>> The perfect balance of elegant and fun, and such a classic piece. Flattering and comfy due to its built-in corselette.
Designed by Maria Aguyé and handmade in our studio in Arenys de Munt (Barcelona).<<
- Slightly tapered skirt
- Metallic zipper down the back and hook & eye
- Our signature, extremely flattering Atomic Bust (see more below)
- Made in luxurious long pile cotton velvet, and rayon chainette fringe
- Fringe sewn in double trands to avoid ‘fringe sheerness’
- Made to your exact measurements
Main – Velvet (100% cotton), Satin (80% triacetate, 20% poly), Chainette Fringe (100% rayon)
Lining – (Top) Canvas (100% organic cotton)
Professional dry cleaning only. More info here.
*Sizes larger than 40″/100cm bust or 32″/81cm waist or 43″/110cm hips will have an extra charge that will vary depending on your individual measurements.
*Likewise, our short dresses and jumpsuits are designed in a given length as specified on the garment’s description (most dresses are calf-length:maximum 29″/73,5cm). If you wish yours to be longer, you can. Your dress will have an extra charge that will vary depending on the chosen length.
If either of these is your case, please get in touch before ordering for an individual quote. Thank you!
Aguyé garments are known for their perfect bust shapes and their smooth, flattering lines.
A key feature of this garment and one main reason why our customers love our clothes is its bust shape and construction. We call it ‘Atomic Bust‘ and it is an engineered and constructed inner corselette, with boning and interlinings, which:
- Is totally supportive so you can wear no bra, because it acts like a built-in bra.
- Makes it impossible for your dress to slip down, which give you total comfort and movement freedom (as well as removing the need for constantly pulling up your garment). We explain it in depth here.
- Has a 50s-true shape. If you’d prefer it to have a more modern, rounded shape though, let us know after ordering and we’ll make it to suit your taste.
- And it is extremely flattering, as it smoothes your curves and creates beautiful lines. It’ll be you, but better.
By default, this structure goes down to the waist and that’s perfect for most people. If you have a larger cup size, (E cup size or bigger), or if you have a waist measurement of 33″/84cm or larger, though, we recommend that you choose the longer version instead, that goes down to 10cm /4 inches below the waist. You will be more comfortable and it will provide optimum support. We will adapt the amount of boning strips to your particular measurements and shapes. Find more info and add it to your cart here.
You will not need to wear a bra with any of our strapless garments as their built-in corselette structure already acts like a built-in bra. If you’d like to have a bit of extra volume though, you can either wear a padded bra underneath, or you can have push-up pads sewn onto your corselette. If the former, we recommend using an unwired bra so the bra wires and the corselette boning don’t get in each other’s way. If the latter, please add it to your cart here.
The top part of this garment (bust, underbust and waist) is fitted: not loose, not too tight. This is how it should be to look good and to be comfortable. On the other hand, the bottom part (skirt or pants) is loose enough (without being too loose) to allow for movement.
Our patternmaking system is very good and our garments fit perfect 98% of the time. And if your first Aguyé would need an adjustment, we construct our garments so they can be always altered and in the easiest way possible. More info on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
It is important to us to create a new fashion consumer culture: a culture in which we care about who made our clothes, under what conditions, what materials were used and how respectful was the process with the enviroment, from farming the crops to make the fabric, up to shipping the garment to the customer. And also, a new culture in which we no longer buy on an impulse, but instead we buy very few garments (very, very few), and garments of high quality standards.
We use on our garments natural materials whether possible, use paper-based materials on our packaging (no plastics there) and work under fair conditions. And we are slowly but steadily trasitioning towards using organic fabrics on our garments (and we are very excited about it!).
Each garment we make is designed and handcrafted in our small studio in Arenys de Munt (Barcelona) exclusively for you when you place your order. So, as we produce upon ordering, we don’t have any stock leftovers, so no one of our garments ever ends up in our landfills. We buy only the materials we need and don’t waste anything.
We build our clothing to last. And by that, you can expect yours (if well cared for, of course) to last for many years. We also leave big inlays, so you can have it altered to fit your current body over time.
