1950s Frank Usher Designer Draped Rose Bouquet Dress- New!
Size: Extra Small -Small
Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm
Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm
Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm
Hem 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.
* Lovely late 1950s commercially made white cotton dress
* Print features muted pink and white roses with green leaves and gray flowers
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and slightly gathered skirt
* Straight neckline with long wide straps
* Skirt is gathered at the hips and back
* Slightly dropped waist with a large self bow on left hip with fabric draped around it
* Low back with metal zipper, bodice stays for structure
* Fully lined in white calico with its own metal zipper access at back
* The skirt also has an attached gauze half petticoat and
* Tightly gathered gauze strip on opposite side of the bow to add symmetry to skirt
* Label reads Frank Usher
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 life’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 that 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.
No notable flaws that I can see - in excellent condition externally. The inside lining's interior has loose threads at the edge and the gauze lining and label need a few stitches to secure properly. A couple of the stays have been removed and the ends of the others have been patched as they must have poked through at one stage - as often happens with these dresses. But these are all internal and do not affect the wearability or appearance of the dress.
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.
A beautifully designed dress with the most amazing hip swag. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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