This truly magnificent late 1930's pistachio green silk chiffon dress and matching jacket is a rare piece to behold.
The rounded draped cowl neckline is framed by a simple shoulder line and short capped sleeves. The fitted bodice, sets off the cinched in waistline, accented by a stitched waist panel finished with a border of faggot stitches. The elegant skirt skims the silhouette and finished in a rounded hemline, accenting the drape of the silk chiffon. The matching longline jacket, boasts a V shape neckline and an edge to edge cut. The elegant inset sleeves are accented by splits along the underside. The caped backline is trimmed with a border of sewn pleats which edge each sleeve and the cape detail, creating a wonderful texture and depth to the silk chiffon.
This dress is sheer and will need to be worn with a dress slip to conceal ones modesty.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 46.5 inches
Waist: up to 24 inches
Hips: up to 32 inches
Shoulder to Shoulder: 13 inches
Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 2 inches
Measurements of the Jacket
Shoulder to Shoulder: 13.5 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 42 inches
Shoulder to end of sleeve: 18 inches
Nape to cape Hem: 20.5 inches
Size: UK 6 US 2
Closures: This dress fastens to the side with 11 hook and loops
Condition: This dress is in perfect vintage condition, with very gentle yellowing to the seams beneath the sleeves. A small age mark to the back of the skirt-line. A small age mark along the right hand side shoulder and sleeve seam of the jacket. A small pin sized age mark along the front right hand side of the jacket at waist heigh. A small pin sized age mark to the back of the jacket. These minor issues are in no way apparent when the dress and jacket are being worn.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned
Fabric: Silk Chiffon
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.