Insight & Inspiration

This beautiful vintage inspired dress is one of our all time favourite frocks. It regularly returns to our rails in new and exciting prints and colours.

The fabulous new print for the ever popular Ashley Dress is 'Venice Nights'. A beautiful mid blue background to an abstract Italian architectural motif depicted in black, red, yellow and white. 

Like the print but prefer a shorter, fuller skirt? Click here for the Trashy Diva Circle Dress.

Detailed Description

We describe this dress as vintage inspired because it is adapted from a late 1930s vintage dress pattern: The bodice and sleeves were copied exactly but the midsection and skirt have been changed to create a more wearable, less dated, more timeless look. Inspiration for the changes are largely borrowed from 1940s dresses which were shorter and more practical than 1930s fashion but no less feminine. So, this dress borrows it's vintage appeal from different decades.

That 1937 vintage pattern featured darts at the top of the shoulders and lightly gathered draping at the underbust line. Very chic! The cap sleeves have a gathered top and and tiny piping along the edge. This is what we love about "vintage dresses"; the beautiful detail.

The high waist / underbust is fitted. Redesigned to add shape to the dress and to flatter a modern woman's curves. This feminine, figure enhancing design will define your smallest measurement at your natural waist and is topstitched to add detail. This part of the dress is a fixed measurement and will define what size to order (see Size & Fit).

The skirt combines straight and bias cut panels to create a classic shape that will skim tummy and hips to create a beautiful floaty skirt that flatters any shape. It feels wonderfully feminine without going too girly, and it's great on a dance floor! This dress is kneelength or below.

100% rayon. Dry Clean Only.

Size & Fit Expertise

The dress features a sewn in waistband. A zip that easily travels up a free flowing skirt will always seem to meet some resistance at the fitted part of the bodice, this is natural.Be gentle yet firm to bring the zipper all the way to the top.

The measurement that matters with this dress is around your rib cage / under bust. This part of the dress is a top stitched high waist. This part need to be neatly fitted to the body for the dress to have shape but it as it is stitched and has no stretch, you must be able to do the zip up! Use these measurements as a guideline. Remember that this is not a wiggle dress, and that you need to be comfortable! Feel free to email us at the boutique if you have any questions.

UK 8 TO 38_ TO 27_ 40"
UK 10 TO39_
UK 12 TO 40_
UK 14 TO 41_
UK 16 TO 42_


Delivery & Returns

FREE UK DELIVERY on orders over £50. Delivery within 7 days.

If you would like your item sooner please note our same day despatch deadline is 3pm and select your preferred Royal Mail service accordingly. 

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY Choose your preferred service from the list available, note that the cut off for same day despatch is 3pm. Europe 3-5 working days. Rest of World 5-7 working days. Working Days is dependant on Royal Mail in UK and your local Mail provider.

All orders will require a signature upon delivery.

Orders are despatched from our London shop. If you have any queries call us during shop opening hours 11am - 7pm Monday to Saturday +44 207 636 8922.

14 DAY REFUND OR EXCHANGE check our full Terms and Conditions 


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