Willow Hilson Vintage

"Cornflower Blue Silk & Lamé" Vintage 1930's Cornflower Blue Silk & Lamé Dress UK 8 US 4


This breathtaking 1930's cornflower blue crepe silk chiffon dress, accented my gold toned lamé embroidery, clear glass beads and bronze coloured faceted beads, is a rare piece to behold.   

The high rounded neckline is framed by a soft turned down collar. The simple shoulder line, is accented by dropped shoulder seams from which beneath 4 rows of smocking stitches gather the silk chiffon in pleats that radiate along the bust-line. The short length sleeves, boast smocking stitches along the top of the joining sleeve and shoulder seam, allowing for the silk to drape and pleat along the shoulders and down the sleeves. The fitted bodice, is accented by a decorated waist-panel that joins the central part of the bodice in a point. The gathered pleats that drape along the bust-line gather beneath the waist panel seam. The waist panel is accented by decorative lamé embroidery framed by clear glass beads and accented by faceted bronze beads. The wonderful full length cut of the skirt-line boasts a bias cut and a full circle design, allowing for the silk to drape effortlessly along the silhouette. Finished with a key hole feature along the name which draws in with a matching silk covered button and loop. 

This dress is slightly sheer and may need to be worn with a dress slip to conceal ones modesty. 

Measurements of the Dress 

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 54.5 inches

Waist: up to 26 inches

Hips: up to 52 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 13 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 11 inches

Size: UK 8 US 4

Closures: This dress fastens to the side with a 7 press studs and two hook and loops, and along the nape with a button and loop.

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. Light and gentle beadwork loss to the waist panel, in the bronze beaded areas ,

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Crepe Silk Chiffon, lamé embroidery, glass beads,

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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