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We welcome spring with our fabulous new vintage inspired print - 'Pixie'.
The 'Peggy Sue dress' takes inspiration from late 1940s dresses. Whilst the majority of the population's clothing was still restricted by post war fabric rationing, many new or reworked styles echoed the new fashions following the launch of Dior's New Look in 1947.
This dress hails the New Look with its fuller skirt (though still not as full as the 50s) and details such as its raised collar and 5 individual hand stitched buttons down to the centre front.
Buttons are exquisite chartreuse green with diamante effect.
The bodice has 2 pleats on each shoulder and with a kimono style short sleeve, gives plenty of room for movement. The sleeve has a small turn up.
There are two darts in the bodice to nip in at the waist seam (looks really vintage) and features a side zip
Summary of key features:-
- 5 chartreuse green buttons with diamante effect
- raised collar
- side zip
- 3 quarter skirt
The fabric is our signature high quality rayon (viscose) crepe and has a lovely drape. In our very own exclusive vintage style print.
Manufactured in Great Britain
Fabric: 100% rayon
Washing instructions: cool wash (expect 3% shrinkage) or dry clean
Skirt Length from natural waist: 27 inches
This dress is free fitting hips due to the circular skirt. The bust area is generous and can accommodate most sizes.This style has a waist seam. For this reason, we strongly suggest that you select your size through the waist measurements.
Suitable for most shapes - avoid if you are an inverted triangle shape.
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, but definitely not cut for a petite or pear shape. For me, too big in the bust, while still snug in the arms, and very, very long waisted. Would look great on someone tall & skinny with a big bust. I’m going to try ordering the matching belt to try to hold the waist up. From the waist down, the dress drapes beautifully.
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