Original 1950s 50s Vintage Mint Green Silk Day Dress By Emma Knuckey And Stehli Silks
This pretty day dress was made from a high quality mint green silk in the 1950s. The dress has a rounded neckline and the bodice is cut with a volume creating dolman sleeve, which is brought in using a number of darts at the waist. Four faux pockets on the bodice and on a decorative panel at the front of the skirt add a level of interest to this dress. A long metal zipper at the back of the dress runs from the neckline to just below the waist allowing the garment to be stepped into. Inside, the dress are labels for Emma Knuckey and Stehli Silks.
Waist: 24” (tight 25”)
Length: 40 1/4” plus 3” hem
The dress is in very good condition throughout with no issues to note.
This garment is available to purchase with or without dress shields. These clever little contraptions have been made by our seamstress to an original 1940s pattern and can be simply attached to your garment by tack stitching at the corners of the underarm seam, pinning (we wouldn’t recommend that, it hurts if it goes wrong, so if you try this, it is at your own risk only) or inserting tiny poppers. They then stand ready to absorb any sweat and body odours as needed and you can simply detach and launder them instead of your garment, saving you a fortune in dry cleaning bills.
They are equally suitable for suits, blazers and dresses and come in two different options:
1. Pure cream cotton for your heavier weight dresses, blazers and suits
2. White cotton muslin for lightweight summer dresses (so they don’t show through the fabric)
They are universally sized and super easy to use even for a sewing novice as only a couple of tiny stitches are required at each side to secure them.
We sell Dress Shields as a standalone item or at a discount if you purchase them with a garment. We will select the appropriate type to match the garment you have purchased.