Vintage 1950s Hibiscus Floral Print Cotton Dress - New!

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Size: Small

Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

Hips: open

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 44 inches + 112 cm 

Zipper Length: 11 inches + 28 cm

Hem Length: 0.75 inches + 2 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 a white cotton with rows of orange and peach hibiscus flowers with teal leaves

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

* Bodice is sleeveless with a scalloped square neckline

* Back has scalloping as well, with a closed-in metal zipper

* Skirt is gathered at waist with two large inset pockets at front

* Self-belt with belt loops

 * Unlined, raw seams with handstitched hem

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Generally Excellent. 

No notable flaws that I can see - other than the zipper seam has obviously come undone at the upper back and the previous owner has handstitched it. There are also two tiny pintucks at each corner of the front neckline, again done by a previous owner, perhaps to prevent gaping. Both of these issues are hardly noticeable and can be easily brought back to original condition if required. It may also help if the back zipper was replaced with a longer open zipper as, obviously, closed- in zippers have a stress point at the seam above the zipper.  Internally, there appears to have been a calico built-in petticoat that has been cut out, again this does not affect the presentation of the dress in any way. 

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.



This is an absolutely stunning dress, love the print, scalloped neckline and huge pockets. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


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