Lovely 1950s Carlye Powder Blue Cotton Dress - New!

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$187.00 USD
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Size: Small

Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

Shoulder Edge  to Shoulder Edge: 14 inches + 36 cm

Hips: open

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm 

Hem Length : 2 inches + 5 cm

Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

Seam Allowance: 1 inches + 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 powder blue woven cotton day dress

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and wide skirt

* Bodice is sleeveless with an oval neckline

* Self-fabric attached piping that echoes the neckline and peaks at the center of each shoulder in a shield shape

* Two diagonal deep darts on each side of the bodice that open up at the top

* Self-fabric applied waistband

* Skirt is knife-pleated and very full

* Side metal zipper

* Unlined, pinked seams with hand-finished hem

* Label reads Carlye

Established in 1938, the Carlye Dress Corporation focused on designing fashion lines tailored exclusively for younger women. This hugely popular company grew to become one of the greatest junior wear fashion labels in the USA. It maintained its popularity right through to the early 1960s. Signature fashion elements for the brand were the prolific use of lace inserts and pin-tucking in their clothing designs, and their high-quality construction techniques. The business was taken over by the clothing manufacturing giant Leslie Fay in the mid-1960s and subsequently merged into their existing lines.



Excellent vintage condition.

No notable flaws that I can see, it is in fabulous condition for its age. This looks hardly worn.  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.



Amazingly beautiful and virtually pristine. These are hard to find and this one is a great quality piece.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


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