It was the brainchild of designer Angela Holmes. Years later, and inspired by those memories, she started designing even more extravagant clothes. At first, Angela struggled with the brand's name.
It was Angela's longing for bygones past which eventually inspired not only the creative direction for the brand, but also the name, as Angela's brother Jonathan reflects: When it came to picking the name, I went through a list of the usual type of boutique names and Angela just curled her lip. She said:'I want it to be Edwardian: all droopy and brown.
As such, the designs owe much more to styles from the Edwardian era at the turn of the last century and'Old Hollywood' film stars, than the fickle world of fashion today. Their clothing is flamboyant and nostalgic, and simultaneously contemporary and timeless, yet with a historical influence, reflecting Angela's love of fantasy. Instead of following the ever-changing rules of the catwalk, which insist on a new look every six months or so, Droopy & Browns built its reputation on creating classic clothes which are refreshed and redesigned regularly.
The cut will be the same because it is the design which the customer loves; and this emphasis on giving the customer what she wanted created a loyal following which Droopy and Brown still has to this day and ever growing, as more and more women discover the beautiful sought after vintage Droopy and Brown pieces. Ahead of her time in the ethical fashion stakes, Angela deliberately avoided the predictable mainstream, rejecting the exploitative and unsustainable nature of'fast fashion' which was already beginning to rear its ugly mass produced head. Instead, she stayed true to her principles and lovingly produced exquisite, individually crafted pieces to her own exacting specifications. Her designs undoubtedly had, and still have, that essential'wow' factor, deriving inspiration from bygone eras and celebrating nostalgia and romance, often with a theatrical twist.Droopy & Browns ceased trading very many years ago now and their sublimely beautiful vintage pieces have now become some of the most sought after in vintage fashion. To wear them and to love them is to know why!!
True Vintage Maxi Dress / Gown. & so reminiscent of Galliano's Couture Equestrian Collection. In the MOST STUNNING Scarlet Red. Adored, world reowned, and one of the most sought after. Essences : Vintage Prairie Pioneers Bohemian Celtic Victoriana Edwardian Equestrian Mistress Downton Abbey Medieval Athurian Legends Tess of the d'Urbervilles Cathy & Heathcliff up on the Wild Moors 1940s Vamp 50s Siren Scarlet Woman Wedding Fashionista Rare Timeless.UNIQUE ONE OF A KIND. For lovers of the fabulous Droopy and Browns and renowned designer Angela Holmes, and her early vintage pieces.. Reminiscent of the divine Victorian, Edwardian & Equestrian riding dresses, or the lovely and so on trend Prairie & Pioneers look, and the Bohemian, or Celtic styles, or pieces worn by a 1940s/50s Vamp, and with touches of the Medieval, or Romantic Heroines... Think Cathy and Heathcliff or Tess of the d'Urbervilles... And so reminiscent of Galliano's couture equestrian collection! This is a truly special showstopping piece!!! His is an ourageously striking vintage piece in the most gorgeous and so flattering! Shape and in dramatic and very beautiful scarlet red, and in the most lovely smooth luxury cotton/linen mix, which moves beautifully as you move, walk, dance!
Gorgeous and flattering fit, and with masses of fabric to the beautifully full skirt, which is cut and designed with flow and movement like a very full circle skirt, yet even more generous! This dress fits the body beautifully, with elegant, fluid lines and a very full skirt with lovely poclets and a massively wide hem sweep, and with classic tailoring as you'd expect from the irresistible... A timeless silhouette, completely eye catching, and the fabric. Is gorgeous to the touch, and the colour absolutely stunning! Featuring lovely simple fitted bodice, which creates a gentle fitted shape and look, with five self covered buttons to bust.Dream of a dress then glides from the smooth bodice and into the softly and subtly slightly high waistline, (which is a very flattering look on all body shapes), from where the beautiful skirt falls and drapes into lusciously long, flowing deep soft folds falling beautifully to form the full and fabulous skirt, which moves so beautifully around you as you move, walk, dance.. Elegant, evocative and beautifully designed... Effortlessly flattering, with evocations of the classic period palette Perfect to be dressed up or down Beautiful day or night Dressed down with boots Dressed up to the nines, this dress will take you to a Masquerade or Medieval Ball... This is a truly fabulous statement piece!!! Release you inner Scarlet Woman!! Fits with so many styles from the extravagantly opulent, through to the simple and understated elegant Delightful beyond delight, this piece is just so irresistible, and a very rare find!! Ideal for a wedding, ABSOLUTELY beyond beautiful, just add a small veil or a huge hat. So gorgeous it could be worn as a wedding dress as an alternative to whites and creams for the outrageously beautiful bride. This beautiful dress can be whatever you want it to be and you will look absolutely breathtaking in it...
For any event or occasion where you want to. Vintage label reads: Droopy and Browns by Angela Holmes. Beautiful Cotton and Linen mix Feels wonderful and hangs and moves beautifully. Vintage size label reads UK 10 Going by the cut, design and measurements, we estimate this dress will fit a variety of sizes easily.
Please see sizing and measurements further below Please scroll down. This dress can be easily altered to fit by a seamstress if required.. A piece to cherish and adore! You will wear it so much over the years! A striking sensational statement piece which will turn heads!!
We do offer layaway / instalment payments on some items so buyers can spread payments. Please enquire and we'll do all we can to help you. Vintage label states UK 10 However this dress will fit other sizes than those in label please see measurements further below. Please bear in mind that this dress could be easily adapted to fit by a seamstress if required...10 in label We estimate may fit UK 10 12 14 Please check measurements below. We estimate may fit EU 38 40 42 Please check measurements below. We estimate may fit US 6/8 10 12 Please check measurements below. All measurements taken with dress laid flat so please double up for all the way around where appropriate. Please use the measurements provided to measure against a similar dress of your own which you know fits you well. All measurements are taken with the dress pulled a bit to flatten and please be aware that there is inevitably a slight discrepancy in the ways different people measure so all measurements are approximate and please give or take about a 1/4 inch or so either way. Please remember to DOUBLE UP for all the way around.. Armpit to armpit across front approx: 17 1/2 inches. High Waist / Under Bust. Completely Free Size, very flared skirt indeed. Length taken from shoulder seam and down back of dress to bottom of hem approx: 58 inches. Sleeves taken from shoulder seam and along TOP of sleeves to cuff approx: 16 inches. Beautifully & Massively Wide Hem Sweep. Taken laid flat from one end of hem to the other with skirt flared out completely approx: 120 inches (Please double up for all the way around) This is a very wide hem sweep, absolutely STUNNING, lovely movement created by the exceptional cut and design Please see photos. Lastly, in two words Exceptionally Beautiful!! This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "theatreoffashion" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.