Stunning 1950s Black Primitive Art Print Cotton Dress - NEW!

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$270.00 AUD
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Size: Small - Medium

Bust: 36- 38 inches + 91 - 96 cm 

Waist: 28 -30 inches + 71 -76 cm (meant to be cinched in)

Hips: open

Outside Shoulder to Outside Shoulder: 21 inches +54 cm (incorporates cap sleeves)

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39.5 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 46 inches + 117 cm 

Hem Length: None

Seam AllowanceL 1 inch + 5 cm (per side)

Zipper Length: None

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.



* Late 1950s crisp cotton dress

* Print features a primitive art print depicting fishes, wheels, whales, logs etc in  beige, black, white, yellow and red

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and wide skirt

* Dress bodice with cap sleeves, shirtfront collar and button-through to hem

* Buttons are shiny multifaceted jet glass

* Bodice also features alternating black pin-tucked panels

* Skirt is micro knife-pleated and very full

* Unlined, raw seams no hem

* No label but well made


Very good vintage condition.

No notable flaws that I can see, it is in great condition for its age. A couple of things to note - the bottom button is missing, but can easily be left open as photographed, and the hem is raw and needs to be taken up, belt loops without belt. Belt used here for presentation purposes only.

Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.



Very beautiful and unusual dress. Love the construction with the alternating stripes on the bodice and the fabric print. Such an elegant dress. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


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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 :)

Obviously, as these are one-off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

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