"Lustre" Vintage 1940's Ivory & Gold Soutache Embellished Gown UK 8-10 US 4-6
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"Lustre" Vintage 1940's Ivory & Gold Soutache Embellished Gown UK 8-10
Made in the most exquisite ivory faille and embellished with golden metal threaded soutache, in abstract floral patterns, accented with pearlised beads, this original 1940's gown is the perfect piece for any special occasion.
Her rounded neckline is framed by short sleeves and a fitted boned bodice. Her intricate soutache decorations, trail along the yoke, and sleeves to join at the back in an elaborate crosshatch pattern. The central bow feature to the front of the neckline marks the perfect symmetry in the pattern to either side.
The incredible full skirt, falls from the cinched in waistline and flows into a long rounded train, finished by a padded hemline, adding weight to the drape of the faille. The beautifully decorated hem, matches the breathtaking soutache and pearl patterns along the bodice in a larger scale.
This dress is heavy, but the weight is balanced out with the boned bodice and cinched in waistline.
Provenance: Great Britain
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 38 inches
Shoulder to Hem Front: 59 inches
Shoulder to Waistline: 17 inches
Waistline to Hem Front: 43 inches
Waistline to End of Train 61.5 inches
Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 7.5 inches
Waist: up to 26 inches
Shoulder to Hem Back : 61.5 inches
Size: Small UK 8-10
Closures: This dress fastens at the side with a 16.5 inch metal lightning zip.
Condition: This dress is in beautiful near perfect vintage condition, with some age marks to the internal side of the hemline, along the internal padded areas. An area of light age marks to the front right hand side of the skirt, these have been treated and have lifted well, they are faint and well hidden within the drape of the dress. Some areas of tarnishing to the metal soutache, where this appears slightly darker. Very few pearlised beads missing. Some light pulls to the seams at the back of the bodice. Some very light age marks to the hemline of the skirt, this are well concealed within the incredible soutache pattern - These minor issues are in no way visible when the dress is being worn, and only noticeable under closer inspection. Please be realistic, a gowndress of this age will very rarely remain in immaculate condition.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed in cool water.
Fabric: Faille, Soutache, Pearlised Beads, Metal thread
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.