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Atomic 1950s dress - Atomic print cotton day dress 1950s by Julius Pollack

From the Collection of Circa Vintage Archive

Description
Sleeveless day dress with flared, mid-calf length skirt and big style front. Extra deep pockets and black piping trim to ornament. Bib style front features two large buttons and has been adapted for breast-feeding: the front is secured with press studs and the centre front seam underneath has been opened up, secured with a hook and eye. Side metal zipper. Printed cotton in multi-coloured "atomic" style design.

Size
Size 10, Bust: 38 inches (96 cm) Waist: 27 inches (68 cm) Hips: full Shoulder to waist: 16 inches (41 cm) Total length: 46 inches (117 cm)
Object Registration
DR1408-16
Historical information
This dress was featured in the book "Love Vintage", published 2009 by Carter's and has appeared in vintage fashion parades at the "Love Vintage" fair and the 2016 Glen Eira Storytelling Festival.
When Made
Early 1950s
Significance
This dress is an example of the "atomic" style printed design that was popular in the '50s and also shows adaptive use by its wearer, to facilitate breast-feeding.
Inscriptions & Markings
Labelled Julius Pollack Original
Last updated
21 Aug 2017 at 11:21AM