Willow Hilson Vintage

"Burgundy Silk Velvet & Lace" Vintage 1930's Burgundy Silk Velvet Dress UK 6-8 US 2-4


This breathtaking 1930's burgundy silk velvet dress, accented by cream lace details, is just the piece for your transitional wardrobe. 

The rounded neckline is edged with a border of scalloped cream lace, contouring both the front and back of the neckline. The simple shoulder line, sets off the detailed stitched gathers along the top of each sleeve, creating a puffed sleeve design, with pleats that radiate along the short length, joining wide panels of smocking stitches and lace edged cuffs. The fitted bodice is accented by a wide smocking stitch panel along the waistline, which has been stitched in with elastic, allowing the silk velvet to pleat and gather down the wonderful drape of the skirt-line, completing this dress in an iconic 1930's silhouette. 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 32 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 57 inches

Waist: up to 26 inches

Hips: up to 52 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 14 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 9 inches

Size: UK 6-8 US 2-4

Closures: This dress fastens along the side seam with a 10.5 inch concealed metal zip.  

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. There is a small mend to the silk velvet along the left hand side seam just beneath the sleeve. Light and natural impressions to the silk velvet . This is a natural process for the silk velvet. These minor details are not apparent when the dress is being worn and only apparent under closer inspection. Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the condition report. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Silk velvet, lace 

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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