Willow Hilson Vintage

"Plum Gabardine" Vintage 1940's Plum Gabardine & Buckle Dress UK 12 US 8

Made in the most exquisite shade of plum gabardine with lilac coloured visible stitches and accented by gold toned metal buckle details, this original 1940's dress is a rare piece to behold.

Her V shaped neckline is framed by a pointed notched collar, decorated with intricate stitching. Her simple shoulder line is accented by decorative rounded stitched panels that contour the sleeve seams, which in turn are decorated by rows of visible stitches and gold toned metal buckles along each yoke. Her full length bishops sleeves, are edged with wide turned up cuffs, decorated with gold toned rounded button fastenings. Her cinched in waistline, is accented by the concealed button fastenings that run along the length of the centre front of the dress. Her simple skirt, boasts gathered smocking stitches along either side of the front of the skirt, creating soft pleats within the drape of the gabardine.
This dress has 2 internal pockets within the skirt

Label: Carol Brent

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 40 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 42.5 inches

Waist: up to 30 inches

Hips: up to 42 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 23 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches

Size:UK 12 US 8

Closures: This dress fastens to the front with 9 buttons and a hook and eye

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. A small seam mend along the mid height of the right hand side sleeve. This has been done previously. This is in no way apparent when the dress is being worn, and only noticeable upon closer inspection

Washing instructions: This dress should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Garbadine

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. All our measurements are taken whilst the garment is lying flat, we then double these measurements to reflect the actual size.

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