This truly magnificent 1950's dress and bolero ensemble, rendered in a navy blue silk organza and decorated with white rayon ribbon work, is just the piece to add to your vintage collection.
The strapless cut of the dress is accented by a navy blue silk organza sweetheart neckline, set off by cross-over pleated details along the décolletage. The fitted and boned silk organza bodice is decorated with feature white rayon ribbons, which are sewn in a striped pattern. The cinched in waistline, sets off the near full circle bias cut of the skirt , which boasts a a continuation of the white rayon ribbon work striped pattern, accented with curled cotton braiding features. The skirt is lined in navy blue rayon, which is in turn hemmed internally with blue tulle, adding to the structural flare of the skirt.
The matching silk organza bolero features an open neckline, edged with a double pleat features along the back of the neckline and front of the bolero. The simple straight cut of the backline conceals the open back feature of the dress. Finished with short capped sleeves, this bolero sits perfectly above the dress, completing this ensemble in a truly iconic 1950's silhouette.
This set has been photographed with a medium petticoat which is not included within the listing.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches
Neckline to Hem: 44 inches
Waist: up to 27 inches
Hips: up 52 inches
Measurements of the Bolero
Neckline to end of sleeve: 11 inches
Armpit to armpit: 34 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 11 inches
Size: UK 8-10 US 4-6
Closures: This dress fastens along the side seam with an 11.5 inch plastic zip.
Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. Very light age mark/colour variation to the cotton braiding along the bottom left hand side of the skirt. This is not apparent when the dress is being worn, and only noticeable upon close inspection. Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the product description.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed in cool water.
Fabric: Boned bodice, silk organza, rayon lined, tulle, boned bodice
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.