Another faithful reproduction 1940s dress based on a CC41 original and packed with stunning authentic vintage details.
A winning combination of experienced and authentic pattern cutting with attention to detail and topped off with a vintage style fabric that behaves as it should. Another dess that we have not held back on detail with.
This is a very flattering cut which is heavily based on a CC41 style from the designers own collection. The neckline style combined with the sleeves creates the a classic wartime, early 1940s silhouette..
Dress has a demure 'squared' neckline enhanced by faux bow/tab sections on each shoulder (perhaps not very clear on the photo). Gathers under bust creates a flattering line into a slimming fit around the waist through the fitted waistband. With a sweeping 7-gore skirt to float you through any tea dance.
Sleeves are extra special.... VERY late 30s/40s design in order to reflect the strong shoulder styles of the time. Gathered at the sleeve head and designed with a slight pouch created by 3 stitched tucks. Shape of neckline & sleeves create the silhouette aspired to in the late 30s and early 40s where there was an emphasis on the shoulders.
Key Features Include:-
- demure 'squared' neckline
- authentic bowed detail at shoulder
- sweeping 7-gore skirt
- side zip
- lined throughout
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.
Lining is a woven viscose.
Proudly made in the UK
Fabric: 100% Viscose throughout - extra care required.
Washing instructions: dry clean only (we recommend dry cleaning due to the bias cut panels in the skirt & skirt lining which can become mis-shapen after washing and in particular line drying)
Length from natural waist: approx 26 inches
Fit Class: Semi-fitted
"skims the body so that is follows shape and may have close fitting areas (e.g. waist)"
This dress is free fitting on hips due to the swing skirt. 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 and if unsure - opt for a size up.
Style suits pear shape, hourglass and pillar most.
Fabric has no stretch in it - so if you are between sizes - it would be advisable to select the size above.
Please refer to the table below as a size guide. The measurements refer to 'your' body not the garment itself. Please choose the size that most reflects your measurements
For more information on fit and sizing please visit our size guide
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