Willow Hilson Vintage

"Lilac & Pink Florals" Vintage 1940's Silk Floral Dress UK 12 US 8


This original 1940's dress, made in the most brightly coloured floral pattern, in shades of pink, lilac and coral on a green and yellow pattern of foliage, in a soft silk, is the perfect piece to welcome the warmer weather with. 

The V shaped neckline is framed by a pleated shawl collar that conceals the sleeveless cut of the dress and creates the illusion of a capped sleeve. The shawl collar crosses over beneath the V shaped neckline in pleats that radiate across the shoulder lines. The fitted bodice is accented by a central pleated panel, that draws the eye to the cinched in waistline, which can be drawn in with matching fabric ties along the back of the dress. The elegant skirt, drapes from the waistline and boasts front sewn pleats to either side of the front of the hipline. The back of the dress features the back of the collar which is sewn in a pointed design along the centre of the back Finished with a kick pleat along the centre back of the hemline, this wonderful dress showcases the iconic tea dress style of the era. 

This dress is lined in black rayon along the skirt-line.  

Label: None

Measurements Of The Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 38 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 42.5 inches

Waist: up to 30 inches

Hips: up to 40 inches

Shoulder to Waist: 16.5 inches

Size: UK 12 US 8

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. There is a small patch mend to the back of the dress just above the central part of the waistline, and a small darn positioned near to it. These minor details are not apparent when the dress is being worn. Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the condition report. 

Fastenings: This dress fastens along the side with a 13 inch metal zip and a hook and loop

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Silk, rayon lined along the skirt. 

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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