Corncob day dress

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.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Ziggurat
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Copyright: Copyright unknown
Designer: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Manufacturing location: New Zealand
Garment type: Day dress
Material: Poplin with a calpreta 'Carefree' finnish
Features: The dress features a corncob border print on the skirt.
Label: Alice Edwards
Date: 1950s