Original 1950s 50s Vintage Turquoise Floral Dress
This gorgeous summer dress was made from a lightweight rayon mix in the 1950s. The print depicts a wonderful range of flowers including roses, lillys and elder flowers in shades of pale pink, lilac and white on a turquoise background. The addition of bright green foliage gives a pleasing colour contrast. The notched lapel collar marks the beginning of a row of six transparent pressed glass buttons which are used to fasten the dress. Panels of beautiful pin tucks run down the length of the dress from the bust to the hem on both sides of the button placket. The craftsmanship on these pin tucks is just superb considering they are completely pattern matched ensuring there is no distortion in the print. Small gathers at the back of the waist give the dress lovely shaping around the bum. Inside, the dress is unlined and has a makers label for Caldwell Casuals.
The dress is in good condition with only a few tiny holes and marks as pictured, which blend in with the busy pattern. There is also larger whole in back of collar placket where the fabric is doubled up, which is not visible from the outside. The stitching at the right underarm seam is a little untidy and there is a small hole which needs repairing.