Born out of a desire for a feminine but grown up and sophisticated kind of glamour, Jane & Marilyn is the creation of two experienced businesswomen and best friends – Jane and Marilyn. Collections take inspiration from the partnership of Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe, with designs echoing the flattering, elegant 50’s silhouette; accentuating the waist, gliding over the hips and creating curves in all the right places.
Made in the UK and designed for wear-ability and versatility – work, play and events – signature elements include full circle and pencil skirts with double box pleats or fishtail godets at the back, bracelet length sleeves, pleating, waterfall draping and flattering necklines typically set wide; each tailored design delivering a touch of old style Hollywood polish and glamour. All the dresses are suitable for special occasions – designed to look fabulous with hats, ‘dress code friendly’ and perfect for Royal Ascot and mothers-of-the-bride.
The label’s Premiere Collection, made from pure wool, silk and cotton, features 10 dresses in a variety of colours; from essential black to jewel brights and flattering neutrals. The Silk Collection comprises seven ‘forever’ dresses, in addition to a stylish cropped jacket, with most pieces made from a soft, woven ‘Matka’ silk, suitable for year-round wear. There is also a striking pink, purple and green jacquard silk, woven in the UK exclusively for Jane & Marilyn.
Dresses are available in sizes 8 to 16 and Jane & Marilyn can offer a bespoke service too, including pattern amendments for a perfect fit, and a wide range of colour choice.
In addition to the dress collections, Jane & Marilyn also has an accessories range featuring:
- Luxurious jewellery – handmade in the UK from high quality Czech crystal, with pieces that are reminiscent of the bold jewellery worn in the ‘50s, with a modern twist
- A collection of hats designed by A-list milliner, Sean Barrett (credits include Downton Abbey, Alice in Wonderland, Anna Karenina and a host of Hollywood stars), designed to complement dress designs
- Leather waist cincher belts