1950s Novelty Print Teal Blue Cotton Dress- New!

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SKU #1842


Size: Small

Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

Waist: 28 -30 inches + 71 - 75 cm

Hips: Free

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 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 teal blue cotton background dress

* Fabric design features swan neck cocktail glasses  in creams, blues & purples

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

* Short sleeved bodice with oval neckline

* Neckline and under bust trimmed with lilac piping

* Full gathered skirt with lilac piping at waist

* Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

* Back metal zipper waist at back comes to a point 

* Label reads Alice Edwards

Alice Edwards label pops up only occasionally but all the ones I have seen lead me to believe it was in direct competition to Horrockses during the 1950s. The fabric quality is excellent and the dresses have the same appeal and style to the better-known  Horrockses label. It appears they had two lines: a daywear range labelled “An Alice Edward’s Italian” and often featuring lovely glazed cotton fabrics. The other fashion line was the “Alice Edward’s Goes Places” label which featured cocktail and party dresses. Nowadays, the label is becoming increasingly sought-after and appreciated for its quality products.



Lovely and very unusual novelty print dress of cocktail glasses with the most elaborate necks in the shape of swans. No notable flaws that I can see, other than the seam has unravelled under the arm wit a minute tear. This can be easily darned, or if you prefer the sleeves can be removed completely (we can arrange this for you). One black pin dot on skirt that has lightened with cleaning and could disappear completely with subsequent washing. Priced accordingly but apart from these small issues,  this rare print presents beautifully. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.


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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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