A beauty to behold. This original 1940's dress, rendered in a cream crepe silk, with a pattern of blooming hibiscus flowers in sunsets shades of reds, oranges and yellows, with green leaf accents, is just the piece for that special occasion.
The deep V shaped neckline sets off the cross over cut of the dress, as it draws in along the left hand side of the waistline, beneath a concealed press stud fastening. The simple shoulder line, is accented with seamed panels, from which small gathered pleats radiate along the front of each yoke. The wide full length sleeves, boast a decorative floral hibiscus print along the side of the left sleeve. The bodice of the dress is accented by tailored darts above the wait-line which join the gathered pleats that drape from the shoulder lines. The cinched in waistline, which draws in internally with crepe silk ties, sets off the drape of the skirt line, which is accented with trailing hibiscus flowers along the right hand side.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 38 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 55 inches
Waist: up to 28 inches
Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 24 inches
Hips: up to 37 inches
Shoulder To Shoulder: 15 inches
Shoulder to Waist: 16.5 inches
Size: UK 10 US 6
Closures: This dress fastens internally with a silk tie and externally with a press stud fastening.
Condition: This dress is in perfect vintage condition. A small pin sized age mark along the right hand side top panel of the hemline. Some light colours bleed to the hibiscus floral print and some light and natural colour variation to the crepe silk. These minor details are in no way apparent when the dress is being worn. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the condition report.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned
Fabric: Crepe Silk
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.