Original Vintage: Swim Dress Top
Dating from: 1950s
Side seam to side seam across bust to fit 36” (91 cm) with stretch on the side and back panels
Side seam to side seam across waist to fit 28” (71 cm) with stretch on the side and back panels
Side seam to side seam across hips 39” (91 cm)
Length from top at centre front to hem 21” (53.5 cm)
A Rock Follies Vintage Size 12
Made of: Cotton in a classic 1950s print with an purple, brown and white background with sprays of white flowers with green foliage and little touches of blue in the flower centres. The fabric feels fresh as the day it was made in fact I dont think it has ever been worn!
Style: This would have been a classic 1950s two piece made up of this skirted dress top, The original shorts are missing however I suggest teaming it with a high waisted pair of swim shorts in any of the colours in the print. Alternatively, it could be worn as a top.
Without stretchy fabrics available sheering elastic was used to create a stretch, and this costume top has sheering elastic completely across the back panel. The front of the costume is made of eleven panels The front straps are part of the bust panel and can be altered to fit with two buttons and buttonholes on each strap. The panels flare out at the hem to give a lovely fit and flare style echoing the dresses of the era.
Vintage Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition: Please note this is just a top the original shorts are no longer with the top.
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)
Original 1950s Cotton Swim Dress Top