A must for forties fans - this is a classic 1940s dress we have called 'Ingrid' in homage to the Casablanca actress Ingrid Bergman.
Based on an original American vintage dress from the 1940s, this is a classically simple shape designed to show off the stunning print which is also based on an original.
The beauty of the dress is the simplicity of the bodice, a very typical 1940s feature. Soft grown on sleeves which hug the shoulder give you the option to add shoulder pads if you really want to emphasise a 1940s look. The high sweetheart shape neckline is flattering but demure. Skirt is a typically lean 1940s skirt but has enough swing to float you through any dance. Also note the lovely 1940s waistline feature of two rounded tabs.
This dress is a real head turner - stunningly simple and very forties.
Key Features include:-
- high sweetheart shape
- button and loop back neck
- belt loops
- side zip
- self covered belt
Proudly made in the UK
Fabric: 100% rayon crepe
Washing instructions: cool hand wash or dry clean
Length from natural waist: approx 27 inches
Fit Class: Semi-fitted
"skims the body so that is follows shape and may have close fitting areas (e.g. waist)"
No stretch - choose by waist
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.
This is one of my favorite dresses ever. The cut is so flattering and really highlights the print. It works for the office as well as dressier occasions. It's a tad long waisted on me since I'm short but it's forgiving with the belt and peplum design. I love this so much I'm thinking of buying a second one just in case anything every happens to the first!
Glorious print. Great shape. Well made. Love the side zip and the sleeves that cover the shoulders (and don't show your bra at the sides). Having no back zip makes for ease of movement. The photos don't do it justice, somehow - so, if you're tempted - then buy and try, I'd say.
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