Dress Wedding Vintage Droopy And Browns Linen Ascot Henley 16 14 12 Vamp Divine

£375.00 Buy It Now or Best Offer 27d 23h, £8.00 Shipping, 30-Day Returns, eBay Money Back Guarantee

Seller: Top-Rated Seller theatreoffashion (3,114) 99.4%, Location: Ivybridge, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 293064346900 ♥ HISTORY: Droopy & Browns ~ Quintessential English Elegance Droopy & Browns is a byword for quintessential English elegance in vintage fashion. Ball gowns, wedding dresses, long sumptuous skirts, wide-legged trousers, fitted jackets, all with a theatrical flourish, are what the company is best known, and adored, for... but it wasn't always so...The label, which at the height of its success had eight stores across the country, had the humblest of beginnings on York's Newgate Market, before opening seven stores across the UK. It was the brainchild of designer Angela Holmes.As a little girl, Angela had watched her mother buying couturier gowns in that very Newgate Market shop. Years later, and inspired by those memories, she started designing even more extravagant clothes.At first, Angela struggled with the brand’s name. It was Angela’s longing for bygones past which eventually inspired not only the creative direction for the brand, but also the name, as Angela's brother Jonathan reflects:“When it came to picking the name, I went through a list of the usual type of boutique names and Angela just curled her lip. She said: ‘I want it to be Edwardian: all droopy and brown.”As such, the designs owe much more to styles from the Edwardian era at the turn of the last century and 'Old Hollywood' film stars, than the fickle world of fashion today. Their clothing is flamboyant and nostalgic, and simultaneously contemporary and timeless, yet with a historical influence, reflecting Angela's love of fantasy. Instead of following the ever-changing rules of the catwalk, which insist on a new look every six months or so, Droopy & Browns built its reputation on creating classic clothes which are refreshed and redesigned regularly. A best-selling skirt one spring may reappear in the autumn in a different fabric and colour. The cut will be the same because it is the design which the customer loves; and this emphasis on giving the customer what she wanted created a loyal following which Droopy and Brown still has to this day ~ and ever growing, as more and more women discover the beautiful sought after vintage Droopy and Brown pieces.Ahead of her time in the ethical fashion stakes, Angela deliberately avoided the predictable mainstream, rejecting the exploitative and unsustainable nature of ‘fast fashion’ which was already beginning to rear its ugly mass produced head. Instead, she stayed true to her principles and lovingly produced exquisite, individually crafted pieces to her own exacting specifications. Her designs undoubtedly had, and still have, that essential 'wow' factor, deriving inspiration from bygone eras and celebrating nostalgia and romance, often with a theatrical twist. Droopy & Browns ceased trading very many years ago now and their sublimely beautiful vintage pieces have now become some of the most sought after in vintage fashion. To wear them and to love them is to know why!!! Sublimely BeautifulExquisite & BreathtakingShow-stopping ~ Statement Designer Opulence Elegant ~ Flambouyant ~ Extravagant ~ Timeless Rare to find and Absolutely Stunning Vintage Maxi Dress ~ Summer Ball Gown ~ Evening Dress ~ Wedding Dress ~ in Classic Versatile Stunning Blue ~ In soft flowing Linen mix ~ Literally Masses of Fabric, and huge hem sweep skirt, with such Beautiful Designer Styling and the most Perfect Tailoring Ideal for a Red Carpet Event, Wedding, or Special Occasion ~ Summer Ball, Evening Event, Regatta, Henley, Garden Party, Ascotby World Renowned Vintage Designer Angela Holmes for the fabulous Droopy & BrownOne of THE MOST SOUGHT after vintage designers ~ absolutely ADORED by her followers, and to see and wear this dress is to know why!!! ♥ Vintage ~ Ballgown ~ Dior's New Look ~ Red Carpet ~ Wedding ~ Garden Party ~ Summer Ball ~ Cocktails ~ Henley ~ Regatta ~ Ascot ~ Glyndebourne ~ Grandeur ~ Debutante ~ Manor House ~ 50s