La Belle Epoque Little Dauphine Dress
Our beautiful Little Dauphine Dress is now available in the exquisitely romantic Belle Époque print. She's a dreamy soft ivory background laced with blue floral damask. We have translated this print directly from French wallpaper references found at Versailles! Maybe even Marie Antoinette herself chose this delicate damask!
- Ruffled organza mini dress with giant romantic bow
- 3 layer organza skirt panel giving superior volume and movement
- Square neckline with nostalgic ruffle placement adapted from a gown worn by Marie Antoinette
- Sweet puffed sleeve with frill cuff
- Light and soft premium organza fabric
- Full lining
The flamboyant ruffled skirt is exquisitely fluffy, and pares back to perfection with our tight fitting bodice and puffed sleeves. The ruffle placement around the neckline is evocative of Rococo gowns, and we've even added a blousy bow to draw attention, and ensure you look like a magnificent present! All wrapped up and ready to be gifted (to yourself)!
Although Little Dauphine looks like royalty, she is designed with comfort in mind. Full breathable lining prevents any annoying itching, making her a multi-purpose dream of a dress! Pair her with ballet flats and a straw bonnet for long walks in the countryside, then slip into bow front mules and grab a feather clutch bag and you're ready for strawberry daiquiris with the girls.
We named this delightful blue damask La Belle Époque, which is not only a beautiful phrase, but did you know La Belle Époque is also actually a historical period at the end of the eighteenth century that is often referred to as the 'golden age'? It is characterised as an era of beautiful fashions and luxury living, a time when high couture designers from around the world were defining a new mood of grace, beauty and feminininty.
Clothes from the time were highly indulgent and overtly elaborate, we would see them nowadays as 'costumes' or bridal wear. Yet although this period was fleeting, lasting less than 25 years, it has had a profound impact on how we see fashion today. Our newest creation, La Belle Époque Little Dauphine, has been designed as a celebration of this gilded period in fashion. She is our tribute to overt femininity, to excess, and to our freedom to translate historical fashions into modern day wearable pieces.
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