Late 1950s to Early 1960s Yellow Roses Cotton Dress - New!
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm
Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45 inches + 114 cm
Hem Length: none
Zipper Length: 22 inches + 56 cm
Seam Allowance Per Side:: 1 inch + 2.5 cm
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.
* Beautiful 1950s to early 1960s ivory lightweight cotton blend dress
* Fabric design features sprays of gold and yellow roses with green leaves
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Short sleeved bodice with ronded neckline
* Bodice has mock placket at front with small white decorative buttons
* Very full skirt gathered skirt the scattered roses provide a border effect to the skirt
* Unlined (fabric is partially sheer), finished and pinked seams with dropped hem
* Back with early nylon zipper
* Label reads L'Aiglon
L’Aiglon was founded in 1919 in Philadelphia, as part of Biberman Brothers, Inc. Biberman's previous clothing lines were labelled Biberman Make and their focus was on producing easy care house dresses or washable dresses (referred to back then as tubable). They also made bathrobes and uniforms for maids and nurses. When the L’Aiglon label became operational, the company expanded its clothing lines to make inexpensive but stylish dresses for women and juniors (the latter under the Jeanne D’Arc label). After WW2 , the company further expanded to take advantage of the post-war economic boom and the rising demand for couture and high fashion items. It focused its production on casual dresses that could be "worn and loved by women in every income bracket from the mink and mansion set to the budget and bungalow crowd." Also during the 1950s, L’Aiglon dresses were used as costumes for the popular soap opera: The Edge of Night. Around that time, the average L'Aiglon dress sold for around $30 which, according to today's prices would be $250. Despite over 70 years of success L’Aiglon was forced out of business by 1976. Like many other apparel companies they couldn’t compete with cheaper imported clothing.
A dress guaranteed to make you happy!! The colour is absolutely gorgeous and the pattern is delightful. It's also un excellent condition for its age, free from any notable flaws. The hem has dropped and I was loathe to hem it back, as the desired length depends so much on the height of the wearer and their individual preference. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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