Vintage Late 1950s Liliac Cotton Shirtfront Dress- NEW!

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Measurements

Size: Small

Dress

Bust: 36 - 38 inches + 91 - 96.5 cm 

Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

Hips: Free

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 40 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm 

Hem Length: Minimal

Zipper Length: None

Seam Allowance: 0.5 inch + 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.

 

Description

* Late 1950s to early 1960s lilac coloured Egyptian woven cotton dress

* Fabric design features a slight plaid pattern

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and wide skirt

* Shirtfront bodice with turnover collar and front closure

* ¾ sleeves with cuffs

* Hidden placket on bodice ends around hip level but is fastened only to the waist via lilac buttons

* Two decorative tabs at left upper side with fabric covered buttons

* Skirt is very full and has box pleating with an array of small knife pleats either side

* Unlined with hand-sewn hem

* Labels read Thrift Shop Myer Emporium Adelaide and Esbi Line The Finest Egyptian Cotton. It also has a tag from a production "From Here to Eternity".

 The original Myer Emporium in Adelaide started life as Marshalls of Rundle Street in 1879. After trading successfully for a number of years, James Marshall began construction of a larger premises which grew in stages and over the years became a leading department store in the city with an excellent reputation.
When James died in 1925 the store was sold and taken over by Sidney Myer who had built a shopping empire in Melbourne and was keen to expand his operations around Australia. The Adelaide Observer newspaper announced the takeover and in 1928 Myers revealed plans to extend and expand the store.
The building remained in operation as a major department store until it was demolished in 1989 to make way for the multi-storey REMM development which opened in 1990.

 

Condition 

Excellent vintage condition.

No notable flaws that I can see - it presents beautifully. This dress has obviously used in a production of From Here to Eternity but no further details are known by me.

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 will be highlighted.

 

Comment 

Sophisticated shirtfront dress with an interesting history.

The listing is for the dress only and does not include any other accessories that may have been photographed with the item. 

This item has not been pinned to the dress form.

 

Shop Policies

COVID-19

Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

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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.

Currently, standard packages within Australia are taking 4 to 6 business days from receipt of the package at the Post Office. However, there may be exceptions due to the impact of COVID-19.

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 apologize in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


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.

Currently, standard packages within Australia are taking 4 to 6 business days from receipt of the package at the Post Office. However, there may be exceptions due to the impact of COVID-19.

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 :)

Alterations
Obviously, as these are one-off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

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Photography
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