Vintage 1950s Pink Peacock Print Cotton Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

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SKU #2185


Size: Small

Bust: 36 inches +  91 cm 

Waist:  26 inches +  66 cm

Hips: Free

Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder:  15.5 inches +  39.5 cm

Total Length:  41 inches +  104 cm 



* Vintage 1950s ivory crisp cotton dress

* Amazing novelty print of peacock feathers in shades of pink, grey and black

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

* Cap sleeve bodice with squared neckline

* Neckline features ivory cotton trim

* Full circle skirt with ivory cotton border around hemline

* Back metal zipper

* Label reads "Desmonds Southern California"

Desmonds Department Store, Southern California was a high end retail chain based in Pasadena. At its peak, Desmonds had 19 stores throughout Southern California. It began as a hat shop founded by Daniel Desmond and grew into a major apparel retailer selling men's, women's and boys' specialty clothing including locally produced fashions. During the 1950s, several well-known designers working in southern California who created original screen prints for local shops. I should imagine this was one of them.



This magnificent novelty print dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age with  only one small issue. There is a tiny break near shoulder seam that, with a quick fix,  will disappear completely in the busy print. The fabric itself looks hardly worn and remains vibrant and crisp. I wouldn't be surprised if it is old store stock The dress was quite dirty when I received it and since washing it a couple of times, its come up really well. In fact, the border is now closer to white than ivory. Should imagine that it will improve with further washes. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.


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