Late 1950s Rainbow Coloured Splashes Dress- New!
Bust: up to 36 inches + 91 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Shoulder Edge to Shoulder Edge: 14 inches + 36 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm
Hem Length : 2 inches + 5 cm
Zipper Length: 21 inches + 53 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 commercially made polished cotton day dress
* Fabric design features spashes of colour in oranges, yellows, greys, and greens
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and wide skirt
* Bodice is sleeveless with a jewel neckline
* Yellow piping along the neckline and armholes
* Skirt is knife-pleated and quite full
* Back with metal zipper
* Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem
* Label reads Blanes London
Blanes of London was one of the smaller designer fashion houses of London that popped up after the war. The fashion house produced quality day and evening wear aimed at a higher-end market. It sadly went out of business in the early 60s with the rise of high street fashion. Pieces by Blanes of London are hard to come by and, consequently, have become sought-after collectible items. The Blanes label used in the 40s/50s shows the name in bold print with a diagonal stripe across and the word London below it (as seen in this dress). The label changed in the 60s to a plain background, with the words 'Blanes Made In England'.
Excellent vintage condition.
No notable flaws that I can see, it is in great condition for its age. There is some fraying at the seams inside but do not affect the outside appearance or wearability of the dress. The belt is for presentation purposes only and not in this sale.
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.
A gorgeous dress made of high-quality cotton with a delightful pattern and colour scheme. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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