This wonderfully constructed 1950's apricot cotton dress, accented by gathered ruffled panels, is just the piece to brighten up your wardrobe.
The rounded neckline of the dress is framed by a simple shoulder line and a central panel, edged with pleated and ruffled details, setting off the central matching cotton covered decorative buttons. The simple shoulder line sets off the mid-length sleeves, edged with details pleated frills along the cuffs. The fitted bodice, sets off the cinched in waistline. The wonderful Demi-circle cut skirt, is accented by small gathered pleats beneath the pipped waistline, setting off the elegant and iconic fullness of the skirt, photographed here with a medium petticoat for added volume. The skirt has an internal interfaced lining that adds structure to the skirt-line.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 40 inches
Waist: up to 25 inches
Shoulder to Waistline: 15.6 inches
Hips: up to 58 inches
Shoulder to end of sleeve: 12.1 inches
Size UK 6-8 US 2-4
Closures: This dress fastens to the back with a 20.5 inch metal zip and a hook and eye
Condition: This dress is in perfect vintage condition, with a few very small pin sized age marks concealed within the drape and pleats of the skirt.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed
Fabric: Cotton, interfacing lined within the skirt
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.