always wear a camisole underneath. The print is wonderful too. Love it!
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