Willow Hilson Vintage

"Tailored & Pleated" Vintage 1950's Lilli Ann Pleated Dress UK 8-10 US 4-6


A rare piece to behold, this original 1950's Lilli Ann dress, rendered in a black soft wool mix, with white cotton accents and trailing soutache braiding, is the perfect piece to welcome to your seasonal wardrobe.  

The rounded neckline of the dress is framed by a Peter Pan collar, which boasts a white cotton panel with a black border, finished with trailing soutache braiding and a central black faille bow positioned beneath the collar. The simple shoulder line, sets off the 3/4 length sleeves, which are edged with turned up cuffs, with white and black details finished with soutache braiding and rounded details along each external cuff side. The fitted bodice showcases Princess seams which run from each shoulder line along the length of the bodice. The cinched in waistline is accented by a matching fabric belt, which draws the eye to the fitted hipline panel. The full circle cut of the skirt is set off by its pleated design, and detailed curved panel along the front of the hipline, which contrasts the pointed seam panel along the back, completing this dress in an iconic 1950's Lilli Ann silhouette. This dress has been photographed with a medium petticoat for added volume. The petticoat is not included within the listing.

Label: Lilli Ann 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 39 inches

Waist: up to 27 inches

Shoulder to end of sleeve: 17 inches

Hips: 44 inches 

Shoulder to shoulder: 15 inches 

Size: UK 8-10 US 4-6

Closures: This dress fastens along the back with a 24 inch metal zip and a hook and eye

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition, with light yellowing and discolouration along the edges of the white panel of the collar, this is where the dress has been close to the skin. This is not visible when the dress is being worn and only apparent under very close inspection.

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

Fabric: Wool Mix, Faille, Cotton, Soutache Braiding 

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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