Willow Hilson Vintage

"Turquoise Flowers" Vintage Early 1940's Black Crepe Silk & Turquoise Beaded Dress UK 14 US 10

"Turquoise Flowers" Vintage Early 1940's Black Crepe Silk & Turquoise Beaded Dress UK 14 US 10

This breathtaking 1940's black crepe silk dress, embellished with the most incredible glass bead work in silver and turquoise, in a pattern of flowers, is a rare piece to behold and never again find.

Her high rounded neckline is framed by full sleeves edged with press stud fastenings along each cuff. Her elegant fitted bodice is accented by a decorative beaded panel along the left hand side yoke, that gathers loose pleats that drape down the bodice. Her cinched in waistline is accented by a a matching beaded panel that sits just beneath the waistline on the right hand side of the dress, accented by loose gathered pleats that fall into the simple skirt-line.
The back of the dress features a button down back, with pointed art deco seams along the back of the waistline.
Label: None

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 40 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 42 inches

Waist: up to 33 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 23.5 inches

Hips: 40 inches

Shoulder to Waist: 16 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches

Size: UK 14 US 10

Closures: This dress fastens to back with 5 buttons and a single press stud

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition, with 2 small darns to the right hand side cuff area, and 2 small darns to the left hand side sleeve. The 4th button to the back of the dress does not match the other buttons and appears to have been replaced somewhere in time. A mend to the left hand side armpit. These minor issues are not apparent when the dress is being worn, and only noticeable under close inspection.

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

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

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