Rendered in a wonderful plaid pattern in shades of lilac, deep purple, pale blue and gold thread accents, this original 1950's silk taffeta dress is the perfect piece to add to your vintage collection.
The V shaped neckline, is framed by simple shoulder straps and a sleeveless cut. The fitted bodice, is accented by the plaid pattern creating a chevron design, which draws the eye to the cinched in waistline. The elegant Ballerina length skirt- drapes from gathered pleats beneath the waist-seam, setting off the full circle cut of the skirt, and completing this dress in a timeless and iconic 1950's silhouette.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 32 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 49.5 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: up to 62 inches
Shoulder to Waistline: 16 inches
Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches
Size: UK 8 US 4
Closures: This dress fastens along the centre back with a 13 inch metal zip and a hook and loop
Condition: This dress is in good but not perfect vintage condition. A small hole to the taffeta along the back right hand side of the dress concealed within the gathered pleats beneath the waistline. A small stitch mend to the back right hand side of the waist seam. An age mark along the centre back of the skirt at mid-way height, this is well concealed within the drape of the pleats. Mends to each armpit side. A small central age mark along the centre seam of the bodice along the bust-line. A few small pin holes and scattered water marks throughout the skirt line. A small pin sized area of wear along the right hand side of the décolletage along the neckline. Although the blemishes of this piece seem abundant, they are not overly apparent when the dress is being worn as they are well concealed within the lustre of the silk taffeta. Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the condition report. This dress has been priced accordingly.
Fabric: Silk Taffeta
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