This is a copy of the skirt section of the famous White Satin Dress in the 1938 video clip ‘ Balboa on the Beach’ in California. You can see the original clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uEbgpvxjfY and the couple to watch are Jack Helwig and Genevieve Grazis (couple in all white). Genevieve is wearing this beautiful dress and the skirt section flows out beautifully. If you want a skirt to impress, or to dance in, this is the one. Simply stunning, love, love, love it.
Please note – this skirt comes up small, if you’re in between sizes please opt for the larger size.
We suggest you care for our clothing in the same way you would for an original 40’s garment!
We recommend you hand wash the garment just as they did back in the 1940’s, although nowadays you can dry clean them instead if you wish!
Best not to dry them in direct sunlight or in an excessively hot place, as this can cause the natural yarn to twist and subsequently shrink.
If you find you have washed or dried the garment too hot by accident, you can try the following method to regain the original size and fit. Although this isn’t guaranteed to work, it may help!
1 – Please soak the garment in cold water with a very generous helping of fabric conditioner and leave overnight.
2 – Then, rinse the garment in fresh cold water and as you gently squeeze out the excess water, stretch the garment in both width and length as far as you can.
3 – Lay the garment flat on a towel to start drying slowly; but iron while it is still damp, again stretching in both directions.