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French Remedy for Stuffiness.

The 18th-century French aristocracy discovered a wonderful remedy for that heavy, dull, stuffy feeling we all get now and then.

“Toile de Jouy,” they called it, or “twahl” for short.

Light, airy printed fabric with scenes of pastoral life, mythology, exotic travel, flora and fauna—verging sometimes on the whimsical.

It provides a gentle uplift to a person’s imagination.

Marie Antoinette, weary of thick ornate brocades, couldn’t get enough toile. Made her feel like she could breathe again.

I think it will have a similar effect on you.

Toile Print Dress (No. 2320). Cool brushed cotton with floral sprays and birds.

Sleeveless, scoop-necked dress has full low-calf sweep. Shaping princess seams. Thirteen button front. Self-tie belt. Goes from casual to chic with no visible effort. Imported.

Women’s sizes: 0 through 20.

Colors: Black and White, Red and White.

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Toile Print Dress

$189.00 $83.68
Item No. 2320

ColorsRed White


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Fabric Content: 100% Cotton

Care Instructions: Dry Clean Recommended.

Length: Ranges from 49” to 52”. Varies by size.

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By CReed
Chicago, IL
Confirmed User
Love it
I've now worn this dress 3 times to my office (it's been very hot this summer) and I get compliments every time. I have the black and white which I wear with skinny black sandals. My only complaint -which some others have noted- is that it is a tad short-waisted. I'm 5'8 and got an 8. I immediately cut off the sash holders so I tie it lower and that works. I LOVE the length, so comfortable, especially when you have to sit in meetings as I do. Would LOVE a long sleeve (or 3/4 sleeve) version in a solid color for fall, but don't see anything on the website in my size. J Peterman, are you listening?!
By KHuber
New York, NY
We Need More Size 8s!
LOVE this dress, but SO sad that it's not still available in size 8 for the Black and White! I keep checking every day, but no luck.
By KMchugh
Pompano Bch, FL
Confirmed User
drop dead gorgeous....
I have this dress in three colors. It fits true to size is very well made and feels great. POCKETS! If you wear dresses you have to have it......
By LJakubs
Confirmed User
nice dress
I received this dress in blank and white as a gift, and will have to get the bodice taken in a bit, but consider the cost and hassle worth it because I am a toile nut and it is a perfect hot-weather day dress. I have never seen this dress in prior JP'n catalogs and be on the lookout for dark green next summer, perhaps (helloooo buyers are you listening?) If it helps, the dress I received is an 8, but I would not be as comfy in a 6 (I detest binding clothing espec. in hot weather), and at 5'9 I have a hard time finding dresses that hang as nicely on me as they might have on the designer's size 4 fit model (they seem to hit in the middle of my knee, not a good look for a full-volume skirt).
By AComstock
Wilton, CT
Wonderful print!
I fell in love with this fabric when the dress arrived so had to keep it! However, it needed such alterations it costs me as much as the dress to make it fit! The armholes were too large, the bodice had to be taken in, and the skirt is too full...too much fabric, but I love the pockets so preserved them!
By DMills
Fishers, IN
Confirmed User
Vintage look. Wonderful material, full skirt is fabulously feminine. Don't miss the opportunity to go dancing in this dress! My husband loves this particular dress on me, which makes it that much more fun. I have it in black print.
By mwolpe
Oakland, cA
Fabulous dress for dancing!
Bought this in red and it fit like a dream. Wore it for Mother's Day brunch and then for a dance where I got no less than 6 compliments on it. Full skirt is fabulous for dancing and spinning as you sail around the room,. The cotton is so nice for summer and is very cool. Am thinking of buying it in black and white as well.
By LHatcher
Virginia Beach, VA
Confirmed User
Got this last summer in blue and white - Love the fit and so cool in the hot sun - Use a light weight sweater for indoor AC at work. Always and I mean always get compliments every time I wear this also makes me feel glam. Just saw the black and white so will be ordering that soon.
