Vintage 1950s Tangerine Roses Cotton Dress- New!
Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm
Waist: 27 inches + 68.6 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 44.5 inches + 113 cm
Hem Length : none
Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm
Seam Allowance: None
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.
* Late 1950s crisp white background cotton commercially made dress
* Fabric design featured clusters of peach and tangerine coloured roses
* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and wide skirt
* Bodice is sleeveless with a squared neckline and thick shoulder straps
* Contrasting green grosgrain ribbon is woven through the upper waist and finishes mid back
* Skirt is full with knife-pleats at waist
* Back with metal zipper
* Unlined, raw seams with unfinshed machined hem
* Label reads Kerrybrooke Fashions
Kerrybrooke fashions was an in-house clothing line for Sears Roebuck & Company - a pioneer in the mail order catalogue business. The Sears catalog became known in the industry as "the Consumers' Bible" The Kerrybrooke line operated from the 1940s through to the 1970s.
No notable flaws that I can see, the original olive green grosgrain belt is slightly faded in places. I used an orange ribbon woven through the dress as an alternative as the colour brings out the orange in the dress. The green belt is secured at a seam at the back and two press studs remain where there would have been a bow attached. I will be happy to replace the ribbon with the colour of your choice. The hem has dropped as well and will need to be finished to your desired length. The fabric retains its brightness without fading.
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 above and beyond this will be highlighted here.
Lovely bright cotton day dress with the added feature of the threaded ribbon through waist. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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