Gorgeous 1950s Pink Roses Horrockses Designer Dress- New!
Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm (generous in bust area could accomodate larger)
Under Bust: 32 inches +81 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 17 inches + 43 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm
Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm
Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41cm
Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam.
* Striking 1950s high quality crisp ivory polished cotton background dress
* Fabric design features gorgeous pink cabbage roses with green leaves
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Sleeveless chemise bodice with thin double shoulder straps that cross over
* Shelf bust with bright pink cotton contrasting insert and straps
* Pink bow under bust
* Bodice is boned for support with princess seams
* Very full circle skirt with inseam pockets on each side
* Lined bodice, finished seams with hand finished hem
* Low back with metal zipper
* Label reads Horrockses Fashions
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
Believe me this is a sensational dress. Its one of the nicest Horrockses I have had the pleasure of owning. No notable flaws that I can see, its in beautiful condition and looks as if it has hardly been worn.. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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