"Eva Hutchings" Vintage 1930's Aubergine Silk Pleated Dress, Affiliated to House of Worth UK 10-12 US 6-8
This incredible 1930's aubergine silk dress, made by Eva Hutchings, who worked for the House os Worth, is a rare piece to behold and never again.
Her V shaped neckline is edged with an embroidered stitched border and a panel of nude silk with a tulle overlay, that crosses to the front of the neckline in a stylised design. Her elegant short length sleeves boast decorative pleated silk panels edged with french seams, that add effortless flutter and structure. Her fitted bodice, cinches in along the waistline, setting off the bias cut full length skirt-line, which is edged with a silk pleated hemline to match the sleeve details.
The deep V shaped backline of the dress, draws the eye to the beautifully panelled bias skirt, that is decorated with a trailing pleated panel from beneath the hipline, that snakes down to the elegant draped train.
This dress is sheer and would benefit from a slip to conceal ones modesty.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 40 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 63 inches
Waist: up to 30 inches
Hips: up to 42 inches (on the bias)
Shoulder to waist: 16 inches
Size:UK 10-12 on the bias US 6-8 on the bias
Closures: This dress fastens to the side with 6 press studs and a hook and eye
Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition.
A Darn along the right hand shoulder line to the tulle and silk Two small holes along the right hand shoulder to the tulle .Two small darns along the back of the right hand side shoulder line to the tulle. A small hole to the back of the left hand side shoulder to the tulle.
A small hole to the internal silk along the front of the left hand side of the neckline
These minor issues are not overly apparent when the dress is being worn as they are well concealed within the colour scheme of the tulle and silk.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned
Fabric: Silk, Tulle
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. All our measurements are taken whilst the garment is lying flat, we then double these measurements to reflect the actual size.