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"Lily of the Valley" Vintage 1940's Floral Print Dress UK 8-10


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"Lily of the Valley" Vintage 1940's Floral Print Dress

This breathtaking 1940's black dress, with a colourful floral pattern of Lilies of the Valley, is a rare piece to behold and never again find.

Her bateau neckline is framed by small pleats to either side of the shoulders, creating a drape along the bust line. Her short sleeves, set off the fitted bodice, and draw the eye to the nipped in waistline.
Her elegant skirt sashes, fall from the front of the waistline to either side of the skirt, mimicking the drape along the bodice, with soft pleated fabric. The simple tailoring of the skirt is accented by the structural shape of the sashes.

Enjoy wearing this dress paired with your favourite 1940's accessories to complete you outfit.

Label: None
Provenance: Great Britain

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 44 inches

Waist: up to 27 inches

Hips: up to 36 inches

Neckline to End of Sleeve: 9 inches

Size: Small UK 8- 10

Closures: This dress fastens at the side with an 9 inch metal zip and to the back with a single hook and eye

Condition: This dress is in perfect vintage condition, with some very light age related colour variation, where some of the white lilies appear less vibrant and the cotton has ever so lightly yellowed. This is in no way visible when the dress is being worn, and only apparent under very close inspection.

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

Fabric: Cotton

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.