This is a smashing new 40s ensemble that we have created with Goodwood Revival in mind! A new limited edition for our best selling tea dance dress we named after wartime pinup 'Betty Grable'. This is a limited edition pale blue floral print paid with luxurious black crepe and a matching black crepe bolero lined in the print!
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.
The bolero is based on the styles of the times as seen in 1940 edition of Sears catalogue (see infleunce pic). This has a soft roll collar giving a flattering shape and bracelet length sleeves with a cut turnup. The style of this bolero gives the iconic 40s shape - emphasising the shoulders and waist.
bodice fabric is soft woven rayon and as such, gathers beautifully into yokes and under bust. The skirt fabric is a stretch crepe. The 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
- bolero with roll neck
- sleeves with turnup
Proudly made in the UK
Fabric: mixed fibres (Top: 100% viscose/rayon, bottom and bolero - poly/visc/spandex mix)
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"
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