Late 1950s Abstract Floral Cotton Dress- New!

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$350.00 AUD
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SKU #1810


Size: Small

Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

Hips: Free

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

Hem Length: none

Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. 



* Gorgeous 1950s quality glazed cotton ivory background dress

* Fabric design features abstract flowers and leaves in shades of green & tangerine red

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

* Sleeveless chemise bodice with amazing added lengths of fabric across bodice

* These are tied at centre with yellow trim that also decorates edges to create criss - cross effect

* Double spaghetti straps that are looped on shoulders

* Very full gathered skirt with attached stiffened calico crinoline

* Bodice lined in ivory taffeta, hem is machine stitched

* Low back metal zipper at side

* Label reads Marldena Model 

Marldena is, i believe a British label. I don't know any history of this company but I have found several dresses of theirs over the years. All have been of higher quality than what one would normally find, particularly in their choice of fabrics and design details.   I think this dress is an excellent example of what I am speaking about.



This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, in fact looks hardly worn. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.


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