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Gorgeous vintage 1940s white/blue patterned f/l Horrockses dress.Please
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Beautiful, genuine 1950s vintage cotton dress by the Royal family's favourite dressmaker, Horrockses. Made in their trademark thick cotton fabric, with an all-over flower print the dress is its own statement, as I hope the photos show, and is closest to a modern UK size 10-12, US 6-8, but see the measurements below.
The front panel of the skirt is lined with a stiff-ish fabric; the dress is otherwise unlined. This panel is accentuated by the pleated detailing at the sides of the waist.
The shoulder straps are 1¼ inches (3 cms) wide, and extend to the bust, adding a little extra curve. There is, for some reason, an extra, loose fabric strip; tie it into a bow and put it in your hair!
With the Horrockses label declaring its pedigree, and a metal zip, this is a beautiful and very classy bit of vintage kit...and so much more flattering than anything in the high street!
As accurately as I can tell, approximate measurements are: 140 inch (354 cms) hem; 38 ½ ins (98 cms) length from waist; 36 ins (91 cms) across bust; and 30 ins (76 cms) at waist. Please do pay attention to the measurements: vintage sizes tend to differ from modern ones in a number of ways, and all information is provided in good faith and for guidance only.
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