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"Memphis" Vintage 1950's Black and Gold Embroidered Cocktail Dress UK 8


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"Memphis" Vintage 1950's Black and Gold Embroidered Cocktail Dress

This beautiful 1950's black silk gabardine dress, with the most eye catching gold embroidery work is the perfect piece for any special occasion.

Her bateau neckline is framed by a sleeveless cut, and a fitted bodice. Her intricate gold metal thread embroidery showcases a pattern of flowers and barley that trails down the bodice, and along the neckline, around to the low scooped back of the dress. Her cinched in waistline, sets off the beautiful full skirt, accented by a hooped petticoat along the inside of the hemline.

Enjoy wearing this dress paired with gold accessories to complete your outfit.

Label: None, this dress is believed to be a Jean Allen piece

Provenance: England

Measurements Of The Dress:

Armpit to Armpit: 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 39.5 inches

Waist: 26 inches

Shoulder to Waistline: 14.5 inches

Size: UK size 8

Condition: This dress is in perfect vintage condition.

Fastenings: This dress fastens at the side with a black 15.5 inch metal zip and hook and eye.

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

Fabric: gabardine silk, gold metal thread embroidery

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.