Made in the most sumptuous mushroom coloured silk, this original 1950's dress and jacket set , is the perfect addition to your wardrobe.
The V shaped neckline of the jacket, sits perfectly above the neckline of the dress, and is framed by 3/4 length sleeves. The tailored cut, is accented by tailored seams along the bust-line and central matching silk covered buttons. The jacket is lined in rayon along the bodice
The rounded neckline of the dress is framed by short length sleeves. The fitted bodice, is accented by tailored darts, that draw the eye to the cinched in waistline. The simple skirt completes this dress in an iconic 1950's shift dress silhouette. The dress is lined in rayon along the top of the skirt line and bodice.
This dress is fully lined in a silk petticoat, to match the silk lining of the jacket.
Measurements of the Jacket
Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches
Armpit to Armpit: up to 40 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 16 inches
Waist: up to 32 inches
Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 17.5 inches
Fastenings: 3 buttons and a press stud
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 40 inches
Waist: up to 26 inches
Hips: 36 inches
Neckline to End of Sleeve: 11 inches
Shoulder to Waist: 16 inches
Closures: This dress fastens to the back with 21 inc metal zip and a hook and loop.
Size: UK Small UK 6-8
Condition: The dress is in near perfect vintage condition, with very faint discolouration along the armpits. The jacket has a faint discolouration mark along the back right hand side, which is a light yellow in colour. These minor issues are not visible when the dress is being worn, and do not in any way detract from the beauty or quality of this piece.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed in cool water.
Fabric: Silk, rayon lined
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. AB970