When it came to designing the range, we decided on some golden rules to work within for each silhouette…
The 50’s has a definitive look. We wanted to stick to the traditional era shape: tea length dresses with full net petticoats. The first silhouette in this era features a high boat neckline and a very fitted bodice, using the princess lines for a perfect fit. We have added a fully gathered, multi layered skirt, with the bodice sitting a little longer in the waist. We dropped the waist slightly to avoid creating bulk on the waistline with this silhouette. The back is a deep ‘v’ shape to balance the height of the front neckline, and the button and loop fastenings allow perfect fit into the waist.
The various skirt options change this design completely. Three layers of tulle create a soft screen, full look; the double layer of chiffon gives a gentle feminine feel, and the Chantilly lace layer is delicate and graceful. All skirts have satin and lined underskirts, hemmed with bias binding. The net petticoat is also edged with bias binding, so you can add a flash or two of colour to your ensemble!
The addition of the sash finishes this design beautifully, emphasising the waist. The Taylor is a supremely womanly design, suiting all shapes.
To further develop this silhouette, we are designing delicate floral motifs on the bodice and sashes.