Vanessa Kelly Clothing
Sarah Shirt Dress - Denim
Sarah is the latest in our handmade vintage style dress range. A vintage style shirt dress, Sarah has the same bodice as our stunning Betty Blouse, with the addition of either an A-line or a swing skirt.
When made in denim, Sarah’s skirt is a sleek pocket free A-line shirt. In cotton, she has a fuller swing skirt and the ever-popular side skirt pockets.
Easily one of the most popular dress styles of the 1940’s, the shirt dress was often worn as a house dress, informal afternoon dress or tea dress. The 1950’s saw the shirtwaist dress continue to be popular, though the skirt moved from an A-line to a fuller style like a swing skirt. We’re certain you’ll reach for Sarah as your dress to wear for any semi-formal occasion!
New Zealand Made Vintage Style Shirt Dress
The top of our vintage style shirt dress Sarah takes her pattern from our popular Betty Blouse. Betty has a darling Peter Pan collar, short tapered sleeves and gathers at her shoulders to help give her shape. Shelby’s skirt comes in two options depending on the fabric type she is made with: A-line or a swing skirt.
The traditional A-line skirt has been a favourite of vintage style fashion designers for years because of it’s flowy style. This skirt design offers enough fabric to sway gently against the wearer’s legs, but not so much it overwhelms them. In contrast, the swing skirt was designed to be showy, get noticed and of course, be perfect for twirls and dancing!
Forget Staying Home! You’ll Want to Wear Sarah Out!
Dinner and dancing anyone? Or perhaps coffee with the girls, followed by a walk around the shops? You’ll feel and look amazing when wearing your Sarah Dress, so much so that staying home will be the last thing on your mind. Her versatility means she can multitask with the best of them, letting you wear her to different occasions and still look just as fabulous!