Blue and White Cocktail Dream by Horrockses


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A striking 1950s blue and white day dress. This piece is the quintessential ice cream parlour, Californian beach, roof of the car down vibe. It has a classy square neckline with darts on bust, fitted waist and large circle skirt of pastel  blue and white panels. The fabric has a medium weight and high quality texture which gives it natural stiffness, the upper body is lined and does up with a zip at centre back. Seams have been pinked and hem finished with a bias ribbon.

This dress once belonged to fashionista and intrepid traveller, the late Stella Veitch. Stella was known for her taste for well made, fashionable clothing and her independence as a single woman travelling the globe during a time when it was uncommon for women to do so. We love this dress and the story it tells, imagining it neatly folded in a suitcase journeying through 1960s Africa and the Middle East.

Fits like modern size XS

Model Georgia is not zipped fully up the back and is a size Small (S) with 92cm chest, 76cm waist, 97cm hip

Measurements (lying flat):

Shoulder to shoulder 42cm

Underarm to underarm 44cm

Underbust 36cm

Waist 32cm

Hips Free

Shoulder to hem 106cm

Label: Horrockses Fashions, “12”

Manufacture: UK

Provenance: Special collection of Stella Veitch, sourced from New Zealand

Condition: Excellent- a couple of small pulls and faint marks across skirt, some small tears on inner zip from where it has caught in the past, seams are slightly frayed.