Willow Hilson Vintage

"Cream Soutache & Silver Rhinestones" Vintage 1950's Strapless Dress & Bolero UK 10 US 6


This magnificent 1950's cream dress and matching bolero, embellished with trailing soutache and claw set silver rhinestones, is just the piece for that special occasion. 

The strapless straight line cut of the neckline, is accented by a turned down collar that contours the edges of the top of the bodice. The fitted bodice boasts internal boning along each side seam creating fitted structure. The cinched in waistline, is accented by a matching fabric belt, which is embellished with trailing soutache embroidery and silver claw set rhinestones. The elegant panelled cut of the skirt, photographed here with a medium petticoat, completes this dress in an iconic 1950's silhouette.

The matching bolero, boasts a scalloped edged neckline and an edge to edge cut. The simple shoulder line, sets off the wide cut short length sleeves . The cropped length, sits perfectly above the dress and is finished with a softly scalloped hemline. Embellished with trailing soutache embroidery, claw set rhinestones and pearlescent beads, to match the belt, this wonderful two piece set, is sure to be a favourite in your collection.   

Label: None 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Neckline to Hem: 40 inches

Waist: up to 28 inches

Hips: up 50 inches

Measurements of the Bolero:

Neckline to End of Sleeve: 8.5 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 12 inches

Armpit to Armpit: up to 40 inches 

Size: UK 10 US 6

Closures: This dress fastens along the side seam with a 13.5 inch metal zip and two hook and loops along the turned down collar.  

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. A very light water mark along the front right hand side of the skirt line and bodice. This is not overly apparent and only noticeable upon close inspection. Gentle and light wear to the pearlescent finish on some of the beads along the bolero. These minor details are not apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable upon closer 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, Boned Bodice, Soutache Embroidery, Claw set rhinestones, pearlescent 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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