Willow Hilson Vintage

"Racing Red Velvet" Vintage 1930's Red Velvet Racer Back Dress & Matching Jacket UK 6-8 US 2-4


An unforgettable piece, this original 1930's deep red silk velvet dress, paired with a matching silk velvet jacket which is in turn finished with the most incredible statement glass buttons, is the perfect piece for that special occasion. 

The rounded neckline of the dress is framed by delicate silk velvet ruffles which scallop and undulate along each yoke, creating the illusion of soft sleeves, whilst joining the velvet strand shoulder straps, which join the backline in a crossover racer back design. The neckline of the dress is threaded along the neckline strand, creating gathers pleats along the bust-line. The fitted bodice of the dress, draws the eye to the cinched in waistline, and elegant line of the skirt, which boasts a central slit creating a gentle flare to the silhouette of the dress. The elegant racer back-line of the dress is contrasted with a soft rounded train along the back of the hemline. 

The matching jacket boasts a high rounded neckline, which draws together centrally with a faceted glass button and loop. The simple shoulder line, is set off by delicate seams along each yoke, from which gathered pleats radiate along the bust-line. The full length inset sleeves, frame the fitted cut of the jacket, which boasts central glass button and loop fastenings and pointed edges along the front of each side of the jacket. Finished with a curved and pointed seam along the shoulder blades, this incredible ensemble is sure to be a show-stopper at any event. 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 57.5 inches

Waist: up to 26 inches

Hips: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to End of Train: 60 inches

Measurements of the Jacket:

Shoulder to Shoulder:15.5 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 18.5 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 22 inches

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Waist: up to 30 inches

Size: UK 6-8 US 2-4

Closures: This dress fastens along the back with a 12 inch metal zip and a hook and eye.  The jacket fastens with 12 button and loops 

Condition: This dress is in good vintage condition, with light and natural impressions to the silk velvet, this is to be expected of a velvet dress. A mend to the seam below the left hand side of the bust-line. Some light areas of gentle wear to the velvet pile along the neckline ruffles. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the product description. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Silk Velvet, Glass Buttons 

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.WH 

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