Willow Hilson Vintage

"Gold Lamé & Sequin Soutache" Vintage 1940's Black & Eau De Nil Embellished Dress UK 12-14 US 8-10


This original 1940's dress, rendered in a deep black crepe silk and an Eau de nil panel of crepe silk along the neckline, which is in turn embellished with trailing gold lamé south and gold sequins, is the perfect piece to welcome to your seasonal wardrobe.  

The V shaped neckline of the dress is framed by a simple shoulder line. The full length sleeves are edged with press stud fastenings along each internal side of the cuffs. The fitted bodice is accented by a stylised Eau De Nil coloured pointed panel, which frames the neckline and shoulder line, drawing to a point along the central part of the waistline. The Eau De Nil crepe silk panel, is decorated with trailing gold lamé soutache in a floral design, accented by sparkling gold sequins. The bodice boasts triple pleats to either side of the base of the bodice, drawing the eye to the waistline. Finished with a simple skirt-line, this dress showcases the intricate decorative craftsmanship of the era.

Label: None 

Measurements Of The Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 38 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 41 inches

Waist: up to 34 inches

Hips: up to 38 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 23 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15.5 inches

Size: UK 14 US 10

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition, very gentle shinning to the crepe silk and light and gentle tarnishing to the soutache embroidery. There is a small darn along the left hand side, side seam near the zip fastening. A small age mark along the external right hand side within the eau de nil panel at bust height. These minor details are not apparent when the dress is being worn and only apparent under closer inspection. Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the condition report. 

Fastenings: This dress fastens along the nape with four button and loops and along the side seam with a 10.5 inch metal zip. 

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

Fabric: crepe silk, lamé soutache, gold sequins 

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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