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"Trailing Bugle Beads" Vintage 1940's Navy Blue Crepe Silk Beaded Dress UK 12 US 8


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"Trailing Bugle Beads" Vintage 1940's Navy Blue Crepe Silk Beaded Dress UK 12 US 8

This beautiful 1940's navy blue crepe silk dress, embellished with iridescent blue glass bugle beads, in a pattern of trailing flowers, is a rare piece to behold.

Her deep V shaped neckline is framed by pleats that radiate upwards from beneath the bust-line. Her short length sleeves are edged with pointed turn-ups.
Her fitted bodice is accented by a bead embellished waist panel that meets in a pointed seam to the centre of the décolletage.
Her cinched in waistline, is set off by elegant pockets along the hips, and beading that trails from the waist, decorating the front of the pockets. The elegant simple cut of the skirt, completes this dress in an iconic 1940's silhouette.

Label: None

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 48 inches

Waist: up to 30 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 11 inches

Hips: up to 38 inches

Size: UK 12 US 8

Closures: This dress fastens to the side with a 10.5 inch metal zip.

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition, with a very small darn to the left hand side just beneath the waistline and above the pocket. Very minor bead loss. These minor issues are not apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable under very close inspection.

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: crepe silk, glass beads, pearlised blue beads

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. All our measurements are taken whilst the garment is lying flat, we then double these measurements to reflect the actual size.