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We think we might have created the perfect 1940s tea dress with this little stunner.
We were thrilled to discover a rogue roll of last year's best selling print 'forget-me-not' and decided to use it to make a limited edition run of the best selling 'tea dance dress'.
A combination of top quality craftmanship, loaded with 1940s features and topped of with a vintage style fabric that behaves as it should. We have not held back on detail with this dress.
This is a most flattering cut and is influenced by the wartime styles worn by pinups such as Betty Grable & Rita Hayworth. This dress has been designed to be as faithful as possible to these 1940s styles. A slimming fit around the waist with elegant sleeves that reach above elbow and have a button & loop fastening. Gathers under bust creates a flattering line into a sweeping 7-gore skirt to float you through any tea dance. A demure sweetheart neckline - softly shirred into shape ar shoulder with top stitch detail in contrast ivory highlights the style lines.
Key Features Include:-
- demure sweetheart neckline
- contrast top stitching on shirring, sleeve and under bust
- sweeping 7-gore skirt
- side zip
- new style short puff sleeve with button and loop fastening (button can be moved for size)
- fully 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.
Made in Yorkshire, England
Fabric: 100% Ecovero Rayon Viscose
Washing instructions: cool hand wash or dry clean
Length from natural waist: approx 26 inches
*Rayon crepe fabric is an 'Ecovero' fiber - Derived from certified renewable wood sources using an eco-responsible production process by meeting high environmental standards.
This dress is free fitting on hips due to the swing skirt and it skims the waist. The bust area is fairly generous but is more fitted than it looks especially on the rib cage as in order to get the 40s tea dress 'look' it needs to be close fitting under the bust. Feedback tells us that this area can be a little tight. For this reason, we strongly suggest that you select your size through the bust measurements and if unsure - opt for a size up.
Style suits pear shapes, 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.
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