Cotton Dress "Tulipe 1954"

Choose your bust size & sleeves

(waist can be customized - see customization listing)

CHF 329.00


Customization "Tulipe 1954"

Optional customization for size, belt & underskirt:

CHF 20.00

  • Available
  • Made To Order / Ships within 3 Weeks




Spring and Summer can come!

Beautiful Cotton dress in shades of a vintage (muted) Pistachio/Sage Green, Dark Pistachio Green, Dark Red, Pink, Black and Off-White (see fabric detail photo for best color representation).


The dress is made of a pure Cotton fabric that was hand-blocked with a floral, Tulip pattern - a traditional and impressive artisan craftwork that no machine can imitate and that results in one-of-a-kind patterns and signature variance of the separately, carefully hand-blocked colors and elements. A labor of love and wearable art.* 


The dress features a gathered bust section in the front, short sleeves in a pleated design  or sleeveless version, a gathered skirt and a head-turning low back neckline (yet high enough to wear a regular bra underneath).


Lined bodice, back, lapped metal zipper. Skirt unlined. Authentic invisibly (hand-) sewn hems, facings and details all-over. Classic midi length (see sizing table) or custom length (Free of charge 0,00CHF). Dress shown with a light petticoat - not included.


Optional (separately orderable -choose from customization listing): Matching belt (hand-crochet belt loops). The dress looks perfect without a belt too - you could also adorn this dress with i.e. a Black Velvet bow or floral accessories (See pictures. For inspiration only.).


Optional (choose from customization listing): Matching, Off-White underskirt (gathered A-line with volant hem) made of medium-weight, opaque, nubby Rayon fabric - just like back in the days. The material is breathable and antistatic, so a comfortable, meaningful addition to any look as there is no clinging of the skirt (and hence upper dress) on your nylons and it adds weight, texture to the skirt of the dress. When worn together with a petticoat/crinoline, the underskirt should be below all layers (crinoline "sandwiched" between dress and underskirt). Hook and eye closure. Matching dress fabric decorative bow. Skirt length 4cm/1,5inch shorter than your dress size for an optimal look.


Style inspiration:

Paired with a vintage cardigan, pearl jewelry, Black Velvet bow, floral accessories, floral hat "Rose", swing coat "Blossom 1958".



M A T E R I A L  &  C A R E


100% Cotton. Lining: 100% Cotton. Underskirt: 100% Rayon.


All hand-blocked fabrics have been pre-washed. Professional clean or gentle handwash 30°C. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Iron medium heat. Don’t use too much steam. Let fully dry after steaming. Always wash with zipper closed.

* Tiny irregularities like sprinkles, overlappings in the pattern and color fusing are what makes these fabrics so charismatic, authentic to vintage and demonstrate the individuality of each yard of these hand-blocked fabrics made by experienced artisans in India.



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 83cm). 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.

Matching belt.

Add underskirt




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. Please do not mix up with EU sizes - these are calculated differently.


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


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32 34 36 38




    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


Customization available

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



Customization available for free

74 29 74 29 78 30,5 78 30,5 78 30,5  78 30,5 78 30,5

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