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"Lavande" Vintage 1940's Purple & Lilac Crepe Silk Dress UK 10


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"Lavande" Vintage 1940's Purple & Lilac Crepe Silk Dress

This original 1940's dress, made in the most sumptuous purple crepe silk, is the perfect piece for your vintage wardrobe.

Her V shaped neckline is framed by lilac satin silk along each yoke in undulating shapes, that cross over at the point of the neckline. Her full length sleeves set off the fitted bodice, accented with pleats under the bust line and decorative seams. Her cinched in waistline draws the eye to the simple drape of the skirt, decorated with 2 small front pockets adorned with matching lilac satin.

Label: None

Provenance: Devon

Measurements Of The Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 42.5 inches

Waist: up to 28 inches

Hips: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 23 inches

Size: Medium UK size 10

Condition: This dress is in loved vintage condition. Some colour variation to the crepe silk under the sleeves/armpit area, this is only apparent under certain lights and not visible when the dress is being worn. A small seam mend to the back of the right hand side sleeve. 2 of the covered buttons to the back of the neckline have been repaired as they had come lose from their original bases. The 2 front seams along the bodice have been inserted at a later date we believe to cover small marks. 1 small mark to the front of the bodice, this is again only visible under certain lights and not apparent when the dress is being worn. Some very small areas of colour variation to the crepe silk in the skirt , this is due to prolonged storage in direct sunlight.
Although these issues have been noted many of them are not apparent when the dress is being worn, and only visible under closer inspection. This dress is structurally strong and would benefit from finding a loving home with someone who appreciates the beauty in the design and colour . This dress has been priced accordingly.

Fastenings: This dress fastens at the side with an 4 metal press studs and a single hook and loop. It also fastens to the back of the neckline with 5 covered buttons and a single hook and loop

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

Fabric: crepe silk, satin 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.