Vintage 1950s Latte Coloured Lace Dress & Coat Ensemble - NEW!

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Size: Medium


Bust: 36 - 38 inches + 91 - 96.5 cm

Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45 inches + 114 cm 

Hem Length: None

Zipper Length: 21 inches +53 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.



* Vintage 1950s latte-coloured professionally made ensemble

* Dress fabric is lace with a floral design and the coat is in nylon

* Classic silhouette with a defined waist and straight skirt

* Dress has short sleeves and a V-shaped neckline

* Hem on dress is scalloped

* Over-jacket is loose fitting with long gathered sleeves and wide cuffs

* Satin piping around edges of coat including collar with matching buttons at cuffs

* Matching satin belt with a metal zipper at rear

* Dress is fully lined

* Label reads Paula Dean Originals

Paula Dean Originals
Etta Gurstel of Minneapolis, along with her husband Jules, were the founders of the highly successful Paula Dean Company in 1949. During the 1950s and 1960s the company was the world's largest manufacturer of half-size dresses in the medium-priced market. The label aimed at the 'womanly' end of the market, where there was a perceived need for apparel that didn't sacrifice style for fit. Paula Dean Originals preferred easy-care materials, lined dresses and jacket and coat ensembles that also had a sleeved dress underneath. Etta's philosophy was *to prove that a woman doesn't have to throw in the fashion sponge just because she is a grown-up junior, or because she has reached the age when a few extra pounds have settled around her midriff." Her designers were briefed to follow the newest fashion trends with a discriminating and selective eye to produce dresses that were flattering to the figure and 'on trend'. I think this outfit is a perfect example.


Excellent vintage condition.

No notable flaws that I can see. - a bit of dinginess to the belt.

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 will be highlighted.



Beautiful colour and very well made.

The listing is for the dress only and does not include any other accessories that may have been photographed with the item. 

This dress has been pinned to the dress form.


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