We believe in garments that last a long time, so that all the effort that went into making it (growing the crop, making the fibers, weaving the fabric, creating the design, making the prototype, drafting your pattern, cutting, making, finishing, packing, shipping and of course, you earning the money to pay for it) both from the earth, our team and every other person involved, pays for it.
Please continue the chain by wearing it for a long time. If a moment arrives when you don’t want to wear it any longer, please consider donating it or selling it. Yes, Aguyé garments in the 50s/mid century line are highly collectable and there’s a second hand market for them.
And if a time arrives when your Aguyé garment is not wearable anymore, we ask you to take the boning, zipper and hook&eye out of it before disposing it. These are the parts that are not recyclable, but everything else is made from natural materials so will descompose in just a few years in a landfill (instead of centuries like synthetic fabrics do), or you can take it to a clothing recycling company, that will use its fibers to make new fabrics. If its boning is made of spiral steel, it is highly and easily recyclable too, please take it to a recycling plant.
Thanks very much!
If you want to secure your Aguyé on our production schedule but don’t want to fully pay for it yet, we offer payment plans. More info here.
All styles we make (except those on the Permanent Collection and the Men’s slacks) are limited edition, which means we make very few units of every style and colour, and once it is sold out, we will not be making it again, ever. If you can’t add it to your cart it means it sold out already.
Thank you Maria for such wonderful costumer service and for making my wedding day special. My dress is absolutely beautiful, it just shimmered so nicely. Your name was buzzing around the wedding party as people complimented the dress. Thank you for being apart of our special day and making memories with us. Even my mother couldn’t believe how well made and how affordable the price was, she agreed that you should raise the prices. Well done to you and your team.Erika Arnold17/04/2019
Maria, Tara’s dress was beyond beautiful!!! I didn’t see it until she was walking g down the aisle. I was completely blown away! You did such a fabulous job! I could not be happier, and our wedding was that much more beautiful because of the work that you put in to make that dress. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart.
The dress is even prettier in person!! So elegant and beautiful & well made! It is by far the most gorgeous wedding dress I’ve ever seen & it fits me wonderfully I am so Greatful for you and I thank you for taking the time to design this for me. You are truly amazing!!!
Many thanks & LOVE
~TaraTara Miller - custom wedding dress12/04/2018
“Another AMAZING item from Maria! Such quality work and great customer service! Thank you so much!”Jill MacMichael - Nicole Fringe skirt17/03/2018
“Adorable dress! Maria is very friendly and helpeful. High quality work! Fits perfect and I feel like a Princess in my new dress?”Carola Hoyer - Susan dress canvas04/04/2018
“I really love this dress! It’s absolutely stunning and made my wedding day perfect. Thanks so much❤️”Saori Izumi - Lisa Fringe gown30/04/2017
“Fits like a glove! Perfection! ❤️❤️❤️”Rachel Gardea - Sabine jumpsuit06/07/2017
“amazing!!! thank you so much!! xo, KvD”Kat Von D - Petal Bust top26/09/2015
I think I’m the happyest Girl today
Arrived just in time and looks amazing i feel Like a princess.
Thank you thank you thank you sooo much!!!
I will make a picture in the Festival for you. Next week i will make a good review on Etsy
Thank you again an I will have a Drink on you this WeekendCarola Hoyer - Susan dress - corduroy29/03/2018
“Maria is an absolute genius!!! She can take ideas and bring them to life for you!!! The garments are of the highest quality and are drop-dead gorgeous! Thank you again, Maria! I love it and will be back! “Brianna Mitcham - Sarah jumpsuit29/11/2017
The Dress arrives today. I’m breathless so beatyful
Thank you thank you so much!!!
But so sad…I’m a little ill and can’t go Out this Weekend
But in 1,5 weeks i went to croatia at the tear it up Festival an I will love to wear my both Dress
Of course I will send you a picture when im dressed in Style
Kind regards CarolaCarola Hoyer - Mexican Handpainted dress17/05/2018