Our limited edition high summer 2018 colourway for our best selling tea dance dress - named after wartime pinup 'Betty Grable'. Colour is a rich red crepe on the skirt paired with our seasonal print 'Red Ditsy' 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 'Red Ditsy' print paired with a red 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 which 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.
Red Ditsy 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.
Oh my! Where to start? With the fact that it's beautiful? Or that it fits? Or that it flew halfway around the world (to middle-of-nowhere Australia) in under a week?
I'd been eyeing this dress off for weeks and finally took the plunge - but I'm not naturally patient. Being one of the bigger sizes I went with the 22 because it was in stock and I didn't want to wait for the larger size to be made. It fits like a glove (a well-fitting glove made of beautiful material, not one of those that's too big in the fingers and is itchy). I don't have much luck buying on line. I'm generally too short and not wide enough in the shoulders for the plus sizes, but WAY too round in the waist. I was so excited when I tried this on that selfies ensued, followed by texts/messages/smoke signals to any of my friends that I thought might care. It is so good that I've rambled on in my very first good review ever.
I (and my credit card) will be back!
Love this dress! Super flattering and lovely to wear. The fabric quality is great
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