Meet Lottie – the Seasalt lady our famous tea dress is named after.
Imagine falling in love with a dress and then having it named after you. Well that’s exactly what happened to Lottie, Seasalt buying assistant and namesake to our famous printed tea dress.
Here at Seasalt we like to test drive all of our clothes during the design and fit stage; it helps us ensure we’re making comfortable, beautiful clothes that can stand the wear and tear of everyday life. As the samples come into the office we check them for colour, print quality, detailing, sizing and everything that ensures the product is perfect before we approve the full production. And some time in 2012 the new samples for our Spring Summer 2013 collection were arriving, and in amongst them an unknown star – a 1950s style, cotton tea dress, in a print inspired by the traditional Working Boats that race in Falmouth Bay.
As the printed tea dress was unpacked it caught the eye of our very vintage savvy Lottie,
“I’ve always loved vintage style clothing and fell in love with the dress as soon as I saw it. Luckily for me I was asked to trial wear it and my reaction was so head over heels that the design team were inspired to name it after me!
“It’s a flattering shape, in soft cotton, with pretty detailing and in gorgeous Seasalt prints. What’s not to love?”
The Lottie Dress has continued to become a bestseller and one of our most loved dresses, so, keep a look out for new prints every summer!