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"Fashion Illustration" Vintage 1940's Novelty Print Silk Dress UK 8-10


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"Fashion Illustration" Vintage 1940's Novelty Print Silk Dress UK 8-10

This beautiful 1940's black silk dress with a novelty print of fashion illustrations in a hand drawn sketched style, in shades of pale peach and white, is the perfect addition to your vintage wardrobe.

Her high straight neckline is framed by short sleeves, and a fitted bodice. Her cinched in waistline is accented by a black rayon sash to the front of the dress, that runs from the top of the hip and joins the waistband in an elaborate folded floral design, with a hanging ribbon trim, that runs the length of the skirt. Her simple skirt, completes this dress and creates an iconic 1940's silhouette.

Label: None

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 47 inches

Waist: up to 27 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 7.5 inches

Hips: up to 36 inches

Shoulder To Shoulder: 16 inches

Size: Small-Medium UK 8-10

Closures: This dress fastens to the side with a 12 inch plastic zip, and to the back of the neckline with a 6 inch metal zip.

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. With a few very light foxed age marks to some of the novelty pattern along the skirt, these are well concealed within the wonderful print and not noticeable when the dress is being worn.

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: silk, rayon, novelty print

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.