Willow Hilson Vintage

"Silk Panels & Beadwork" Vintage 1930's Blush Silk & Black Beaded Dress UK 10 US 6


Rendered in the softest shade of blush pink set against black satin, with pink and black glass beadwork accents, this original 1930's dress, is just the piece to add to your evening wardrobe.   

The V shaped neckline is framed by blush pink silk yokes and shoulders, which boast cage silk strap details along each shoulder line. The elegant short length sleeves, designed in a flutter effect are accented by slits and simple joining stitches along the base of the wide flutter. Each yoke and sleeve front is decorated with small clusters of pink and black beads. The black satin bust-line draws the eye to the pointed under-bust panel, in blush pink silk, which is in turn decorated with black and pink beadwork, drawing the eye to the fitted waistline. The elegant skirt-line boasts a bias cut, and is finished by pointed seams along the bottom half of the bias cut of the skirt.

This dress has been cleverly restored through its lifetime, and we believe is a combination of two different dresses. 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: from 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 50 inches 

Waist:from 28 inches

Hips: up to 40 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches

Size:Medium UK 10 US 6 

Closures: This dress fastens along the side seam with a 9 inch concealed plastic zip and along the centre of the back line with 5 hook and eyes 

Condition: This dress is in good and restored condition. We believe that this dress may have once been two separate dresses, with some amendments mades to the bodice. A few very small pin holes along the hemline of the dress. Some visible stitches and raw edges to the seam work along the lower part of the skirt line. There is a slight different in the finished of the black satin between that on the bodice and that along the lower part of the skirt. Some light and natural bead loss. These minor details, are in no way apparent when the dress is being worn, and only apparent under closer inspection. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Silk, Silk Satin, Glass Beads 

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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