Early 1960s Black & White Cotton Wiggle Dress - NEW!

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Measurements

Size: Small

Dress

Bust: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm

Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

Hips: 36 inches + 91.5 cm

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm 

Hem Length : 1.5 inches + 4 cm

Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

Seam Allowance: 0.75 inches + 5 cm (per side)

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.

 

Description

* Early 1960s cotton commercially made dress

* Fabric design features abstract black, white and grey print superimposed with an occasional rose

* Classic wiggle silhouette with a fitted waist and narrow skirt

* Dress bodice with short sleeves and a deep surplice neckline

* Contrasting red cotton cummerbund at the waist that loops around the skirt fabric to form a draped sarong-style panel

* The panel is faced with red cotton fabric

* Deep V-shaped neckline at back with metal zipper

* Unlined, raw seams with hand-finished hem

* Label reads Alix of Miami

Alix of Miami was one of the many manufacturing businesses that sprang up in Miami, Florida during the mid 20th century. The label made spectacular cocktail, dinner and day dresses - all with a resort flavour. They also made glamorous swimsuits, often studded with rhinestones. The company closed its doors towards the later part of the 1960s. Nowadays, the label is highly sought after because of its unusual styling, fabulous fabrics and, above all, pizzaz.

 

Condition 

Excellent vintage condition.

No notable flaws that I can see, it is in great condition for its age. 

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 here.

 

Comment 

The unique styling on this dress combined with the unusual print makes this a special piece. The quality is typical of this sought-after label.

The listing does not include any other accessories that may have been photographed with the item. 

This item has not been pinned to the dress form.

 

Shop Policies

COVID-19

Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

Availability
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.


Postage
We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

LayBys/Layaways
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 :)

Alterations
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.

Special Orders
If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

Photography
Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.