Willow Hilson Vintage

"Sweet Pink Pleats" Vintage 1950's Duchess Satin Sweet Pink Pleated Dress UK 8-10 US 4-6


A true beauty to behold. This original 1950's duchess satin dress, rendered in a soft shade of sweet pink and accented by the most divine pleat work, is a timeless beauty to behold and a must have in your vintage collection. 

The V shaped cross over neckline of the dress, is accented by wide shoulder straps and a sleeveless cut. The elegant fitted bodice is set off by cross over pleats which radiate from each yoke, crossing over along the left hand side of the bodice, creating a textural and decadent design, whilst drawing the eye in to the cinched in waistline. The near full circle cut of the skirt, is accented by rounded and draped pleats that fall from either side of the front of the waistline area, creating draped pleats along either side of the skirt line, framing the elegant central panel, which drapes from beneath curved seams.

This dress has been photographed with a medium petticoat for added volume, this is not included within the listing. 

Label: Woollands of Knightsbridge 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit:  36 inches 

Shoulder to Hem: 44 inches

Waist: 27 inches

Hips: 54 inches 

Size: UK 8-10 US 4-6

Closures: This dress fastens along the centre back with a 16 inch metal zip and a hook and eye  

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. Some gentle surfaces scratches to the satin throughout. A few small pin holes along the back of the shoulder straps to each side. A faint age mark along the centre front panel of the skirt  9.5 inches above the hemline.  A few scattered pin size age marks along the left hand side of the hipline where the pleats begin to drape into the skirt line. A few small age marks concealed within the pleats and drape of the skirt. Very faint colour variation to the satin along the armholes, this appears lighter in colour.  These minor details are not apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable upon closer inspection. Please refer to the photographs, as they form part of the condition report. .

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Duchess Satin 

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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