Vintage 1950s Hyacinth Print Cotton Dress- New!
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm
Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 16.5 inches + 42cm (straps can be shortened)
Total Length: 42 inches + 107 cm
Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 cm
* Vintage 1950s white soft sanforized cotton sundress
* Gorgeous print of pink and purple hyacinths with green leaves
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and wide skirt
* Sleeveless bodice with low scooped neckline and spaghetti straps
* Very full knife pleated skirt with self tie belt
* Inset pockets at each hip on seam
* Low back with metal zipper closure
* Unlined with a pinked seams and hand stitched hem
* Label reads Serbin of Florida
Serbin was founded in 1943 by Lewis Serbin in Cleveland, Ohio. A while later his brother, John joined the company and together they relocated to Miami, Florida in 1944. A factory was also acquired in Fayetteville, Tennessee to handle production. When this proved too small, a larger factory was built to handle the increased demand and to ensure that Serbin of Florida was entirely “Made in America”. The company was particularly known for its sundresses, dresses with cardigans and sporting attire. During the 1950s and 1960s, they were recognised as one of the largest clothing manufacturers in Florida. Muriel Ryan was the principal designer in the early years, and following her retirement, Lewis' own daughter Marianne took over the important role. Their garments were sold in major department stores, mail order catalogues, pro shops and specialty stores all over the United States. Following the death of the founder, Lew Serbin, the company ceased production in the 1970s.
This beyond gorgeous sundress is in excellent condition for its age and free of any flaws of note. A wonderful example of the full skirted dresses the company was noted for.Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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