Willow Hilson Vintage

"Floral Watersilk Pleats" Vintage 1950's Floral Watersilk Pleated Dress UK 12 US 8


This incredible 1950's dress in a soft water silk floral pattern in a palette of greens, pinks, lilacs, yellows and greys, is the perfect piece to add to your occasion wardrobe. 

The straight cut neckline of the dress is framed by wide pleated shoulder straps. The elegant fitted bodice, is accented by a pleated watersilk panel along the bust-line, that joins the back of the bodice, creating a sweetheart cut along the backline, where the pleated panels join centrally beneath a matching watersilk bow. The bow sets off the detailed pleated back sashes, which drape along the length of the back of the skirt-line and are lined in pink taffeta silk. The fitted bodice of the dress is accented by tailored darts that run along the length of the bodice and set off the fitted waistline. Finished with a timeless straight-cut skirt, this eye-catching dress showcases the incredible tailoring and design of the era.  

Label: Harrods 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 43.5 inches

Waist: up to 30 inches

Hips: up to 40 inches

Size: UK 12 US 8 

Closures: This dress fastens along the side seam with a 15.5 inch metal zip and a hook and eye.

Condition: This dress is in perfect vintage condition. The dress appears to have been taken out along some of the seams, there are very light stitch marks where the seams have been moved. This is not apparent when the dress is being worn and only apparent under close inspection. 

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

Fabric: Watersilk, Taffeta Silk Lined

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


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