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"A la Plage" Vintage 1950's Cotton 4 Piece Beach Set UK 6-8 US 2-4

"A la Plage" Vintage 1950's Cotton 4 Piece Beach Set UK 6-8 US 2-4

This rare and magnificent 1950's cotton beach set, in a wonderful palette of purple, pinks and greens in a square brushstroke print on a white base background, is the perfect ensemble for the summer season.

The elegant blouse boasts a V shaped neckline framed by a notched pointed collar and a sleeveless cut.
Her A line cut bodice, is accented by pink plastic button fastenings along the centre front, that draw the eye to the two front pockets, edged with white pipping along the edges.

The bustier boasts a sweetheart cut strapless neckline, that sets off the fitted cut and cinched in waistline.

The skirt is set off by a simple waistband, from which box pleats drape into the elegant line of the skirt, framing the pink central button fastenings that run along the length of the front.

V shaped neckline if the coat is framed by white cotton towelling lapels. Her full length sleeves are accented by small pleats along the top shoulder seam, which in turn boast small shoulder pads.
Her cinched in waistline is drawn in with button and string fastenings. Her elegant line and long length, drapes beautifully over the silhouette and sits perfectly above the playsuit.
The coat is made of cotton externally and towelling internally

The V shaped neckline of the playsuit is framed by a white cotton halter neck that fastens to the back of the neckline with a simple white button. Her fitted bodice, sets off the cinched in waistline and lowered backline. Her elegant skirt, sits above an internal white cotton playsuit, concealing ones modesty.
The Playsuit is made of cotton, with a soft white cotton lining.

Label: Trend Beachwear, made in England

Measurements Of The Shorts

Waist: 26 inches

Waist to Hem: 12.5 inches

Hips: 18 inches

Inseam: 1.4 inches

Rise: 12 inches

Fastening: a button and a 7.5 inch metal zip

Measurements of Bodice:

Armpit to Armpit: 34 inches

Top of Bodice to Hem: 11 inches

Waist:28 inches

Fastening: 6 hook and eyes

Measurement of Skirt:

Waist: 27 inches

Waist to Hem: 25 inches

Hips: 56 inches

Fastening: 6 buttons

Measurements of Blouse:

Armpit to Armpit: 38

Shoulder to Shoulder: 17

Shoulder to Hem: 23.5

Waist: 39

Fastening: 4 buttons

Size: UK 6-8 US 2-4

The Blouse: In near perfect vintage condition with some very light/faint yellowing beneath the right hand side armpit.
The Bustier: in perfect vintage condition
The Skirt: A very faint age mark along the back of the skirt.
The Shorts: In near perfect condition with a small internal patch mend along the inseam area.
These minor issues are in no way apparent when the set is being worn.

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

Fabric: 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.

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