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"Aubergine" Vintage 1940's Burgundy Coloured Crepe Silk Dress UK 10-12


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"Aubergine" Vintage 1940's Burgundy Coloured Crepe Silk Dress

This original 1940's dress, made in the most divine shade of aubergine burgundy crepe silk, is the perfect piece for your vintage wardrobe.

Her high neckline is framed by a statement tongue collar, that fastens to the front with a single press stud and mock button fastening, setting off a keyhole feature . Her 3/4 length sleeves, finished with small turned up cuffs, set off the fitted bodice. Her cinched in waistline accents the iconic panelled skirt, embellished with decorative pipped seams to each side of the front panels, and matching features to the back of the skirt. The elegant and timeless piece showcases the beautiful tailoring of the 1940's.

Label: None

Provenance: Devon

Measurements Of The Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 35 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 41.5 inches

Waist: up to 29 inches

Hips: up to 46 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 17 inches

Shoulder To shoulder: 15 inches

Size: UK size 10-12

Condition: This dress is in near perfect condition, with some scattered darker marks along the skirt, this is a natural process to the crepe silk, and unfortunately is apparent in most 1940's pieces. A very small bleach mark to the hemline and a small pin hole to the front of the skirt near the hemline. A very small darn to the back of the right hand side sleeve. This minor issues are not apparent when the dress is being worn, and are to be expected of a piece this age This dress has been price accordingly

Fastenings: This dress fastens at the side with an 8.5 metal zip and 2 hook and eyes to the back of the neckline.

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

Fabric: crepe silk,

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.