1950s Horrockses Designer Pink & Purple Roses Dress- New!
Size: Extra Small
Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm
Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102cm
Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm
Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm
Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + 1.25 cm (per side)
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 to early 1960s commercially made dress
* Ivory cotton with a pink and purple rose print with green stems and leavers
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt
* Bodice with cap sleeves with underarm gussets and a wide V-shaped neckline
* Half self-fabric belt commencing at side seams that can be tied front or back
* Skirt is gathered at the waist
* Built-in white cotton petticoat with flounce
* V-shaped back with metal zipper
* Hand-finished hem
* Label reads Horrockses Younger Set
Horrockses was founded in 1791 in Preston, UK as a cotton manufacturer. In 1946 the company started Horrockses Fashions Limited and the Horrockses label was born. The clothing was designed in London, using the cotton that was produced by the Horrockses Mill in Preston. Most of their garments were made from their cotton, but they also used other fibres from other makers.
During the 1950s, Horrockses was famous for their colourful cotton floral prints, which were made into full-skirted summer dresses. These dresses were popular not only in Britain but they were also imported into the US, where they could be found at upscale stores such as B. Altman. The dresses, even though they were only cotton day dresses, were not cheap and were very well made. The company worked at improving the image of cotton and they were very successful. The company’s top designers left in 1958 and the company was sold to Steinberg & Sons in 1964. The label was discontinued in 1983. Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild
No notable flaws that I can see. A couple of unravelled stitches at one side seam just above the sash belt, an easy fix. Not sure if the gussets were added later. The only reason I mention it is that these are sewn on top of the facing, otherwise look perfectly normal on the dress exterior. Beautiful condition.
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.
Another amazing Horrockses dress. These are becoming harder to source and this one is particularly beautiful both in the lovely full-blown rose print and in its presentation. The fabric is crisp and strong without any fade. . Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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