Willow Hilson Vintage

"Gold Woven Organza" Vintage 1950's Organza & Lurex Dress and Matching Shawl UK 6-8 US 2-4


This beautiful late 1950's dress and matching shawl, made in a wonderful silk mix organza in a striped pattern with gold lurex thread accents in floral motifs, creating an eye-catching gold and white stripped and floral pattern, is the perfect piece for your cocktail wardrobe. 

The straight cut neckline of the dress is framed by short length sleeves. The fitted bodice, is accented by tailored darts, that draw the eye to the cinched in waistline. The fitted waist is accented by a matching fabric belt, edged with wool tassels that drape along the top of the hipline. The tailored skirt, completes this dress in a shift silhouette with side slits along each side seam.

The matching silk organza and lurex shawl is edged to each side with wool tassels, drawing the eye back to the detailed waistline, and finishing this set in a glamorous design.  

The dress is lined in rayon. 


Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 40 inches

Waist: up to 25 inches

Hips: 36 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 8.5 inches

Measurements of Shawl

Length : 65.5 inches

Width: 23 inches

Size: UK 6-8 US 2-4

Closures: This dress fastens at the back with a 18.5 inch metal zip and a hook and loop

Condition: This dress is in perfect vintage condition. The shawl has some light thread lifting to the gold lurex thread in areas. This is not apparent when the set is being worn and only apparent under close inspection. Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the product description. 

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

Fabric: Silk organza, rayon lined, lurex, wool 

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. All our measurements are taken whilst the garment is lying flat, we then double these measurements to reflect the actual size.


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