By CSi
New York
Perfect summer dress.Love it.
This is my favorite dress from Jpeterman. It will be so nice , to have a choice with cap sleeves too.
By JOwens
Chic Midwest
Confirmed User
Perfect summer dress
This is a great dress for many needs looking great while on everyday errands or at a summer cocktail party. Light weight fabric is not see-through, so it's great on a hot day. I ordered the teal-on-white, which is a fresh-looking print for hot summer days. I usually order a 6 in JP shirt dresses, but ordered the 8 since the 6 was out of stock. Good move. The 6 might have fit, but on hot sticky days, a bit of extra room is fine, and the 8 still looks good I have broad shoulders, 34C bust. Nice quallity workmanship.
By CReddish
Confirmed User
Absolutely Beautiful!
My friend had received this dress in navy print over white and I promised myself that if ever I saw it for sale I would get it. While the blue/white is classic, the teal/white is gorgeous and updated. I was going to order a size 12 but it sold out so fast that I thought I'd better get a size 10 before they sold out as well. The woman on the phone was very helpful and gave me the actual dress measurements. The waistline gave enough room, and the chest (I'm 36B with wide shoulders) is snug although if I lose even 5 pounds it will be better. I like that the arm holes are cut so the dress completely covers the torso area, no flabby areas are exposed. It is well-cut, well-sewn, and even though it was very expensive for me I am thrilled to have it and know it will be a classic I can wear for years without becoming outdated.
By MLombardo
Memphis, TN
Confirmed User
Too pretty to pass
I don't often buy JPeteman dresses as I am 5'2 and they don't have petites. That means I have to have it altered to fit properly but every now and then it is worth it. This is a beautiful dress and will work well in the hot humid Southern climate.
By DNissley
Santa Rosa, CA
Confirmed User
Love wearing it
I bought the yellow when that was all there was in my size. It fits well and feels wonderful with the fitted waist and flowing skirt. Did I mention the compliments?
By CBearov
Confirmed Buyer
I have THREE of these!
Yup! I do! I love this dress so much. Great by itself. Great with the Otavalo shirt. Great with a t-shirt. Great with a bolero sweater. Just great! And I *always* get many compliments on all three of the versions I have-blue&white, red&white, beige&pink. I love them all and hope they show up every spring in the catalog because it is only a short matter of time before I wear these out.
By CCelaya
West Jordan, UT
Confirmed Buyer
Please bring this dress back for Spring. So very feminine and flattering. I feel like I am going to be on American Bandstand and the camera will focus on this beautiful long full skirt as I twirl!
By vconyers
Confirmed Buyer
It doesnt get any better
By CBoyles
Holden, MO
Confirmed User
Oh, the compliments!
i bought this dress in a size 10 and it runs true to size. Its very comfortable and I love the length. Im 5 6 tall, and it hits at mid-calf. I wore this to Church today with a JPeterman white long sleeve JPeterman 95% cotton 5% spandex T-shirt (I dont like showing my old lady arms). Im accustomed to receiving compliments from my contemporaries, but today I received compliments from different age groups as well. Not only women either! No, I dont attend Church for the compliments. But it does do an older lady good.
By STexas
Ft. Worth, TX
Confirmed Buyer
With a WHOLE LOT of patience. . . . I MIRACULOUSLY got this in the blue/white version in the much loved size 16! Couldnt believe it! Just sitting there in inventory. . . .ALL BY ITSELF. . . .like it was waiting for me to come and get it! And get it, I did! Oh how happy I am with it! Its just positively lovely in every way especially if youre short-waisted. It has an old world charm about it reminiscent of an era gone-by like Gone With the Wind! The 50s feel all over again! Though I ALSO have it in the yellow/white. . . .the blue/white is my FAVORITE!
By OCampbell
Roosevelt, New York
Confirmed Buyer
Simply gorgeous!
This dress is just sweet and simple. Nice clean lines and a beautiful fit. Wide flare skirt that swishes when you walk, oh so beautiful! I just love this dress.highly recommend.
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