Back by popular demand, the revived Iris dress has more attention to detail than ever. This beautiful Dress has a V Neckline with collar and cute little ties on the cuffs. There are 3 large square buttons on the bodice of the dress which are specially made for us making a stunning new addition to the Iris dress. The skirt is cut on the bias to create a beautiful swing shape and it finishes just over the knee with a tie-belt at the waist for easy comfortable fitting. The prints are both authentic 1940’s designs and the natural fibre of our Rayon Crepe de Chine is soft to the touch and it’s easy care too – no synthetics used in this garment.
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.