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Spring/Summer 2018 Les Parisiennes


Les Parisiennes are indestructible

Parisian chic doesn’t discriminate. It’s for all women. From all walks of life.

Wilson Trollope’s spring/summer 2018 collection, Les Parisennes, celebrates the women of Paris during and immediately after the Second World War. During the Occupation of Paris, “Les Parisiennes”, kept Paris going. They made choices in a brutal environment of constant moral ambiguity. They retained and used their innate sense of fashion to sustain their own well-being and to defy the occupiers in small ways. They were supremely resilient.

Despite the harsh times these women were resourceful in retaining their Parisian chic.  “Les Parisiennes” took control. They developed more comfortable and practical day-to-day clothing for their changing and diverse lifestyles. Comfort without corsets, shortened knee-length skirts and borrowing from their husband’s wardrobes.

Les Parisiennes reflects the history and the women’s underlying strength of being true to oneself.

Soft muted summer colours come together with florals, satin and lace to form a comfortable and glamourous collection for the summer months. Traits of the crisp tailored military uniforms flow throughout the collection. Slim silhouettes and careful shaping highlight the female figure and come to life through soft silks, cottons and linens.

Parisian chic doesn’t discriminate. It’s for all women. From all walks of life.

Les Parisiennes are indestructible


Body measurements of Wilson Trollope sizes*
   Size    Bust (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm)
6 78 65 92
8 83 70 97
10 88 75 102
12 93 80 107
14 98 85 112
16 103 90 117
18 108 95 122
*To take your measurements, please see our instructions below
Comparison of Wilson Trollope sizes with international sizes
Wilson Trollope     6          8         10       12      14  
Aus/UK 6 8 10 12 14
USA 2 4 6 8 10
EU 32 34 36 38 40
Japan 9 11 13 

There are three body measurement points that you need to know to ensure a great fit – bust, waist, and hips.

When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Use a flexible tape measure, or a piece of string and ruler, and hold it around each body point so it is comfortably snug.  If the tape is cutting into your flesh, it is too tight.

To ensure an accurate measurement around your body, keep the measuring tape as level as possible from front to back. We recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror so you can check this from a side view. If you can, get a friend to help you to ensure the most accurate measurements.

Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around your back and where the tape meets across the fullest point of your bust is your bust measurement.  

Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist, the slimmest part of your torso, pulling the ends to the front. Where they meet is your waist measurement.

Hips: Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your bottom – this is usually low down towards your thighs. As with your bust and waist measurements, where the tape meets is your hip measurement.

Length: To measure the length of individual garments against your body it is best to measure down the centre of your back. To do this, start the measuring tape at either the base of your neck for dresses and tops, or at your waist for skirts. Measure down your body to the measurement listed in the garment description. This will show you where the garment comes to on you. When you are measuring for length, remember to make sure you are standing completely upright – it is best to have someone help you with this. Alternatively, compare the measurement with the length of a garment you already have.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Annabelle – annabelle@wilsontrollope.com, she is here to help.