A simple shape in a bold print 100% silk crepe. A relaxed fit shift dress with shallow scoop neckline, side pockets and dramatic volume sleeves.
Fully lined in silk.
Supple fluid silk crepe in a graphic print in strong tones of seagreen, black, white, and scarlet. Created from a carefully selected vintage silk saree.
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Sizing As the fit of all these dresses is meant to be relaxed it provides some flexibility on sizing.
I have designated this a medium size. The raglan shoulders and generous sleeves mean that it could work very well for the UK size range 10-14.
Shown on a size 12 mannequin and a UK 12-14 model who is 5’9” tall.
I have given the actual garment measurements below so it is very important you ascertain for yourself how it will work with your own measurements. Remember to double the bust, waist, and hip figure to give maximum circumferences, and that these pieces are meant to be loose fitting, so allow a generous amount of room over your particular body measurements
Underarm to underarm; 56cms / 22”
Waist, laid flat; 61cms / 24”
Hips, laid flat; 64cms / 25”
Shoulder to hem ; 132cms / 52”
Bicep circumference 46cms /18"
Wrist circumference; 27cms / 10.5”
Construction The dress sleeves have a lining of fine printed silk habutai, the bodice and skirt is lined in the same silk crepe, giving a luxurious drape to the piece.
As with all of the Pavilion Parade garments, the quality of the finish is paramount, with French and bound seams throughout (no overlocking) to ensure both a comfortable wear and a long life.
Each of these pieces is created from a vintage 100% silk saree. The design is very considered, with the cut engineered to make the best use of the various areas of beautiful printed design on the saree. I will spend some hours before cutting trying out different pattern layouts to ensure the most pleasing finished effect.
Care; Whilst it is OK in an emergency to use a gentle hand wash, for this garment, for these strong coloured silk crepes I recommend dry-cleaning to best preserve the brightness and sharpness of the silk.
If you really do need to wash rather than dry-clean (perhaps on holiday), very gently agitate your silk dress in a bowl of cool water with liquid handwash detergent for delicates. Do not soak. Rinse in cool water.
Gently press out excess water between two towels (don't wring) and then hang up on a padded hanger to drip dry away from direct sun.
Press to the reverse of the silk with a warm iron on silk setting.
The ingredients Please be aware that these unique pieces are created from vintage textiles, which have had a previous life, so consequently there may be the odd very minor smudge or tiny catch to the surface of the fabric. These in no way impinge on their beauty, and you can be sure that they do not compromise the integrity of the material. Any little area of actual damage or thinning is repaired with a tiny embroidered patch (one of my favourite features!), and this is always clearly mentioned in the description.
Sustainability Every time a Brighton Bohemian piece is purchased a donation is made via Ecologi to fund the planting of 10 trees and make a positive net contribution to combatting climate change. The trees are environmentally high value and part of gold standard schemes designed and managed to benefit local communities.
Packaging Dresses are dispatched in acid free tissue paper and recyclable cardboard boxes sealed with kraft paper eco tape. These are placed inside pouches for weather protection during transit which are made entirely from an environmentally friendly compostable bio-plastic created from sugar-cane.