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vintage 1950's dress ...most fabulous MARJORIE MONTGOMERY double bust novelty print floral full skirt cotton pin-up party dress

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-1950's marjorie montgomery cotton pin-up dress

Marjorie Montgomery (Gray) was one of the well-known California designers of the 1920s-1960s. She started in 1926, designing pretty and stylish dresses from cotton. In the beginning she knew so little about the manufacturing business that she bought her fabrics and notions at retail. But soon she discovered that she could be buying her materials wholesale. She went into business full time, opening a shop under her own name.

In 1940, due to a poor business decision, Montgomery lost her shop and the right to market garments under her own name. She then started a new label which she called “Marjorie’s Things.” About this time she came up with a concept that was perfectly suited for the increasingly-casual dress of American women. She designed a playsuit that could be adapted with other pieces to form a dress for shopping and even an ensemble for evening.

Montgomery belonged to an elite group of seven other California designers: the Affiliated Fashionists of California, which also included Louella Ballerino and Addie Masters. From the beginning, her dresses and casual play clothes typified the casual California lifestyle. Montgomery designed through the 1960s.

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-classic silhouette with a fitted, strapless bodice, and a; full and swingy skirt

-vavavoom boned bodice is designed with two layers: a fitted and seamed bandeau underlayer, overlapped by a sweetheart layer - both trimmed in coordinating yellow piping

-bodice lined in white cotton

-right side seam hip pocket

-side metal zipper

*i upload large pictures, so please use the zoom feature at the bottom right corner of each picture for a closer look. and then click picture again for a super sized image.


(measurements given are ''actual'' measurements of the item. please consider your individual comfort and compare measurements accordingly)

bodice was taken in at back with a couple of tucks, about 2 1/2 inches, that can easily be let out if needed

bust-34", waist-28", length of skirt from waist to hem-30"


excellent - a few tiny pinhead spots by hem that may easily lift with initial cleaning. missing original belt. price adjusted accordingly.

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-we’ll send you a pay pal invoice for the down payment and schedule you for future invoices.

If you have any questions, just let us know… hope this helps!

m e a s u r e m e n t s: measurements given are ''actual'' measurements of the item, taken flat on the outside and doubled. with clothing, please consider your individual comfort and compare measurements accordingly.

d i s p l a y: I use one form to display a wide range of sizes, so some items may be pinned for proper fit. Also, some items, such as crinolines and jewelry, are used for display purposes ONLY and ARE NOT INCLUDED with the item listed - unless otherwise noted. please note that colors may vary from one computer screen to another, contact us before purchasing, for a better description of color if it is important to you.

c o n d i t i o n: all items are sold in ''as found'' condition. due to the unique nature of vintage clothing, there might be the occasional slight or trivial imperfection. although we take great care of the used garment(s) once they reach us, they have had a previous life. vintage items are sold "as is". most items are previously owned/used. anything out of the ordinary will be accurately indicated in the item description. due to various storage environments, some items may benefit from laundering, or dry cleaning prior to use.

m i n t : pristine, no signs of wear.
 possibly deadstock/never worn w/original tags.

n e a r m i n t : like new, no notable flaws.

e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear/age, no notable flaws.

v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws, easily repairable or already repaired, wearable as purchased.

g o o d : noted minor flaws, most likely repairable or already repaired, wearable with care or after repair.

f a i r : numerous noted flaws, some significant, possibly repairable/wearable.

p o o r : damaged beyond repair with value as a study piece, not wearable.

s h i p p i n g:

DOMESTIC shipping via priority mail with deliver confirmation. smaller items under $50 may ship via first class mail in order to save you money and this will be noted in listing.

INTERNATIONAL shipping must ship via international priority mail for items up to $250 USD as pay pal requires a tracking number. and international express mail for items over $250, as pay pal requires a tracking number AND a signature. sorry, these aren't our rules. and we know that some sellers are willing to incur the risks of using less expensive services, however we believe that these policies are in place to help protect both buyers and sellers and therefore help to insure a safe and pleasant transaction. we hope you understand.

we are always looking for ways to save you money on shipping, so if you have any ideas on services that are more cost efficient AND meet pay pal's requirements, please let us know and we'll be happy to look into it.

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vintage 1950's dress ...most fabulous MARJORIE MONTGOMERY double bust novelty print floral full skirt cotton pin-up party dress


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