Willow Hilson Vintage

"Pearls, Lace & Pleats" Vintage 1960's Chiffon and Lace Pleated Dress UK 12 US 8


An eye-catching piece to behold this original 1960's dress, rendered in a blue floral lace which is in turn embellished with blue pearlescent beads, small pale blue glass bead and silver bugle beads, contrasting the effortless sky blue pleated chiffon, is just the piece to add to your vintage collection. 
The rounded neckline of the dress is framed by a border of beadwork, setting off the neckline whilst drawing the eye to the nude coloured chiffon lining of the bodice, creating an illusion straight cut décolletage where it joins the blue nylon lining along the bust-line.The simple shoulder line of the dress, sets off the short length inset sleeves, which are edged with scalloped details from the lace, which is in turn embellished with beadwork. The lace overlay of the bodice, boasts a floral pattern, which is embellished with beadwork. The fitted bodice draws the eye to the cinched in waistline, which is set off by a pleated sky blue chiffon panel.  The elegant skirt drapes from the waistline in a chiffon pleated overlay, which is edged with a nylon threaded hemline, creating undulating pleats to the chiffon. The skirt is lined in a blue nylon to match the one along the bottom part of the bodice. 

Label: Jack Bryan, This dress has its original shop tag and has seemingly never been worn. 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 38 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 39 inches

Waist: up to 30 inches

Hips: up to 42 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 7 inches

Size: UK 12 US 8 

Closures: This dress fastens along the back with a 13 inch plastic zip 6 hook and loops

Condition: This dress is in perfect vintage condition, with very gentle loss of beads to the bodice ( this is to be expected of a piece this age) A very small age mark concealed within the pleats of the skirt along the front right hand side of the skirt just above the hemline. These minor details are 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 condition report. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: nylon, nylon thread, nylon lined, lace, glass beads, pearlescent beads 

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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