Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Frank Usher Strapless Cotton Dress - New!
Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 46 inches + 117 cm
Hem Length: 1.75 inches + 4.5 cm
Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 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.
* Beautiful late 1950s to early 1960s designer cotton dress
* Fabric design features geometric patterns in black, brown, blue & cream
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Strapless bodice with sweetheart neckline
* Bodice has shelf bust with gathers and self bow at centre front
* Full skirt gathered at waist
* Boned in bodice for support and structure
* Bodice fully lined in black cotton, selvage seams, hand sewn hem
* Back features tiers of fabric with metal zipper
* Label reads Frank Usher London
Opened for business in 1946 in London, the company’s specialty was to bring high end detailing and 'fresh off the runway' inspirations at a moderate price range. This excerpt from Woman and Beauty Magazine 1961 says it all: " A passion for perfection in all the elegant clothes which bear the Frank Usher label. Once upon a time, a girl who yearned for a fabulous gown either had to part with her lifetime’s savings- or settle down to sew one herself. Not so today. Since Frank Usher came onto the fashion scene, any girl with a grand occasion ahead can buy a spectacular dress or ball gown, at a cost which won’t wreck a modest piggy bank. Maybe this is the quality that makes Frank Usher dresses outstanding". More recently, the company went into receivership in 2001, was sold to management, and was then purchased by the Simma Corporation. The Usher warehouse and distribution plant was moved from London to Stoke to streamline operations. Currently, the company produces four different collections of evening wear and versatile separates: Frank Usher, Dusk, Coterie, and Bridal.
The fabric is of high quality, as is the construction. The dress itself looks hardly worn, in excellent condition and free from flaws. Truly a gorgeous dress! The details in the bodice front and back are exquisite and lift it out of the ordinary. You certainly won't be disappointed ! Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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