Willow Hilson Vintage

"Draped Gold Lamé" Vintage 1930's Gold Silk Lamé & Beadwork Gown UK 10 US 6


This truly magnificent 1930's gold silk lamé dress, embellished with trailing gunmetal grey and silver beadwork, is a phenomenal piece to add to your evening-wear wardrobe.

The strapless neckline of the dress, is set off by a fitted and boned bodice which boasts a cross-over sweetheart neckline, in detailed pleats to one side that drape along the top layer of the bodice, overlapping the embellishments in gun metal silver glass beads and metal sequins in a floral design surrounded by gold lamé soutache .  The cinched in waistline is accented by a side sash that drapes from beneath the left hand side of the waist along the length of the skirt and hangs lower than the hemline. The side sash is embellished with matching beadwork along its pointed hemline, drawing the eye back around to the decadent details of the dress. The elegant bias cut skirt drapes along the silhouette, and is lined in silk satin, which is in turn finished with a soft scalloped hemline.  

The dress is boned along the bodice and fully lined in silk satin along the skirt and rayon along the internal bodice. 

Label: Debenhams & Freebody London 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Top of Bodice to Hem: 52 inches

Waist: up to 27 inches

Hips: 48 inches ( on the bias)

Top of bodice to waist: 10.5 inches

Size: UK 10 US 6 

Closures: This dress fastens along the side with a hook and eye and a 13.5 inch metal zip. The side sash loop fastens in place with three press studs alongtheu left hand side hipline. 

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. Light and gentle surface wear and tarnishing to the lamé along the top of the bodice, Light and natural bead loss to the beaded areas. Gentle thread lifting throughout. Light tarnishing to the lamé throughout, this is a natural process for lamé as it goes through the ages. These minor details are not apparent when the dress is being worn, and only noticeable upon close inspection. Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the product description. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned by a professional 

Fabric: Boned bodice, silk satin lined in the skirt, boned bodice, rayon lined bodice, metal sequins, glass beads, lamé

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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