Late 1950s Quality Horrockses Designer Blue Rose Print Cotton Dress - New!
Bust: 36 - 38 inches + 91 - 96.5 cm
Waist: 29 inches + 74 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: Close to 16 inches + 41 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm
Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm
Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6 cm
Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + 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.
* Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s commercially made designer dress
* Fabric is quality cotton with a white background
* Novelty print with alternate stripes of the geometric print & rose border in shades of gold and blue
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt
* Bodice is sleeveless with a squared neckline
* Fabric is positioned to highlight the geometric border print on both shoulders and down centre front
* Skirt is gathered at waist either side of the centre panel
* Matching self-tie belt
* Back with a V-neckline and metal zipper
* Unlined, finished seams and handstitched hem
* Label reads Horrockses Made in England
Horrockses was founded in 1791 in Preston, UK as a cotton manufacturer. In 1946 the company started Horrockses Fashions Limited and the Horrockses label was born. The clothing was designed in London, using the cotton that was produced by the Horrockses Mill in Preston. Most of their garments were made from their cotton, but they also used other fibres from other makers.
During the 1950s, Horrockses was famous for their colourful cotton floral prints, which were made into full-skirted summer dresses. These dresses were popular not only in Britain but were also imported into the US, where they could be found at upscale stores such as B. Altman. The dresses, even though they were only cotton day dresses, were not cheap and very well made. The company worked at improving the image of cotton and they were very successful. The company’s top designers left in 1958 and the company was sold to Steinberg & Sons in 1964. The label was discontinued in 1983. Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild
No notable flaws that I can see. It's in wonderful 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 above and beyond this will be highlighted here.
One of the better Horrockses day dresses with more styling than most. Both the print and the design add up to a pretty impressive piece. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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