Late 1950s Early 1960s Paint Splatters Cotton Dress - NEW!

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$280.00 AUD
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$280.00 AUD
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Size: Small

Due to the small side opening, the dress needs to be slightly bigger than your normal size

Bust: 37 inches + 94 cm

Waist: 29 inches + 73.5 cm

Hips: Open

Outside Shoulder to Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +38 cm

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 40 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 42 inches + 107 cm 

Hem Length : 1 inch + 2.5 cm

Zipper Length: 7.5 inches + 19 cm

Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + 1.3 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 crisp, heavier weight white cotton background dress

* Fabric design features paint splashed in a grid pattern in blues, greens and yellows

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and wide skirt

* Dress bodice with short sleeves and wide oval neckline

* Skirt is just over half-circle and falls beautifully due to weight of fabric

* Side plastic zipper and self-fabric belt

* Unlined, machined seams with hand-finished hem

* Label reads Mardarvide Model (?)



Excellent vintage condition.

No notable flaws that I can see, it is in great 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 will be highlighted here.



Love the print on this beauty and the colours are so vibrant. The heavier-weight cotton gives the dress great drape as well.

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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Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

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.

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.

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 :)

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.

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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.