Super Sale! 1950s Kamehameha Blue Floral Print Hawaiian Dress
The Hawaiian label Kamehameha was launched in 1936 and was named after King Kamehameha who united the Hawaiian islands. They were famous for their brilliant tropical floral prints which they made for the tourist markets. They combined the feel and beauty of Hawaii with the current lines popular on the mainline. The items were manufactured on the island and the prints done in-house. They primarily used cotton for their designs and this dress is no exception. The fabric is that crisp fifties cotton and it has been screened with a brilliant pattern of tropical leaves and flowers in blues and pops of deep pinks. The bodice is fitted and lined with a starched filler so that it has shape and molds to the bust. The waist is cinched with an attached blue sash whose colors match the piping details and straps of the dress The skirt is very full. I have photoed it without a crinoline but you would get a the full fifties cupcake effect if you decided to add one. As an added bonus, the straps each tie at the top of the shoulder, this allows for the perfect fit and also you can easily tuck these in and wear the dress strapless. Excellent condition.
The dress is fully lined in a white cotton and closes with a back metal zipper. The sash at the waist is attached at the front and ties at the back
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 27" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent:XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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