* VINTAGE VICTORIA ROYAL MADE IN HONG KONG RUCHED SWEETHEART NECKLINE EVENING GOWN WITH STOLE
An absolutely gorgeous vintage Victoria Royal evening gown and matching stole made in Hong Kong many, many decades ago! Victoria Royal made opulent, luxury evening gowns in their day which were very expensive!
It was hard to photograph the color of the evening gown and it is not accurate in most of the photos. It is much, much prettier than the photos show in pastel shades. It is difficult to capture pastel shades as they are soft and especially difficult when there are a myriad of colors as in this evening gown. The yellow is much much more subdued than shown in the photos. (See the last 2 photos for the most accurate colors.) Some of the most prominent shades are French lilac, rosebud, minty green, buttery yellow, iris, pistachio, lemoncello and willow. The beautiful flowers are just as varied and it looks as though it is a luxuriant Victorian flower garden with a fabulous array of floral accents. Just looking at this beautiful array of flowers one can almost inhale the sweet scent of the flowers wafting through the summer air.
I just don't know where to start with this evening gown as there are so many unique and outstanding features about it. It has a beautiful ruched bodice and back with a sweetheart neckline. Sweetheart necklines are by far the most flattering necklines in an evening gown and with the shirring, it makes it even more sumptuous and alluring.
A large long draped bias panel flows down from the ruched bodice in front for interest on the front of the very full gored evening gown. Stays or boning on the sides of the gown as well as on the bodice to help keep it up and in place. The interior is lined with a soft silky fabric with no exposed seams to rub against the body. The skirt is also lined with the same fabric and is sewn to the bottom of the chiffon skirt so the lining will never drop below the skirt’s hemline. Long zipper in back with a hook and eye. Satin ribbon inside the bodice of the evening gown to loop over a padded hanger instead of using a clamp-type hanger which might make indentations in the ruching.
As a wonderful added bonus there is a long nylon chiffon matching stole which can be worn as a light wrap, draped over one shoulder floating as one walks or wrapped around one’s neck.
A magnificent vintage evening gown with pastel flowers perfect for a formal affair, red carpet, mother of the bride or groom, a wedding or a summer dance!
By: Victoria Royal – Made in Hong Kong
Approximate Measurements – This means the measurements of the item listed – not of your own figure. You must be a few inches smaller than the measurements shown.
Size: 4 and it came close to fitting my size 6 model except I could not zip it up in back. So go by the measurements for a good fit. This is for a very small person.
Bust: 32 - 33
Length from underarm to hem of gown: 50 - 51
Fabric: 100% Silk with a Poly silky lining
Care: Dry clean
Condition: Very good
Measurements of Stole: 21-1/2 X 83
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Since these are vintage items, a bit of extra care needs to be taken with them so they remain beautiful & I definitely would never put a vintage nightgown or a peignoir in the dryer as it would ruin it.
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