1950s Designer Floral Embroidered Organdie Dress - New!
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As a guide we provide general sizing categories as well as actual bust waist and hips sizes. Our general sizing guide is as follows:
- Extra Small US size 2-4 AUS size 6-8 UK size 4-6
- Small US size 6-8 AUS size 10-12 UK size 8-10
- Medium US size 10-12 AUS size 14-16. UK size 12-14
- Large US size 14-16 AUS size 18-20 UK size 16-18
- Extra Large US size 18-20. AUS size 22-24 UK size 20-22
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1. We are notified via email that there is a problem with the item.
2. The notification is provided with 48 hours of receipt of goods.
3. The item is returned at the purchaser's expense - unless we accept responsibility for misrepresenting the item.
4. The item is received by Coutura Vintage within the agreed timeframe.
5. The item is returned in the same condition it was sent.
6. The repair and/or refund will be processed within the mutually agreed timeframe following the return of the item.
7. We do not accept responsibility if these conditions are not met.
Please note we do not accept returns based on items damaged in transit, or after wearing. Should you required additional information and measurements prior to making your decision, we will be most happy to assist. We will also place the item on hold whilst we get back to you with the information. This is a courtesy service and does not imply any obligation on your behalf to purchase.
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Size: Extra Small
Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm
Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 44 inches + 112 cm
Hem Length: 6 inches + 15 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.
* Beautiful 1950s blush pink organdie designer dress
* Light cream organdie fabric that displays as pink due to underneath layers
* Top layer is decorated with pink, green and red floral embroidery
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Strapless bodice with deep tucks at front, creating two vertical embroidery panels
* Bodice has red taffeta ribbon threaded through that culminates in a bow at back
* The back bow is held in place with snaps
* Very full gathered skirt with three horizontal rows of embroidery
* Dress has built in pink tulle flounced petticoat
* Fully lined in pink crepe with raw seams
* Side metal zipper
+ Label reads Will Steinman
The Will Steinman Dress Company specialised in wedding, debutante and party dresses in the 50s and 60s. They were particularly known for their attention to detail and fine workmanship. Edward Hoffman, President of the company was quoted as saying " You must be an evening‐dress manufacturer to make evening dresses. This segment of the industry, must employ skilled help, dressmakers who can sew a dress from beginning to end. It just isn’t conducive to assembly line production methods.” That meant that each dress was made from start to finish by only one person, instead of going through an assembly line where different people sewed separate parts of the garment. Mr Hoffman also claimed his company sold more debutante dresses in the $100-$200 range than all his competitors combined. In today’s dollars that would be equivalent to dresses in the $800-$1600 range! Though this dress company is not well known today, among vintage clothing collectors it is considered a very desirable label.
A truly amazing and beautiful dress, so typical of this company. It's in good condition for its age, but it does have some tiny age related spots in the skirt. I had this dress dry cleaned and then used a water spritz and sunlight to lighten these spots. Most have disappeared and subsequent treatment by the new owner might eliminate the few remaining. Having said that they are hardly noticeable anyway. A fine line remains in places where the dress was let down at some stage, again hardly worth mentioning, A couple of snaps are missing from the back bow area but can be easily replaced. All in all, one of the prettiest and unique dresses I have listed this year. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.
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Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)
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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