1950s Designer Pink Linen Applique Wiggle Cocktail Dress- New!
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As a guide we provide general sizing categories as well as actual bust waist and hips sizes. Our general sizing guide is as follows:
- Extra Small US size 2-4 AUS size 6-8 UK size 4-6
- Small US size 6-8 AUS size 10-12 UK size 8-10
- Medium US size 10-12 AUS size 14-16. UK size 12-14
- Large US size 14-16 AUS size 18-20 UK size 16-18
- Extra Large US size 18-20. AUS size 22-24 UK size 20-22
We take special care to ensure that our products are correctly described and measured, with any obvious faults noted in the description. Please understand that these items have had a previous life and consequently may have acquired some wear and tear over the years. Nevertheless, we strive to ensure our items are presented in good wearable condition, clean and with any noticeable fault highlighted. Whilst we take utmost care, mistakes can sometimes happen and we are prepared to provide repairs, exchanges or refunds, whatever we deem appropriate, provided the following conditions are met.....
1. We are notified via email that there is a problem with the item.
2. The notification is provided with 48 hours of receipt of goods.
3. The item is returned at the purchaser's expense - unless we accept responsibility for misrepresenting the item.
4. The item is received by Coutura Vintage within the agreed timeframe.
5. The item is returned in the same condition it was sent.
6. The repair and/or refund will be processed within the mutually agreed timeframe following the return of the item.
7. We do not accept responsibility if these conditions are not met.
Please note we do not accept returns based on items damaged in transit, or after wearing. Should you required additional information and measurements prior to making your decision, we will be most happy to assist. We will also place the item on hold whilst we get back to you with the information. This is a courtesy service and does not imply any obligation on your behalf to purchase.
Coutura Vintage provides a quick, safe and efficient delivery option, for both our Australian clients and for those residing overseas. We deliver to most overseas destinations, mainly using Australia Post.
We have shipped many items overseas over the years and whilst we pack carefully we also take care to ensure that the parcel is sent economically. In the main we use packages and envelopes available from Australia Post. All breakable items are carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and if required double-boxed.
Please be assured, that your item will arrive professionally packed and as promptly as we are able. All items are posted within 48 hours of purchase or earlier. For additional peace of mind you may wish to take our insurance on your package, if you want this option please contact us and we will be happy to discuss the additional cost involved.
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 81 cm
Hips: 38 -39 inches + 96.5 - 99 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 44 inches + 112 cm
Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm
Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm
Seam Allowance: none
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.
* Spectacular 1950s pink linen commercially made dress
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt
* Short puff sleeves bodice with oval neckline
* Bodice has nude illusion neckline with sweetheart neckline to linen fabric
* Short sleeves attached to the nude illusion fabric
* Cream appliques to the front panel with rhinestones and pearl accents
* Pink taffeta insert at back of centre front panel
* Straight skirt with two tucks at the waist and kick panel at rear
* Unlined, raw seams with hand sewn hem, belt loops but no belt
* Back metal zipper with hook and eye closure to nude illusion insert
* Label reads Fredericks of Hollywood
Frederick’s of Hollywood was established in 1946 by Frederick Mellinger. His first store opened in 1947 on Hollywood Boulevard, and he also sold by mail order. Mellinger intended to bring a sexier look to American lingerie, somewhat along the lines of what he had seen in Europe during the war. His association with Hollywood boosted the image of the company, which in the 1940s was responsible for such lingerie innovations as the padded and push-up bras. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Fredericks placed ads in the backs of magazines, and mail order was a very large part of the business. The catalogs and stores added glamorous evening wear, much of it designed by Mr. Frederick himself. The garments featured daring necklines, high slits, and sheer fabrics intended to appeal to men as much as women. In fact, Mellinger once wrote that his goal was to offer "the most alluring, body-hugging, figure-enhancing outer fashions ... always aimed at men." During the 1980s, a move was made to downplay the overtly sexy look of the advertising and the lingerie itself, as Frederick’s went mainstream and opened up in shopping malls across America. (Curtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)
Absolutely stunning and figure hugging cocktail dress with such an eye-catching neckline. Whilst Mr Mellinger may have said that his designs were aimed to appeal to men, they (more importantly) ticked all the boxes for women in the first instance. It's fair to say that confident, sophisticated women were his niche market. And this dress is an excellent example of that appeal. As far as condition is concerned, this dress is free from notable flaws and presents spectacularly. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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.
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!
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