Willow Hilson Vintage

"Pink & Moss Silk Roses" Vintage 1950's Silk Dress & Matching Coat UK 8-10 US 4-6


This breathtaking 1950's dress and coat set, in the most sumptuous palettes of pinks and moss green, with a blossoming rose print in a luxurious raw silk and lined in silk organza, is the perfect statement piece for your wardrobe.

The rounded neckline of the dress is decorated with a central silk bow along the front of the décolletage. The simple shoulder line sets off the short capped sleeves, The fitted bodice is accented by tailored darts that draw the eye to the cinched in waistline, set off by a slim waist band. The cut of the skirt is accented by box pleats to either side of the waistline.

The moss green raw silk coat boasts a rounded neckline framed by a simple shoulder line and 3/4 length sleeves. The fitted bodice is accented by tailored darts that set off the elegant waistband with a central bow detail, concealing the press stud fastening. The wonderful skirt line, is set off by bold pleats, and a rounded cut, completing this set in an iconic and structured silhouette. 

Label: Ben Zuckerman, New York 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 38 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 40.5 inches

Waist: up to 27 inches

Hips: 42 inches

Shoulder to Waist: 15 inches 

Neckline to End of Sleeve: 8 inches

Fastenings: 16 inch metal zip with a hook and eye along the nape and a press stud along the back of the waistline. 

Measurements of the Coat

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem:40.5 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 17 inches

Waist: up to 30 inches

Hips: up to 42 inches

Size: UK 8-10 US 4-6

Closures: A single press stud 

Condition: This dress set is in near perfect vintage condition.

The Dress: External: Two small areas of wear to the silk along the back of the bodice within the centre of two of the roses, these have been darned sympathetically and blend in with the floral print. One small dot of discolouration to the back of the bodice along the left hand side of the zip, this appears a few shades lighter than the green silk base. A small seam mend along the left hand side yoke, radiating from the sleeve seam.Internal: Light age marks to the silk lining along the bodice, light wear to the organza lining along the skirt, with some pulls and small holes to it. These details are in no way apparent when the dress is being worn. 

The Coat: Two small pin sized marks to the front left hand side of the bodice, and one concealed beneath the decorative waist bow.These are not apparent as the lustre and reflection of the raw silk conceals them. Very light yellowing to the internal floral silk lining along the nape. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Raw Silk, Silk Organza, Silk lined 

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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