"Tulip Dress" Vintage 1950's Couture Raw Silk Mink Tulip Dress UK 6-8
"Tulip Dress" Vintage 1950's Couture Raw Silk Mink Tulip Dress
Made in the most exquisite raw silk in a sumptuous shade of mink, this original 1950's couture dress is the perfect piece for any special occasion
Her sweetheart neckline is framed by shoulder straps, and an internal modesty panel, constructed with internal boning to create structure within the bodice. Her sweetheart feature is created with petal like panels, that are sewn together below the bust line. Her cinched in waistline, is accented by box pleats along the top of the waistband, that fall into a tulip cut skirt. The petal shaped opening to the front of the skirt is lined in tulle to either side to create volume, and mimic the wonderful shaping along the bodice. The skirt opens to a matching silk underskirt, lined in tulle, finishing the construction of this incredible dress, whilst creating an iconic 1950's silhouette.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 42 inches
Waist: up to 24 inches
Waist to Hem: 28.5 inches
Size: Medium UK 6-8
Closures: This dress fastens to the back with a 21 inch metal zip, and a hook and eye, and an internal hook and eye along the top of the tulle skirt.
Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition, with a small area of wear to the silk on the right hand side of the bodice near the armhole. This is not visible when the dress is being worn, and only noticeable under close inspection
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed in cool water.
Fabric: Raw Silk, boning, Tulle,
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.