This orange and brown Hawaiian print cotton 1950s dress has a full skirt and a sleeveless, fitted bodice. The unusual, draped neckline ties at the shoulders with wide, adjustable ties, forming a cowl-shaped collar at front and back. The skirt is pleated where it meets the waist seam, for plenty of fullness. (I have shown it here without an added crinoline, but there is certainly room for one, if desired.) The dress fastens with a metal zipper in the side seam, and the lightweight cotton fabric is unlined. The bold Hawaiian-inspired print is slightly faded all over from laundering, and has one small, horizontal area at the front waist, which is a bit lighter than the rest (see photo). There are 2 tiny mends, one at each of the underarm areas, where the straps meet the bodice (see close-up photos). These are not likely to be noticed when the dress is worn. This true vintage 1950s Hawaiian dress is in very good condition, totally ready for a day in the sun or a night at the tiki bar!
Bust: 35” flat, to fit approx. 32-34”
Waist: 24” flat, to fit approx. 23”
Length: 43” from shoulder to hem, tied as shown
Underarm to waist length: 8”
Waist to hem length: 28”
Shoulder to shoulder: 13”
Label: Made By Hawaiian Casuals Honolulu
I also have some unused cotton yardage in this same fabric and print, purchased at the same time by the original owner. It is in great condition, a bit darker and more saturated in color than the dress because it is not faded from repeated laundering. The fabric measures 80” by 35”. Ask if you are interested!