Willow Hilson Vintage

"Trailing Beadwork" Vintage 1960's Malcolm Starr Dress UK 10 US 6


A classic silhouette rendered in a cream satin twill finish, accented by trailing silver and turquoise beadwork and rhinestones,  is the perfect splash of colour for any special occasion. 

The rounded neckline of the dress is framed by a border of silver glass beads and rounded turquoise beads accented by silver rhinestones. The decorative border is the base line for the radiating silver sequins, turquoise glass beads, silver glass beads and silver lurex thread embroidery that comprises the decorated neckline, shoulder line and top of each sleeve.  The full length sleeves are edged with press stud fastenings and small side slits along each cuff. The elegant bodice of the dress, boasts tailored darts, that that the eye to the raise waist-band detail. The wonderfully cut A line skirt, boasts two front pleats to either side of the front of the dress, that create a wonderful detail to the longer length of the skirt line. This dress is fully lined. 

Label: Elinor Simmons for Malcolm Starr 

Measurements of the Dress:

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 56.5 inches

Waist: up to 24 inches

Hips: up to 40 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15.5 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 22.5 inches 

Fastenings: This dress fastens with a 21.5 inch plastic zip and a hook and eye and two hook and eye to the back of the waistline

Size: UK 10 US 6

Condition: This gown is in near perfect vintage condition. A few very small scattered age marks, one along the right hand side of the backline, just beneath the bead work. A few light age marks along the skirt line. These age marks are well concealed within the sheen of the fabric and drape, they are faint and only apparent under close inspection. Light and gentle wear along the hemline, some faint wear marks along the fold of the hem. Light and gentle bead loss.

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Satin Twill synthetic finish, glass beads, sequins, rhinestones, fully lined in nylon.

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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