Willow Hilson Vintage

“Silk Houndstooth" Vintage 1950's Silk Houndstooth Shirt-Waister Dress UK 10 US 6


This truly magnificent 1950's raw silk dress, rendered in a cream and black houndstooth pattern, and fully lined in the softest of silk organzas, is the perfect statement piece for your vintage collection.  

The V shaped neckline is framed by a pointed notched collar. The simple shoulder line, sets off the full length inset sleeves, which are edged with fitted cuffs with single external button fastenings. The fitted bodice is accented by tailored darts and central matching fabric button fastenings. The cinched in waistline, sets off the wonderful cut of the skirt, which boasts box pleats to either side of the front of the waistline along the back and the front of the waist. The button fastenings are continued to hip length height, from which the dress in internally sewn, to create the illusion of a full shirt-waister design. Finished with a pockets along each side seam, and fully lined in silk organza, this wonderful 1950's dress is sure to be a favourite in your collection.  

Label: None

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 38 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 41.5 inches

Waist: up to 28 inches 

Hips: up to 44 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 22 inches

Shoulder to Waistline: 16 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder 15.5 inches

Size:  UK 10 US 6

Closures: This dress fastens with 5 buttons and a hook and eye on the waistline. 

Condition: This dress is in perfect vintage condition. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the condition report.

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Raw Silk, Silk Organza 

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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