Chiffon Dress "Je t'aime 1956"

Choose between a regular size (state your chosen size in the "notes to seller" during checkout) or full made-to-measure version:

CHF 499.00


Customization "Je t'aime 1956"

Optional customization for your standard size:

CHF 0.00

- No layaway available for Ruby Collection designs. -




Signature for all "Ruby Collection" designs, this model is an exclusive limited edition of max. 5 pieces that are manufactured for the worldwide market*. You can choose between a standard size made for you (bust size between 32" up to 40"inches, with optional customizations) or a full made-to-measure.



I N D I V I D U A L   A C C E S S O R I E S


Wish to have a matching Veil, Half Hat or wide brim platter hat for your bridal look? Prettie Lanes is experienced in creating the perfect accessories and hat wear for your outfit. Just get in touch to discuss your individual piece that matches your preferences, hairstyle & season. Prices roughly range between 160,- to 250,- Swiss Franc. A fabric sample can also be sent to you on request to make it easier to color-match your shoes, jewelry & more.





So romantic and princess-like. Can you imagine this beautiful Chiffon floating through the air when walking down the aisle?


The dress is made of delicate Chiffon in Vintage White with a beautiful sash for that ultimate mid-century vibe. A wonderful dress for a wedding or a luxury version of a beautiful Summer dress, High Tea attire & more.


This dress features short Dolman sleeves, a gathered bust, fitted waist part, gathered skirt and a floating front sash. The flattering V-neckline (front and back) is the perfect base to add a floral accessory or brooch to the center front, beautifully completing a romantic look.**


Back, lapped metal zipper. Fully lined for opacity and comfort. Couture finish: authentic invisibly hand-sewn extra wide true to era hem, facings and details all-over, just how it was done back in the 1940s and 50s. 


The dress features internal bra strap stays on the shoulder seam to keep your bra straps in place and invisible, while enjoying a wide flattering neckline.


Classic midi length (see sizing table) or custom length (Free of charge 0,00CHF). Dress shown with a petticoat, not included. Hidden side pockets can be added on request (please choose from customization listing).



M A T E R I A L  &  C A R E


Chiffon: 100% Polyester. Lining: 100% Rayon (anti-static, natural, breathable).

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.



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


Please choose from customization listing:


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.

Hidden Side Pockets





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 (based on more than20+ measurements of your body): After checkout please specify your measurements via the ´Submit your measurements´ (immediately or any time later).



P E R S O N A L   F I T T I N G


A free fitting of your final dress at the Prettie Lanes Showroom in Kanton Zurich, Switzerland can be arranged individually if needed. Just get in touch after your order to arrange an appointment together that meets your time schedule.



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32 34 36 38


    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


Customization available for free

64 25 68 26,5 72 28 77 30 82 32
  HIPS free



Customization available for free

72 28 72 28 74 29 74 29 74 29



* Excluding one exhibition piece made for the company archives. Each piece comes numbered and with a certificate of authenticity.


** Dress is displayed on an original half scale mannequin (half the size of a human size 36). A mean to display luxury garments in an even more sustainable way with material waste being minimized and resources being used even more thoughtful- just like how it was done for Parisian Couture post WWII. Floral accessories have been digitally added for illustration.


NEW DESIGNS launch year-around.

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Away from mass production and sameness - PRETTIE LANES fashion designs & hats are sold in limited editions with custom commissions/one-of-a-kinds being taken via the in-house couture line only. Once sold out - a design will never be available again in the exact same style & material to maintain specialty, exclusivity and add additional value to every single piece. Following a sustainable, made-to-order policy, you can purchase your very own PRETTIE LANES original exclusively via this online boutique.




Environmentally conscious, the day wear creations and hats are designed & handmade to order from era accurate, plastic free, 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.





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.





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.





Welcome to one of the smallest „fashion houses“ in the world! PRETTIE LANES is an independent one-woman business with the designer & owner F.ranziska Schlupski caring about each process on her own- from the design & pattern creation to sourcing, manufacturing each garment, marketing & more. Till to date, PRETTIE LANES serves clients in more than 47 countries worldwide with ethically made, slow fashion.

Shop small - Enjoy the special!





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 whenever possible to avoid harmful plastics. 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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