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You...enchanting by day, stirring and glamorous by night. May we present our thrilling new 1930s dress we have called 'Joanie' in homage to hollywood star and 1930s style icon - Joan Crawford.
This is a captivating frock based on an original vintage 1930s garment with some modern enhancements thrown in.
This dress has some typical mid 1930s design trademarks including flattering cowl neckline, long bishops sleeves and has been cleverly cut in several bias cut panels to hug but still flatter the body. We've made it in a viscose/rayon satin - the closest fabric we could find that feels like the originals! It is so elegant and hangs beautifully - this dress really is the real deal!
New in this print: Dress features a belt which uses our splendid art deco clasp in black. This was painfully recreated from an original.
No zip - due to bias cut - pull over head.
Key 1930s features include:-
- cowl neckline
- long bishop sleeves with elastic at wrist
- keyhole at back
- art deco clasp belt
- low calf length - approx 32 inches from natural waist (this will change depending on your own shape)
Dry clean or cold hand wash - MUST dry flat due to bias panels.
*Please note - following customer feedback, hem length has been increased. The hem is irregular due to the bias cut. It will hang differently according to body shapes.
Made in Europe
Fit class: Semi - Fitted
skims the body so that is follows shape but is not tight.
This dress is bias cut and as a result it will adapt to your shape and drape around the body, skirt will mould around the hip and the bust area is free. Best choose on waist size.
Please note - the hem is irregular due to the bias cut. It will hang differently according to body shapes.
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.
Gorgeous fabric, gorgeous dress, true to its mid 1930s inspiration. I ordered it in my usual size, and it fits perfectly. If only it would have been 1 inch longer, it would have been perfect (I'm 5'4, size 10 and it is mid-calf on me), because in 1935 hems were at their longest. But it's a personal preference.
I ordered this to go with some very specific accessories and was a little apprehensive about how my body would look in this (with satin tending to show every bump), but I am just floored with the quality - the fabric feels so much like vintage 30's satin. The texture, weight, and sheen are about as close to the original as I've seen, which means it drapes beautifully. So flattering, well done!
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