Willow Hilson Vintage

"Shades of Green" Vintage 1950's Shantung Silk Pleated Dress UK 12 US 8


This eye-catching 1950's shantung silk dress, in a palette of greens with blue and brown accents, is just the piece to add to your cocktail wardrobe. 
The V shaped neckline is framed by wide shoulder straps and a cross over designed bodice. The fitted bodice is accented by gathered pleats that radiate from the left hand side seam across the bodice and top cross over panel. The cinched in waistline, is accented by a matching wide silk fabric pleats belt, that fastens to the side in a show stopping bow. The elegant skirt, boasts a mock cross over panel, with elegant pleats that radiate from the left hand side of the waistband into the front of the skirt, completing this dress in an iconic 1950's silhouette.  

Label: Hong Shing, Kowloon H.K

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: 38 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 39.5 inches

Shoulder to end of sleeve: 9 inches

Waist: up to 30 inches

Hips: up to 42 inches

Shoulder to Waist: 14 inches

Size: UK 12 US 8

Closures: This dress fastens with an 13 inch metal zip along the side seam of the dress 

Condition: This dress is in near perfect condition. With a small amount of beadwork loss along the back of the dress.

Fabric: Shantung Silk 

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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