Vintage 1940s Pink & Blue Floral Cotton Dress - New! (ON HOLD)
Please note this is on hold and not available for general sale at this time. Thank you for understanding.
Bust: 36 - 37 inches + 91 - 94 cm
Waist: 29 - 30 inches + 74 - 76 cm
Shoulder Edge to Shoulder Edge: 16 inches + 41 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39.5 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 42 inches + 107 cm
Hem Length : 2 inches + 5 cm
Zipper Length: 11 inches + 41 cm
Seam Allowance: .25 inches + 0.75 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 1940s white background cotton commercially made dress
* Fabric design features pink and blue flowers with swirls of pale yellow
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and A-shaped skirt
* Bodice has short sleeves with V-shaped neckline
* Contrasting blue cotton at sleeve hems and neckline
* Bodice opens with button closure to waist and a side metal zipper
* Buttons are covered in the blue contrasting fabri
* Skirt is comprised of four panels that widen towards the hemline
* Unlined, pinked seams and hand-finished hem
* Label reads Lady Alice California
Alice of California was founded in 1925 by Krist Gudnason, an orphan from Iceland who worked on a fishing boat before “jumping ship” and escaping to Norway, where he did well as a door-to-door salesman. He immigrated to the US and arrived in New York without a dime to his name. He then made his way to the West Coast, sold dead stock from a dry goods house in Portland, Oregon, and eventually moved to Los Angeles where he started his own Lady Alice Dresses in 1925. Shortly thereafter, the Lil’ Alice label was added.
In the 1930s Carolyn Perena became lead designer at Alice, defining a new resort look reflecting her love of exotic prints and according to California Stylist magazine, “her allegiance to four basic standards: Colorful, casual, comfortable and Californian.” By 1947 Gunderson opened a four-story factory at a new industrial park in San Francisco .In the early 1960s, the Lady Alice and Lil’ Alice lines were discontinued, and the Alice, Alice Polynesian and Krist lines replaced them. (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)
No notable flaws that I can see, it is in great condition for its age. Belt loops but no belt.
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.
Such a sweet dress with the prettiest floral print. The contrasting blue trim adds to the considerable appeal of this lovely dress. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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