An unforgettable piece, this original 1930's deep crimson red silk velvet dress, with gathered pleated accents, is the perfect statement piece for that special occasion.
The off centre V shaped cross over neckline of the dress is framed by gathered pleats that radiate from the angled cross over seam along the left hand side of the bodice, draping across the bust-line to the waist. The under layer of the cross over bodice boasts gathered seams from the left hand side of the neckline. The strong shoulder line of the dress is accented by internally sewn velvet shoulder pads, which set odd the short length cross over sleeves. The fitted and cinched in waistline of the dress is set off by matching wide red velvet waist ties, which can be worn drawn in along the front or the back of the dress, cinching in the waistline and accenting the drape of the velvet. The wonderful skirt-line boasts an angular seam along the hipline, from which gathered pleats radiate along the left hand side, adding to the incredible drape of the velvet, completing this dress in an iconic silhouette.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 42 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 58 inches
Waist: up to 34 inches
Hips: up to 46 inches
Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches
Shoulder to End of Sleeve : 7 inches
Size: UK 14 US 10
Closures: This dress fastens along the nape with two hook and eyes and along the side seam with a 6.5 inch metal zip
Condition: This dress is in perfect vintage condition, with light and natural impressions to the silk velvet, this is to be expected of a velvet dress. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the product description.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned
Fabric: Silk Velvet
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.WH