This breathtaking 1940's eau de nil cotton novelty print dress depicting a fairytale scene with castles, horses, princesses and jesters in a palette of blue ,coral and white is a rare piece to behold and never again find.
The V shaped notched neckline is framed by white piping and a simple shoulder line. The structural short length puffed sleeves, are set off by slim cuffs and matching white pipping. The fitted bodice, draws the eye to the cinched in waistline. The timeless skirt is set off by two front pockets along the hemline, and is finished with an inverted pleat along the centre back of the hemline.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 43.5 inches
Waist: up to 28 inches
Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 10.5 inches
Hips: up to 36 inches
Shoulder To Shoulder: 16 inches
Shoulder to waist 15 inches
Size: UK 10 US 6
Closures: This dress fastens to the side with 3 press studs
Condition: This dress is in good vintage condition. A small darn to the right hand side of the neckline, 3 darns to the inverted pleat along the centre back of the skirt, one small pin sized age mark on the back of the waistline. Natural sunlight related colour fading to the top of the bodice, These minor issues are in no way apparent when the dress is being worn. This piece has been priced accordingly.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned, or hand washed in cool water.
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.