Vintage 1950s Blue and White Stripes Horrockses Dress- New!
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 42 inches + 107 cm
Zipper Length: none
Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 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.
* Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s quality cotton commercially made dress
* Fabric desgn features steel blue, light blue, and white stripes with fine black details
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt
* Sleeveless bodice with a scooped neckline and shirtfront opening
* Centre front placket that extends well below the waist with button closure
* Pin tucking either side of placket that reveals the dark blue stripes only
* Tiny knife pleats at the waist that provides for a very full skirt
* Unlinedwith handstitched hem
* Label reads Horrockses Fashions
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
The dress is in great condition except that gussets have been added either side of the bodice. I have pictured one of these in the second-last photograph. On inspection of the interior, it looks like the gussets were added to hide a tear in the fabric. You can see from the earlier photographs that they don't detract from the overall appearance of the dress and, in fact,serve to reinforce the area. The only other issue is that there is a fault with the dyeing process on one section of the dress, where the ink is uneven. I have shown this in the last photograph but honestly only mentioned for accuracy, as it is hardly noticeable.
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.
Incredibly beautiful dress set designed to stand out. A true Hollywood ensemble fit to be worn by the stars. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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