Vintage 1950s Italian Designer Turquoise Blue Cottob Dress- New!

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Measurements

Size: Small

Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

Hips: open

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43.5 inches + 110 cm 

Zipper Length: 13 inches + 36 cm

Hem Length: 1 inches + 2.5 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.

 

Description

* Lovely 1950s commercially made dress

* Fabric is turquoise blue glazed cotton

* Florentine style scrollwork pattern in white, gold, pink, blue and green 

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

* Shirt cap sleeves on bodice with a boat neckline

* Scrollwork is designed to give a cummerbund effect at the waist

* Very full skirt that is sewn in panels to provide the arch effect on the scroll work

* Deep back with ties at centre and metal zipper for closire

 * Lined bodice, pinked seams with handstitched hem

* Label reads Scuderi of Italy

Scuderi

I have been unable to find a great deal of information on this label, apart from it being active in the 1950s through to the 1960s. All the dresses I have either owned or seen of this label have been expertly made and feature quality fabrics, many of high-grade polished cotton. There is A Scuderi label operating currently but it produces high quality men's suits only.

 

Condition 

Excellent. 

No notable flaws that I can see - other than a couple of marks on the skirt, these are very small and have lightened considerably when laundered. I am sure they will fade even more with subsequent washes. A typical spot is seen on the last image.

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.

 

Comment 

An incredibly beautiful and sophisticated dress. Typical of the high-end fashion pieces produced in Italy during the 1950s.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

 


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