Garment of the week
This dress, labelled Alice Edwards 'Italians', was made under licence in New Zealand. Alice Edwards was a British label and a UK magazine ad featuring this dress shows that it was originally sold with a matching bolero. The ensemble was called 'Contadina' Style 816 and it was also available in Kingfisher, Royal or Cherry.
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