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"Lilac Blossoms" Vintage 1940's Black Silk Lilac Print Floral Gown UK 10-12 US 6-8


"Lilac Blossoms" Vintage 1940's Black Silk Lilac Print Floral Gown UK 10-12 US 6-8

This truly breathtaking 1940's back silk dress, with a pattern of lilacs amongst leaves in shades of pink and fuchsia on vibrant green, is the perfect piece for your vintage wardrobe.

Her rounded neckline is framed by gathered pleats along the edges of the shoulder line, that drape along each yoke and set off the draped pleats along the short length sleeves. Her fitted bodice, sets off the cinched in waistline , accented by a matching silk belt which runs along the back of the dress and fastens with two button and loops. Her waist seam boasts a lowered pointed seam, that sets off the incredible drape of the silk in the skirt.

Label: Marvian Original,California

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 61.5 inches

Waist: up to 29 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 7 inches

Hips: 42 inches

Shoulder to waist: 17.5 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 17 inches

Size: UK 10-12 US 6-8

Closures: This dress fastens to the side with an 11.5 inch metal zip and to the back of the neckline with a button and loop

Condition: This dress is in near vintage condition. Some very light colour bleed and colour variation/discolouration to the front of the right hand side armpit. A small seam mend along the right hand side armpit. These minor issues are in no way apparent when the dress is being worn, and only noticeable upon very close inspection.

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

Fabric: 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. 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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