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Limited Edition Pieces

only 70 of each made


$195.00 USD
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The most special of dresses: the stunning vibrant blue, contrast embellishments at the shoulders & waist - and that beautiful back!

Gorgeous from every angle, the Athena dress is the perfect piece to make you feel great at that Wedding - from sitting down at the ceremony with the beautiful back on show, to standing out at the drinks reception & twinkling under the lights when it’s time to dance!

It’s elegant & covered up with slim long sleeves, midi length & not-too-low V neck, whilst showing off & flattering your figure too - it’s also fully lined and the back is high enough to wear a bra with.

A season-less style, the Athena dress could be worn at any time of the year for so many occasions - special meals out, christenings or parties. It’s statement with all it’s beautiful details yet a wearable, simple silhouette. 

This dress was a bestseller in the emerald green, if you love the cobalt blue be sure to get it now: we only produce 70 of each design! Sizes sell out very fast & we won’t be reproducing this one yet. Get a unique look you won’t find on the high street!


Dress is true to size, if a little generous - we recommend your usual size or go smaller if in between. Size shown is UK 8. 

Dress is fully lined & fastens with a centre back concealed zip. Back is high enough to wear a bra, with the cowl back piece adding extra coverage.



Fabric: 95% polyester, 5% elastane.

Cool hand wash, taking extra care with beading.


UK (including Northern Ireland)
Standard 1-2 working days £3.99


Republic of Ireland 
Standard 2-3 working days £5.95

**NO CUSTOMS FEES** - for our Irish customers there will be no extra customs fees to pay, we worked very hard to ensure this post Brexit! 


Channel Islands 
Standard 2-3 working days £12.00


Europe Mainland
Standard 2-3 working days £15.95


No customs fees as we are sending from Northern Ireland 


Fully tracked & signed: 3-5 working days £20.00


Fully tracked & signed: 5-7 working days £35.00


Rest of World International 
Fully tracked & signed: 5-7 working days £35.00


Orders are processed Monday to Friday. If you order before 12pm GMT on Monday-Friday your order will be dispatched same day.

If you order after 12pm it will be processed the next dispatch day i.e. if you order at 5pm on a Monday your order will be dispatched on the next dispatch day, which is Tuesday. 

All orders from Saturday or Sunday are processed on a Monday (excluding bank holidays).

The 8th Sign aim to deliver all goods within the mentioned time frame, however sometimes during sale times and other busy periods deliveries may take longer. Should you not receive your order within 6 working days please contact us at

Deliveries to the Highlands may take longer.

Deliveries to all international destinations are sent on a Tracked and Signed service.



Not happy with the size? Exchange any outfit, FREE of charge.



We are happy to refund or exchange any item that is unworn within 14 days of receipt.

Customers must ensure that all items returned are in the condition in which they were received with their original packaging and tags intact. We have the right to refuse refunds on items not returned in original condition.

We recommend use a secure tracked delivery service (such as Royal Mail Signed for or equivalent), as The 8th Sign cannot accept liability for any items not received. Please note that all return postage costs are the responsibility of the customer. The 8th Sign will also not be held responsible for any duty or import fees on international returns.

We will be able to issue your refund within 14 days of receipt back to us.

For any damages or faulty goods please contact us within two days of receipt of goods at and our customer services team will be happy to deal with your query. Please ensure that you check and try your item as soon as you receive it, as we will not be responsible for faults found when items are only tried on some time later before an event. In this case we may only offer an exchange as a goodwill gesture. Any faults must be reported within two days of receipt & then be authorised to return back for QC checks. If found to be a product fault a refund or credit note will be issued at our discretion, if a customer fault from excessive wear item will be returned to customer. 
If items are returned with marks, such as make up, we will charge a 10% cleaning fee deducted from the refund, unless deemed to be irreparable.


Returns Address:

The 8th Sign Returns

Unit 26 Kilwee Business Park

Upper Dunmurry Lane




Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Aine (Dublin, IE)
Stunning 😍

Such a beautiful dress. True to size with thick forgiving material. The shoulders tend to fall so be prepared to pin onto your bra strap or have double sided tape at the ready. I recieved so many compliments wearing this dress & cannot wait to wear it again.

Shauna M. (Northampton, GB)
Royal Ascot dress

I purchased this dress for Ascot. On the day I received so many compliments for it!! The blue really stands out with the gorgeous detailed drop on the back of the dress. (Sorry do not have any photos of the back). I ordered a size 6 as I am quite petite, 5”5 in height so I had to get it altered. I had the bottom of the dress taken up and taken in. I also had to alter the arms of the dress as they were too long in length for me too. It’s such a Sophisticated & expensive looking dress, well worth the money you spend. I will be wearing this dress again for a wedding later on in the year.

Gemma (Dromore, GB)
Gorgeous dress

Beautiful dress, lovely fit, however the shoulders kept falling down, however some body tape ensured they stayed in place all day, unsure whether it’s my body shape or the dress.