A modernist-style print shift, this 1960s Hawaiian dress has a slight A-line flare from below the bust to the hem. The plain-weave, lightweight cotton fabric combines bright aqua blue with black in its crazy print of abstract fish, surfers(?) and flowers on a “sponge-painted” background. It seems to mix inspiration from ancient cave paintings, 1950s-60s modern art, and traditional Hawaiian prints! Bust darts shape the upper bodice. The elbow-length sleeves are also slightly flared, to match the body of the dress. There is a single patch pocket at the right hip, and the dress fastens in back with a plastic zipper. It is unlined. Perfect for your next trip to the tiki bar (or any other occasion, really!) this 1960s Hawaiian print dress is in excellent condition. It is shown here not pinned to fit my mannequin, to give a better idea of its actual size. It is approximately a modern medium, but please see the measurements for more details about fit.
Size: approx. M
Bust: 39” flat, to fit approx. 36-38”
Waist: 41” flat, intended for loose fit
Hip: 47” flat, intended for loose fit—approx. 43” max.
Length: 37.5” from shoulder to hem in front
Underarm to hem length: 28.5”
Sleeve length: 12”
Shoulder to shoulder: approx. 13” (diagonal seams)
Label: Lord & Taylor, All Cotton