Stunning 1950s British Designer Flocked Cherries Dress- New!
Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Under Bust: 28 inches + 71 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Shoulder Edge to Edge: 15 inches + 38 cm ( there is some flexibility due to cap sleeves)
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45 inches + 114 cm
Hem Length : 1 inches + 41 cm
Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 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.
* 1950s charcoal silk-blend commercially made dress
* Fabric design featured applied red two-tone flocked cherries with green leaves
* Classic silhouette with a defined waist and wide skirt
* Bodice with cap sleeves and scooped oval neckline
* Sheld bust with princess seaming from under bust to hem
* Blue plastic buttons with rhinestone inserts
* Three decorative velvet bows below neckline with rhinestone buckles
* Back with metal zipper
* Fully lined, finished seams and handstitched hem
* Label reads Alice Edwards
Alice Edwards label pops up only occasionally. but those that I have seen confirm my b the label was in direct competition with Horrockses during the 1950s. The fabric quality is excellent and the dresses have the same appeal and style to the better-known Horrockses label. It appears they had two lines: a daywear range labelled “An Alice Edward’s Italian” and often featuring lovely glazed cotton fabrics. The other fashion line was the “Alice Edward’s Goes Places” label which featured cocktail and party dresses. Nowadays, the label is becoming increasingly sought-after and appreciated for its quality products.
No notable flaws that I can see, other than the flocking on some of the cherries has rubbed, not noticeable when worn. Several cherries were glued back down as the edges were lifting and the back seams were re-stitched as they were a little stressed. It looks fabulous!
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.
A beautiful dress with a flattering silhouette. The bodice treatment and the cherries add a great deal of charm to this beauty. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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