Vintage 1950s Brown and White Horrockses Designer Dress- New!
Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43.5 inches + 110 cm
Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm
Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6 cm
Seam Allowance: 1 inch + 2.5 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.
* Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s commercially made dress
* Fabric is crisp brown cotton with a white scroll pattern
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt
* Sleeveless bodice with wide shoulder straps that extend down the bodice
* The straps end in a v-shape at the waist, providing a shelf bust effect
* Skirt is gathered with back metal zipper
* Unlined, finished seams 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 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 succeeded. The label was discontinued in 1983. Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild
No notable flaws that I can see. It's really in great condition for its age. The white bow is attached to the dress via a safety pin. I decided to leave it that way for the future owner to decide its permanent placement.
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, typical of the high standard produced by the Horrockses label. The fabric is a high-quality cotton and the bodice design is absolutely lovely. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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