1970s Alfred Shaheen Hand Painted Cover Up or Dress

Alfred Shaheen produced the fabrics used in his designs and manufactured them as well - all from Honolulu and later expanding into California during the seventies - the time period that this garment was made. He was perhaps the best known of all the brands coming out of Hawaii that emerged to meet the growing demand from the tourist market that really began to boom in the early fifties. This particular piece is an interesting one - it can be worn on its own as a cover-up or over hot pants or long pants so gives you a variety of styling options mainly due to the high side and front slit that allows for either the entire leg or whatever you choose to wear underneath to flash through with every movement. It is made of a washable poly jersey in black with a custom hand painted design in gold stenciled on its surface that highlights the lines and cut of the dress. Long and lean with a zip front and its original gold braided tie belt to wrap around the waist its an amazing and versatile piece! Excellent condition

Unlined and zips up the front. Has its original braided tie belt. High slits up each side and the front.

Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 18.5-19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56.5" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2401

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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