Bustle Dress TREE

$325.00

Be like a tree in pursuit of your cause.
Stand firm, grip hard, thrust upward.
Bend to the winds of heaven.
And learn tranquility.

A divine structure. A massive painting is needed to create the full landscape of the Bustle Dress.Inspired by 1930’s dressing gowns; snug in the bosom, open in the front, flaring out in movement. Elegant and sexy; a feminine landscape that captures all the geographic curves.

Bustle up for sass or down for elegance, to coffee in jeans, to the pool over a bathing suit or garnishing a sleek gown to the opera. It all works with the Bustle Dress.

A client bought one to wear to the beach on holidays and she reported that many children followed her down the beach.

Pick one colour as your base and Dahlia Drive will procure the rest.

For a complete Dahlia Drive outfit, pair your Dahlia Drive Bustle Dress with the matching base colour of Dahlia Drive Lace or Dot Piano Pants

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Be like a tree in pursuit of your cause.
Stand firm, grip hard, thrust upward.
Bend to the winds of heaven.
And learn tranquility.

A divine structure. A massive painting is needed to create the full landscape of the Bustle Dress.
Inspired by 1930’s dressing gowns; snug in the bosom, open in the front, flaring out in movement. Elegant and sexy; a feminine landscape that captures all the geographic curves.

Bustle up for sass or down for elegance, to coffee in jeans, to the pool over a bathing suit or garnishing a sleek gown to the opera.. It all works with the Bustle Dress.
A client bought one to wear to the beach on holidays and she reported that many children followed her down the beach.

Pick one colour as your base and Dahlia Drive will procure the rest.

For a complete Dahlia Drive outfit, pair your Dahlia Drive Bustle Dress with the matching base colour of Dahlia Drive Lace or Dot Piano Pants

The painting itself is created with coloured dyes, clear dots and woven pieces of printed paper to mimic an imagined space under the earth’s surface.. Peeled back, striations are revealed, much like the horizontal formations seen on the sides of mountains. This history holds the tree upright, tells the story of its past and nourishes the present.. I love this. And I love how this story unfolds on a woman’s body.

The structure is three dimensional but the printing process is two, so small darts are made when it is pinned to the paintings. The ‘unfolding’, after heat pressing, gives texture and dimension to the sculpture. Finally and deliciously it is filled by you.

Rolls ends of curtain sheers never looked so good and would do nothing for the land fill. Wash, wear, dance.

  

Styled by You

Size Guide

  • Lotus Dress
  • Piano Pants
  • Puffy Coat
  • Smock
  • Bustle Dress
  • Swing Top
  • Kimono
  • Hatori

Chest

SMALL Max 36”
MEDIUM Max 42”
LARGE Max 46”

Ribcage and Hips

SIZE 1 (28”-34” ribcage/Hips max 40”)
SIZE 2 (34”- 40”ribcage/ Hips max 46”)

Hips and Chest

SIZE 1 chest and hips max 44”
SIZE 2 chest and hips max 48”
SIZE 3 chest and hips max 52”

Chest

X-SMALL Max 32”
SMALL Max 34”
MEDIUM Max 38”
LARGE Max 44”
X-LARGE Max 50”

Chest

X-SMALL Max 28”
SMALL Max34”
MEDIUM Max 38”
LARGE Max 42”
X-LARGE Max46”
2 X-LARGE Max 50”

Chest

SMALL Max 36”
MEDIUM Max 42”
LARGE Max 46”

Chest

SMALL Max 36”
MEDIUM Max 42”
LARGE Max 46”
X-LARGE Max 52”

Chest and hips

SMALL Max 40”
MEDIUM Max 43”
LARGE Max 46”
X-LARGE Max 48”
2 X-LARGE Max 51”

1. Pick your Style from the tabs above

2. Measure yourself

Dahlia Drive’s sizing is based on my shape and because I am the center of my universe (as Aphrodite was of hers), I am a Medium (even though, according to the Marilyn Monroe world of sizing I am a small, the Penthouse world of sizing I am a 0 and the Asian metric of sizing I am an extra large). So if you find comfort in thinking you know your size, stop now and get a tape measure *.

As Aphrodite so beautifully demonstrates (she has invisible servants because she is a goddess):

  • Measure around your back and chest (including your breasts) for the CHEST measurement
  • Measure your rib cage right under your breasts for the RIBCAGE measurement
  • Measure your hips at their widest for the HIPS measurement

Note: it is vital you do not take what you discover personally. It is just a number.

3. Find your Size on the Style Guide!

Then click your heels together and repeat after me, “There is no place like me”, “There is no place like me” . Voila! You have arrived home in your perfect body!

4. Order your size!

* (if you do not have a measuring tape, find a yardstick or 12″ ruler and measure off a 60″ piece of yarn or shoelace liquorish or toilet paper. Use this length to loop around your body at the designated spot for your style and mark the join with a knot or paper clip. Measure the distance from end to knot against the inches of your ruler or yardstick.)

When it came to sizing her clothes, Aphrodite had it easy: “One goddess length of silk wrapped around my hips please!”.

Shipping and Returns

Shipping is free.

All items but the Puffy Coats require 2 weeks time  from your order to my shipping.  Puffy coats require  from 2 to 3 months construction time.

I will gladly exchange your purchase due to faulty craftsmanship or an error in sizing.  I can not accept exchanges on specially ordered items.

There are no returns or cancellations.

Please contact me within 30 days of the original order should you desire an exchange.

Send me an email at wendy@dahliadrive.com to identify the reason for the exchange.  Mail the item, unused and in its original condition to 5898 Fraser Street, Powell River, B.C. V8A 4T5 Canada. You are responsible for the shipping costs.  Consider using a tracking service to guarantee its arrival.  I cannot be responsible for undelivered items.

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I can not be responsible for delays due to customs.

Thank you for your business.  I make each piece with care and attention, just for you.

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