Willow Hilson Vintage

"Botanical Buttons" Vintage 1940's Silk Patterned Dress UK 12 US 8


This wonderful 1940's dress in an abstract botanical print in shades of green, mustard, white and red with black detailed accents, is the perfect piece for your everyday wardrobe.

The rounded neckline is framed by a pointed collar, and a simple shoulder line accented by large internal shoulder pads. The elegant fluttered sleeves, join the bodice in elegant pleats beneath small darts along the yokes. The tailored bodice is set off by central button fastenings, in the form of clear lucite leaves with reverse carvings and brass accents. The cinched in waistline boasts a matching fabric belt, that draws the eye to the gathered pleats that radiate upwards and downwards along the bodice and skirt to either side of the front of the waistline. The elegant skirt, features two large front pockets and a central panel along the front, completing this dress in a breathtaking an iconic 1940's silhouette. 

Label: George Hess 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 40 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 48.5 inches

Waist: up to 30 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 11 inches

Hips: 44 inches

Shoulder to waist: 17 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 16.5 inches

Size: UK 12 US 8

Closures: This dress fastens to the front with 3 buttons and a small button beneath the collar, and along the side seam with a 10 inch metal zip. 

Condition: This dress is in near vintage condition. Light and natural colour bleed to pattern throughout. Gentle wear to the belt holes along the belt. These minor details are in no way apparent when the dress is being worn, please refer to the photographs as they form part of the product description. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned.

Fabric: Silk 

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. 

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