For summer we have designed a range of classic and elegant retro dresses in natural fabrics. This lightweight organic cotton is GOTS certified ensuring every part of the production process has the least negative impact on our environment.
We've put room in the bust and a flattering scoop neck whilst nipping in at the waist and giving this dress a beautiful ruched skirt. This dress is designed for curvy shapes and because we know you need to wear a bra we've ensure the scoop neckline in back finishes high enough to hide your back strap.
The Brighton Dress is perfect for those of us that prefer a slightly more demure look as it features a knee length hem, generous sleeves and a modest neckline. An A-Line skirt also makes this the perfect dress to twirl in.
Retro dresses designed by our in house team are intended to be classic and timeless additions to your wardrobe. Though we may be inspired by a particular era our interpretation is intended to be an everyday classic not a 'dressing up' costume.
The Brighton dress was inspired by 1950s fashion, the New Look and some of our favourite on screen heroines. We were watching Midge Maisel venture up state for summer camp when we came up with the idea for this dress.
Discreetly stitched into the side seams of the skirt you will find two generous pockets. These have been designed to hold even the largest of phones! Thanks to the fullness of the skirt, no matter what you keep in your pockets, the line of the dress won't be ruined.
Material: 100% organic cotton
This dress is roomy in the bust on purpose. Throughout our range we design for different body shapes and 'Brighton' is for our curvy busty ladies.
If you wear a small cup size bra you will find one of our other dresses such as the Blackpool a better fit otherwise if you stick with this one you might want to make a small alteration to take it in.
It was important to us to provide more arm coverage with this design and so your movement is not restricted we have added pleats to the sleeve. If you don't like how puffy this makes the sleeve you could try closing the pleat to see if you like the look better but see if you have enough reach before you make this a permanent decision.
We know that the width of the arm hole is an important consideration for many of our customers so we've made this generous but we are still not going to please everybody... but we do try!
The dress is designed to be a close fit at the high at the waist so the gathers will fall over the tummy and hips. Waist seam measurements are:
UK 6 - 25 inches / 65 cm
UK 8 - 27 inches / 70 cm
UK 10 - 29 inches / 75 cm
UK 12 - 31 inches / 80cm
UK 14 - 33 1/2 inches / 85 cm
UK 16 - 35 1/2 inches / 90 cm
UK 18 - 37 1/2 inches / 95 cm
UK 20 - 39 1/2 inches / 100 cm
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