Our sizing is a guide only.
The bodice dress measurements fall perfectly in line with our sizing chart. Before placing your order we advise that you measure your chest (around your back and over the centre of your bust) and your waist (at the smallest part) against our sizing chart.
Some of our pieces may not be intended to be worn tight to the figure. In this case, the measurements provided within each size bracket are the SUGGESTED figure size for the garment rather than the exact sizing of the piece.
Our advice: as there is no give to our fabric, if you have a fuller bust we would advise sizing up. Please contact us at hello@olanaclothing for advice before placing your order should you like a little help with sizing.
Note: As all of our garments are hand cut and sewn, please understand that we work at a 1cm tolerance either side of the measurement.
If you require specific, individual tailored measurements or lengths, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com and we will do our very best to accommodate you. We do offer a bespoke tailoring service where we are able to create bespoke bodice sizes and skirt lengths for an additional fee.
As uncomplicated and understated as a summer dress can be, Marlowe offers a combination of comfort and style that's fused together with a gentle hint of sex appeal. Boxy in design, Marlowe floats over the figure beautifully to reveal a silhouette that's soft, liberated and as light as air. Featuring rouleau tie straps that allow for adjustable lengthening whilst also adding a gentle touch of summer sweetness.
We advise that the Marlowe dress is an apron style dress and can be exposing on ladies with larger chests. We suggest wearing it tossed over a bikini or with a pretty bralet underneath!
Fabric properties: Crisp, medium weight, breathable, soft.
Gentle hand washing using mild fabric conditioner is advised for our natural linen garments.
Please expect an initial 5-8% shrinkage on our pure linen items when machine washed at 30 degrees.
All garments handcrafted in England using sustainably sourced material. Read more.
Model is 5ft 8 and wears a UK size 8.
If you require specific measurements or a different hem length, we offer a bespoke tailoring service where we will do our very best to craft your garment to suit your personal measurements. Just add your chosen garment to the cart & then add your tailoring request from our bespoke tailoring page & quote your measurements in the comments form at the checkout.
Please see our garment sizing information here.
Contact hello@olanaclothing for sizing advice or take a look at our Bespoke Tailoring Service
Our pieces are all handmade to order and so please expect delivery of your garment to take 2-3 weeks. The process for creating each garment involves designing, cutting, stitching, steaming, labelling, packaging and sending to each of our customers personally.
We offer free standard UK shipping on orders over £250.
Each order below £250 is charged at a flat rate of £7 for standard shipping via the Royal Mail First Class Tracked service.
If your item is urgent, email us at hello@olanaclothing and we will certainly try to help you if we can.
Please see here for shipping of all international orders.
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