• Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New!
  • Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New!
  • Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New!
  • Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New!
  • Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New!
  • Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New!
  • Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New!

Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New!

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Measurements

Size: Extra Small - Small

Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

Hips: Free

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.

 

Description

* Striking 1950s cotton Hawaiian dress

* Fabric design features alternate stripes with leaves etchings

* Colours are aqua, green, chartreuse and navy

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

* Sleeveless sweetheart bodice with wide straps and shelf bust

* Gathers to bust insert above bust

* Very full knife pleated skirt

* Lined bodice with self fabric, pinked seams and hand finished hem

* Low swimsuit back with metal zipper

* Straps at upper back are smocked

* Label reads Kamehameha 

The Kamehameha Garment Company was set up by Herbert Briner (said to be the founder of Hawaiian ready-to-wear) in 1936 and was run from a garment production facility that had previously produced uniforms. After Herb Briner’s death in 1966, the company was owned by his wife Millie Briner and his sons. In the 1970s Richard Goodwin was the designer of the company’s lines. The company was sold to Crown Corporation, though Millie Briner stayed with the company as president until the mid-1970s. In 1990 the company was acquired by Brad Walker.

The name comes from King Kamehameha I who was responsible for uniting Hawaii’s islands. The company is particularly famous for its Aloha shirts, as well as its tropical flower-patterned cotton clothing (featuring sarongs, full skirted dresses, sun and swimsuits) for women.

Condition 

This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

 

Shop Policies

Availability
This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


Postage
We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

LayBys/Layaways
Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Special Orders
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Photography
Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.