Mamas Cold Dress

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This immaculately presented John Hilton dress is so comfortable and warm to wear thanks to its soft lace-like fabric and classic styling! The perfect addition to a stylish wardrobe and at least 50 years young.

Look at the stunning detailing from the neck to the waist. Edging and pleating - so stylish! This one is sure to be on wardrobe repeat and looks of envy wherever you go.

So easy to pair with jackets, boots or pumps to create a chic fashion-forward look.

Circa: 1940 - 1970
: Private Collection AU
Label: John Hilton - Its A Honey Its A Hilton

Fabric: Easy Care (Poly/Nylon/Acrylic/Acetate) blend wash and wear
Condition: Excellent commensurate with age and love

Modern Size Indicator*:
14 - 16
Measurement: Bust 54 cmWaist 40 cm, Hip 68 cm (Laid flat)
Vintage Size Indicator: 20

Fit: Tailored 
Fixture: Original

DESIGNER INFORMATION: John and Emil Hilton opened a design house in 1947 and was one of the first to export Australian fashion to Japan, as well as to Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and the United States. A pioneer in the use of wool in women’s dresses, John J Hilton was the recipient of fashion awards, including the Australian Wool Award. The company's slogan was "It's a Honey, it's a Hilton". Hilton clothes were sold in all department stores. At its peak, it made more than 300,000 garments a year and Hilton was regarded as a doyen of the industry.

NOTE: Sale Items/Damaged Items cannot be exchanged, refunded, or returned. Colors may display differently on various devices.

Our vintage items are rated as follows:
  • Excellent: Near or near to new quality, with no noted flaws and may often be presented in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock) all commensurate with age and love
  • Very Good: May have some minor issue, as seen or noted
  • Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or may not detract from the garment when worn
  • Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair

We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.

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