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    Love to dress up? Our collection of vintage inspired handmade dresses are just the ticket! With three different silhouettes to choose from: the full-skirted skater dress, figure-hugging pencil dress and cute tea-dress. Each dress is 100% handmade by our team using beautiful vintage & end-of-roll fabrics.

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    Playful yet chic Pinafore

    August 13, 2019

    My pinafore dress arrived today and I have spent the entire day with a huge beam on my face. I have purchased from TEOC several times before however I have only ever bought semi formal items with the intention of wearing them for a special occasion. This time I splashed out on a piece I am certain I will wear over and over again. I want to thank the team for somehow creating such a wonderfully playful yet sophisticated dress. I feel comfortable lounging around in this as it fits to a T but I can still breathe! I also love that I can hide away under the never ending circular skirt when I’m curling up on the sofa then when I stand up the material hangs perfectly in a really flattering way so I’m sure I’ll feel super confident when I go out and about and show it off! I also love how I don’t feel so guilty buying clothes when I buy from TEOC – it’s so much better knowing you are promoting sustainability whilst also enjoying purchasing beautiful quality clothes. Thanks so much team, I am really over the moon.

    Katie B

    So happy with my custom Nathalie dresses!

    July 31, 2019

    I couldn’t resist getting twp custom Nathalie shift dresses after falling in love with some fabrics on their instagram account. The process to order a custom dress was easy (as long as you have your correct measurements). They arrived a few weeks later and I love them! I’m plus size, so it can be hard to find a shift dress that fits well–but when it’s made to measure, they fit perfectly! I cannot wait to wear them and encourage you to support awesome, women owned and sustainable businesses!

    Ramona

    Chic, elegant and special

    February 22, 2019

    Just wanted to say thank you very much and the dress arrived today. It’s really lovely and just what I wanted, which is a casual smart dress to wear for my 30th wedding anniversary in May. The fabric is a beautiful floral design and so very well made – perfect for a summer occasion.

    Helen

    Amys and Catherines

    September 8, 2018

    Absolutely adore my Amy and Catherine dresses, every fabric is so unique that they make every dress feel special and different. All well made and a few made for special occasions with tight deadlines which Cecily and the team have gone over and above in helping and working to. Thanks so much!

    Isla S

    My Catherine dress

    August 12, 2018

    My Catherine dress has been the dress of the Summer! I have already worn it about 30 times (it washes easily btw) and I expect I will be wearing a few mores times too this Summer. It was such a delight to go downstairs into the workshop to choose the fabric. So many people have admired it and its been a joy to tell them about The Emperors Old Clothes and their business ethos-keep going fab team of women!

    Mary Mulligan

    PERFECT Floaty Shift Dress

    August 9, 2018

    I saw Cecily modelling the floaty shift dress on Instagram and instantly loved the simple lines and loose fit. After contacting Cecily and choosing a fabric (really hard as there was so much gorgeous choice) it took about a week for my dress to be made. This is so quick! I’ve worn the dress several times already. The texture of the linen and colour is just lovely. I’m SO pleased with the dress and would highly recommend the bespoke service.

    Katie

    Summer delights

    August 8, 2018

    In this fab heatwave, I’ve been wanting to look chic yet stay cool. I’ve just purchased two items from Emperors – dungarees and a shift dress – which do just that. Loving lounging in my dungarees when I’m off work and my shift dress is elegant and airy; perfect for more formal events. Both garments have elicited admiring comments as people have asked me where they come from. I happily tell them while also knowing each garment is one of a kind so I’ll never bump into anyone wearing exactly the same thing. Thank you, Emperors team! Nathalie B

    Nathalie Blondel

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    Size Guide

    Below is our international size guide including bust, waist and hip measurements in inches & centimetres.We hope that this chart helps you find your perfect garment size with us.However, we are used to altering designs to fit customers who are in between sizes so if you have any specific requirements or need any help please don't hesitate to get in touch.
    UK EU US BUST WAIST HIPS
    4-6 32 2 32in 81.5cm 25in 63.5cm 35in 89cm
    6-8 34 4 34.5in 88cm 26.5in 67.5cm 36in 91.5cm
    10-12 36 6 36in 92cm 28in 71.5cm 38in 97cm
    12-14 38 8 40in 102cm 32in 81.5cm 42in 107cm
    14-16 40 10 44in 112cm 36.5in 93cm 47in 119.5cm
    18-20 46 14 50in 127cm 42in 106.5cm 52in 132cm
    22-24 50 18 56in 142cm 48in 122cm 58in 147cm
    26-28 56 22 62in 157.5cm 54in 137.5cm 64in 162.5cm
    30-32 62 26 68in 172.5cm 60in 152.5cm 70in 178cm

    We are in the process of extending our size range. This is quite a lengthy process for a small brand but it is something we are 100% committed to.If we don't currently go up or down to your size please get in touch with your measurements + we can create you your dream 'design your own' garment!

    Check out our guide to taking your own body measurements & our handy measuring kits

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