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Our new spring 2018 colourway for our best selling tea dance dress - named after wartime pinup 'Betty Grable'. This colourway is a stunning warm terracotta crepe on the skirt paired with our seasonal print 'spring orient' on the upper bodice.
This is the perfect dress for dancing! A most becoming dress with a demure tie neckline - softly shirred into shape with shoulder yokes and gathered under the bust.
This dress has been designed to be as faithful as possible to the 1940s styles. A slimming fit around the waist with elegant short sleeves with a touch of shirring and a sweeping 7-gore skirt to float you through any dance.
New flutter style sleeves that drape the shoulder make this dress perfect for dancing as they do not restrict the upper arm at all.
Fully lined bodice, side zip.
Fabric: The top is a lovely quality crepe 100% rayon in our signature 'Spring Orient print paired with a terracotta top quality stretch crepe. Fabric gathers beautifully into yokes and under bust. The bottom fabric is a poly/rayon mix with a touch of spandex and means it will stretch a little to accommodate waist variances.
Key Features Include:-
- keyhole neckline with tie
- gathers into shoulder yokes and under bust
- sweeping 7-gore skirt
- side zip
- flutter sleeves with whip stitch
Proudly made in the UK
Fabric: 100% rayon on top half with poly/rayon/spandex mix bottom
Washing instructions: cool hand wash or dry clean
Length from natural waist: approx 26 inches
This dress is free fitting on hips due to the swing skirt and skims the waist. The bust area is fairly generous but is more fitted than it looks. It is also very fitted under the bust and feedback tells us that this area can be a little tight. For this reason, we strongly suggest that you select your size through the bust 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.
|UK 8 (US4 EUR36)||32"
|UK 10 (US6 EUR38)||34"
|UK 12 (US8 EUR40)||36"
|UK 14 (US10 EUR42)||38"
|UK 16 (US12 EUR44)||41"
|UK 18 (US14 EUR46)||43"
|UK 20 (US16 EUR48)||45"
|UK 22 (US18 EUR50)**||47"
|UK 24 (US20 EUR52)**||49"
this dress is really beautiful. I ordered a 14, I am a 12/14 normally. fit is perfect, the skirt is a good weight and drapes really well without clinging. the terracotta colour is gorgeous. can't wait to wear it.
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