Early 1960s Geometric Cotton Print Day Dress - New!
Bust: 34 inches + 91 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Shoulder Edge to Shoulder Edge: 15 inches + 34 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 39.5 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 38 inches + 89 cm
Hem Length : none
Zipper Length: 13 inches + 41 cm
Seam Allowance: 1 inches + 2.5 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.
* Early 1960s medium weight cotton day dress
* Fabric design features diamond grid pattern in fawn, olive, white and orange
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and wide skirt
* Bodice is sleeveless with a V-neckline
* Skirt is box pleated at the waist
* Side nylon zipper
* Unlined, raw seams and hand finished hem
* Label reads Sambo Fashions
Sambo Fashions was an English label established in the late 1940s by Samuel Sherman. In the 1950s Sambo became known for their floral dresses. They used high-quality cottons, often from Marchington Cottons, much in the same vein as Horrockses. They also concentrated on vibrant printed Summer dresses, of which this is undoubtedly a wonderful example. In the 1960s they marketed under the DollyRockers label.
No notable flaws that I can see. The hem was let down and rehemmed at some point. The belt is for presentation purposes only and not included in this sale.
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 above and beyond this will be highlighted here.
Lovely versatile dress with great pattern and color combination. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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