These dresses have so much style, featuring edging around the neckline and sleeves, and a contrasting bow on the side of the waist. The dress features a full circle 50s style flared skirt - true 1950s style! We have photographed the dress using a 1950s style petticoat, which helps to show the fullness of the skirt. The dress has a square neckline at the front and has a concealed zip fastening at the side. He dresses are 1950s length, starting from 44 inches (approx.) from shoulder to hem in a size 8 (see below), and are designed to sit at the knee. Exact measurements (in inches): size 8: bust 33 / waist 27 / length 44 size 10: bust 34 / waist 28 / length 44 size 12: bust 36 / waist 30 / length 44 size 14: bust 38 / waist 32 / length 44 size 16: bust: 40 / waist 34 / length 44 size 18: bust: 42 / waist 36 / length 44 size 20: bust 45 / waist 39 / length 44 size 22/24: bust 48 / waist 42 / length 45 size 26/28: bust 52 / waist 45 / length 45 the measurements provided above are when dress is laid flat, and not stretched. Material composition: cotton 97% / elastine 3%. Washing instructions: machine washable at 30 degrees. Do not hand wash, do not soak, do not tumble dry. Made in london.