Late 1950s Designer Tulip Print Wiggle Dress- NEW!

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Size: Small


Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm

Waist: 27 - 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

Hips: 36  - 37 inches + 91 - 93 cm

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 41 inches + 104 cm 

Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

Zipper Length: 14 inches +36 cm

Seam Allowance: 0.5 inch + 1.25 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.



* Late 1950s cream background taffeta day dress

* Fabric design features blue and purple tulip-shaped flowers with green leaves

* Classic silhouette with a defined waist and straight skirt

* Sleeveless bodice with a wide squared neckline

* Shelf bust with built-in seams that open below the waist

* Skirt is wiggle shaped with an open kick-pleat at back

* Back has a plunging neckline with a wide tail and large self-fabric bow

* Finished seams, back  metal zipper, and hand-sewn hem

* Label reads Alice Edwards Italians 

Alice Edwards apparel pops up only occasionally, but all those I've seen are of such a high standard that they must have been in direct competition in their day with the better-known Horrockes Fashions label. The fabric quality is excellent and the dresses have the feel and style of Horrockses. It appears that Alice Edwards had two lines: a daywear range labelled “An Alice Edward’s Italienne” (often featuring lovely glazed cotton fabrics) and “Alice Edward’s Goes Places” (cocktail and party dresses). Nowadays, the label is becoming increasingly sought-after and appreciated for its high quality, excellent tailoring and feminine silhouettes.



Excellent vintage condition.

No notable flaws that I can see. - the seams are stressed slightly in some places but do not affect either wearability or appearance.

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 will be highlighted.



Fabulous rose print on this beauty. The close-up photo of the skirt is the closest to the colour.

The listing is for the dress only and does not include any other accessories that may have been photographed with the item. 

This item has not been pinned to the dress form.


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