Rita is a shining star of a dress. She is exceptionally flattering with wrap-over bodice, nipped in waist and full skirt - accentuating (or creating!) the perfect hourglass silhouette. Her tulip sleeves are non-restrictive and allow for full arm movement. She’s the dress you’ll want to dance the night away in… .
Rita’s shape is inspired by original dresses of the 1950s and she’s definitely got that special touch of vintage elegance about her. We make Rita from Tencel which has the same floaty weight and feel to rayon (the material that this style of dress would have been originally made from).
This season, we’ve made a few improvements to Rita’s fit, particularly around the bust area. She has been made with care in our London factory and we can’t wait to share her with you. Read more about our ethical fabric choices here.
Made in London
Palava are a British based company who create beautiful, unqiue, colourful and distinctive clothing intended to be passed from generation to generation. Palava place an emphasis on sustainable manufacturing and on making conscious, mindful choices about their fabrics and production process. Every piece of Palava clothing has been designed and made with care. Their dresses and skirts are made in a family-run factory on the outskirts of London where they spend a lot of time working closely with the talented team. All their knitwear is made by experts over in Turkey. All the organic cotton used for their knits is grown there too, meaning the team know the material inside out. Palava only produce small runs of each of their designs making each piece extra special.