Willow Hilson Vintage

"Velvet Soutache & Satin" Vintage 1950's Cream Jersey Embellished Dress UK 12 US 8


This mesmerising 1950's cream dress, rendered in a soft cream jersey and embellished with trailing cream soutache in a soft velvet pile, silver claw set rhinestones, pearlescent bugle beads and gun metal silver bugle beads, finished with a blush satin belt,  is just the piece for your seasonal everyday wardrobe. 

The V shaped neckline is framed by pleated gathers along the shoulder lines that drape into soft pleats along each yoke. The 3/4 length sleeves, frame the fitted bodice , which is accented by tailored darts beneath the bust-line. The cinched in waist-line is accented by a waist panel decorated with trailing cream coloured velvet pile soutache embroidery, rhinestones and beads, surrounding a central woven and pleated satin belt detail. The elegant skirt line is accented by triple pleats to either side of the front of the hipline that radiate from the waistline. The back of the dress features a V shaped backline, with pleats that drape from the shoulder lines. Finished with a central bow that drapes into the skirt line, completing this dress in an iconic 1950's silhouette.

Label: Carlye 

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 38 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 43.5 inches

Waist: up to 30 inches

Hips: up to 40 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 18 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches

Size: UK 12 US 8 

Closures: This dress fastens along the centre back with a 14 inch metal zip a hook and eye and two press studs along the bow detail 

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. There are two small darns along the front of the right hand sleeve just below the shoulder line . A small pin sized age mark along the front right hand side of the bust-line. These minor details are not apparent when the dress is being worn and only noticeable upon closer inspection. Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the condition report.  

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Wool Jersey, Satin Belt, Soutache Embroidery, Claw set Rhinestones, Plastic Pearlescent Beads Glass Bugle 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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