Late 1950s Magenta Roses Cotton Halter Dress- New!

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$233.00 USD
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Size: Small

Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm

Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

Hips: open

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm (Depends on halter)

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm 

Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

Seam Allowance: Unknown 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.



* Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s commercially made dress

* Fabric is white cotton with magenta roses and teal leaves

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

* Bodice with halter neckline that ties at the back neck

* Winged shelf bust with magenta contrasting cotton insert

* Wings can be worn up as in these photographs, or worn with tips down

* Skirt is very full with gathers at waist

* Back with contrasting pink insert and tacked down wings

* Bodice is boned with a back metal zipper for closure

* Bodice fully lined and skirt has a calico flounced petticoat attached

* Label has been lost but this is a quality dress




No notable flaws that I can see - the tiniest bit of dye transfer. I have photographed the area it's near the back hemline and gets completely lost in the print.  (Refer to second last photograph). The hem has been let down at some point to original length.

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.



Stunning dress with the most fabulous silhouette, Fabric is vibrant and of a good grade cotton and the bodice treatment is truly beautiful. I would love to know the manufacturer of this dress, it reminds me of a quality California Cottons dress.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


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