Sweet Disorder Vintage

1980s Droopy & Browns Coduroy Dress


Vintage 1980s midi dress by Droopy & Browns. Super romantic style with a high neckline, balloon sleeves and fitted waist. Beautifully made~ delicate pleats at the shoulders create the volume in the sleeves. Dainty matching covered buttons. The hip is fitted and comes to flattering points where delicate pleats join the skirt. Dramatic patch pockets and volume at the hem. Wide pointed turn up cuffs with covered buttons at the elbows.  Matching wide belt completes the perfection. Lush cobalt blue corduroy fabric is soft and comfy 100% cotton. Label: Droopy & Browns. Droopy & Browns was a fab 80s British label designed by Anglea Holmes. It was known for the quality and romanticism of the designs. See more below. Excellent condition with no flaws. Clean fresh & ready to wear.

Flat Measurements~Shoulders 13" Chest 17" Waist 13.5" Hip 17" Length 48" Length shoulder to waist 16" Armscye 9". Shown on a US size 4 mannequin measuring 33" chest 26" waist 34" hip.

From The Guardian obituary for Angela Holmes:

"Nostalgic for the days when clothes were beautifully made, and lasted, Angela disliked the disposability of contemporary fashion, and its use of cheap foreign labour to produce poor quality items. She took an arts and crafts approach, overseeing every stage from design to retail, and employing craftsmen and women to make each garment individually. She worked in natural fabrics, designed and drew many of the prints herself, and had them dyed to her own specifications. Droopy and Browns' clothes are flamboyant and feminine, contemporary but with a historical influence, reflecting Angela's love of fantasy."

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