Introducing the Dottie Claudia Maxi Dress, a 40s Film Noir loungewear-inspired dress in a gorgeous black flocked dot print on sheer black. This floor-length dotted version is brand new for Autumn/Winter 2023 and availability will be limited. Designed exclusively for us as part of the Alexandra King for Deadly is the Female Collection.
The Dottie Claudia Maxi Dress is a draped sheer black dress with a matching sash tie waist. As it is semi-sheer, this version also comes with a plain black slip to wear underneath (if you so wish!). It features a V neck which can be either modest or more daring, depending on how you tweak the gathers that run through the body of the dress. There is also a split in the front so you can flash just a hint of leg as you walk! The mesh fabric features small black flocked dots on a semi-sheer black background. You'll also find hidden pockets - our all-time favourite finishing touch!
The Claudia Dress perfectly combines our desire to look glamorous but still be comfortable! Cleverly designed, the dress is one size fits most, up to a 46" bust. This is because the dress is cut with lots of fabric through the body, which drapes beautifully. The matching sash belt gathers everything in for an elegant hourglass shape when you tie it at the waist. You can choose how and where you tie the sash for a fit tailored to you. This ingenious design means you can pretty much always grab this dress and throw it on!
The transformation from unflattering smock shape to luxuriously draped maxi dress has to be seen to be believed! Take a peek through the photos to see what the dress looks like before the sash is tied. Tying the sash is easy - simply wrap it around your body once or twice (it's up to you!) and knot it. Just try to ensure the sash isn't twisted and that it is lying flat. For more info on tying the sash, you can see our handy video by clicking here
Inspired by a dress worn by Barbara Stanwyck in the 1944 Film Noir drama Double Indemnity and lots of classic loungewear from the era. We gave our version the Deadly treatment to vamp it up even more!
The Alexandra King for Deadly is the Female Collection.
This dress is a signature piece for the Alexandra King for Deadly is the Female Collection. Alexandra and Claudia worked together to find Deadly's core aesthetic and create a collection that captures "Deadly Style". Film Noir Femme Fatales have inspired this collection, blended with our desire to balance sassy style with comfort and wearability. Alexandra hand makes each piece here in Somerset, and with a background in bespoke Bridal dresses, you can be sure that the quality and finish are excellent.
You can see the full Alexandra King for Deadly is the Female Collection here.
Fabric: 100% polyester mesh. Unlined. Sold with a plain black slip.
Care: Machine wash at 30 – hang to dry – do not iron
Please note - there is a small chance of some dye transfer with this dress. We have pre-treated the fabric, tested it, and done all we can to minimise the risk but we feel it is only fair to inform you that it may mark light clothing or fabric it comes into contact with.
This dress has free UK shipping.