This magnificent 1940's black silk dress with a mythology novelty print of Aphrodite and Poseidon surrounded by seashells and cherubs, is the perfect addition to your vintage wardrobe.
The rounded neckline of the dress is frame by a simple shoulder line and wide cut short length sleeves. The elegant bodice is accented by central matching silk covered button fastenings. The cinched in waistline, is set off by a matching fabric belt with a central decorative bow. The elegant skirts boasts triple inverted seam pleats to either side of the front of the skirt, creating soft pleats within the silk drape.
Measurements of the Dress
Armpit to Armpit: up to 40 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 44.5 inches
Waist: up to 32 inches
Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 4.5 inches
Hips: up to 44 inches
Shoulder To Shoulder: 17 inches
Size: UK 14 US 10
Closures: This dress fastens to front with 4 press studs, 4 silk covered buttons and a hook and eye along the waist
Condition: This dress is in good and restored vintage condition. There have been some mends and darns made to the skirt line, these have been machine darned and backed with matching cotton fabric. Very light colour variations to the buttons and a few very light scattered age marks. These repairs and minor blemishes are in way apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable upon closer inspection.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned
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.