A beauty to behold, this original 1940's red crepe silk dress, with detailed pocket features is just the piece to add to your seasonal wardrobe.
The V shaped neckline is framed by a stand-away collar, which turns down and joins the front of the bodice in a pointed turned down featured that joins the waistline. The simple shoulder line sets off the 3/4 length inset sleeves, which are edged with pleated gathers along each cuff. The elegant line of the bodice is accented by feature pockets along each yoke, edged with red faille collars. The cinched in waistline, sets off the wonderful drape of the skirt, which boasts inverted pleats, setting off the elegant line of the longer length hemline to the back of the dress.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 48 inches
Waist: up to 27 inches
Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 17 inches
Hips: up to 44 inches
Shoulder to waist : 17 inches
Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches
Size: UK 8-10 US 4-6
Closures: This dress fastens along the side seam with a 12 inch metal zip and along the nape with a hook and eye above a key hole feature.
Condition: This dress is in good but not perfect vintage condition. Some light shining to the faille fabric along the collar pockets. A small area of wear to the crepe silk along the right hand side pocket.A small area of wear to the crepe silk turned down panel along the centre front of the bodice. Very light impressions marks along the back of the bodice .These minor details are not apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable upon closer inspection.Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the condition report.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned
Fabric: Crepe Silk, Faille
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.