Willow Hilson Vintage

"Silver Lurex & Pink Pearls" Vintage 1960's Pink & Silver Beaded Evening Gown UK 8-10 US 4-6



This show stopping original 1960's evening gown, rendered in a silver striped lurex fabric, which is in turn embellished with pink trailing soutache embroidery, claw set rhinestones and pink beadwork, and contrasted with a ballerina pink faille, is a truly iconic and timeless gown to add to your vintage collection.

The rounded bateau cut neckline, is framed by a border of pink and silver lined bugle beads and pearlescent champagne pink coloured beads. The medium width shoulder straps, are edged with a matching border of beadwork and set off the sleeveless cut. The fitted bodice, is accented by tailored darts along the bust-line and is fully embellished in trailing pink soutache embroidery, pink and silver glass bugle bead accents and finished with silver claw set rhinestones, upon a silver and white striped lurex base. The cinched in waistline is set off by a slim pink faille belt which draws in with a hook and eye beneath the centrally positioned bow. The elegant line of the bodice finished just below the waistline and is edged with a matching border of beadwork to that along the neckline. The elegant line of the skirt, is accented by small gathered pleats that radiate from the base of the bodice and drape along the length of the skirt, completing this mesmerising vision in a timeless and iconic 1960's silhouette.

This dress is lined in pink nylon and cotton interfacing along the skirt-line. 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 51 inches

Waist: up to 26 inches 

Hips: up to 40 inches

Shoulder to waist: 15 inches

Size: UK 8-10 US 4-6 

Label: Frank Usher 

Closures: This dress fastens to the side seam with a 13 inch metal zip and a hook and eye 

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. Very light colour variation and loss of colour to the pink braiding along the edges of the armpits, the claw set rhinestones in those areas have also loss their lustre and some tarnishing has become apparent to the claw set bases. A very small pin hole to the front left hand side of the skirt-line. A few very small pin sized age marks along the edges of the hemline. Tarnishing to the metal zip along the side seam. These minor details are in no way apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable upon close inspection. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the condition report.  

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Lurex and nylon bodice, soutache embroidery, claw set rhinestones, glass beadwork, pearlescent plastic beads, cotton lined, nylon lined, faille. 

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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