1950s Cotton Print Tea Dress
Original Vintage: Button through Tea Dress
Dating from: 1950s
Label: “Blacon” Size E B.S. 42/40
Side seam to side seam across bust: 41”
Side seam to side seam across waist: 30”
Side seam to side seam across hips: Hips are free
Length from neck to waist: 17” (43.3 cm)
Length From waist to hem 28" (71cm)
Sleeve Length: 8” (20.3 cm)
Sleeve width at hem: 13 “(33cm)
A Rock Follies Vintage Size: 14 or 16 with a waist cincher
Please check our size guide for how to take your measurements.
Fabric: A quality medium weight cotton typical 1950s print with a soft white background with teal foliage and fuchsia and pale pink daisy flowers, and wisps of black formed in rows across the fabric.
Style: A classic 1950's fit and flare, button through Tea dress
Features: The bodice has an open revere type collar with darts at the waist on the front and back, with a fitted in short sleeve which can be turned back to make a cape sleeve. The skirt is attached to the bodice in 1” (2.5 cm) box pleats, so has a lovely fullness at the hem and a petticoat can be worn underneath to give it more flare. Top Tip do this and wear a wide blet if you want to make your waist appear smaller. Petticoats both vintage and reproduction are available for sale in our Lingerie & Nightwear Collection. There are belt loops for a 1 ¾” (4.5 cm) the original belt is no longer with the dress.
Closure: The dress is buttoned through two on the bodice and 6 on the skirt in ivory round pearlized buttons.
Ideal to wear for: The dress can be worn casually or dressed up for an event such as Goodwood Revival with Hat, gloves, bag and belt as shown is the photographs. The accessories are not included but are for sale on the accessory’s pages.
Vintage Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition:
Vintage items are not new they date back to a particular era, some have survived in amazing condition, while others may show some signs of age, but we feel they still deserve to make it into our collection. Therefore, we have listed our items into three Conditions:
- Excellent Vintage Condition: Means the item is in great shape for its age. (Most of our stock will fall into this category)