The 40s Gracie Dress is a classic take on the shirt dress. The wrap style shirt neckline combined with the sleeves creates the a timeless early 1940s silhouette. The dress features shirt lapels in contrast light apricot crepe wrap. The lapels are fixed into the waist to create a faux wrap dress. Clever pleats on the shoulder give extra bust room, designed to suit a range of bust sizes. The sleeves are grown on and have a small turn-up. The skirt is also the classic 1940s style – not too much swing but not a wiggle either. The light fabric moves beautifully which only helps exaggerate the romantic feel of this dress. Finishing touches are provided by a size zip and a matching covered belt. We love to nip in the waist with the pretty belt.
We adore this dress teamed with matching shoes and bag and why not try some authentic (but modern!) seamed hosiery for a timeless look.
The fabrics is a mid weight 100% rayon (viscose). It gathers beautifully into yokes and under bust. This fabric is similar to the fabrics worn at this time. The ‘Love Story’ print is a late 30s reproduction. It features a stunning array of flowers in pastel tones on a duck egg background. Really authentic and oh so romantic!
Made in the Europe
Fabric: 100% Viscose throughout
Washing instructions: cold machine wash, hand wash or dry clean – medium iron. Expect 3% shrinkage if washing. Do not wash belt
Please refer to the table below as a size guide. The measurements refer to ‘your’ body not the garment itself. Please choose the size that most reflects your measurements
|UK Dress Size||Bust||Waist||Hips||US Size||European Size|
Length from natural waist: approx 26 inches
All measurements are approximate.
Skims the body so that is follows shape but is not tight
This dress is has a swing skirt – but is not as full as other styles . The bust area is fairly generous but will not sit right if the bust is very full. Waist band is fitted and for this reason, we strongly suggest that you select your size through the waist 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.
Below is the INCI / Ingredients list for Fatale Cosmetics lipsticks Feb 2019:
Ricinus communis seed oil, Shea butter ethyl esters, Hydrogenated coco-glycerides, Bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-1, Candelilla cera, Cera alba, Paraffin, Silica silylate, Copernicia cerifera cera, Parfum, Tocopherol, Limonene, BHT [+/- CI 15850, CI 77492, Cl 19140, Cl 45410, Cl 77499]