Hawaiian Print 1940’s “Suzie Wong” Dress
Rich, 100% rayon fabric, printed locally in Bali. This rayon is an appropriate weight for the dress; it is not excessively thin. Designed and screen-printed exclusively for Whirling Turban; based on 1940’s Hawaiian print. Gives you a luxurious, vintage-true look.
This dress is based on a late 1940’s interpretation of the cheongsam style. The looseness of the upper torso is indicative of the late 40’s silhouette and the enthusiasm for chinoiserie. Since the upper torso and waist of this dress do not grip the body, you should buy this style based on your hip size, having measured your hips/derriere/thighs with a dressmaker’s tape to determine the widest point “down there”. If the hips fit the waist and bust will fit you.
Our customers are frequently asked how they managed to find a vintage dress in such perfect condition. We use detailed, couture sewing techniques and fabrics- even weaving and printing techniques- true to the mid-century period.
Cobalt Blue and Vanilla, with hand-made Chinese knot buttons and loops
This particular dress fits closely only in the hips, so you buy it by your full hip measurement. Please check it with a tape measure to be sure.
This dress fit is based on hip size.
Small to large bust okay but extra, extra large bust will not work.
Bust: loose fitting/ approx. 40″ in circumference (using a tape measure; not your bra size!
Waist: loose fitting/ approx 32″
Hips: your hips should be about 42″ or a little less.
PLEASE BE CERTAIN that you follow the stated measurements carefully.
At the time we posted this dress on the website we had one of this dress style in each of 3 sizes. If this one doesn’t fit you, please have a look at the others- thanks!