I do love love Temperley, I have an Alice by Temperley dress that I got in the sale, but the real main line stuff remains a pipe dream. Still, no harm in looking.
This dress is a fitted bodice and flared skirt, a very late 40s or early 50s shape, but the nude lining and zig zag chiffon panels on the skirt also give it a very deco feel. It’s all about how you wear it.
Smoky eyes and finger waves would make it very Gatsby, or Veronica Lake hair and red lips very 1940s. If anyone rich fancies buying me a gift, I love this dress.