Spectacular 1950s Black Cotton Dress with Floral Appliqués - New!

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$410.00 AUD
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SKU #1842


Size: Small

Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

Waist: 27  28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

Hips: Free

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 17 inches + 43 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  48 inches + 122 cm 

Hem Length: none

Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 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.



* Absolutely stunning late 1950s Black cotton Mexican dress

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

* Sleeveless bodice with low neckline

* Straps narrow at shoulders and have ties

* Very wide skirt with floral effect border

* Skirt features huge floral appliquéd daisies, roses, lillies and other flowers

* Colours are yellow, purple, pink, white, blue and red with green leaves

*  Appliqués are further enhanced with multi coloured sequins

* There are pink sequins at intervals over the remainder of the dress

* Bodice with semi-attached internal calico bustier 

* Side metal zipper

* Narrow bias facings, hand sewn narrow hem, raw seams


Spectacular dress with the most beautiful appliqué border, so stunning in real life! No notable flaws that I can see, however the internal calico bustier is somewhat discoloured. Obviously not seen on the outside of the dress  It has been dry cleaned, but a soak in cold water may clean the bustier more effectively.  The straps tie at the shoulders but do not adjust the length of the bodice. The dress is rather long waisted but can be easily shortened. If you require this to be done, please refer to our tailoring service in our policies below. Drop us a line if you have further questions about this listing. I must say this is a real showstopper of a dress!


Shop Policies

This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.

We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

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If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.