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How to look smart through sweltering!
"Linen is one way and comes in answer to the well dressed woman's prayer for something in which to look both cool and chic though the mercury be in the neighborhood of one hundred" _McCall Fashion Catalogue 1933
We have been wanting to do an authentic, chic and elegant 1930s summer linen dress since The Durrells first graced our screens 5 years ago ;-) Named after Louisa Durrell, this dress encapsulates that mid 1930s art deco and assymetic design so stylish and iconic in this period.
Some fantastic and iconic 1930s features adorn this dress which we have produced in top quality 100% linen from local fabric producers - Brisbane Moss UK. Wrap style fastens with 6 wooden external buttons and popper on inside. Dress is loosly tailored and nips in with sash belt which has a lovely resin slider. The pocket on wearer right is a handy addition.
Typical of the 30s, dress reaches mid to low calf on average height ladies and is very straight. You will love how the skirt splits below the buttons - showing a touch of leg.
- sleeveless with squared sweetheart neckline
- sash belt with resin slider
- 6 wooden buttons
- wrap style
In stunning geometric print linen/viscose blend - please note that this print has irregularities due to the nature of the fabric.
Fabric: 55% linen/45% viscose - no stretch
Length from natural waist: 31 inches approx
Dry clean only
Proudly made in Great Britain
Fit class - Fitted/skims
- skims the body.
*No stretch in this fabric - whilst this is a fantastic and authentic respresentation of a 1930s dress - it has a fairly straight cut, this means that it may not work well on all shapes without some adjustment. If you need any specific sizing advice - please contact us.
For more information on fit and sizing please visit our size guide. The measurements refer to 'your' body not the garment itself. Please choose the size that most reflects your measurements.
This is a high-quality, beautiful dress as always with the HoF.
Unfortunately, it didn't work for me.
Please pay attention to the size information and be aware that it may not suit your particular shape.
I ordered my usual size, but this dress is tight at the hips causing it to ride up, which in turn causes the extra fabric underneath and the pocket area to bulge in a very unflattering fashion. If I sized up, then I'd have another issue because the waist would be way too big.
I think I'll manage to keep it in place with a wide belt, but I'll destroy the beautiful 30's lines:(.
I absolutely love this dress! The cut is flattering and with the buttons up the front it is so easy to put on. The pattern is even better in person, and the fabric is cool and comfortable for summer.
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