Willow Hilson Vintage

"Raised Soutache" Vintage 1950's Navy & Pink Dress & Coat Set UK 10 US 6


This truly eye-catching 1950's dress and coat set, in a wonderful pink wool and navy blue silk with raised trailing soutache embroidery, in a contrasting white braiding is the perfect ensemble for your wardrobe. 

The V shape neckline of the dress is framed by a pointed pink wool collar and stylised lapel details, embellished with trailing white braiding in a soutache detail. The simple shoulder line of the dress, sets off the short length sleeves. The elegant bodice, draws the eye to the cinched in waistline. The timeless skirt, is accented by pockets to either side of the front of the hipline, that set off the straight cut of the skirt.

The matching coat boasts an edge to edge cut, allowing for the collar of the dress to be turned down over the coat. The shoulder line is accented by internally sewn shoulder pads that set off the mid length sleeves, edged with wide turned up cuffs embellished with matching trailing braided soutache. The straight cut of the coat is set off by a stylised belt design with large decorative buttons in matching pink wool to each side and a central back buckle. The coat is not lined. 

Label: Original Franklin of Chicago 

Measurements Of The Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 46 inches

Waist: 28 inches

Hips: up to 38 inches

Shoulder to Waist: 17 inches

Measurements of the Coat

Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 47.5 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 15 inches

Armpit to Armpit: up to 38 inches

Hips: up to 46 inches

Size: UK 10 US 6

Fastenings: 11.5 inch metal side zip to the dress

Condition: The dress is in near perfect vintage condition. Gentle wear and age marks along the internal part of the back of the neckline. The coat has some gentle wear to the wool along the back buckle of the coat, with a few light age marks to the buckle.  These minor details are in now way apparent when the dress is being worn, and only noticeable upon close inspection. Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the product description. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Wool, silk, Soutache Braiding 

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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