• 1950s Pink Hydrangeas Pique Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)
  • 1950s Pink Hydrangeas Pique Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)
  • 1950s Pink Hydrangeas Pique Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)
  • 1950s Pink Hydrangeas Pique Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)
  • 1950s Pink Hydrangeas Pique Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)

1950s Pink Hydrangeas Pique Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)

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Measurements

Size: Extra Small - Small

Bust: 34 inches +  86 cm 

Waist: 25 inches +  63 cm

Hips: Free

Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder:  15 inches +  38 cm

Total Length:  39 inches +  99 cm 

Please not this dress is reserved for a special person and not available for sale at this time...thank you for understanding

  

Description

* Vintage 1950s ivory white (very light pinkish hue)medium weight pique dress

* Design features large hydrangea flowers in light and dark pink with green leaves

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and wide skirt

* Sleeveless bodice with boat neckline

* Skirt is wide circle

* Plunging oval back with side metal zipper

* Label reads "Alex Coleman"

Alex Colman California, founded in 1947, was one of many California clothing companies that opened post World War II period. The family-owned company  specialised in quality sportswear, coordinates, and casual dress in the Californian style. The vivid and unique prints used by Alex Colman became their signature and set the standard. These prints were all designed by Blanche Lefton (Alex Coleman's daughter), who was inspired by her many trips to France, Germany and Italy. She would then visit Japan to personally work on her exclusive patterns with their printers: Kanebo and Toyobo. Blanche was an expert at engineering prints so that the borders would match perfectly. The ability of the company to produce these exclusive prints was one of the primary reasons for its success. In 1968, it had grown so much that it was listed on the stock exchange and in 1973 merged with Borden Incorporated. Sometime in 1980, the company finally closed its doors. Their legacy has endured, particularly the classic Coleman border and floral novelty prints of the 1950s. Examples of these are highly valued by today's vintage fashion connoisseurs.

 

Condition 

This dress is in great vintage condition, other than the hemline being altered. This has resulted in an uneven hemline which has been fixed by my seamstress. The dress hem is now much more even than shown in  the photographs. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

 

Shop Policies

Availability
This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.


Postage
We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

LayBys/Layaways
Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Special Orders
If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

Photography
Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.