Chiffon Dress "En Ville 1953"

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CHF 289.00

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Customization Chiffon Dress "En Ville 1953"

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F E A T U R E S

 

Bonjour! Time for a croissant and a Latte Macchiato in Paris, 1953.


Step into the past with this exquisite dress, meticulously designed to transport you to the glamour of the 1950s. Made from the finest dotted Chiffon fabric* in shades of Vintage White & Tan, this dress boasts an ethereal quality that drapes beautifully and moves gracefully with every step you take.


The classic silhouette of the 1950s is artfully recreated in this dress, with a cinched waist, high oval neckline and a wide gathered skirt that accentuates your feminine curves. The charming polka dot pattern adds a touch of playfulness to the overall sophistication.


As a true nod to the era’s style, this dress comes complete with a matching shawl. Whether you drape it delicately over your shoulders or wear it as an elegant accessory, the shawl adds an extra layer of refinement to your ensemble.


The dress is fully lined in breathable, antistatic Rayon. Back, lapped metal zipper. Hand-stitched facings and details all over. Wide hem to add a beautiful, heavy drape and authentic feature from the past. Bra strap stays at the shoulder seam keep your bra invisible and in place at all times.

 

Mid-calf length or custom (Free of charge 0,-CHF. Please choose from drop down navigation).

Dress shown with a petticoat underneath (not included).


Style inspiration:

Here paired with vintage hats & jewelry, floral accessories and the Pearl Necklace 1956

 

 

M A T E R I A L  &  C A R E

 

Upper: 100% Deadstock Polyester Chiffon from the Prettie Lanes Archives*.

Lining: 100% Rayon


Professional dry clean or gentle handwash 30°C. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Iron/steam medium heat. Let fully dry after steaming. Always wash with zipper closed. Handwash with colors alike.

 

*Transparency note:

Prettie Lanes is not making any use of Polyester fibers for it’s day wear line since 2018. This fabric however was sourced in 2017 and carefully stored in the archives ever since. Gradually destocking the fabric archives had left two major options - using up the fabric or letting it go to waste. Avoiding waste is essential in the fashion industry and that is why Prettie Lanes decided to use the fabric and turn it into something beautiful even though it may not fully cover todays sourcing policies of this company. The fabric itself is in perfect condition.


 

C U S T O M I Z E   Y O U R   D R E S S

 

Available customization for this design:

 

Custom skirt length (waist to hem max 87cm). Please specify measurement(s) in "note to seller" section during checkout.

 

Custom bodice Length (for very tall or short clients). Please specify measurement(s) in "note to seller" section during checkout.

 

Custom waist. Please specify measurement(s) in "note to seller" section during checkout.

 

 

S I Z E  &  F I T

 

The fabric has no stretch. Please note: The measurements stated in the table below are the measurements of the finished, fitted garment.

Which size to choose depends on whether your prefer a more loose or close fit. Please choose your dress size by your bust size. The waist size can be customized if needed (choose from customization list).

 

The sizes listed refer to your bust size. A size 36 has a final garment measurement of 36,5" in the bust. This means = best fit for a max bust measurement of 36" + 0,5" wiggle room.  If you have a bust of 36,5" you may size up if you do not prefer a snug fit.

 

Made-to-measure: Manufactured according to your individual measurements. After checkout please specify your measurements via the ´Submit your measurements´ (immediately or later).

 


Slide sidewards on mobile devices to see all measurements.

 

 

 

32 34 36 38

40

42

44

    cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch cm inch
  BUST 83 32,5 88 34,5 93 36,5 98 38,5 103 40,5  108 42,5 113 44,5
 

WAIST

Customization available for free

64 25 68 26,5 72 28 77 30 82 32  88 34,5 94 37
  HIPS free
 

LENGTH

(WAIST TO HEM)

Customization available for free

72 28 72 28 74 29 74 29 74 29  74 29 74 29

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Environmentally conscious, the day wear creations and hats are designed & handmade to order from era accurate, natural-,  bio degradable fabrics and durable materials in PRETTIE LANES' atelier in Zurich, Switzerland. The in-house pattern creation and size customization options will make it easy for you to order your individual size without(!) the nowadays commonly used plastic based stretch fibers necessary to ‚fit in‘. Ethically manufactured, slow fashion without any surplus produced.

 

 

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PRETTIE LANES offers the new, traditionally fashioned alternative to true vintage in your size - the original since 2015. All designs are manufactured using finest, historically accurate sewing and construction techniques as well as period accurate materials, creating that signature vintage look & feel emphasized by a generous amount of hand-stitched details - a luxury component all PRETTIE LANES originals feature.

 

 

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inclusive


The in-house design and manufacturing process at PRETTIE LANES allow for customized designs as well as customized sizing. Choose a custom waist, a custom bodice length, a custom skirt length or go for a full made-to-measure. Body positivity is one of the core values of this company that cherishes and serves clients of all shapes and sizes around the globe by creating flattering and well fitted silhouettes without harmful plastic-based stretch fibers.

 

 

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PRETTIE LANES fashion designs are ethically tailored in Switzerland on a sustainable, made-to-order basis to sync supply and demand in an industry in which garment waste remains one of the major problems. PRETTIE LANES manufactures with highest quality standards and uses plastic free, renewable raw material based, recyclable and bio-degradable fabrics and durable materials whenever possible. All orders are packed plastic-free in fully bio-degradable and recyclable materials. Social responsibility has been a key pillar of this company and since the beginning of operation in 2015, PRETTIE LANES has been and still is a donor and supporter of organizations and projects worldwide. Thank you for shopping small!

 

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