Willow Hilson Vintage

"Navy Floral Beadwork" Vintage 1940's Crepe Silk Embellished Dress & Shawl UK 6 US 2


Made in the most sumptuous shade of navy blue crepe silk, embellished with deep blue bugle beads and iridescent blue sequins in a trailing floral design, this original 1940's dress and matching shawl are the perfect ensemble for that special occasion.  

The V shaped neckline of the dress is framed by thin shoulder straps. The fitted bodice is accented by 4 internal bones. The cinched in waistline, sets off the elegant straight cut line of the skirt, finished with a small slit along the back of the hemline. The matching shawl sits elegantly along the shoulder line and boasts a wide caplet back.


Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit : up to 30 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 46.5 inches

Waist: 24 inches

Hips: 38 inches 

Closures: 14 inch metal zip and a hook and eye 

Measurements of the Shawl

Length: up to 82 inches

Nape to Hem back : 15 inches

Size: UK 6 US 2

Condition: This dress is in good vintage condition. Light and gentle beadwork loss. There is an area of colour fading to the front left hand side of the skirt along the hipline, where there crepe has been exposed to sunlight for a prolonged amount of tine, this appears as a faint shade of orange. A very small age mark to the front left hand side of the bodice just above the waistline. Very light colour variation along the back of the waistline seam. Light colour variation to the matching shawl and light beadwork loss. These minor details are not apparent when the set is being worn, and only apparent under inspection.

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

Fabric: Crepe Silk, Sequins, Glass beads, Boning 

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. 

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