Denim Bloused dress

Denim Bloused dress


This denim version is based on the original bloused dress, which in turn was inspired by a mix of a classic shirt dress and 1930’s day dresses.

Although the denim is a dress weight, it still makes up into a more structured garment than the original bloused dress which was made in a soft flowing rayon/viscose mix.

This means the denim version tends more towards the modern aesthetic while the original bloused dress has more of the vintage overtones.

In denim it is a truly useful everyday garment that can be styled in many ways.

It just skims the figure and can be belted to accentuate the waist. The skirt ends just above the knee, and the bodice finishes off with the classic high neckline and shirt style sleeves of a 1930's day dress.  

For a modern casual interpretation wear it unbelted and loose, team it with sneakers, slides, or for cooler weather try it layered.  Change up the look by cinching in the waist with the self belt.

There is 1 x size 10 available in stock.

The Denim Bloused dress is coming back in February/March 2019 If you are interested in being notified of when - please get in touch through the contact form at the bottom of the page.



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  • flattering shaped silhouette, that 'skims' the figure, falling to just above the knee

  • high, crescent shaped, faced neckline

  • semi fitted bodice with front and back raglan feature panels

  • Centre front closing (hidden button closure) runs the length of the dress, giving plenty of options for styling 

  • set-in 3/4 length sleeve, slightly bloused, finished with double pleat at the cuff (like a mens shirt)

  • bodice is joined to skirt at the waist and can be cinched in with the self tie belt (comes with dress)

  • Front of skirt has flat double pleats at waist line and curved inset pockets.

  • back skirt is very lightly gathered to the back waist, has a feature yoke panel that lines up with the lower pocket to create a continuous line.

  • wear it: Causally and slightly unbuttoned at the neck and knee,  belted, with sneakers, with wedges, with boots .... so many different looks!



Lightweight denim 

The denim used for the Bloused dress is a soft lightweight denim, sourced through a melbourne fabric agent.  The indigo colour is achieved without the use of dangerous chemicals.  The indigo WILL fade as you wash, giving the dress a more typically denim look whereby the fabric in the seams is darker.


The Bloused dress comes pre-washed and can be washed in your machine on any setting up to 40 degrees..  


The bloused dress has 16 seperate pattern pieces and makes for fairly complex construction.  Our super clever husband and wife team sews the entire dress from beginning to end. No production line, just care and attention to every detail. The Bloused dress is made right here in Perth.


size and fit

The bloused dress is designed to 'skim' the figure, as the belt is used to cinch the waist and cause a slight blousing effect.  The Bloused dress is true to size - please check the size guide to compare your measurements.  I am always happy to answer any fit queries - my contact details are on the contact page. 

Rebecca who is pictured wearing the bloused dress at the KM Open Studio / runway is tall and athletic, she is normally a size 8-10, and wears the size 8 Bloused dress.