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1940's Parachute Silk Gown
1940's Parachute Silk Gown
1940's Parachute Silk Gown
1940's Parachute Silk Gown
1940's Parachute Silk Gown
1940's Parachute Silk Gown
1940's Parachute Silk Gown
1940's Parachute Silk Gown
1940's Parachute Silk Gown
1940's Parachute Silk Gown
1940's Parachute Silk Gown
1940's Parachute Silk Gown
1940's Parachute Silk Gown

1940's Parachute Silk Gown

£325.00

Era: 1940 

Details: 

Breath-taking 1940’s parachute silk bridal gown with an entirely hand ruched bodice design. Leg of mutton sleeves and wide sweetheart neckline. Dramatic cathedral train with beautiful appliqued lace motifs throughout. Fastens at the side seam with a metal zipper.  

Parachute silk dresses of this era were made of fabric from parachutes used by soldiers in WWII to enter occupied territories, brought back for their loved ones often to be used to make wedding dresses. The colour and material of the parachutes lent them perfectly for this purpose and the notion that it probably helped to save their fiancé’s life only contributes to the romanticism of these rare and special gowns.  

Measurements

Best Fits Size M/ UK 10 

Shoulders: 15”

Sleeves: 27”

Bust: 33-34” 

Waist: 27” 

Hips: 34” 

Length: 57.5” (Shoulder to front hem) 

Train: 48.5” (Hem to end of train) 

Fabric: World War II parachute silk

Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition, has been carefully laundered and restored. One mended tear to the under skirt, entirely concealed by the outer layer.

Please consult and familiarise yourself with the ‘Buying Vintage’ section of our website. Here you can find important information on our grading and sizing systems, as well as information on caring for your vintage garment