This beautiful 1950's dress and matching bolero, with a wonderful pinstriped pattern of colour strips, trailings flowers and dancers, in a palette of navy blue, green and coral , on a white coloured base, is the perfect piece for your everyday wardrobe.
The straight cut neckline of the dress is framed by shoulder straps and button features along the front and back, that allow for the matching bolero to be secured in place. The fitted bodice, sets off the cinched in waistline. The elegant line of the skirt, boasts gathered pleats beneath the waistband, that drape into a simple skirt line. The matching bolero, is accented by a simple shoulder line and short length sleeved with turned up cuffs. The button holes along the hemline, allow for this piece to be fastened securely to the dress.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 30 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 43 inches
Waist: up to 25 inches
Hips: 48 inches
Measurements of The Bolero
Shoulder to Hem: 9 inches
Neckline to End of Sleeve: 9.5 inches
Armpit to Armpit : 34 inches
Size: Medium: UK 4-6 US 0-2
Closures: This dress fastens at the back with a 14 inch metal and 9 buttons for the bolero
Condition: This dress is in good but not perfect vintage condition. The shoulder straps have been turned down and strengthened. There is a darn along the back of the bodice, this has been done internally with cotton backing and machine stitched externally. Slight yellowing and age marks beneath the buttons along the back of the bodice. The fabric beneath the buttons along the back of the dress have been strengthened and mended internally with cotton fabric to make sure the buttons stay in place. A small area of wear to the cotton along the front of the bodice. A small darn along the border of the neckline to the right hand side where the armpit would be. These details are not apparent as the bolero conceals them well.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed in cool water.
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.