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"New York Parade" Vintage 1950's Polished Cotton Floral Dress & Matching Cardigan UK 8-10


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"New York Parade" Vintage 1950's Polished Cotton Floral Dress & Matching Cardigan UK 8-10

Made with the sweetest floral pattern, in shades of yellow, lilac, pink and green on a soft stone background, this original 1950's dress set, is a rare piece to behold.

The elegant V shaped halter neckline of the dress, boasts an adjustable halter strap, that fastens to the side of the neckline with large eyelet hoops and an inbuilt hook. The cross over feature along the bust-line, wraps to the centre front of the bust, completing the structure of the cups, and around the bodice, where it crosses over and wraps again along the front of the waistline, creating the illusion of a belt, while cinching in the waistline, with eyelets and a hook.
Her elegant near-full skirt, photographed here with a petticoat for added volume, boasts small pleats to either side of the waistband, and drapes in an iconic 1950's New Look Silhouette.
Her wonderful matching cardigan, in a soft shade of yellow, features a ribbed Peter Pan collar, edged with matching polished cotton to the dress.
Her button down front, and short length sleeves, complete this wonderful set.

This piece still has its original shop labels, and is a deadstock set.

Label: Parade New York

Measurements of the Cardigan:

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15.5 inches

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 18 inches

Waist: up to 28 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 9.5 inches

Fastenings: 7 buttons

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Top of Bodice Point to Hem: 42.5 inches

Waist: up to 27 inches

Waist To Hem: 30 inches

Closures: This dress fastens to the back with 14 inch metal zip, along the side of the neckline with eyelets and a hook and along the waistline with eyelets and a hook.

Condition: This set is in perfect vintage condition. With 2 small pin sized age marks to the right hand side sleeve of the cardigan, one very light pin sized age mark along the right hand side yoke of the cardigan. These minor issues are not visible when the set is being worn, and do not in any way detract from the beauty or quality of this piece.

Size: UK 8-10

Fabric: Orlon & Polished Cotton

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.