1950s Horrockses Pink Cotton Novelty Ivy Leaf Print Dress

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1950s crisp cotton Horrockses dress with various leaves featured in the print including several types of ivy. This style features a cross over bodice with wide collar and is fastens with hook and eyes on the waist. With elbow length sleeves and a very full skirt which closes to the front with poppers. In excellent vintage condition, there is a very faint line mark on the shoulders but it is only perceptible on very, very close inspection. Horrockses was a premier 1950s British fashion brand and worn by HM Queen Elizabeth II and examples of these dresses are held in museums world wide. Best fit for a UK size 6-8, US 2-4.

Horrockses was born in the mid 1940s and produced mostly cotton garments which were designed in London and made in cotton designed and produced by the Horrockses mill in Preston. They were famous throughout the UK and the US for their well made classic 1950s floral printed summer dresses with full skirts and were successful in improving the image of cotton across the upscale stores they were sold in. They continued to produce sought after dresses until the end of the 50s when their top designers left. The company was then sold on in 1964 and eventually discontinued in 1984.


BUST - 34" (86cm)
WAIST - 26" (66cm)
LENGTH - 46" (117cm)