Willow Hilson Vintage

"Pinstripes & Ruffles" Vintage 1940's IIOII Silk Floral Dress UK 12 US 8

This magnificent 1940's IIOII ration labelled silk floral dress, in a palette of greens, blues, coral pink and cream pin a pinstriped and floral design, is a rare piece to behold.   

The V shaped neckline is framed by a slim shawl collar and a simple shoulder line. The full length sleeves are edged with pleated cuffs, finished with French seams. The fitted bodice, is accented by matching silk covered button fastenings that run along the length of the dress. The cinched in waistline, is set off by four tiers of ruffled pleats along the top of hip line, creating a soft peplum design detail, whilst accenting the nipped in waist. The simple draped  line of the skirt completes this dress in an iconic early 1940's silhouette.

Label: IIOII

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 38 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 52 inches

Waist: up to 30 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 20.5 inches

Hips: up to 40 inches

Shoulder To Shoulder: 14.5 inches

Shoulder to waist 15 inches

Size: UK 12 US 8

Closures: This dress fastens to the front with 9 covered buttons

Condition: This dress is in good vintage condition.There has been an internal mend done within the skirt line beneath the button fastening, the missing fabric has been replaced with a white synergic fabric, this is not apparent as the mend is done on the hemline of the button details. An age mark to the left hand side of the bust-line, this is well concealed within the floral pattern of the dress . Light die splattered to the back of the bodice, this seems to have been done when the fabric was originally printed and blends in seamlessly with the floral design. Light and gentle colour variation across the shoulders of the dress. These minor issues are not apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable under close inspection

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Silk 

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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