Willow Hilson Vintage

"Monochrome Hostess" Vintage 1960's Monochrome Hostess Playsuit UK 10 US 6


A marvel to behold, this original 1960's Hostess set, constructed as play suit with high waisted shorts, upon which tabard panels drape along the front and back, creating the illusion of a column cocktail dress.

The V shaped neckline is framed by ivory satin pleated frills that join the nape. The elegant shoulder line sets off the sleeveless cut. The fitted bust-line is accented by an empire line cut, which boasts an ivory satin trim, that sets off the gathered pleats that radiate upwards from the seam and across the bust. The tabard cut panels drape from below the satin panels along the front and back, and are lined in ivory satin and edged in satin along the hemlines. The high rise black shorts concealed beneath the tabard panels, complete this number in an iconic 1960's hostess design. 

Label: None 

Measurements of the Playsuit

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Satin Panel Beneath Bust: 11.5 inches

Shoulder to Tabard Hem: 54 inches

Waist: up to 30 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 14.5 inches

Rise of Shorts: 18 inches

Hips of Shorts: 37 inches


Size: UK 10 US 6

Closures: This ensemble fastens to the back  with a 21 inch metal zip and a hook and eye

Condition: This hostess ensemble is in near perfect vintage condition. A few pin sized age marks along the satin frill around the neckline. A few small pin sized age marks to the satin band beneath the bust-line and a few small and gentle pulls to the satin. A scattering of age marks to the internal satin panels of the tabard, as these are not external these are not apparent when the piece is being worn. Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the condition report. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed in cool water.

Fabric: Moss Crepe, 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. WH


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