Willow Hilson Vintage

"Mandarin Red" Vintage 1940's Mandarin Red & Gold Crepe Silk Dress UK 10 US 6


This original 1940's dress, made in the most brightly coloured shade of Mandarin red crepe silk, and decorated with ornate gold paint accented buttons, is the perfect statement piece for vintage wardrobe.

The square shaped neckline is framed by a strong shoulder line, accented by internally sewn shoulder pads. The short length sleeves are set off by rounded side panels from which gathered pleats radiate creating a gentle ruched detail, which is in turn finished with three decorative detailed buttons along the centre of each panel. The fitted bodice is set off by a central rounded edged panel, that runs from the bust-line down to waistline, decorated with matching decorative buttons. The central panel draws the eye to the gathers that radiate from it across the fitted bodice. The cinched in waistline sets off the simply cut skirt, which is finished with a central panel that joins the one along the bodice, which is is turn decorated with matching gold finished buttons. 

Label: None

Measurements Of The Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 42.5 inches

Waist: up to 29 inches

Hips: up to 38 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 10 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches

Size: UK 10 US 6

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. One very small pin hole to the left hand side of the hipline along the skirt. Two small age marks to the centre back of the skirt.  These minor details are not visible when the dress is being worn and only apparent under very close inspection.

Fastenings: This dress fastens at the side with 9 inch metal zip and along the nape with a 4.5 inch metal zip. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Crepe Silk 

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.

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