Willow Hilson Vintage

"Illusions" Vintage 1950's Silk Illusion Print Dress UK 8 US 4


This wonderful 1950's silk dress, with a pattern of blue, violet and grey polkadots overlaying each other, set against a white background, is just the piece to brighten to your wardrobe.

The rounded neckline is framed by shoulder straps and a sleeveless cut. The fitted bodice draws the eye to the cinched in waistline. The elegant skirt-line, is accented by small tucked pleats that drape into the the wonderful near full skirt, which is set off my a small internal tulle petticoat, adding volume, whilst completing this dress in an iconic 1950' silhouette. 

Label: None

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 40.5 inches

Waist: up to 26 inches

Shoulder to Waist :14.5 inches

Hips: up to 50 inches

Size: UK 8

Closures: This dress fastens at the back with a 13.5 inch plastic zip and a hook and loop

Condition: This dress is in good vintage condition. Very light yellowing to the silk along the armpits. Very light age marks to the skirt-line, these are well concealed within the pleats and the drape. A small are of speckling to the front of the bodice just above the waistline where the silk dye appears to have lightly speckled ( this is not apparent but as we pay close attention to each small detail we felt it important to note. Some small and gentle thread pulls to the skirt, these are again well concealed within the drape.  These minor issues are not visible when the dress is being worn and only apparent under very close inspection. This dress has been priced accordingly 

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

Fabric: Silk , Silk organza lined in the bodice, tulle underskirt 

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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