We are excited to announce the arrival of another fabulous new style to add to our reworked collection of vintage inspired blouses. Authentic, packed with details and designed to create the correct silhouette for the era.
This 1940s inspired blouse is the right length to wear over natural waisted trousers and skirts but perfect to tuck into high waisted styles, too. It has all the hallmarks of that iconic wartime and mid 40s styles - simple and elegant with a high jewel neckline but enhanced by asymetical darts on the wearers' left shoulder. This creates a lovely cowl effect in the fabric and gives plenty of room for the bust. You could make this look even more 40s by adding shoulder pads! The blouse has the typical buttons up the back and we use our bakelite style buttons for this.
*Don't be afraid of the button back - we have worked out the best way of getting this beauty on. Undo the top and the bottom buttons, pull over the head and then easily do them back up - voila!
Produced in wonderful "Sumputous" print rayon satin- perfect for spring and to pair with a variety of skirts and trousers. Please note that colours vary on different screens and we may not always be able to accurately represent it.
Key 40s features include:-
- high jewel neckline
- grown on sleeves
- bakelite style buttons on back
- asymetical pleats into shoulder
Made in Europe
Fabric: 100% rayon satin
Washing instructions: Cold hand wash (shrinkage may occur) - dry flat - iron back into shape OR Dry clean. 100% rayon fabrics, whilst they are more authentic, they do require more care than synthetic fibres.
This blouse is semi-fitted and darted into the waist. There is no stretch in the fabric.
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.
I love this blouse so much. It's easy to wear and so comfortable. It looks elegant on its own and can be made more casual with a chunkier sweater (I wear it with the pink cable knit). I am not curvy but this drapes very nicely and is well-shaped. Gorgeous print and fabric!
I already own this in the coral so was mostly aware of what I was getting, but this blouse pleasantly surprised me. The fabric is lovely to the touch & isn’t sheer(!) which seems so unusual. It feels very high quality; highly recommended.
The buttons on the back are surprisingly easy to do up & have the benefit of not gaping over the bust. The blouse comes with a spare button which is always appreciated.
I’m usually a UK8 in other repro brands (bust 34”, waist 25”) but find tops can sometimes be a bit tight around the arms to warrant sizing up. The armholes on this are wide enough to not be too tight & I found the size 8 fits perfectly despite there being no stretch.
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