1950s Candy Stripe Designer Dress Ensemble- New!

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Size: 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: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 110.5 cm 

Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6.5 cm

Zipper Length: 19.5 inches + 49.5 cm

Seam Allowance: Unable to see due to lining


Length: 11.5 inches + 29 cm

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.



* Gorgeous 1950s crisp cotton commercially made dress

* Fabric design features stripes in a variety of colours

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

* Sleeveless bodice with a scooped neckline and spaghetti straps

* Bodice is waisted but the lilac colour extends below the waist

* Decorative horizontal strips of the striped fabric on bodice 

* Full skirt with knife pleats in striped fabric

* Bolero is square-shaped with a round neckline 

* Bolero lined in striped fabric can be reversed if required

* Contrast piping adorns the bolero

* Fully lined bodice 

* Back metal zipper

* Label reads Pat Premo

Pat Premo

Pat Premo

Pat Premo was one of the handful of California designers that drove the west coast wing of the American sportswear initiative. She began her career making "little golf dresses" out of superior fabrics like Egyptian lawn cotton, with meticulous, intricate tailoring and dressmaker details. The Pat Premo label was started by Pat and her husband, Bill Schiminke in the 1940s. The label become known for its unique fabrics and prints and for its well-fitting lines that were always beautifully finished. Of particular note, was her fondness for horizontal stripes which contrary to common wisdom she found highly flattering. The company ceased production in the 1970s.




No notable flaws that I can see, other than a few stitches have come underdone with the hand done trim at the waist - an easy fix. Impossible to see in the image of the back, but it has been let out at one point. I have included an enlargement in the last photo. It was expertly done and hardly noticeable. Apart from that it looks hardly worn.

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.



I love the Pat Premo label, their designs always have an edge to them and this one doesn't disappoint. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


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Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

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.

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.


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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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.