Our new spring 2019 colourway for our best selling tea dance dress - named after wartime pinup 'Betty Grable'. This colourway is a stunning berry crepe on the skirt paired with our seasonal print 'Pixie' on the upper bodice.
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.
Fully lined bodice, side zip.
Fabric: The top is a lovely quality crepe 100% rayon in our signature 'Pixie' print paired with a berry top quality stretch crepe. Fabric gathers beautifully into yokes and under bust. The bottom fabric is a poly/rayon mix with a 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
Proudly made in the UK
Fabric: 100% rayon on top half with poly/rayon/spandex mix bottom
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.
Style suits pear shapes, hourglass and pillar most.
Pixie fabric has no stretch in it.
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.
Beautiful dress. Very flattering - gives an hour glass figure. Lovely colours, my first garble dress but it won’t be the last!
Beautiful dress,the colour and pattern are simply stunning.
It's wonderful quality and so comfortable to wear.
The skirt section moves so wonderfully you instantly feel glamorous.
I did have to size up to accommodate my bust,but I often have to in dresses so was worried that it wouldn't work and would swamp my waist and hips,I didn't need to worry though as yes it's not as fitted as it could be around my hips but it still skims nicely and doesn't look too big, only I could tell it's a little roomier nobody looking at me could tell.
Although the dress fits me a little different than perhaps it should around the hips it doesn't detract from the fact it's a stunning dress that moves gloriously.
I would just advise that if your bust is quite a bit bigger than your waist and you do size up just be aware it won't hug your hips but more skim.there is plenty of draping In the bust section of the dress so some with bigger busts may get away without sizing up.
Overall I am very pleased with this dress.
It is just divine.
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