Willow Hilson Vintage

"Brushstroke Pleats" Vintage 1950's Brushstroke Pattern Pleated Dress UK 10 US 6


This wonderfully patterned 1950's pleated dress, in a brushstroke pattern in shades of green, chartreuse, brown and grey with white accents, is just the perfect piece to welcome to your seasonal wardrobe. 

The wide rounded neckline is framed by a simple border panel, which contrasts the micro pleating along the bodice. The short length sleeves, set off the elegant silhouette of the bodice, which is accented by gathered pleats that draw in along the fitted waist seam. The back of the bodice, is set off by a simple construction, showcasing the wonderful patterned fabric without the pleat details. The cinched in waistline, draws the eye to the wonderful full circle cut of the skirt-line which is accented by micro-pleats that radiate from the waist-seam along the top of the skirt-line to hip height. These pleats create wider pleats along the drape of the skirt, completing this dress in an iconic 1950's silhouette. This dress has been photographed with a medium petticoat for added volume, this is not included with the listing.

Label: Leslie Fay 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 39 inches

Waist: up to 27 inches

Neckline to End of Sleeve: 5 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15.5 inches 

Shoulder to Waist: 15 inches 

Hips: 54 inches

Size: UK 10 US 6

Closures: This dress fastens along the centre back with a 18.5 metal zip and a simple hook and eye

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. There is a small pull to the cotton along the left hand side over-hang panel along the zip, just above waist height, , this has been turned in a well concealed. These minor issues are not apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable upon close inspection. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the condition report. 

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

Fabric: Cotton and rayon mix

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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