Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New!
Size: Extra Small - Small
Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm
Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm
Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40.5 inches + 103 cm
Hem Length: 8 inches + 20 cm
Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm
Seam Allowance: 1 inch + 2.5 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 to early 1960s white cotton background commercially made dress
* Fabric design features tiers of embroidered flowers in pinks, lilacs, blues and greens
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline almost bateau
* Armholes and neckline edged in white self fabric trim
* Tier of embroidery under bust
* Full tightly gathered skirt with three tiers of embroidery
* Lined bodice, serged seams and hand sewn hem
* Back has rounded neckline and open slit to bra line trimmed with self bows
*Metal zipper at back with hook and eye fastenings
* Label reads L'Aiglon
L’Aiglon was founded in 1919 in Philadelphia, as part of Biberman Brothers, Inc. whose focus was on producing easy care house dresses or wash 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.
Truly a beautiful dress and in the most appealing pastel colours. No notable flaws that I can see, it presents beautifully. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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