Willow Hilson Vintage

"Silk Chiffon & Rhinestones" Vintage 1930's Beaded Silk Chiffon & Rhinestone Dress UK 8 US 4


This breathtaking French 1930's cream and grey ombre silk chiffon dress, with a cut out embroidered pattern in the shapes of scattered petals and flowers, edged with delicate glass beadwork in cream, clear and gunmetal glass beads, finishing with claw set rhinestone accents is a rare piece to behold and never again find.

The rounded shape of the neckline is edged with a border of silver claw set rhinestones, that join the beaded shoulder straps, which are in turn edged with matching rhinestones. The incredible backline of the dress is accented by silk strands in a cage back design, that join the rounded panel along the nape, each strand fully embellished with silver claw set rhinestones, that join the rounded silk backline of the dress.

The fitted bodice, sets off the intricately embellished silk chiffon, drawing the eye to the waistline. The outstanding skirt, drapes along the figure, showcasing the ombré variation in colour as the hemline turns a pale shade of grey. This mesmerising dress is fully lined in silk.

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: from 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 57 inches

Waist: 28 inches

Hips: up to 38 inches


Size:Medium UK 8 US 4

Closures: This dress fastens externally along the side seam with 6 press studs, and internally along the silk lining with 4 press studs and a hook and eye

Condition: This dress is in good/adored vintage condition. Light yellowing to the silk chiffon along the left hand side armpit. Very light pulls to the silk chiffon along the back of the waistline. A few small mends to the silk chiffon throughout, this is well concealed within the elaborate beadwork and embroidery. A T shaped mend to the front left hand side of the hemline along the grey silk chiffon area. An area of yellowing along the right hand side of the front of the skirt just above the hemline towards the right hand side seam. A few small pin sized holes along the hemline. A few small mends to the internal silk lining to aid in strengthening it. Natural loss of beadwork throughout. Small pin sized holes to the silk chiffon overlay throughout.Some light thread lifting from where the beadwork has been lost.  These details do not in anyway detract from the beauty and wearability of this piece. The minor faults are not overly apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable upon closer.  inspection. This piece has been price accordingly.

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned by a professional and handled with incredible care.

Fabric: Silk chiffon, silk lined, glass beadwork, claw set rhinestones. 

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.

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