Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Green Tulips Designer Dress- New!

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$288.00 USD
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SKU #1842

Measurements

Size: Extra Small

Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

Under Bust: 29 inches + 74 cm

Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

Hips: Free

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

Hem Length: 2 inches +5 cm

Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

Seam Allowance: None

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.

 

Description

* Gorgeous 1950s white crisp cotton background commercially made dress

* Fabric design features large blue and green tulips with black leaves and stems

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

* Sleeveless bodice with low squared neckline

* Semi attached suspender straps in a v-shape at front and back

* Inset of pin tucked self fabric highlighted with shiny black buttons

* Straps feature small tulip pattern

* Full skirt with knife pleating and featuring border of large tulips 

* Unlined, pinked seams, hand sewn hem

* Side metal zipper

* Label reads Vicki Vaughn

 

Vicki Vaughn

Vicky Vaughn was the junior division of R & M Kaufmann, Inc in Aurora, Illinois.  The Kaufman brothers began making ladies dresses in the 1920s. They built their business by producing high quality but moderately priced dresses and sleepwear.  The company was able to keep prices low by mass producing garments in their own factories.  In fact, their motto was "Only the LOOK is expensive."  Sales grew steadily through the use of full page advertisements in Seventeen, Mademoiselle and Charm magazines as well as the use of live television commercials on shows such as "Beat the Clock."  The Kaufmann's also produced the Toni Todd line for misses sizes.  The company was sold to Russ Togs in 1969.

 

Condition 

Absolutely stunning novelty print dress with a fabulous tulip border. The bodice is amazing with so many features. It obviously was a quality dress as the contemporary advertisement shows.  It's in excellent condition too, looks hardly worn. Unfortunately missing the cute belt featured in the photo. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

 

Shop Policies

Availability
This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


Postage
We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

LayBys/Layaways
Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Alterations
Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

Special Orders
If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

Photography
Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.