Beauty ~ 40s Sweetheart ~ 30s Old Hollywood Glamour ~ Elegant ~ Sophisticated ~ Lavish ~ Divine ~ Supermodel ~ Fashionista ~ Rare ~ Timeless... •:*♥♥*:• ~ BEAUTIFUL ~ OPULENT ~ EVOCATIVE ~A SHOW STOPPING STATEMENT MAXI DRESS by DROOPY and BROWNS UNIQUE ONE OF A KIND : For lovers of the fabulous Droopy and Browns and renowned designer Angela Holmes, and her early vintage pieces...Reminiscent of the divine elegant dresses and gowns worn by a 30s 'Old Hollywood' film star, or a 1940s Femme Fatale, and with touches of Dior's New Look styling, and with evocations of beautifully elegant debutantes and Manor House garden parties on the lawn...Think weddings, and regattas, Henley and Glyndebourne and Ascot...This is a classic and elegant vintage piece in the most gorgeous (and so flattering!) shape and in a dramatic, versatile and very beautiful blue, and in the most lovely linen fabric, with a bit of viscose for flow, and with the most gorgeous and flattering fit, and with literally masses of fabric to the massively full skirt, which is cut and designed in such a fabulous way, so it has even more flow and movement than a very full circle skirt! This is a truly special showstopping piece!!!A stunning, maxi, subtly hour-glass, soft linen mix dress/evening gown/ball gown/alternative wedding dress/going away dress, which fits the body beautifully, with elegant, fluid lines and with a beautifully full circle skirt and the widest hem sweep ever, in the most lovely jewel blue colour, and with classic tailoring and showstopping, very sexy, shaping... Featuring lovely simple, very elegant, and very flattering, fitted bodice, which creates a gentle fitted shape and look ~ sleeveless ~ This dream of a dress then glides from the smooth bodice and into the softly and subtly 'nipped in' waistline from where the beautiful skirt falls and drapes into the lusciously long, flowing deep soft folds of the skirt ~ falling beautifully to form the full and fabulous skirt, even wider than a circle skirt, with clever tailoring, and the widest ever hem sweep, so that the skirt moves so beautifully around you as you move, walk, dance...You can just imagine this dress worn to a Summer wedding, or to a garden party, or an special evening event...dance your heart out and be beautiful!!! The gorgeous style and shaping, the gently fitted bodice, and beautifully flowing long skirt, all give a subtly sexy sophisticated look to this divine vintage piece ~ elegant, evocative and beautifully designed...Effortlessly flattering, with evocations of the classic period palette ~ such a perfect shape which personifies poise and grace...and subtle allure!!! This is a truly fabulous statement piece!!! Ideal for a wedding, ABSOLUTELY beyond beautiful, just add a huge hat ~ Fits with so many styles from the extravagantly opulent, through to the simple and understated elegant ~ This beautiful dress can be whatever you want it to be and you will look absolutely breathtaking in it...For any event or occasion, day or night, where you want to look sensational...Delightful beyond Delight, this dress is just so irresistible!!!Excellent vintage condition ~ All in all, just so gorgeous!!! Label reads : Droopy and Browns ~ AM-H ~ Made in England Fabric : Beautiful Linen with some Viscose for flow ~ 52% Linen 48% Viscose Zip at back, for ease of dressing. Vintage size label reads UK 16 ~ Going by the cut, design and measurements, we estimate this dress will fit a variety of sizes easily. Please see sizing and measurements further below. Please note when considering size that this dress can be easily altered to fit by a seamstress if required... We do offer layaway / instalment payments on some items so buyers can spread payments ~ please enquire. ♥ SIZE: Vintage label states UK 16 ~ However this dress will fit other sizes than those in label ~ please see measurements further below. The bodice can be worn very fitted and close to the body, or looser, both ways look lovely. Please bear in mind that this dress could be easily adapted to fit by a seamstress if required...xxx UK 16 in label ~ We estimate may possibly fit UK 12 14 16 and possibly small 18 ~ Please check measurements below. EURO ~ We estimate