Vintage 1950s Lilli Ann Designer Duck Egg Blue Dress - New!
Bust: 38 inches + 96 cm
Under Bust: 35 inches + 89 cm
Waist: 29 - 30 inches + 74 -76 cm
Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45 inches + 114 cm
Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 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 sheath dress with designer label
* Fabric is a duck egg blue raw silk
* Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and straight skirt
* Short-sleeved bodice with a portrait collar
* Front and back seams to follow your body shape
* Removable aqua flower at neckline
* Metal zipper and kick pleat at back
* Unlined but has its original grosgrain ribbon internal cinch belt
* Closed-in side metal zipper
* Label reads Lilli Ann
This famous American label was registered in 1933 by Adolf Schuman. Fabrics were specially imported from France and Italy, many made expressly for Lilli Ann. These fabrics were bought from mainly small textile companies that were in dire financial straits after the war and in danger of closing. As a result, Schuman was credited with saving many of these from financial ruin and in official recognition for his services was awarded Medals of Honour from both France and Italy. On the other hand, the Lilli Ann customer knew that their suits, coats and dresses were made of the highest quality, hand-loomed fabric. Lilli Ann was also recognised for its innovative designs and quality construction. The label received the Gold Medal in Fashion Design, America's highest award in fashion. Nowadays, there is high demand for this label from collectors and fashionistas from around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of you know...:)
This dress is in excellent condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - a tiny bit of dusting on the inside collar but I'm sure this will lift with further cleaning. As this dress is on consignment. we have not had it dry cleaned.
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 will be highlighted.
It must be said that this is a truly beautiful dress and Lilli Ann dresses are hard to find. The colour is absolutely gorgeous too and the styling impeccable, as only a Lilli Ann can be. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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