Vintage 1950s Cream Embroidered Cotton Dress - New! (On hold)

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SKU #9393


Size: Small 

Bust: 34 inches +  86.36 cm

Waist: 26 inches + 60.96 cm 

Bodice Length: 15.25 inches + 38.73 cm

Hips: Free

Total Length: 44.5 inches + 113.03 cm

This dress is on hold for Sophie and not available for sale at this time..... Thank you


* Lovely 1950s cream/ecru heavy cotton dress

* Lavishly embroidered in bands of red, green and gold in floral scroll pattern

* Classic silhouette with very full skirt

* Squared neckline and short sleeve bodice

* Back metal zipper

* Label reads Ann Fogarty


Ann Fogarty

Ann Fogarty was an American fashion designer from the1940s through to the 1980s . She was noted for her understated, feminine designs that were accessible to American women on a modest income.  Her designs were greatly influenced by the full-skirted dresses with fitted bodices inspired by Dior.  Fogarty won a number of awards for her design work including a Merit Award from Mademoiselle magazine. the Bonwit Teller Award, a special Coty Award  for the prettiest dresses,  the Neiman Marcus Award, and the 1957 Cotton Fashion Award

Her book Wife Dressing: The Fine Art of being a Well-Dressed Wife was first published in 1959 and is considered to be her finest work. A facsimile reprint was issued in 2011 by the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her design principles are still cited by dress designers and historians, including Valerie Steele who stated that it informed the costuming of Mad Men the smash hit TV series. 



This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Shown with a crinoline which are not included.

We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item or to negotiate a mutually agreeable lay-by arrangement.  If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - drop us a line, we would love to accommodate you with a 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.