Willow Hilson Vintage

"Deep Maroon Pleats" Vintage 1930's Silk Velvet Maroon Red Pleated Blouse UK 10-14 US 6-10


Rendered in the most incredible shade of maroon red silk velvet, this original 1930's blouse, accented by intricate silk velvet piped details and majestic silk velvet pleating, is a rare piece to behold. 
The bateau cut neckline, is framed by a border of five rows of piping in matching silk velvet, these contour the front of the neckline and nape, framing the button and loop fastening, and join the shoulder line, to run along the length of each sleeve. The dolman cut of the sleeves, draws the eye to the wonderful pleats that drape from either side of the central piping feature, setting off the bishop cut of the sleeves, which draw in along the wide fitted cuffs. The wonderful blouson cut of the blouse is accented by a pleated bust line, radiating from the pleats that gather beneath the piped details along the shoulder line and neckline. The rounded seam below the bust, sets off the elegant draped hemline of the blouse. Finished with a large central key hole detail along the back, this truly mesmerising piece is sure to be a favourite in your vintage collection.  

Label: None
Measurements of the Blouse

Armpit to Armpit: up to 42 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 18.5 inches

Waist: up to 36 inches ( cut on the bias) 

Shoulder Seam to Shoulder Seam: 16 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 24 inches

Size: UK 10-14 US 6-10

Closures: a single button and loop along the nape. 

Condition: This blouse is in near perfect vintage condition. Natural and light impression marks to the silk velvet throughout. This is a natural process for silk velvet. There appears to be a small seam mend along the front left hand side of the hemline. Light and natural wear to the edges of the fastening areas where the silk velvet has worn a little thin from use of the button along the nape. These minor issues and details are in no way apparent when the blouse is being worn. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the condition report. 

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

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