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Louise Royal Blue Divers Shirtwaist Dress by Palava

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Inspired by the synchronised swimmers of Busby Berkeley and Esther Williams films of the 1930s and 1950s, this special hand drawn print features rows of beautiful diving ladies. Complete with swimming caps and elegant vintage swimsuits, these charming illustration continues in the special storybook that accompanies the dress. Perfect for spring days and warm summer afternoons, our Diver Rows is a spectacular print that will help to fill your day with joie de vivre!

Louise may just be your new favourite dress! A classic 1950s silhouette,  Louise features a soft shirt collar, short sleeves, fitted waist and elegant, full skirt. Extremely flattering for every figure, this style is the perfect compromise between practical and elegant. 

Beautifully crafted from softest organic cotton sateen, Louise is made carefully to the highest standards by Palava's U.K seamstresses; with a concealed side zip, fitted waist and smart matching fabric belt. Louise finishes just below the knee for most women.

All of Palava's fabrics are unique - designed and hand illustrated by Palava founder Bryony in her little London studio. Their dress production is environmentally friendly;  always aim to use sustainable fabrics that have minimal impact on the environment and we strive for zero waste.


Dress Summary

  • Hand illustrated print
  • Full cotton lining
  • Sits just below the knee
  • 100% Organic Cotton Sateen
  • Machine washable
  • Special Palava storybook included with your dress 




      4: 36"/28"

      6: 38"/30"

      8: 40"/31"

      10: 42"/33"

      12: 44"/34"

      14: 48"/36"



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