Early 1960s Blue Rose Print Cotton Dress- NEW!
Size: Extra Small
Bust: 32 -34 inches + 81 -85 cm
Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 39.5 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 104 cm
Hem Length : 2 inches + 5 cm
Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm
Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + 1.25 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.
* Late 1950s to early 1960s blue background commercially made cotton dress
* Fabric design features painterly dark blue roses with leaves
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and wide skirt
* Sleeveless bodice with deeply scooped neckline that ends as straps at shoulders
* Waist with self-fabric piping
* Very full tightly gathered skirt with tacked on contrasting bow at waistline
* Back with nylon zipper
* Unlined, serged seams with hand-finished hem
* Label reads Richard Shops
The business was initially created in 1936 and changed owners several times before the United Drapery Store purchased the business in 1949. Richards was managed by Rudy Weil until his retirement in the mid-1970s. From the 1960s to the 1990s, an expansion of the number of stores saw it establishing itself as a ubiquitous part of almost every British high street and shopping centre, selling fashion clothing designed to appeal to young women. The company sold its own fashion lines, along with those of selected manufacturers. In the late 1990s the company was bought out by the Arcadia Group who immediately announced the closure of all branches of Richard Shops, converting them to other Arcadia brands.
Excellent vintage condition.
No notable flaws that I can see. A hook and eye may be required at the back neckline, above the zipper, as there is a small gap there and, the very edge of the neckline has the slightest touch of wash fade, not noticeable unless looking closely for it. The bow may not be original and is easily removable, but I left it as is because it looks great with the dress.
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.
Beautiful sundress with a voluminous skirt. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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