• Striking Vintage 1950s Bright Tulips Cotton Sun Dress - New!
  • Striking Vintage 1950s Bright Tulips Cotton Sun Dress - New!
  • Striking Vintage 1950s Bright Tulips Cotton Sun Dress - New!
  • Striking Vintage 1950s Bright Tulips Cotton Sun Dress - New!
  • Striking Vintage 1950s Bright Tulips Cotton Sun Dress - New!
  • Striking Vintage 1950s Bright Tulips Cotton Sun Dress - New!
  • Striking Vintage 1950s Bright Tulips Cotton Sun Dress - New!

Striking Vintage 1950s Bright Tulips Cotton Sun Dress - New!

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Measurements

Size: Medium - Large

Bust: 40 inches + 86 cm 

Waist up to: 31 inches + 66 cm

Hips: Free

Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 16 inches +  38 cm (adjustable)

Total Length:  44 inches + 108 cm 

  

Description

* Vintage 1950s ivory glazed cotton sundress

* Stunning tulip theme in pink, blue, green and black

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

* Sleeveless bodice with angled darts, v neckline and shoulder ties

* Full skirt with two front panels edged in black piping

* Black piping on neckline and edge of ties

* Two side slit pockets

* Working side metal zipper

* Label reads "Kay Windsor"

Kay Windsor
Inaugurated in 1939 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the company's mantra was to produce moderately-priced dresses and suits that transformed ordinary day wear into chic and stylish garments. In 1954, Kay Windsor Frocks produced a line of Private Secretary dresses, in conjunction with a popular television program of the same name starring Ann Sothern. The arrangement allowed Ann Southern to appear in media advertising on behalf of the the label. Kay Windsor Fashions produced several lines of clothing, but were particularly known for their wide range of novelty and floral prints in a variety of bright shades, often against a black background (and no I didn't make that up). The Kay Windsor label was eventually sold  to Vanity Fair in 1971 for $21 million but was discontinued in 1978.

 

Condition 

This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - perhaps a couple of tiny marks here and there - the dress presents beautifully. The bodice length is adjustable according to where you tie the straps.. Shown with a crinoline and belt for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.

 

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LayBys/Layaways
Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Special Orders
If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

Photography
Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.