This original 1940's dress, rendered in the most sumptuous shade of cyan blue linen, is just the piece to welcome the warmer weather with.
The V shaped neckline is framed by a wide notched shawl sailor collar, that conceals the shoulder line and sets off the sleeveless cut. The fitted bodice is accented by central matching linen and pearlescent covered button fastenings, and double darts beneath each side of the bust-line. The cinched in waistline, sets off the elegant line of the skirt, completing this dress in an iconic 1940's silhouette.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 40 inches
Shoulder to Shoulder: 14 inches
Waist: up to 25 inches
Hips: 38 inches
Shoulder to Waist: 14.5 inches
Size: UK 8 US 4
Closures: This dress fastens down the front with 4 buttons and a press stud and along the side seam with an 8.5 inch metal zip .
Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition, with a small and sympathetic darn along the front seam of the skirt and mid-way height. This is in no way apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable upon close and internal 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.
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