Dress "Darling 1956"

Choose your size by your bust measurement, the waist can be customized for free.

Please see size table for garment measurements.


CHF 295.00


Customization "Darling 1956"

Optional customization:


CHF 0.00





Set of dress, belt & bow.

A pastel beauty in the most darling shade of Mint Green. An optical effect created by the textured weave of matte pale greenish-yellow and shiny pastel blue threads.


This dress convinces with its versatility! It comes with both(!) a matching belt as well as a wonderful bow that can be attached to the front of the dress by a metal snap button*. Create a more leisure look with the belt by pairing it with a cardigan, a nice Straw hat and some classic pearls or choose the bow look for dinner, cocktails, to a garden party. a wedding or afternoon tea. You could even opt for the belted look and use the bow for your hairstyle, pin it to a cardigan or bag at the same time. Needless to say, this dress can be paired with so many of your favorite colors - endless options for your perfect look!


The dress is made of a medium-weight, beautifully draping Cotton-Rayon fabric and features a hand-pleated skirt section, short Dolman sleeves, an oval neckline and formed bust darts for that ultimate mid-century silhouette. Bra stays on the inside shoulder seam will keep your bra straps in place at any time.


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. Dress shown with a light petticoat - not included.


* The belt features a metal snap back as well to be attached to the dress. This way, it is ensured that when using the belt instead of the bow, the metal snap element on the dress cannot peek at any time when moving. It furthermore, keeps the belt centered at any time. In order to wear this dress beautiful in both options, this model does not feature hand-crochet belt loops to maintain a sleek and seamless look when the bow is worn.


Styling inspiration (1st photo):

Paired with the pearl brooch "Sunburst" and pearl necklace "1956". Hats by Prettie Lanes (sold out).

M A T E R I A L  &  C A R E


60% Cotton. 40% Rayon. Lining: 100% Cotton.


Professional 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 to avoid anything being tangled in the delicate weave of the fabric. Detach bow before washing.



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.


Hidden Side Pockets.



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 inches + 0,5 inch wiggle room.  If you have a bust of 36,5" you may size up. Still unsure what size to choose? Feel always free to get in touch.


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 for free

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



Customization 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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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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