Vintage 1950s Lilac Linen Wiggle Dress with Daisy Applique- New!
Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm
Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm
Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm
Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 46 inches + 117 cm
Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm
Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25 cm
Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam.
* Striking 1950s commercially made lilac rayon linen wiggle dress
* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt
* Sleeveless bodice with v neckline and faux surplice front
* One side of the neckline is decorated with lime green & white diagonal stripes
* Skirt is slightly flared at hemline with back kick pleat detail
* Right side stand out pocket with same lime & white diagonal trim
* Trims feature applique daisies with rhinestone centres
* Unlined, raw and pinked seams with hand finished hem
* Side metal zipper with self belt
* Label reads Vicky Vaughn
Vicky Vaughn was the junior division of R & M Kaufmann, Illinois. The Kaufman brothers began making ladies dresses in 1922. They built their business by producing high quality but moderately priced dresses, undergarments and sleepwear. In the 1930’s, Kaufmann revolutionised the garment industry by adding their own novel embroidery, applique and cornelli trim, while other garment manufacturers continued to rely on New York trim manufacturers. The Kaufmann's were able to keep prices low by mass producing garments in their own factories. The motto was "Only the LOOK is expensive." Sales grew steadily through the use of full page advertisements in Seventeen, Mademoiselle, Life and Charm magazines, as well as the use of live television commercials The Kaufmann's also produced the Toni Todd and Lady Laura lines. The company was sold to Russ Togs in 1969. In 1988 the Kaufmann family bought the firm back from Russ Togs and continued operations into the 1990’s when it was sold to Global Clothing, Inc. With the love of the rag trade in the family blood for nearly a century, the Kaufmann's grandson was retained as executive helping a younger generation garment company thrive in an ever increasingly competitive worldwide market.
This absolutely gorgeous dress is in excellent condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see, apart from the tiniest bit of wear on the belt buckle, hardly worth mentioning. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.
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