Willow Hilson Vintage

"Sky Blue Florals" Vintage 1940's Crepe Silk Floral Dress UK 12 US 8


This vibrant 1940's crepe silk day dress in shades of grey and turquoise blue with black linear accents on a white base background, is the perfect piece for your vintage wardrobe.

The neckline is framed by a rounded collar and set off by central blue marbleised buttons concealing press stud fastenings. The simple shoulder, sets off the short length sleeves with delicate turned up cuffs. The fitted bodice draws the eye to the waistline. The elegant skirt boasts central box pleats from the waistline, framed to either side by two front pockets with rounded turned down collars.  The back of the skirt boasts box pleats along the centre back of the waistline that drape into skirt.

Label: None

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 42 inches

Waist: up to 38 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 10.5 inches 

Hips: 48 inches

Shoulder to waist: 16.2 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 17 inches

Size: UK 12 US 8

Closures: This dress fastens with a 7 inch metal zip along the side seam and 2 press studs concealed behind the buttons 

Condition: This dress is in good vintage condition. The waistline appears to have been lowered by just over an inch. Some light yellowing to the fabric along the centre part of the waistline. Very light and natural colour fade to some areas of the floral design . A few very small pin size dot age marks to the front of the left hand side of the bodice.These minor details are not overly apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable upon very close inspection. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned or hand washed in cool water.

Fabric: Crepe Silk 

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. WH 

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