Willow Hilson Vintage

"Silk Houndstooth" Vintage 1950's Silk Houndstooth Dress UK 14 US 10


In an eye-catching houndstooth pattern, rendered in a monochrome black and white silk palette, this original late 1950's dress is just the piece to add to your timeless collection . 

The V shape neckline of the dress is framed by wide shoulder straps which boast box pleats that run from the shoulder seam and pleat along each yoke . The sleeveless cut of the dress frames the elegant fitted line of the bodice, which boasts a central seam and tailored darts beneath the bust line. The elegant waist panel draws the eye to the central decorative matching bow feature, which is finished with gently frayed extremities. The timeless shift cut of the skirt, is accented by triple pleats to either side of the front of the waistline. Finished with a kick pleats along the centre back of the hemline, this timeless dress is sure to be a favourite in your vintage collection. This dress is lined in rayon. 

Label: None  

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 38 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 41.5 inches

Waist: up to 32 inches

Hips: up to 44 inches

Shoulder to Waist: 16.5 inches 

Size: UK 14 US 10

Closures: This dress fastens along the back with an 18.5 inch metal zip and a hook and loop. 

Condition: This dress is in good but not perfect condition. A small area of colour bleed to the houndstooth pattern along the left hand side of the skirt line at hip height. Colour bleed to the silk along both armpit. These details are not overly apparent when the dress is being worn as they are well concealed within the optic illusion of the dress. A small and very light age mark along the right hand side of the waistline. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the condition report. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned 

Fabric: Silk, Lined in rayon 

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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