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Mila Schon

Couture navy gown, circa 1978

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Constructed in navy chiffon, this couture gown by Mila Schon is horizontally pleated over the bodice from the bust to the below the hips, and features an ivory satin sash that runs over one shoulder to create an asymmetric silhouette. The sash weaves in and out of the bodice and culminates in a bow on the hip, while the skirt is vertically pleated to the floor. 


  • Constructed in navy silk chiffon and ivory satin

  • Featuring a horizontal pleated bust and vertical pleated skirt

  • Zip fastening to the side of the gown

  • Excellent condition with the original label, lining, boning and fastenings

  • Professionally dry cleaned and ozone-treated

  • Inspected by a couture-trained seamstress

  • All vintage items have been pre worn, gentle signs of wear are an inherent part of the piece


Bust: 80cm

Waist: 66cm

Hip: 88cm

Length: 156cm

We estimate this piece to be a UK size XS

We have been as accurate as possible with the measurements provided, however please note that as vintage clothing does not follow modern standardised sizing we have created a size guide for reference. If you have any questions regarding sizing please use the ‘Need Help? Contact Us’ tab above

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How to ensure the perfect fit



From shoulder tip to shoulder tip.


The fullest part of your bustline.


From the outside of the shoulder to the cuff.


Your body’s natural waistline at its slimmest point, just above the navel.

5. HIP

Measure around the point of your hips at the top of the legs. This will be approximately nine inches below your natural waistline.


The distance from the top of your inner thigh to the ankle.


Lengths are taken from the highest point of the garment (the shoulder or the neckline) to the hem.