Vintage 1950s Lavender and White Floral Check Dress- New!
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Under Bust: 33 inches + 83 cm
Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 42 inches + 107 cm
Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm
Zipper Length: 21 inches + 53 cm
Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + 1.25 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.
* Beautiful 1950s cotton commercially made dress
* Fabric design features large squares with crochet floral print in lavender, purple and white
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt
* Sleeveless bodice with notched collar shirtfront opening
* Contrasting lavender cotton fabric cummerbund below bust
* Front opening secure by large single pearlised button
* Full knife pleated skirt
* Unlined, pinked seams and hand sewn hem
* Back metal zipper and hook and eye closing
* Label reads Gay Gibson
The Gay Gibson label was owned by the Gernes Garment Company and dates from 1937. Their manufacturing base was in Kansas City, Missouri. The label produced excellent examples of mid-priced garments, often taking their design lead from Parisienne fashions.
This is such a beautiful dress, the fabric is crisp and the design is truly eye-catching. Other design features include the cummerbund waist and the shirtfront opening with notched collar. The dress itself is in excellent condition for its age. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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