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"Cobalt Pleated Dress" Vintage 1950's Silk Chiffon Pleated Dress UK 8-10


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"Cobalt Pleated Dress" Vintage 1950's Silk Chiffon Pleated Dress UK 8-10

Made in the most sumptuous shade of cobalt blue silk chiffon, this original 1950's pleated dress in a true Jean Dessès fashion, is a rare piece to behold.

Her wide pleated shoulder straps, frame to soft sweetheart neckline of the dress, that showcases tight horizontal pleats along the bust-line. Her cinched in waistline is accented by curved pleated panels, that set off the fitted boned bodice, while drawing the eye to the waistline.
Her wonderful flowing skirt, is decorated with pointed pleated triangles along the base of the waistband, setting off the drape and incredible structure of this rare piece. This skirt is lined in tulle and rayon for added volume, creating the iconic skirt-line of the 1950's.

Label: None

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 43.5 inches

Waist: up to 27 inches

Waist to Hem:26.5 inches

Size: UK 8-10

Closures: This dress fastens at the back with a 15.5 inch metal zip and a hook and eye

Condition: This dress is in perfect vintage condition, with a small mark hidden within the pleats on the left hand side of the bodice. Some light colour variation to the silk chiffon, and some light discolouration to the rayon lining. This is not visible when the dress is being worn and only apparent under very close inspection.

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed in cool water.

Fabric: Silk Chiffon, Boned bodice, rayon lining, tule lining

Vintage garments have been previously worn and lovingly cared for, they may however have a blemish or two. Here at Willow Hilson, we try our very best to note all the details of each garment, although we may sometimes overlook things, which we do apologise for. Please do not expect perfection, unless stated so.

Please make sure you check all the measurements of the garment before purchasing. Vintage garment sizes are not the same as those of today. To ensure the best fit, we suggest you measure you favourite similar style garment and compare it to the measurements we have listed. All our measurements are taken whilst the garment is lying flat, we then double these measurements to reflect the actual size.