A nod to the stars of the old Hollywood silver screen, our Lavinia gown enwraps the wearer in luxury and indulgence! Once you slip into the soft radiance of 100% silk satin, you'll soon imagine yourself as a Film Noir actress or 1940s pin up model.
This gown has become especially popular with those seeking innerwear as outerwear options. The black silk is heavy enough to be worn out on the town, whether for a red carpet event or vintage style masquerade ball. Its panels of 100% silk are bias-cut to gently skim over your curves, emphasizing all of your best features.
Our standard length is approximately floor length on a woman standing 5'6 tall (167.5cm), but the length will vary somewhat depending on curviness. These gowns are made to order and are not returnable and will take 1-2 weeks to create.
Dry clean only. Made in England. Model wears size S.
These gowns have been discontinued as regular offerings. Contact us for custom orders.
Most orders ship within 1-3 days, but we will contact you if there are any expected delays. Standard transit time is 2-3 business days within the United Kingdom, 4-8 days for Europe and the USA, and 2-3 weeks for the rest of the world, but these times may be longer due to customs backlogs or other shipping delays. If you're in a rush, we suggest shopping from our in-stock and ready-to-ship lingerie selections which all ship within 1 business day.
We offer free tracked shipping for orders over £250 GBP / $300 USD / €285 EUR, applied automatically at checkout. For smaller orders, our rates depend on the weight and shipping service. For full rates and current time estimates, please visit our Shipping and Returns policies page.
Express shipping is via UPS or Fedex for international orders and Royal Mail next day service for the UK. Express options generally take 1 day for the UK, 2-4 days for Europe, 3-6 days for the US and Canada, and 4-7 days for the rest of the world. Our rush shipping options do not include processing times. If you must have delivery by a specific date, please contact us prior to placing your order.
To return an item, you must contact our sales staff before shipping the return to us. All requests for returns must be made within 7 days of delivery and parcels posted back to us within 10 days of delivery, and refunds will be issued minus original shipping costs.
This is an abbreviated list of terms. For more information and to read the full terms and conditions, please visit our Shipping and Returns policies page.
|Size||Bust||Underbust||Waist||High Hip||Low Hip|
|Size||Bust||Underbust||Waist||High Hip||Low Hip|
How to measure yourself:
Bust: Circumference around the fullest part of the chest - Not the same as bra size
Underbust: Circumference around the ribcage where the bra band sits
Waist: The smallest part of the natural waist, 1-2" above the navel
High hip: Circumference around the hip bones, where a low-rise waistband sits
Low hip: Circumference around the fullest part of the bottom, 7-9" below the waist
Need more help? Visit our guide on how to measure yourself.
Dress size chart
|UK dress||Bra size|
|XS||0||6-8||30B / 30C|
|S||2-4||10||32B / 32C|
|M||6-8||12||34B / 34C|
|L||10-12||14||36B / 36C|
|XL||14||16||38B / 38C|
|XXL*||16||18||40C / 40D|
- Bra size: Our bralettes are best suited to a B/C cup size, although many customers who wear A or D cups are also happy with the fit. If you wear a larger cup size, you may be prefer our custom size options or our bespoke DD+ bras.
- *Sizes XL and XXL are currently available in limited styles whilst we work on a size expansion. View our current selections here: XL and XXL
- If you fall in between sizes, we recommend selecting the larger size (except for silk ruffle panties, which have adjustable ties), especially for lounge wear. You'll want a bit of wearing ease for movement.
- Looking for a gift, custom options, or need help choosing the right size? View our blog posts on gift advice or bespoke sizing, or contact us directly, and we'll assist you within 24 hours.
All Angela Friedman garments are ethically manufactured in England. This is our guarantee: No outsourcing to overseas factories, no sweatshop conditions, no cutting corners, and no unliveable wages - Ever. When you shop with us, you're not only indulging in beautiful lingerie, but you're supporting a small business and artisanal, handcrafted fashion.
Whether it's our lace underwear sets, pure silk lounge wear, or boudoir gifts and accessories, we believe in doing things right for our customers, staff, and the community. We pay living wages, support the local economy, and create sustainable and high-quality garments that will last for years, not just for seasons. We also use 100% renewable energy to manufacture our products, recycle all textile off-cuts, and provide off-sets for carbon-neutral delivery of every single order. To learn more, read our ethical manufacturing guarantee and learn about our eco-friendly business practices.