"Valence" Vintage 1930's Silk Satin Hand Painted Dress UK 10


"Valence" Vintage 1930's Silk Satin Hand Painted Dress

Full of opulent original details, rendered in the most luxurious fashion, this rare 1930's piece is a beauty to behold and never again find.

Her mandarin style neckline, is framed by a key hole bust line and pointed collar to each side of the yoke. Her 3/4 length turned up sleeves set off a fitted bodice and nipped in waistline, accented by a peplum that falls into a small bustle at the back of the dress. Her flowing silk satin skirt, contrasts the incredible hand painted satin bodice.

Label: Bournemouth, UK

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 32 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 54 inches

Waist: up to 28 inches

Hips: up to 38 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 16.5 inches

Size: Medium UK 10

Closures: This dress fastens to the front with an 11.5 inch metal zip and with an 8 inch metal zip to the side, a single press studs at the collar.

Condition: This dress is in beautiful vintage condition, with some areas of wear to the paint on the satin bodice, and some areas where the silk has worn a little thin around the painted silk patterns, this is to be expected from a piece with such craftsmanship, these minor issues are not noticeable or visible until the dress is held up to light under closer inspection.

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

Fabric: hand painted satin, silk satin

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.