Vanessa Kelly Clothing
Donna Dress Size 8
Finished Garment Measurements: Bust 92cm Hip 115cm Length (neck to hem) 92cm
Donna is a classy and glamourous vintage style A-line dress, especially suited for ladies with hourglass figures. Perfect for meeting with friends, shopping or heading out on the town, Donna is the must have vintage frock for your wardrobe!
A demure rounded collar with a cheeky key hole feature, Donna is classy yet casual enough for everyday wear. As a summer vintage dress with no sleeves, she’ll ensure you remain cool, calm and collected whatever the day throws at you.
Donna has a fitted bodice with a skirt which flows down and gently flares out from your legs, giving her the refined shape of the letter A. With fitted shoulders and a softly flared skirt, Donna herself features cleverly incorporated curves into her bodice with seams, darts and a zip, showing off your figure to its best advantage.
Designed to slim your hips and accentuate your curves, Donna would look fabulous with cute little flats or death defying heels. Accessorise her with a matching bow wristlet clutch purse and a vintage cape or jacket for winter and you’ll have the perfect retro dress.
Lovingly handmade in New Zealand by Auckland vintage dress maker and designer Vanessa Kelly, Donna is only made with 100% high quality cotton. Machine washable, line dried and ironed on a warm setting, she is easy to care for and will provide you with considerable pleasure for many years.
With a solid history of well-known woman’s dress designers such as Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent prominently featuring vintage A-line dresses in their ranges since the 1950’s, Donna has a style which will never grow old. Dior was the magical designer who created the A-line, but it was not until Saint Laurent refined it further, that we see the beautiful flowing form we love today.
Yet while Dior gave the A-line its name, this style had featured in many cultures around the world before it become made famous by this designer of French couture. In fact, origin of the skirt piece of many 1950’s style dresses actually began way back in the 1500’s during Elizabethan times, then remerged during the 1800’s with the use of skirt hoops.
Donna is available as a unique one off 50’s dress as only one with each limited edition fabric is ever made, giving you the certainty that you own a one of a kind vintage designed dress.