Willow Hilson Vintage

"Deep Burgundy Taffeta" Vintage 1950's Pleated & Draped Taffeta Wiggle Dress UK 4 US 0


Rendered in the most sumptuous shade of burgundy silk taffeta with deep teal reflections, this original 1950's wiggle dress, which boasts draped and pleated details, is the perfect statement piece to your cocktail wardrobe. 

The V shaped neckline of the dress is framed by a wide pointed collar which conceals the shoulder line and sets off the short capped sleeves. The fitted bodice is accented by detailed triple bust darts and a cinched in waistline. The elegant skirt is set off by three large gathered pleats along the hipline that join along the central seam of the skirt and create gathers to the silk taffeta, the pleats contour the hipline and join the central back of the waistline in sewn pleats, that sit beneath a rounded and pleated central back bustle feature in matching silk taffeta. The back bustle sits above central. inverted pleats that fan out when the dress is being worn. The front of the skirt is accented by a central inverted pleat, completing this dress in a breathtaking and timeless hourglass silhouette. 

Label: A Minx Modes Junio, 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 47 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve:3.5 inches

Waist: up to 23 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder : 15.5 inches

Hips: up to 34 inches

Size: UK 4 US 0

Closures: This dress fastens with an 13 inch metal zip along the back a single hook and eye along the waistline for the bustle 

Condition: This dress is in perfect vintage condition. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the product description. 

Fabric: Silk Taffeta 

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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