This breathtaking 1950's duchess satin gown, in the most eye-catching shade of emerald green, accented by gathered pleats and a decorative bow, is the perfect piece for that special occasion.
The strapless neckline of the dress, is set off by a sweetheart décolletage, accenting the fitted and boned bodice which boasts elegant gathered and folded pleats, which cross over along the right hand side, drawing the eye to the cinched in waistline, which is embellished with a matching emerald green satin bow. The ballerina length of the dress is accented by gathered pleats that drape from the cinched in waistline, completing this dress in a timeless and iconic 1950's silhouette. The skirt is lined in starched cotton, allowing for the structure of the skirt to drape accordingly.
The dress is boned along the bodice
Label: Susan Small
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 32 inches
Top of Bodice to Hem: 48 inches
Waist: up to 24 inches
Hips: 54 inches
Size: UK 6 US 2
Closures: This dress fastens at the back with a 17 inch plastic zip and a press stud drawing the satin over the zip and a single hook and eye
Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. A few very light water marks along the skirt line, these are well concealed within the pleated drape .A very light scattering of age marks along the base of the zip area to the back of the bodice.A few light age marks and water marks along the centre front of the hemline, again these are well concealed within the draped pleats. A few very light age marks to the pleated bodice, these are well concealed within the pleats. These minor details are in no way apparent when the dress 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: Boned bodice, starched cotton lining to the skirt, satin
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