Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New!
Size: Extra Small - Small
Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm
Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 41 inches + 104 cm
Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm
Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm
Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.
* Striking 1950s cotton Hawaiian dress
* Fabric design features alternate stripes with leaves etchings
* Colours are aqua, green, chartreuse and navy
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Sleeveless sweetheart bodice with wide straps and shelf bust
* Gathers to bust insert above bust
* Very full knife pleated skirt
* Lined bodice with self fabric, pinked seams and hand finished hem
* Low swimsuit back with metal zipper
* Straps at upper back are smocked
* Label reads Kamehameha
The Kamehameha Garment Company was set up by Herbert Briner (said to be the founder of Hawaiian ready-to-wear) in 1936 and was run from a garment production facility that had previously produced uniforms. After Herb Briner’s death in 1966, the company was owned by his wife Millie Briner and his sons. In the 1970s Richard Goodwin was the designer of the company’s lines. The company was sold to Crown Corporation, though Millie Briner stayed with the company as president until the mid-1970s. In 1990 the company was acquired by Brad Walker.
The name comes from King Kamehameha I who was responsible for uniting Hawaii’s islands. The company is particularly famous for its Aloha shirts, as well as its tropical flower-patterned cotton clothing (featuring sarongs, full skirted dresses, sun and swimsuits) for women.
This dress is in excellent condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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