QARANC Lt.Colonel mess dress A Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps mess dress. Light grey/silver coloured full length dress by Hilliers Couture Ltd is named to Major (later Lt.Colonel) Wisdom and has chiffon-type arms, red silk neckline with Lieutenant Colonel rank insignia on epaulettes, a pleat from waist to hem with red insert, and cuffs with red piping and staybrite queens crown QARANC buttons. Zip to rear from waist to neck.
Sizes:Dress approx size 12. Pls check measurements below before ordering:
Chest/Bust Width (laid flat): 18.5"
Jacket Waist (width, laid flat): 17.5"
Condition: In generally good condition. It does however have a moth hole of approx 5mm diameter to the back just above the waist, a similar sized moth hole inside the red pleat near the top, a third to the right shoulder (visible in photo), around 10 smaller holes (approx 1mm to 2mm diameter) to the front lower part of the dress, and a few (5 or 6) similar sized holes elsewhere. The chiffon arms are in good condtion with the exception of around 3 holes (max.5mm dia to one armpit area). The dress has some light coloured marks to the front (probably food, perhaps soup splashes or similar) which should clean out.
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