1950s L'Aiglon Yellow & Peach Roses Cotton Dress and Vest - New!
Bust: 38 - 40 inches + 96.5 - 102 cm
Under Bust: 35 inches + 89 cm
Waist: 28 - 29 inches + 71 - 74 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm (straps are adjustable)
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43.5 inches + 110.5 cm
Hem Length: 13 inches + 33 cm
Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm
Bust: 40 inches +102 cm
Waist: 28.5 inches + 72 cm
Length from Outside Shoulder to Waist : 15 inches + 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 cream cotton background commercially made dress
* Fabric design features full blown roses in yellow and peach with green leaves
* The roses are arranges in repetitive rows
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Bodice is sleeveless with thin straps and sweetheart neckline
* Bodice has a peaked self fabric insert below bust resembling a cummerbund
* Full skirt with tight gathers at waist
* Contrasting vest in avocado green linen with floral design at collar
* Vest buttons up at front for closure
* Dress bodice is lined, vest unlined, pinked seams and hand sewn hem
* Back metal zipper
* Label reads L'Aiglon
L’Aiglon was founded in 1919 in Philadelphia, as part of Biberman Brothers, Inc. Previously their focus had been on producing easy care house dresses or wash dresses (referred to back then as tubable). They also made bathrobes and uniforms for maids and nurses. When the L’Aiglon label became operational, the company expanded its clothing lines to make inexpensive but stylish dresses for women and juniors (the latter under the Jeanne D’Arc label). After WW2 , the company further expanded to take advantage of the post-war economic boom and the rising demand for couture and high fashion items. It focused its production on casual dresses that could be "worn and loved by women in every income bracket from the mink and mansion set to the budget and bungalow crowd." Also during the 1950s, L’Aiglon dresses were used as costumes for the popular soap opera: The Edge of Night. Around that time, the average L'Aiglon dress sold for around $30 which, according to today's prices would be $250. Despite over 70 years of success L’Aiglon was forced out of business by 1976. Like many other apparel companies they couldn’t compete with cheaper imported clothing.
In one word GORGEOUS - gorgeous dress, gorgeous print and gorgeous design. I want to point out that the straps have button closures at the back and can be lengthened as desired as there are three button holes. Some seam fraying inside the vest which is slightly visible on the shoulder seams can be easily fixed, some visible stitches to secure the hem on the vest but again easily fixed and one belt loop needs restitching on one side These are all minor and repairable, all in all the dress is in excellent condition and presents beautifully. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
Price $260 US
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