Willow Hilson Vintage

"Deep Navy Pleats" Vintage 1930's Deep Navy Pleated Dress & Waistcoat UK 12 US 8


This original 1930's dress and matching waistcoat, rendered in a deep navy blue wool crepe, accented by pleats and smocking stitches, is the perfect ensemble for your everyday wardrobe.

The V shaped neckline of the dress is framed by a turned down collar. The shoulder line is accented by gathered smocking stitches, enabling the wool crepe silk to drape in soft pleats along the length of the bodice, joining the central smocking stitch panel along the waistline. The full length sleeves boast fitted cuffs, that fastens with press stud fastenings. The elegant waistline is accented by a matching fabric belt. The skirt, is set off by central pleats that drape from the central smocking stitch along the waistline, framed to either side by the panel seams of the skirt, and finished with a central kick pleat along the centre back of the hemline.

The matching waistcoat boasts an edge to edge cut and a simple shoulder line with a sleeveless cut. The timeless cut, is set off by seams along each yoke, from which box pleats drape along the length of either side of the front of the waistcoat. The back of the waistcoat is set off by inverted pleats to either side of the central back panel.  

Label: None

Measurements Of The Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 38 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 46.5 inches

Waist: up to 30 inches

Hips: up to 42 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 25.5 inches

Shoulder to Waist: 17 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches 

Measurements of the Waistcoat 

Shoulder to Shoulder: 14.5 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 27. 5inches

Armpit to Armpit : up to 40 inches 

Size: UK 12 US 8 

Condition: This ensemble is in near perfect condition. With two small darns along the left hand side sleeve. These have been done sympathetically and are not apparent when the dress is being worn. Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the condition report. 

Fastenings: This dress has no fastenings.  

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed in cool water.

Fabric: Crepe wool mix

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. AB

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