Gertrude 40s Check Pinafore Dress is a traditional vintage style number. She has a square neckline, decorative button detail on the side with a back zip, and practical front pockets! Wear layered over our Olive Roll Neck Top for a practical and festive look for any occasion!
Fit is true to size.
Approximate Total Length (size 12): 44 inches
Fabric: 80% Polyester 19% Viscose 1% Spandex
Washing Advice: Machine Washable at 30 Degrees
Beautiful pattern and I love the style but though I sized down as was recommended by the other reviewer the waist is still a bit loose while it is a bit tight on the bust (understandably). I'm really pleased with the dress but definitely size down.
I was a bit hesitant to buy this dress, as i was with the Catarina dress, because I'm quite generously busted, and I find fitted dresses without a v-neck often tricky to wear. Absolutely not a problem with this gorgeous Gertrude check pinafore dress - as with the Catarina, it fits my larger bust perfectly! Collectif really are my go-to for great fitted dresses for hourglasses. The buttons along the side are a cute decorative addition, and the hidden zip at the back makes it easy to get into as well. I can't wait to layer some long-sleeved shirts underneath it. A couple of minor things though: firstly, I feel this would have been a great dress to have sold with a belt. I tried it on with an obi belt, and that worked beautifully, but i feel that it could have done with at least belt holes around the waist to make it easier to pop on a belt and cinch it in a bit. Secondly, i found the fit to be larger; I could grab a good inch of fabric all along the back. I am slightly slimmer in the middle (30 around the bust and 27.5 around the waist) but when i leaned forwards, I found the neckline and back gaped quite a lot. I almost certainly could size down to an 8 with this one, as opposed to my normal absolutely-spot-on size 10, so I would recommend to anyone in-between, or anyone wanting a more pinup look, I would definitely size down.