Stunning 1950s Horrockses Blue and White Floral Stripes Dress- New!
Bust: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder to Natural Waist: 16.5 inches + 42 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder to Gathered Portion: 20 inches + 51 cm
Width at Gathered Portion (which is 3.25 inches from Natural Waist): 34 inches + 86 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 44 inches + 112 cm
Zipper Length: none (button closure to waist and then press studs and hook & eyes)
Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm
Seam Allowance: 0.75 inches + 2 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.
* Vintage 1950s to early 1960s commercially made dress in fine cotton
* Fabric features alternating blue and white stripes with a floral pattern
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt
* Bodice with a square neckline and short gathered sleeves with cuffs
* Bodice has a wide self-fabric bow tie immediately below neckline
* Sleeve cuffs with a functional blue button opening
* Fitted natural waist with a dropped panel from which skirt is gathered
* Two inseam pockets
* Squared neckline back with button closure
* Unlined with handstitched hem
* Label reads Horrockses
Horrockses was founded in 1791 in Preston, UK as a cotton manufacturer. In 1946 the company started Horrockses Fashions Limited and the Horrockses label was born. The clothing was designed in London, using the cotton that was produced by the Horrockses Mill in Preston. Most of their garments were made from their cotton, but they also used other fibres from other makers.
During the 1950s, Horrockses was famous for their colourful cotton floral prints, which were made into full-skirted summer dresses. These dresses were popular not only in Britain but they were also imported into the US, where they could be found at upscale stores such as B. Altman. The dresses, even though they were only cotton day dresses, were not cheap and were very well made. The company worked at improving the image of cotton and they were very successful. The company’s top designers left in 1958 and the company was sold to Steinberg & Sons in 1964. The label was discontinued in 1983. Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild
No notable flaws that I can see - in great condition for its age.
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.
Yet another magnificent Horrockses dress with tons of design features. The fabric print is really lovely and typical of this label. it is fine quality with a good weight. The dropped waist designs were a familiar silhouette for Horrockses and they are perfect for those that love a very full skirt but don't want to add bulk to their hips. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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