"Layers of Tulle" Vintage 1950's White Layered Tulle & Lilac Embroidered Dress UK 8


"Layers of Tulle" Vintage 1950's White Layered Tulle & Lilac Embroidered Dress UK 8

This timeless and iconic 1950's dress, in a white layered tulle, with delicate soutache embroidery and a statement lilac band, is the perfect piece for any special occasion.

The strapless neckline of the dress, features a sweetheart neckline in soft white pleated tulle. Her bust-line is decorate with a tulle panel, embellished with trailing white ribbon work soutache, and decorated with pearlised white beads, above a structured boned bodice. Her cinched in waistline is set off by a pleated band, in the softest shade of lilac rayon.
Her full skirt, photographed her with a medium petticoat for added volume, boast a simple layer of tulle, over a second layer of tulle with 9 tiers of gathered and pleated tulle, creating structure and volume to the skirt. Finished with a large lilac bow to the back of the dress.
Lined in a simple white rayon for modesty, every detail of this piece showcases the iconic New Look silhouette of the 1950's.

Label: None

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Neckline to Hem: 43 inches

Waist: up to 26 inches

Waist to Hem: 34 inches

Size: Small UK 8

Closures: This dress fastens at the side with a 13 inch metal zip and a hook and eye

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. There are 5 discreet mends to the first tulle overlay of the dress, these appear as slim white stitch lines, and are not apparent when the dress is being worn, as they are concealed within the abundant volume and drapery of the tulle.Some light discolouration to the back bow, where it appears a light shade of blue in some areas, and a water mark on the base of one of the ribbon trims. These minor issues are not overly apparent, and only noticeable under closer inspection.

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Rayon, Soutache embroidery, pearls, tulle

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.