This vibrant 1950's Horrockses dress in a bold shade of chartreuse yellow with a black coloured linear and abstract polkadot pattern, is just the piece for your every day wardrobe.
The sweetheart neckline of the dress, is framed by a bold black silk border, with detailed pleats to either side of the front of the décolletage. The simple shoulder line sets off the 3/4 length sleeves. The fitted and boned bodice draws the eye to the pleated and gathered bust-line in a sweetheart design. The cinched in waistline, sets off the elegant drape of the skirt, completing this dress in an iconic 1950's silhouette. Finished with pleated gathers along joining black silk and cotton panels along the backline of the dress.
The dress has a substantial hemline.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 49 inches
Waist: up to 30 inches
Shoulder to Waistline: 15.5 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 18.5
Size UK 12 US 8
Closures: This dress fastens with a 14 inch metal zip and a 3 hook and eyes
Condition: This dress is in good but not perfect vintage condition. The dress appears to have been taken out as the black panel details do not appear to be an original design detail. Impression marks along each armpit from the black silk panels. This dress has been modified at some point in its life and is still in very wearable and strong condition. These minor details are not apparent when the dress is being worn and not noticeable to the untrained eyed Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the condition report.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed
Fabric: Cotton, silk panels
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.