Made in the most sumptuous gold silk satin, this original 1930's dress and matching jacket, is a rare set to behold and never again find.
The sweetheart neckline of the dress is framed by wide shoulder straps, and central pleated gathers along the centre front of the décolletage that gathers soft pleats along the bust-line. The detail pointed under-bust seam of the dress sets off the bias cut, that skims the silhouette and drapes elegantly to the hemline, showcasing the magnificent silk satin. The back of the dress boasts a V shaped backing with central gold button and loop fastenings and a central train panel that sits above the skirt-line creating added drape to the satin.
The wonderful matching jacket, is accented by a V shaped neckline and framed by pointed lapels. The elegant shoulder line is set off by draped circular sleeve panels that pleat along the shoulder seam, which are set off by internally sewn shoulder pads, and drape across the arm in an ouvert sleeve design, creating the illusion of a cape. The double breasted cut is finished with matching silk satin gold buttons, completing this ensemble in an iconic and simple breathtaking silhouette.
The jacket is lined in rayon along the bodice
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 33 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 56.5 inches
Waist: up to 28 inches ( on the bias)
Hips: up to 38 inches ( on the bias)
Measurement of the Jacket:
Shoulder to Shoulder: 14.5 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 15 inches
Armpit to Armpit: 24 inches
Shoulder to End of Drape: 20 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Size: UK 6-8 US 2-4
Closures: This dress fastens with 13 button loop fastenings along the central part of the back. The jacket fastens with 4 buttons
Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. One of the button fastenings has lost its matching silk covering, and the last button appears to be missing. Very light and natural pulls to the silk satin weave and some gentle thread lifting. There is a small darn to the bottom left hand side front of the jacket just beneath the edge of the lapel .
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned
Fabric: Silk satin
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. AB