Early 1960s Purple and Green Floral Border Print Sundress New!

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Size: Extra Small

Bust: 33  inches + 84 cm

Waist: 24 -25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

Shoulder Edge  to Shoulder Edge: n/a

Hips: open

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39.5 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm 

Hem Length : 1.5 inches + 4 cm

Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

Seam Allowance: Unable to be seen due to lining

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 white cotton commercially made sundress

* Fabric design features purple and green gerbera-like flowers with a border print

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and wide skirt

* Bodice is sleeveless with green piping straps

* Piping is repeated around the waist front and back

* Skirt is gathered and quite full

* Back with nylon zipper

* Bodice is lined in white cotton

* Label reads Sambo Fashions

Sambo was a British label that was 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. Samuel Sherman is also known for his Dollyrockers line from the 1960s and 1970s. (Information courtesy of the VFG)



Very good vintage condition.

No major flaws that I can see, it has been worn and loved but still remains in great condition. The print is colourful and bright, although probably not as intense as it was when new. Evidence that the hem has been shortened and the straps as well but both could be returned to their original lengths if desired.

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 sundress from this sought-after label. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


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