may possibly fit EU 40 42 44 and possibly small 46 ~ Please check measurements below. US ~ We estimate may possibly fit US 8/10 12 14 and possibly small 16 ~ Please check measurements below. ♥ MEASUREMENTS: All measurements taken with dress laid flat so please double up for all the way around where appropriate. Please use the measurements provided to measure against a similar dress of your own which you know fits you well. All measurements are taken with the dress pulled a bit to flatten ~ and please be aware that there is inevitably a slight discrepancy in the ways different people measure ~ so all measurements are approximate and please give or take about a 1/4 inch or so either way. Please remember to DOUBLE UP for all the way around... The bodice can be worn very fitted and close to the body, or looser, both ways look lovely. Please bear in mind that this dress could be easily adapted to fit by a seamstress if required...xxx Bust ~ armpit to armpit ~ across front ~ approx: 21 1/2 inches (Please double up) Waist ~ approx: 19 1/2 inches (Please double up) Hips ~ Free size, very flared indeed, fuller than a full circle skirt Length ~ taken from shoulder seam and down back of dress to bottom of hem ~ approx: 57 inches Very Wide Hem Sweep ~ taken laid flat from one end of hem to the other with skirt flared out completely ~ possibly wider than a circle skirt ~ approx: 112 inches ~ This is a MASSIVE hem sweep, absolutely STUNNING, with so much movement created by the exceptional cut and design ~ Please see photos. Lastly, in two words ~ Exceptionally Beautiful!!! “Clothes as text, clothes as narration, clothes as a story. Clothes as the story of our lives. And if you were to gather all the clothes you have ever owned in all your life, each baby shoe and winter coat and wedding dress, you would have your autobiography. You could wear, once more, your own life in all its stages...” ~ Linda Grant, The Thoughtful Dresser Condition: Used, Condition: Excellent vintage condition ~ This is THE MOST EXQUISITE dress, so beautiful in such a stunning colour, and even more full than a circle skirt, in a gorgeous heavy linen mix, by the renowned and adored vintage designer Angela Holmes for the sensational Droopy and Browns! Beautiful if you're a guest at a wedding, or as a bride's going away dress, or for a garden party or special evening occasion ~ an absolute delight and a joy to wear!.A TRULY BREATHTAKING DRESS, couture tailoring and such attention to every detail...So beautiful and so elegant and sophisticated ~ Can be dressed up or down...A stand out statement dress ~ Beautifully timeless ~ Whatever your style or occasion, you will look stunningly beautiful in this show stopping dress...and you'll feel like a million dollars!!! The renowned Droopy and Browns at her very best!!! DIVINE!!! xxx, Waist Size: Up to approx: 39" ~ Will fit smaller also, Size: 16, Hip Size: Free Size ~ Masses of flow to the skirt, Style: Day or Night/Dior's New Look/Debutante/Races, Look: Wedding/Ball/Regatta/Henley/Garden Party, Chest Size: Up to approx: 43" ~ Will fit smaller also, Material: Beautiful Linen with Viscose for flow ~ GORGEOUS!, Original/Reproduction: Original, Vintage Type: True Vintage, Exact Material: Beautiful Flowing Linen Mix ~ Such Lovely Fabric!, Exact Colour: Absolutely Gorgeous Blue!!!, UK Size: UK 16 in label/Will fit other sizes/See listing, European Size: EURO 44/Will fit other sizes/See listing, US Size: US 12/14/Will fit other sizes/See listing, This beautiful dress will fit: other sizes than size in label / pls see listing, Vintage Brand:: Droopy and Browns ~ Designer Angela Holmes, Main Colour: Blue, Occasion: Day or Night, Dressed up or down, Very Versatile!, Brand: Droopy and Browns, Shoulder to Hem: Approx: 57" ~ Beautifully Maxi & MASSIVE Hem Sweep, Size Type: ESTIMATED UK 16 14 12 poss small 18 See listing, Modified Item: No

PicClick Insights PicClick Exclusive
  •  Popularity - 193 views, 3.1 views per day, 63 days on eBay. Very high amount of views. 0 sold, 1 available.
  •  Price -
  •  Seller - 3,114+ items sold. 0.6% negative feedback. Top-Rated Seller! Ships on time with tracking, 0 problems with past sales.
Similar Items