"Black Velvet" Vintage 1950's Black Velvet Dress UK 8 US 4


"Black Velvet" Vintage 1950's Black Velvet Dress UK 8 US 4

A Classic dress, rendered in a sumptuous black velvet, this original vintage 1950's dress, is the perfect piece for your vintage wardrobe.

Her V shaped neckline is framed by an elegant collar, that sits against the nape and folds into lapels along the front of the décolletage. Her 3/4 length sleeves are edged with wide cuffs with small single button fastenings along the side.
Her fitted bodice, is accented by button fastenings. Her cinched in waistline, is drawn in by a matching velvet belt, setting off gathered pleats along the waistband, that fall into an elegant demi-circkle skirt.
This piece has been photographed with a medium petticoat, for added volume in the skirt. The petticoat is not included with the listing.

Label: None

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 46 inches

Waist: up to 26 inches

Size: Medium: UK 8 US 4

Closures: This dress fastens at the side with a 12 inch metal zip and to the front with 3 buttons

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. The button on the left hand side cuff does not match the button along the right hand side cuff. Some light vert de gris along the underside of the belt to the eyelets. Some gentle rusting to the belt tongue. Some light associated discolouration along the left hand side shoulder. Light and natural impressions to the velvet. This minor details are in no way apparent when the dress is being worn, and only noticeable under closer inspection.

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

Fabric: Velvet

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.