This mesmerising 1930's Lamé Dress, with a pattern of circular designs in sparkling gold lamé threads, set against a muted gold silk and lamé base, with green silk chiffon accents along the back of the dress, is a rare piece to behold .
The V shaped neckline is framed by double shoulder straps adorned with green silk chiffon that twist around the silk gold lamé straps, joining the deep V shaped backline which is finished with a small central lamé bow. The elegant fitted bodice boasts a pointed seam beneath the bust-line accenting the bias cut and creating soft pleats that radiate upwards along the bust. The central seam of the dress sets off the cinched in waistline which is accented by a single pinched detail, that draws the eye to the elegant pleats along the side seams that frame the central pointed seam along the skirt. The bias cut of the skirt skims the silhouette and completes this dress in an iconic 1930's silhouette. Finished with an elegant central bow along the back of the waistline, which is backed with green silk chiffon.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 38 (on the bias)
Shoulder to Hem: 56 inches
Waist: 26 to 28 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches ( on this bias)
Size: UK 8 US 4
Closures: This dress fastens to the back with 10 in ch plastic zip, a hook and eye and two press studs fastening the bow in the place.
Condition: This dress is in good but far from perfect condition. The silk and lamé base is thinning in areas/ The dress has been lovingly repaired and restored through the years. This is visible internally with small silk darns and patches. Scattered age marks throughout, which are well concealed within the lustre of the lamé threads and the sheen of the gold designs. Tarnishing to the gold lamé throughout and some light vert de gris to the metal threads along the armpits. Structurally this dress is in good condition and is wearable, the issues stated are well concealed within the drape and cut and are not apparent when the dress is being worn. This piece has been priced accordingly.
Washing instructions: This garment should be hand washed with great care.
Fabric: Silk, Lamé, Silk Chiffon
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.