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Named after one of our favourite Char ladies ;-) - Gracie is a rework of our very first 1940s style day dress. Influenced by an original CC41 dress and photos - this is a real nod to wartime styles - very wearable, flattering and pretty.
Another very flattering cut which is a classic take on the shirt dress. The wrap style shirt neckline combined with the sleeves creates the a classic wartime, early 1940s silhouette.
Dress has a shirt lapels with wrap but are fixed into the waist - pleats on the shoulder give extra bust room. Sleeves are grown on and have a small turn-up. Skirt is the classic 1940s style - not too much swing but not a wiggle either.
We love to nip in the waist with the stunning belt with self covered buckle. You will love this belt.
Key Features Include:-
- faux shirt style
- grown on sleeves
- self covered belt to nip in
- side zip
The fabrics is a mid weight 100% rayon (viscose) and as such gathers beautifully into yokes and under bust - is similar to the fabrics worn at this time. Print is our exclusive 1930s reproduction print we have called 'Pixie'. An exquisite floral style print on pink base. Really authentic!
Made in the Europe
Fabric: 100% viscose throughout
Washing instructions: cold machine wash, hand wash or dry clean - medium iron. Expect 3% shrinkage if washing. Do not wash belt!
Length from natural waist: approx 26 inches
Fit class: Semi-fitted
Skims the body so that is follows shape but is not tight.
This dress is has a swing skirt - but is not as full as other styles . The bust area is fairly generous but will not sit right if the bust is too full. Waist band is fitted and for this reason, we strongly suggest that you select your size through the waist measurements.
Style suits pear shapes, hourglass and pillar most.
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 colour and lovely fabric. A bit roomy on top which means I will have to use a saften pin to make sure it does not open.
A really lovely dress, the fabric means that it drapes beautifully. It's well-made and the print is subtle but striking. My one reservation is the bust area is very loose (on me), though I measure 37 inches. Have bought poppers which I'll stitch on to keep in place. I bought the size 12, perhaps I should've bought the 10. The length is perfect but would have preferred to have the waist half an inch lower since it pulled under the arms when I did up the belt. I removed the loops and the fit is better.
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