Willow Hilson Vintage

"Navy Ribbon & Tailoring" Vintage 1940's Navy Blue Fitted Dress UK 10 US 6


Rendered in a classic silhouette, this original 1940's navy blue dress, accented by navy blue ribbon details, is just the piece to add to your timeless capsule collection. 

The rounded neckline of the dress is framed by a soft turned down collar, which draws together along the front beneath the navy blue ribbon detail, drawing the neckline into a styled pussy bow design. The simple shoulder line is set off by internal shoulder pads, which draw the eye to the dolman cut 3/4 length sleeves, which are edged with turned up cuffs. The elegant fitted bodice is set off by radiating ribbon panels that begin from beneath the pussy bow, run diagonally along the bust-line and join the back of the dress above the waistline, creating a contouring ribbon feature. The cinched in waistline of the dress is accented by central matching button fastenings, which run along the centre front to just below hip height. Finished with a simple skirt-line, set off by tailored darts and a central tab panel, which gives the illusion of fastenings that run along the length of the dress, completing this piece is an iconic 1940's silhouette.

Label: Lora Lenox 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 41.5 inches

Waist: up to 28 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 18 inches

Hips: up to 38 inches

Size: UK 10 US 6 

Closures: This dress fastens with 6 buttons and a concealed press stud along the front of the neckline 

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. The top button of the dress beneath the ribbon feature does not match the other buttons. Very light colour variation to the navy rayon along the shoulder lines, the rayon appears lighter and in a slight shade of pink. Light shinning to some of the rayon ribbon details. These minor details are not apparent when the dress is being worn and only apparent under closer inspection. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the condition report. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Rayon 

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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