Willow Hilson Vintage

"French Violet Taffeta" Vintage 1950's French Violet Taffeta Silk Dress & Jacket UK 6 US 2


Rendered in the most eye-catching shade of French Violet taffeta silk, this original 1950's dress and matching jacket ensemble, is just the piece to add versatility to your vintage collection.

The rounded neckline of the dress is framed by a simple shoulder line and short length sleeves. The fitted bodice, is accented by tailored dart seams. The cinched in waistline, is accented by a matching taffeta silk covered belt, which sets off the gathered pleats that radiate from the waist seam into the ballerina length of the skirt.

The matching taffeta silk jacket, sits perfectly above the dress and boasts a pointed collar contouring a rounded neckline. The elegant slopped shoulder line sets off the 3/4 length dolman cut sleeves, which frame the fitted cut of the jacket. The central matching silk taffeta covered buttons, draw the jacket in, whilst setting off the cinched in waistline. Enjoy wearing this ensemble together, or alternatively pair the jacket with a different dress to add versatility to your wardrobe. 

Label: None 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: 32 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 44.5 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 7 inches

Waist: up to 24 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder : 15 inches

Hips: up to 52 inches

Shoulder to Waist: 15 inches

Measurements of The Jacket

Shoulder to Hem: 16.5 inches

Armpit to Armpit: 34 inches

Neckline to End of Sleeve:  22 inches

Waist: 26 inches

Size: UK 6 US 2 

Closures: This dress fastens along the side seam with an 11.5 inch metal zip. The jacket fastens with 8 buttons. 

Condition: This dress is in good vintage condition. There is a small pin hole along the right hand side of the collar to the jacket. A small pin hole along the back left hand side of the shoulder line. Some very light yellowing and colour variation along the neckline of the dress. A small and light mark along the front left hand side of the neckline along the dress. A small seam mend along the right hand side seam just before the zip. A small pin hole along the back of the bodice of the dress just above the waistline. Four small scattered holes along the back of the skirt at midway height ( these are entirely concealed by the pleated drape of the taffeta silk ) Gentle wear and fraying to the taffeta silk belt buckle. These minor details are in no way apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable upon closer inspection. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the product description. 

Fabric: Silk Taffeta 

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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