Stepping back to the 1940s with Scarlett and Jo

Every wardrobe needs a tea dress. This most versatile and feminine of dresses first made it’s mark in the 1940s, when it’s shorter skirt and sleeves fitted in perfectly with the utility ethos. Step forward to the 1970s and it appeared once again, teamed with platform heels that harked back to the stack heels of the 40s. Today it is as relevant as ever, and is a vital part of any capsule wardrobe. Vintage tea dress style

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Scarlett and Jo, sold exclusively through Evans, always feature tea dresses in their collections, producing wonderful, vintage inspired pieces that are just perfect for girls with curves. In soft jersey fabrics, and with pretty details like keyhole necklines, tie belts and gorgeous chintzy prints, the Scarlett and Jo tea dresses have a timeless elegance that flatter and enhance the figure in equal measure. I was recently sent one of my favourite pieces from the current range, the red floral jersey dress and it has fast become a wardrobe favourite, something I can wear for any occasion. Team with a pair of Mary Jane shoes and your outfit is complete.  Add a red lip and nails, and a faux fur coat, and you get a very glamorous look indeed.

Scarlett & Jo Red Floral Jersey Dress     Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Red Floral Jersey Dress
Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

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This dress has a lovely shape and is very comfortable to wear due to the stretchy nature of the fabric. I loved the very pretty flounced sleeves, which again were comfortable due to being loose fitting. The tie back belt helps to add to the shape, and I truly think that this dress could be transitional, working well come Spring by adding a thin knit cardigan.

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More tea dresses from Scarlett and Jo.

Scarlett & Jo Black Floral Print Midi Dress     Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Black Floral Print Midi Dress
Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Purple Feather Print Jersey Dress     Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Purple Feather Print Jersey Dress
Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Black Floral Jersey Dress     Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Black Floral Jersey Dress
Price: £45.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Black Spot and Floral Jersey Dress     Was £45.00     Now £30.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Black Spot and Floral Jersey Dress
Was £45.00
Now £30.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Blue Jersey Knee Length Dress     Was £45.00     Now £30.00 click to visit Evans

Scarlett & Jo Blue Jersey Knee Length Dress
Was £45.00
Now £30.00 click to visit Evans

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10 thoughts on “Stepping back to the 1940s with Scarlett and Jo

  1. Oo, I think that dress is smashing on you! I love flouncy sleeves. I’m really impressed with the whole S&J range, I think they’ve got the vintage styling with modern wearability bang-on. x

  2. Oh Evans is my favourite shop ever!! I think I could wear these dresses they seem to flatter the curves you want flattering if your with me 😉 I especially live the Black Floral Print Midi Dress xx

  3. Hi Emma, Thank you and the guys above for the love and appreciation. I can not tell you how much we enjoy designing for the curvy girl. Most of these frocks are made in the UK, which we are also very proud of. For those who are really interested in the origins and design element these are follow ons from my early 1970’s take on the 40’s. A stretch jersey tailored to a fuller figure, and of course the fabric was not available in the 40’s or the 70’s. With S & J everything we produce is designed for comfort, feminine confidence in wear. I would expect a lot more of this look going into normal sized retailers for Spring. In that respect Plus size girls are in front of the fashion trend curve.

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