Willow Hilson Vintage

"Hand-Painted Silk" Vintage 1940's Silk CC41 Hand-Painted Dress UK 8 US 4

This truly breathtaking 1940's black crepe silk CC41 dress, with a hand painted and printed trailing pattern of blue bells and filigree decorative gold stems, is a rare piece to behold and never again find. 

Her V shaped neckline is framed by a wide pointed collar, decorated with painted accents, Her elegant shoulder line boasts small internal shoulder pads, that set off the 3/4 length sleeves, edged with painted accents just above the cuffs. Her fitted bodice is accented by mock silk covered buttons along the centre front, setting off the cinched in waistline, which can be drawn in along the back of the dress with the matching crepe silk tie. Her elegant skirt drapes from gathered pleats into a tiered panel hemline, decorated with painted accents along the base 2 tiers. 

Label: CC41 ( this is only apparent along the top of the label)

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 44.5 inches

Waist: up to 26 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 18 inches

Hips: 58 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches

Size: UK 8 US 4

Closures: This dress fastens to the side with 5 press studs

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. A few very light areas where some of the paint has cracked, or come away. This is no apparent when the dress is being worn, and only noticeable upon close inspection.

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

Fabric: crepe silk, hand painted some areas printed. 

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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