Issa launched in 2006 with the motto of 'Issa for all' and a line of vibrant yet feminine dresses that combined comfort, tropical prints and flattering cuts. Acquired by Camilla Al Fayed in 2011, daughter of former Harrods owner Mohammed Al Fayed, this continues to be the focus of the British brand under new Creative Director Jamie O'Hare. Issa's signature style includes feminine silhouettes, bold statement prints and draped details. Look to the brand for a kaleidoscope of colourful party dresses.
The Issa Dresses Buying Guide
Issa was founded in 2006 in the United Kingdom and with Creative Director Jamie O'Hare at the helm of the brand it has continued to make waves within the industry. Issa has created its own signature style within a relatively short period of time, with a great understanding of the female form and silhouettes, Issa dresses are a must for every wardrobe. With a large array of different dress styles, materials, and beautiful fabrics being used within Issa dress there is something for everyone. Issa dresses are perfect for any occasion, they can be worn for a garden party, a wedding, a black-tie event or a birthday party.
Ahead, take a look at our Issa dresses buying guide which will feature some of the most wanted and desirable dresses, along with a sizing guide. There will also be details on how to best care for an Issa dress, and the most frequently asked questions are answered.
The Most Wanted Issa Dresses
Issa Wrap Dresses
One dress that sets Issa apart from most is the simple yet sophisticated Issa Wrap Dress. This particular dress boomed in popularity when Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge wore the dress for the announcement of her engagement to Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. The dress became an iconic design overnight, not just because of Kate Middleton wearing it but the delicate and sophisticated silhouette was admired by many. The dress is crafted and assembled using only the highest standards and is made from 100% silk. This dress is an exquisite design and is especially perfect for formal occasions and evening events.
Issa Cocktail Dresses
Issa creates a stunning collection of Issa cocktail dresses, with a vast array of unique cuts and fabrics being used to complement the female form, every Issa cocktail dress will complement and flatter any body shape. From the One-shoulder Knitted dress that is constructed of a viscose and nylon blend to hug the female figure, to the 100% Pure Silk Leopard Lips dress that features a bold leopard print pattern, a plunging v neck, and a unique front zip entry. The Issa cocktail dress collection features a truly remarkable set of dresses that will make jaws drop.
Issa Maxi Dresses
Issa has carefully curated a selection of uniquely different designs within their maxi dress collection. One of the most popular maxi dresses created by Issa is the Halter Neck Maxi dress that features bow detailing in the center of the dress where the fabric joins the bodice and the skirt, hidden side zip and a beautiful open-back design. Other dresses in the maxi dress collection feature special designs, from deep V neck fronts and open backs to high necklines and kimono shape sleeves. All the dresses are either constructed of silk, polyester or cotton blends. All Issa maxi dresses are flawless and are the perfect choice for formal occasions.
The Issa Dress Sizing Guide
Issa dresses come in sizes ranging from XS-XXL with their base size using the UK sizing scheme. You can use the charts below to convert your usual size into the correct size. If you are unsure what size you would be, match the measurements with your bust, waist and hip measurements.
For example, if you are a US size 12, you will need to purchase a UK size 16.
|UK (IN)||International||Bust / Chest (IN)||Waist (IN)||Hips (IN)|
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How To Care For Your Issa Dress
With Issa using a wide variety of materials and fabrics, the care details vary for each dress. Although the majority of Issa dresses can be machine washed at a low temperature, several Issa dresses need to be professionally dry cleaned. We always recommend always double-checking the inner garment label that has specific care instructions before deciding how to wash it. Never tumble dry an Issa dress as it could shrink the fabric.
- How long do Issa dresses last?
Issa dresses are designed with not only style but also durability in mind. As long as the dress is cared for correctly due to the specific care guide, the dress should last a lifetime.
- Is Issa a luxury brand?
Issa is a luxury brand due to the high-quality fabrics and techniques used to create dresses and occasionwear.
- Is Issa suitable for plus size women?
Issa does not currently have a dedicated plus size range, although most of the collection goes up to a size 18/2XL.