Willow Hilson Vintage

"Wild Blue" Vintage 1940's Crepe Silk Floral Dress UK 10 US 6


This original 1940's dress, made in the most brightly coloured floral pattern, in shades of purple, lilac, and blue with black detailed accents, in a soft crepe silk, is the perfect piece for your everyday wardrobe.

The V shaped neckline is set off by a scalloped edged design that runs along the centre front of the bodice, and reveals a purple crepe silk illusion modesty design, with matching silk covered buttons. The simple shoulder line is accented with darts seams along each yoke. The short length sleeves, frame the fitted bodice. The cinched in waistline is accented by pointed seam details to either side of the front of the waistline, framing the modesty panel detail. The simple panelled skirt, completes this dress is an iconic 1940's silhouette. 

Label: None

Measurements Of The Dress

Armpit to Armpit: up to 34 inches

Shoulder to Hem: 39.5 inches

Waist: up to 28 inches

Hips: up to 36 inches

Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 9 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 14 inches

Size: UK 10 US 6

Condition: This dress is in near perfect vintage condition. Age marks to the 4 matching silk covered buttons along the front of the bodice. As they are all aged, it appears more as a design feature than a fault. A scattering of small darns along the front right hand side of the skirt just above the hemline. These have been done sympathetically and in the matching colours to the flowers, they are well concealed within the floral print. A small seam mend along the front left hand side of the skirt line. These minor details are in no way apparent when the dress is being worn and only apparent upon close inspection. 

Fastenings: This dress fastens along the side with a 13 inch plastic concealed zip ( a replacement zip) 

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Crepe 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. WH 

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