Here's a very rare and special vintage Hawaiian dress by the world famous designer Alfred Shaheen! This vintage dress is stunning in a blue, white, & brown Hawaiian print with that wonderful highly sought after shelf bust & halter style straps. This dress was made in Hawaii during the 1950's. The fabric looks like new, the colors are so fresh and crisp. It was never worn out in the sun much at all. The skirt is very full. We show it with a petticoat underneath to show off it's fullness, but it's not included. Any petticoat in the same length will work. It also looks great without one so you don't need a petticoat. This dress is unlined except for the bust, it has matching blue cotton lining. The halter style straps tie behind the neck and the back of the bodice has elastic smocking. This dress is on the larger side for a nice change but can easily be sewn to make it smaller by redoing the smocking, please read the condition details below. This vintage Hawaiian dress is a collectors item. It will only go up in value if well cared for.
- We have LAY-A-WAY! - See "Ordering + Lay Away" page for details.
Condition Details: Fabric looks like new. Freshly hand washed in natural organic soap. No holes or stains. Only very slight general wear. The only possible issue is the elastic in the back, it's very stretchy & looks great but the dress is on the larger side so we truly do not know if it's made to be big or the elastic has stretched out some. It's uniform and supple with NO fading so to us it looks like a rare large sized dress. It can be easily taken in to be made smaller by any seamstress. We just wanted to mention this to be sure you get all of the info.
Label: Alfred Shaheen
Size Details: Elastic stretches to fit many sizes it's a Med or Med/Large - CAN EASILY BE TAKEN IN TO MAKE SMALLER!
Bust: 36"/ 38" very stretchy
Waist: Elastic stretches from 32" to 36" - CAN EASILY BE TAKEN IN TO MAKE SMALLER.
Total Length: Bodice 10" (not including straps) - Skirt is 28"- From top of bust to waist seam & bottom of skirt fabric