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"Marie Antoinette" Vintage 1950's Ivory Silk Brocade & Beaded Wedding Dress UK 4-6


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"Marie Antoinette" Vintage 1950's Ivory Silk Brocade & Beaded Wedding Dress

Made in the most exquisite ivory silk floral brocade, with elegant soutache embroidery accenting the floral pattern, this original 1950's wedding dress is the perfect piece for your special day.

This incredible wedding dress is based on a classic Georgian design, with an iconic 1950's fitted bodice framed by short capped sleeves and a V neckline.
The bodice and simple front skirt, are adorned with silver glass beads and pearls, in a trailing floral design.
The full skirt is a masterpiece of heavy silk brocade, sweeping up into a rounded back hemline, which elegantly rolls forwards to frame the sleek front panel and cinched in waistline.

Enjoy wearing this little lady paired with gun metal silver accessories, to complete your wedding day.

This dress has an inbuilt petticoat

Label: None
Provenance: South Africa, Cape Town, Simons Town

Measurements of the Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 32 inches

Shoulder to Hem Front: 46 inches

Waist: up to 25 inches

Shoulder to Hem Back : 61.5 inches

Size: Small UK 4-6

Closures: This dress fastens at the back with a 21 inch metal zip. and 4 hook and loops

Condition: This dress is in beautiful near perfect vintage condition, with some wear marks to the back of the hemline, where the dress inevitability comes in contact with the floor. ( these have been lovingly hand washed to ensure minimal discolouration) Very few beads missing, and one small area of wear to the front lower satin in the skirt panel- These minor issues are in no way visible when the dress is being worn, and only noticeable under closer inspection. Please be realistic, a wedding dress of this age will very rarely remain in immaculate condition.

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

Fabric: Silk brocade, soutache, beads, pearls, tulle, netting.

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.