1970s Brown & White Houndstooth Horrockses Designer Dress- New!
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm
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: none
Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam.
* Beautiful 1950s brown and white houndstooth designer dress
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and widening skirt
* Sleeveless shirtfront bodice with wide peaked turnover collar and v-neck
* Fastened by six brown buttons down front
* Generous panelled skirt widening towards hemline
* Unlined, finished seams with hand finished hem
* Label reads Horrockses
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
This eye-catching dress is in excellent condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see, Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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