Willow Hilson Vintage

"Beaded Cage Back" Vintage 1930's Silk Bias Cut Beaded Dress & Mantle UK 8-10 US 4-6


This breathtaking 1930's blush pink crepe silk coloured dress and matching silk mantle, embellished with beaded appliqués with soutache details and claw set rhinestones, is a rare piece to behold and never again find.

Her V shaped neckline is framed by a sleeveless cut and framed to one side with a teardrop shaped beaded and embroidered appliqué, and to the other with a simple straight beaded and embroidered panel. The crepe silk panels that surround the décolletage cross over beneath the V neckline, where the silk panel has a loop in which the mantle cape edges cross over. Her incredible backline, boasts a cage back, with 4 beaded and embellished silk panels that radiate from the back of the nape. Her cinched in waistline, is set off by a beaded tear shaped appliqués along the right hand side of the waistline, setting off the pointed Art Deco seam work, whilst drawing the eye to the wonderful bias cut skirt, that drapes along the figure. Her matching silk mantle conceals the shoulder line in flutters of silk, and crosses over within the loop of the dress. 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: from 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 58 inches

Waist:from 26 to 34 inches

Hips: up to 42 inches

Measurements of the Mantle 

Neckline to Hem: 15 inches

Size:Medium UK 8-10 US 4-6

Closures: This dress has no fastenings 

Condition: This dress is in good/adored vintage condition. Some discolouration to each side of the armholes, and a light age mark just near the armhole to the left hand side. Two small darns along the left hand side just near the armhole and a few scattered pin holes. A dark penny sized age mark along the back centre of the hemline. Very light age marks to the skirt, these are well concealed within the drape. The appliqués boast come wear to the centre of the teardrop shapes where some of the soutache embroidery has come loose, and there are some light areas of wear to the silk bases. Light and gentle discolouration to the internal part of the back of the neckline. Light and gentle age marks to the mantle. Although these issues seem a lot, they are in actual fact not noticeable when the dress is being worn, as the drape from the bias and the beadwork conceals and draws attention away. This piece has been price accordingly.

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Crepe silk, beadwork, claw set rhinestones, silk beaded appliqués, soutache embroidery 

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.

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