Willow Hilson Vintage

"Lilac Florals" Vintage 1940's Lilac Floral Mesh Dress UK 10 US 6


This original 1940's dress, made in the most brightly coloured floral pattern, on a rayon mesh base, in shades of purple, pink, green, and chartreuse is a rare and unusual piece to behold. 

The V shaped neckline is framed by a pointed collar, edged with purple gabardine ribbon. The simple shoulder line is set off by small internal shoulder pads along each shoulder seam, setting off the pleats along the top of each short length sleeve, which are finished with turned up cuffs. The fitted bodice, is accented by central mock pearlised button fastenings, that run along the length of the dress, set against matching gabardine ribbon. The nipped in waistline, sets off the simple panelled cut skirt, completing this dress in an iconic 1940's silhouette.

As this dress is made on a rayon mesh, there is an element of sheerness to it, you may want to wear it with a slip to conceal your modesty. 

Label: None

Measurements Of The Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 42 inches

Waist: up to 28 inches

Hips: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 10.5 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 14 inches

Size: UK 10 US 6

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition, with wear to the purple gabardine ribbon along the back of the neckline and to the sides of the collar. Light wear along the edges to the gabardine ribbon that runs along the length of the dress.

Fastenings: This dress fastens along the side with a 9 inch metal zip

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Rayon mesh, gabardine ribbon

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. WH 

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