Late 1950s Early 1960s Floral Cotton Designer Dress - New!
Size: Extra Small - Small
Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Waist: 25 -26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm
Hem Length: 1.75 inches + 4.5 cm
Seam Allowance: Unable to be seen 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 early 1960s commercially made cotton and linen dress
* Fabric design features a multitude of flowers and the occasional butterfly in a range of hues
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt
* Blue linen bodice is sleeveless with an oval neckline
* Yellow linen stitched in belt with a self-fabric bow at back
* Floral cotton skirt is very full and gathered at the waist
* Scooped-out back with a side bar that fastens with a self-fabric button
* Zipper at back along with hooks & eyes and press studs at waist
* Bodice is fully lined in self-fabric, the skirt has a hand-stitched hem
* Ole Borden for Arthur Cole label
Ole Borden moved from Denmark to the US in 1952. Already well known in Europe as a gifted dress designer, he soon made his mark in his adopted country. He first worked as a freelance designer, collaborating with dress manufacturers such as Arthur Cole, until he was commissioned by Lord & Taylor to design the Young Look line of dresses from 1959 to 1964, then moving to Rembrandt, where he designed to 1974. His dresses were relatively expensive in their day, selling for between $90 - $200.
No notable flaws that I can see, it is in fabulous condition for its age.
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Nothing much left to say, other than it's a truly fabulous piece. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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