Introducing the Red Leopard Claudia Maxi Dress , a 40s Film Noir loungewear-inspired gown in a striking sheer, red leopard print. This version is brand new for Spring/Summer 2023 . Designed exclusively for us as part of the Alexandra King for Deadly is the Female Collection.
The Red Leopard Claudia Maxi Dress is a draped chiffon gown with a sash tie waist and slip. It features a V neck which can be either modest or more daring, depending on how you tweak the gathers which 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! Cut to the floor and slightly longer at the back for maximum elegance and drama, and minimal trip risk! The delicate fabric is dramatic and floaty, which makes this dress feel opulent and sophisticated. You'll also find hidden pockets - our all-time favourite finishing touch! The dress is semi-sheer and so is sold with a black slip to wear underneath, but we love the idea of wearing it without for a daring look.
About the Claudia Dress
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. However this version is slightly narrower due to the width of the fabric so a 46" bust really is the maximum. You can see the dress on Daisy who is a 46" bust. The black 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. The sash is cut in soft and stretchy fabric so you can really cinch your waist in. 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 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! This flutter sleeve version is just as dramatic as our original Bishop Sleeve version but a little cooler for warmer days!
We have tried our best to colour-match it but everyone's screen is slightly different. If you'd like to discuss the colour with us please email
or call us on 01373 469914.
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 which 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.
Care: Machine wash at 30 Air Dry Do not Iron. The fabric can snag so please avoid wearing jewellery and accessories with sharp edges.
This dress has free UK shipping and is limited edition