Willow Hilson Vintage

"Pleated Navy Silk" Vintage 1940's Navy Blue Silk Pleated Dress UK 12-14 US 8-10


This original 1940's navy blue silk dress, with soft blush pink accents, is the perfect addition to your everyday wardrobe. 

The V shaped neckline of the dress is framed by a cross over detail along the bust-line, which is accented by sewn pleats that radiate from the shoulder line to the piped under-bust seam, finished with a decorative blush pink rayon rosette along the left hand side of the bust. The simple shoulder line is accented by internal shoulder pads. The full length sleeves are finished with triple press stud fastenings along each internal side of the cuffs. The elegant line of the dress is accented by a wide waist panel, which is set off by a blush pink cotton ribbon that draws the waistline in. The dropped piped waistline of the dress sets off the panelled cut skirt, completing this piece in an iconic earlier 1940's silhouette. Finished with mock matching silk covered button fastenings along the centre back of the dress.   

Label: None 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 50 inches

Waist: up to 33 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 25.5 inches

Hips: 48 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches

Size: UK 12-14 US 8-10

Closures: This dress fastens along the back of the bodice with 7 press studs and along the side seam with a 10 inch metal zip

Condition: This dress is in perfect vintage condition,

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed in cool water.

Fabric: Crepe silk, rayon , cotton 

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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