Good things to come to those who wait - this was our mantra for the dress that has taken its time to find its way into our eveningwear collection.
This is a challenging bias cut design inspired by the asymmetrical style lines of the late 1920s. The combination of a somewhat complicated pattern, with what we have termed here as 'very naughty fabric' meant we had to call this dress 'Queenie'. She's a high end dress in every way :-)
There are many fantastic design features to explain but especially important is the bias cut bodice and skirt panel which means Queenie does not need a zip to get her on. The bias nature creates a fit that will feel like a second skin and will form around the body. (feedback tells us a smooth foundation garment will help with this dress) The bias skirt falls into ripples in such a beautiful way.
She has a 'drop waist' sash band which runs diagonally from below the waist down into the hip and then into the skirt to create the asymmetrical drop in the skirt. This reflects the gorgeous asymmetical neckline which has a keyhole at the back.
Sleeves are based on a late 20s original - they have some volume but the long cuff is an iconic feature from this era.
Fabric is close to hand feel of the original vintage fabrics - is 100% rayon/viscose in satin finish with an irregular weave. This makes it drape beautifully but requires loving care and attention - delicate.
Key features include:-
- asymmetical neckline and drop waist
- bias bodice
- bias skirt
- bishop sleeves with deep cuff
- created in exquisite satin rayon
Proudly made in Great Britain
Fabric: 100% rayon viscose
Fabric care: dry clean ONLY
Fit Class: Semi-fitted
"skims the body so that is follows shape and may have close fitting areas (for this dress: the hip)"
Please note that this fabric has no stretch but it cut on the bias.
Not particularly good on those with a large bust but worth a try as we have tried to accommodate modern figures.
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.
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