The Danalee Francesca Boutique
The Creole Shift Dress
Who said Madras is not sexy??? Introducing The Creole Shift Dress. It's the perfect item to wear on vacation and for Jounen Kwéyòl (Creole Day).
A little history, Jounen Kwéyòl
is celebrated in Saint Lucia on the last Sunday of October across the entire island, and has been held annually since 1984. On the Sunday of this week, the various towns chosen to host this festival put out the result of their grand preparations; local dishes and foods such as roast breadfruit, Green Fig and Salt Fish (The National Dish of Saint Lucia), plantain, king fish, Souse (a soup made with pork and often cucumber), fried bake and floats, Accra (a fried dough which contains salt fish), Paime (otherwise known as Conkies) and a famous dish known as Bouillon (fish, chicken or meat stewed with dasheen, yams, plantains, banana and dumplings)". My Culture! Ki peyi moun ou ye? M’soti St. Lisi ????
The pattern shown is known as madras, named after its place of origin, Madras, India. The origins of the Madras lie in the pre-emancipation days of St. Lucia, when African slaves on the island would don the colourful dress during feast days. Normally a single colour, one piece item, originally worn as a sarong, later becoming a simple tunic with holes for the arms and head, and a simple rope belt. On feast days and special occasions, free women and slaves would wear the colourful clothes, now known as Creole Day.
Make a statement and look fabulous in this all-over printed, fitted dress.
• 82% polyester, 18% spandex
• Fabric weight: 6.78 oz/yd² (230 g/m²), weight may vary by 5%
• Made with smooth, comfortable microfiber yarn
• Material has a four-way stretch
• Blank product components sourced from China
|CHEST (inches)||WAIST (inches)||HIP (inches)|
|XS||33 ⅛||25 ¼||35 ⅜|
|S||34 ⅝||26 ¾||37|
|M||36 ¼||28 ⅜||38 ⅝|
|L||39 ⅜||31 ½||41 ¾|
|XL||42 ½||34 ⅝||44 ⅞|