We are terribly excited about this new style 1940s dress we have called 'Lana' in homage to the 1940s Film Noir screen siren; Lana Turner.
This beautifully simple 1940s design takes influence from American wartime styles with it's high mandarin collar neckline running into a 'daring' keyhole and flattering peplum skirt. The beauty of the dress is the simplicity of the bodice, a very typical 1940s feature. Soft grown on sleeves which hug the shoulder gives you the option to add shoulder pads if you really want to emphasise a 1940s look.
This dress is inspired by some original garments, fashion plates, culminating in some photographs of Lana Turner during her 1940s film noir period.
We love how this dress flatters the figure and enhances the waist through the over peplum - a very common feature in the 1940s due to restrictions in fabric. The peplum was a great way of using a smaller amount of fabric to create shape.
We've made this version in our comfort stretch crepe - making this dress even more versatile.
Key Features Include:-
- high mandarin neckline with hook and eye fastening
- keyhole approx 14cm at deepest point
- peplum over pencil skirt
- back zip
Proudly made in the UK
Fabric: Polyester, viscose and elastene
Washing instructions: cool hand wash or dry clean
Length from natural waist: approx 27 inches
This version of this dress has comfort stretch and so we would normally suggest that if you are inbetween sizes on the bust and hip that you can go down a size. However, we suggest you use waist measurements as your main size choice guide.
Feedback tells us that this style suits most shapes.
Please refer to the table below as a size guide:-
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