True Vintage 1950s Dress

By Bourne & Hollingsworth Ltd, London W1.


Absolutely stunning original vintage cotton dress, fashioned in 100% corton, featuring the most gorgeous and vibrant design. The combination of pink and lime diamond shapes is just beautiful and so eye- catching.

Fitted bodice with button down front, collar, cuffed sleeves with button and matching waist belt.

It has a full skirt from pleats at waist and fastens at front buttons and side poppers.

It’s rare to find such fabulous 1950s dresses with such fantastic prints these days, especially with a UK origin.

“Bourne & Hollingsworth was a large department store, opened in 1894 on the corner of Oxford Street and Berners Street. It was named after its founders, Walter William Bourne and Howard E Hollingsworth, brothers in law, who started the store in Westbourne Grove as a drapery store in 1894. The store then moved to the Oxford Street site in 1902 and by 1928 the store had been remodelled in the Art Deco style.

Bourne & Hollingsworth became renowned for selling the best quality goods and for looking after their staff, providing accommodation at Warwickshire House on Gower Street for up to 600 female workers. Like much of Oxford Street, the store suffered bomb damage in 1940, however today much of the art deco facade still survives.” (Wiki)

This dress is in good condition. Some discolouration to waistband belt and one replaced button.




I estimate that this dress would best fit approx UK12 but please check measurements given:


P- p 19.5”

Waist (measured flat) 15.5”

Neck to Waist 15.5”

Waist to Hem 28” (with 2” hem allowance)

Hips free

True Vintage 1950s Bourne & Hollingsworth Dress UK12 W30”