Vintage 1950s Hawaiian Scenic Print Cotton Dress - New!

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Size: Small

Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

Shoulder Edge  to Shoulder Edge: 15 inches + 38 cm

Hips: open

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39.5 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 42 inches + 107 cm 

Hem Length : 1.5 inches + 4 cm

Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

Seam Allowance: Hidden by lining

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.



* Late 1950s  cotton commercially made day dress

* Fabric design features scenic print of harbour, boats, buildings and sea and  landscapes 

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and wide skirt

* Bodice is sleeveless with a low square neckline

* Skirt is knife-pleated and very full with a rolled trim waist

 * Low back with metal zipper

* Bodice is fully lined in self-fabric

* Pinked seams and hand sewn hem

* Label reads Made in Honolulu for Marjy Stevens Hawaiian Shop Scottsdale Arizona by KAHALA

Kahala, the label of Branfleet Sports Wear, was founded in 1936 by George Brangier and Nat Norfleet. This company was one of the first to switch from making strictly tailor-made shirts to making them through a manufacturing process. The company’s official name was changed to Kahala in 1951 (though Kahala was used as their label name starting in 1936). Surfing legend Duke Kanamoku was associated with Kahala Sportswear (Branfleet) from the mid-1930s until 1943 as a fashion consultant. The “Duke” was associated with the company again in 1961. Kahala was always used on the label. Dale Hope, co-author of The Aloha Shirt, purchased the legendary Kahala label in 1986 and led the company back into prominence. He serves as the art director for Kahala Sportswear at present. The company is still active today (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)




No notable flaws that I can see, it is in great condition for its age. 

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.



 Fabulous print on this dress. Furthermore, placement of the print is excellent and makes the most of the design. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


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Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

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 should this rare circumstance arise.

We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

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 :)

Obviously, as these are one-off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

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