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ALBA in Red
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Description

The Alba is a fitted waist dress with a straight skirt. The dress shows off the most flattering silhouette and combines modern characteristics with classic elegance, which makes it to a modern classic. This structured and perfectly fitting shape features a flattering flared silhouette.

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Style Advice

The Alba is perfect for the neat hourglass body shape, because it follows softly its perfect bodylines.

Style Advice for all body shapes

 

ALBA: INVERTED TRIANGLE BODY SHAPE

The Alba is not ideal for the Inverted Triangle body shape.
The attention is kept here to the upper part with its neckline and waist darts, which bulks up the upper body of the inverted triangle. The remaining features such as the back darts and vent are not enough to balance out the upper body, which results in a top-heavy look.

ALBA: LEAN COLUMN BODY SHAPE

The Alba can be suitable for the lean column body shape.
The upper slip open neckline and the padded shoulders are adding volume and roundness to the upper body. But the mid waist definition in the form of the waist darts and waistline in this dress can turn out to be difficult to work on the lean column since they donメt have one. Combined with the straightness in the skirt it might look all too straight from below the bust line. It may lack the roundness that this body shape needs for a visual balanced body shape. The back vent is a good feature to add additional volume to the lower part but it might not be enough.

ALBA : RECTANGLE BODY SHAPE

The Alba is not ideal for the rectangle body shape.
This dress style is fitted with the purpose to show off the perfect proportion of a neat hourglass. Due to its front waist darts and waistline they will make the rectangle look even straighter and boxy in the waist. It will simply highlight the fact that this body shape has not a natural waist and will create an unbalanced silhouette.

ALBA: APPLE BODY SHAPE

The Alba is not ideal for the apple body shape.
An apple needs to keep the focus to the top and lower thirds. This dress shape doesnメt have any of necessary features for an apple body shape to make it work. Firstly, because a part of the neckline is too high for an apple body shape, secondly, the mid waist darts and waist line will sit on the fullest point of the tummy and create uneven waist darts and lines that will result in spillovers above and below the waistline. Thirdly the skirt of the dress is too fitted to add enough attention to balance it with the upper part. As well the back of this dress doesnメt work with waist darts. The vent is a good feature but not enough to make it work.

ALBA: PEAR BODY SHAPE

The Alba is not ideal for the pear body shape.
The problem is the tight fit around the hips. Pears are wider on the bottom and need extra room to complement this feature. The mid waist adds a negative impact for the pear body shape because the mid waist gives less room between waist and hips and will cause an abrupt wider hip feature. Also the vent on the back will create additional volume to the lower back even if it is a closed vent.

ALBA: NEAT HOUR GLASS BODY SHAPE

The Alba is perfect for the neat hourglass body shape, because it follows softly the perfect body lines.

Front

The open split neckline is a combination of a high and low neckline, which complements a small and an average bust, because the higher neckline adds volume to the top while giving enough room to an average bust. The neckline creates pointed edges at their ends before it opens up into a split. This feature highlights the perfect proportion of neck and bust of a neat hourglass. The open split has a more curved bottom in order to avoid a harsh split open effect when having an average bust. It also adds roundness to a smaller bust.

The mid waist darts going up the waist line are not only providing a perfect fit but also are following the perfect waist shape and length of the neat hourglass body shape.

The mid waist lines shows off their balanced body proportion.

The skirt is kept straight to follow its lower body part.

Back

The back has three features to show off its balanced body shape. Firstly, it has a higher neckline, secondly the darts in the waist and thirdly the closed vent in the skirt.

ALBA : FULL HOURGLASS BODY SHAPE

The Alba is not ideal for the full hour glass body shape.
The upper neckline feature wonメt work for the full hourglass since the neckline is too high for a fuller bust. The open front split will widen in an unflattering way and the upper neckline edge features will モ stand upヤ and highlight how the neckline should not look like.

Size and Fit

We have provided the measurements of this dress to help you decide which size to buy.

All measurements are in Centimetres.

UK SIZE
8101214
US SIZE
46810
ITALY SIZE
40424446
FRANCE SIZE
36384042
JAPAN SIZE
791113
DENMARK SIZE
34363840
AUSTRALIA SIZE
8101214
GERMANY SIZE
34363840
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Length - Above the Knee
9899100101
Length - At Knee
103104105106
Length - Below the Knee
108109110111
Short Sleeve
27.62828.428.8
3/4 Sleeve
40.64141.441.8
Bust2.5 cm below underarm
83889398
Waist20cm below underarm
69747984
Lower hip40cm below underarm
889398103

 

Details

  • Jewel front slash neckline
  • Crew back neckline
  • Loose fitted skirt
  • Dart tailoring
  • Above the elbow sleeves
  • Soft A-line silhouette
  • Mid waistline
  • Above the knee hemline
  • 22 inches zip at the centre back
  • Fully lined
  • Italian 96% Wool and 4%Elastane
  • Wool carries the Woolmark trademark
  • Steam and dry clean only
  • Made in the UK

Fabric: 96% Wool 4% Elastane
Lining: 97% Polyester and 3% Spandex 


Fabric: Made in Italy 
Dress: Made in Britain
Care: Dry clean only

 

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Worldwide Delivery

Our delivery and packing charges per order are:

UK by Royal Mail or Collect + £9
Europe by Royal Mail £19
Rest of World by Royal Mail £29

Please note we cannot be responsible for delays due to customs or weather.

Our dresses are custom made to order, delivery within the UK will take 10 days. 12 days within Europe and 15 days to the Rest of the World.

Prices, Duties and Taxes

The total price you pay will be stated at checkout before payment is taken. Prices include UK VAT for all EU-based customers.

*20% VAT is automatically deducted from orders delivered outside Europe.

For orders delivered outside the EU, customers are responsible for paying the Customs and Import Duties. Unfortunately we cannot determine in advance what these fees will be.

In the event that you wish to return any item, please note that import duties and local sales taxes will not be refundable by us.

 

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