*VINTAGE 1950s ALFRED SHAHEEN BOMBSHELL PINUP DRESS WITH METAL ZIPPER IN COPPER
A vintage 1950’s alfred shaheen hawaiian bombshell pinup dress in a shade between copper & dark gold called Copper
The label is identical to a 1950s label shown on the vintage fashion guild site and my thanks to them
Unique square neckline look bodice - lined bodice & back - set in cummerbund waistline that ties in the back - beautiful pockets on the narrow skirt - back metal zipper - kick pleat in back
Just lovely vintage dress by the wonderful alfred shaheen
By: alfred shaheen - honolulu - fashion craftsmen of quality
Size: although the tag says size 10 that is vintage sizing so by the measurements for a good fit - this is a small size dress
Bust: 34 stretched tight but leave a couple of inches for movement
Waist: 25 - 26 stretched tight but do not stretch to the max or it will be uncomfortable but leave a couple of inches for movement
Hips: 35 but leave a couple of inches for movement
Length: 38-1/3 to the hemline with a 4” hem - former owner hemmed up the dress which has come out & there is a residue from the hemming tape which may or may not come off - i peeled some of it off but if it is hemmed up to where she had it, it cannot be seen - the original hem is still intact on the dress
Fabric: no tag but maybe cotton - i don’t know
Care: no tag
Condition: very good except it needs hemming
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