Our glamorous 1950s dresses are perfect for a party or special occasion.
Not sure you can do an off the shoulder style? Think again! This dress is magic - it has invisible features to hold you and support you where you need it. Read on to find out more.
Never before have I been so pleasantly surprised by an item of clothing. I knew I liked the style from the picture and picking it up off the rail I was please that this was a nice quality velvet that was soft to the touch. It wasn't until I stepped into the dress and started to zip it up though that I realised how cleverly designed this dress is.
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The dress is a medium weight velvet and is lined which makes it a practical as well as a pretty dress. But sewn into the lining is a soft boned structure which (once zipped up) ensures this dress holds and supports your bosom without flattening or restricting it.
Most importantly I feel that I am not about to fall out of this dress - even when I dance around and bend down to pick something up to check this theory! The internal structure starts at the ribs not the stomach and holds me but doesn't restrict me, this is not like wearing a corset, this makes the dress extremely comfortable and gives me the confidence to wear an off the shoulder style.
I was so impressed and excited by the Monte Carlo Dress. Of all our 1950s dresses it is possibly my favourite. I love the neckline, the straight pencil skirt and the fact that it offers a sleeve to cover my upper arm.
When you first put this dress on it will look like a high sweetheart neckline, you can leave it that way if you like it like that but we thought it looked better when you pull the sleeves down to make it sit just off the shoulder.
Regarding sizes: Rowena is generally a 10 to 12 and chose a 12. The Monte Carlo Dress from The Pretty Dress Company is made from a luxurious stretch velvet that is flattering and forgiving.
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