Late 1950s Cherry Print Cotton Dress and Stole - New!
Bust: 35 inches + 88 cm.
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm (slightly variable)
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm
Length: 66 inches + 168 cm
Width: 16 inches + 41 cm
Seam Allowance: unable to see 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.
* Late 1950s crisp heavier weight black background cotton dress
* Fabric design features clusters of red cherries with green leaves with white accents
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and A-line skirt
* Bodice is sleeveless with a slightly peaked bust
* Bodice is boned
* Skirt is cone-shaped with pleating on both sides from waist
* Back with metal zipper
* Matching stole that is reversible featuring a solid red colour
* Stole has two open kick pleats at back so it sits properly
* Bodice is self-lined, pinked seams and hand finished hem
* Sambo Fashions label
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, it is in fabulous condition for its age.
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.
Amazingly beautiful and virtually pristine hostess set. These are hard to find and this one is a great quality piece. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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