Fabulous 1950s Blue Roses Horrockses Designer Dress- New!
Size: Extra Small
Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm
Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 42 inches + 107 cm
Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm
Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm
Seam Allowance: 1 inch + 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.
* Spectacular 1950s commercially made polished cotton dress
* Fabric design features blue roses with green leaves and grey scrollwork
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt
* Chemise neckline with wide shoulder straps and shelf bust
* Pleated bodice within the shelf bust
* Full gathered skirt with a built-in petticoat with gathered tier
* Low back with metal zipper
* Fully lined bodice with built-in stays for support
* Finished seams with handstitched hem
* Label reads Horrockses
Horrockses was founded in 1791 in Preston, UK as a cotton manufacturer. In 1946 the company started Horrockses Fashions Limited and the Horrockses label was born. The clothing was designed in London, using the cotton that was produced by the Horrockses Mill in Preston. Most of their garments were made from their cotton, but they also used other fibres from other makers.
During the 1950s, Horrockses was famous for their colourful cotton floral prints, which were made into full-skirted summer dresses. These dresses were popular not only in Britain but they were also imported into the US, where they could be found at upscale stores such as B. Altman. The dresses, even though they were only cotton day dresses, were not cheap and were very well made. The company worked at improving the image of cotton and they were very successful. The company’s top designers left in 1958 and the company was sold to Steinberg & Sons in 1964. The label was discontinued in 1983. Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild
No notable flaws that I can see- looks hardly worn. Fabric is bright, crisp and unfaded.
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.
Incredibly beautiful dress and one from the higher-end of the Horrockses line. The lustre of the cotton and the beautiful print combine to make this one of the highest-tier examples from this label, not to mention the stunning silhouette. It's in flawless condition too. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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