Willow Hilson Vintage

"Trailing Soutache & Glass Beadwork" Vintage 1940's Soutache & Bead Evening Dress UK 12 US 8


This enchanting vintage 1940's evening gown, rendered in a tomato red orange tulle, decorate with trailing soutache embroidery and glass beads, layered above a red cotton lining is a piece to behold and the perfect statement to your evening-wear wardrobe. 

The V shaped neckline of the dress is framed by wide shoulder straps. The fitted bodice is accented by tailored darts and seams, that set off the central geometric and abstract beadwork design. The cinched in waistline, draws the eye to the elegant length and drape of the skirt-line which is in turn decorated with scattered glass beaded designs. The elegant line and detailed embellishments complete this piece in an iconic and timeless 1940's design. 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit:  36 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 58 inches

Waist: up to 32 inches 

Hips: up to 48 inches 

Shoulder to waist: 17 inches

Size: UK 12 US 8 

Label: None 

Closures: This dress fastens to the left hand side seam with a 9.5 inch metal zip

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition, with some colour variation to the dress throughout, we feel this really adds to the depth of colour and design of this piece. The colour variation appears to have happened after prolonged exposure to sunlight. A few small scattered holes to the tulle overlay. Sone gentle and very natural beadwork loss. These very minor issues are in no way apparent when the dress is being worn. Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the product description. 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Cotton lined, tulle overlay, soutache embroidery, glass 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. 

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