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Another faithful reproduction 1940s dress based on a CC41 original and packed e stunning authentic vintage details.
A winning combination of experienced and authentic pattern cutting with attention to detail and topped off with a vintage style fabric that behaves as it should. Another dess that we have not held back on detail with.
This is a very flattering cut which is heavily based on a CC41 style from the designers own collection. The neckline style combined with the sleeves creates the a classic wartime, early 1940s silhouette..
Dress has a demure 'squared' neckline enhanced by faux bow/tab sections on each shoulder (perhaps not very clear on the photo). 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.
Sleeves are extra special.... VERY late 30s/40s design in order to reflect the strong shoulder styles of the time. Gathered at the sleeve head and designed with a slight pouch created by 3 stitched tucks.
Key Features Include:-
- demure 'squared' neckline
- authentic bowed detail at shoulder
- sweeping 7-gore skirt
- side zip
- lined throughout
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 our exclusive 30s reproduction print we have called 'Deco Dot'. A striking emerald green base with ivory deco circles.
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 not sit right 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|
My measurements are 44-32-46 and I bought size 16. It fits me like a glove! I LOVE this sweet dress! When you walk in it, the material sways so pretty. I get so many compliments when I wear it! Surprisingly even men will comment. (That’s not why I bought it though, I really love the old patterns) I just think it’s adorable that even men will compliment my dress but I tell them they can’t have it! Haha! I love that there’s a sewn in slip, makes it super easy to toss on and out you go! I love it thank you!!
This dress is a dream came true. The print looks so authentic, every stitches serves a purpose – the dress fits like a glove. For broader shoulders like me, please be aware that the sleeves might feel a little tight (only a little), but this can be fixed by adjusting the elastic band.
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