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Fabulous 1950s floral print cotton halter dress in a hue of two blues. All the style and class of an Alfred Shaheen Surf and Sand. Halter top bodice features pleats on one side of the bust. Wrap around style skirt is gathered in front with a side flounce and the back has an A line cut. Asymmetrical hem is shorter in front and longer in back. Self fabric dress straps for hanging. Closes at side with metal Talon zipper.

This dress was custom made in California in the 1950s for the Mother of one of my customers. She evidently hired a very talented and thoughtful seamstress as this dress is well made and very creatively styled. One of a kind vintage at it's finest.

I do not pin clothing on models, but prefer instead to show you my garments on people they actually fit. Britta's measurements at the time of this photo shoot were 36-26-42. She is also very tall and long in the waist. The original owner of this dress was over 6" tall, so expect to have this dress altered if you are under 5'10" or short in the waist.
-Bust: 39"
-Waist: 26"
-Hip: Full
-Length from waist to top of side zipper: 8.5"
-Length center front waist to hem: 30"
-Length center back waist to hem: 35.5"
-Sweep of hem: 134"

While this dress can certainly be machine washed in Woolite Dark, It will last longer if you soak it in the sink, hang to dry (by the waist) and press with an iron while the dress is still damp to make wrinkle removal easier.

Very Good condition rating an 8 out of 10. Cotton fabric is crisp. The only flaw I could find was a small hole that I mended with Bondex. I tried to find it just now to say where it's located, but I can't find it though I vaguely recall it was in the skirt. A loose thread here and there, but on the whole, this dress appears to have rarely been worn.

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Vintage 1950s Tiki Dress - Blue Cotton Halter - Bombshell Summer Fashions


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: cotton
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
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