Willow Hilson Vintage

"Painted & Jewelled " Vintage 1940's Silk Hand Painted Blouse UK 12-14 US 8-10


This truly spectacular 1940's blouse in the softest shade of peach, hand painted and decorated with claw set rhinestones, is a rare piece to behold and never again find. 

Her mandarin collar draws together along the front of the neckline with a small pearlised button and loop fastening. Her shoulder line boasts internally sewn in shoulder pads. The yokes are accented by sewn box pleats along each edge of the shoulder seams. Her wide full length sleeves are edged with wide cuffs that draw together with matching peach covered button fastenings, setting off the hand-painted designs and claw set rhinestones along the cuffs. The bodice boasts the most exquisite hand painted display of flying cranes, flora and fauna, and butterflies, accented by claw set rhinestones in shades matching those of the paint. Finished with matching covered buttons and darts along the front and back of the waistline, this 1940's blouse showcases the craftsmanship of the era. 

Label: Styled by Doris Timin , Miami Beach

Measurements of the Blouse

Armpit to Armpit: up to 44 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 24 inches

Waist: up to 36 inches

Shoulder Seam to Shoulder Seam: 16.5 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 25.5 inches

Size: UK 12- 14 US 8-10 

Closures: 4 buttons

Condition: This blouse is in well loved vintage condition, and has obviously been someones favourite piece. Staining along each armpit. Colour variation to the cuffs, some areas appear slightly yellowed . A scattering of age marks to the back of the right hand side shoulder. Light colour variation and pin sized age marks along the nape/back of the Mandarin collar. Small age mark along the right hand side pleat of the yoke. Although the condition report is detailed, these minor issues are not overly apparent when the blouse is being worn, and only noticeable upon 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: Silk mix, hand painted, metal claw set glass rhinestones

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. All our measurements are taken whilst the garment is lying flat, we then double these measurements to reflect the actual size.

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