Willow Hilson Vintage

"Pearls on Silk" Vintage 1960's Cream Wool Silk Pearl Embellished Dress UK 12 US 8


A vision rendered in a truly embellished fashion, this original vintage 1960's cream wool silk dress, embellished with silver glass beads, pearlescent beads, gold beads and silver claw set rhinestones, showcases the incredible design and craftsmanship of the era. 

The high rounded neckline is edged with a border of pearlescent beads below which the incredible beaded pattern commences, in a floral and geometric pattern, radiating along the front and back of the bodice and finishing in scattered pearlescent droplet beads framed with silver glass beads, gold accent beads and clear glass bead features. The simple shoulder line, sets off the full length inset sleeves, which are edged with decorative beadwork along each cuff, which are in turned finished with small metal zip fastenings and hook and loops, drawing the cuffs in. The fitted bodice of the dress is accented by tailored bust darts , which draw the eye to the fitted waistline, which is set off by a sewn in matching belt feature. The A line cut of the skirt, is completed with two small pockets either side of the front panel seam. This dress is fully lined in silk. 

Label: Kleimfeld & Son, Brooklyn 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: 36 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 41 inches

Waist: up to 31 inches

Hips: up to 46 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 20 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15.5 inches

Size: UK 12 US 8

Closures: This dress fastens along the back with a 20.5 inch metal zip and two hook and eyes along the nape of the collar and two hook and eyes along the centre back of the belt. 

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. Very light beadwork loss along the edges of each beaded cuffs . Gentle surface wear to some of the beadwork These minor details are not apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable upon closer inspection.

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Wool Silk, Silk Lined, Pearlescent Beads, Glass Beads, Plastic 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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