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Vintage 1950s Hawaiian Dress - SUPERB Kahala Bells + Whistles Cotton Full Circle Skirt Sundress in Moody Hues Size XS to S

Regular price $268.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $268.00 USD
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•Highlights: top-shelf piece!; highly structured and sculpted bodice; crumbcatcher/pleated shelf bust; hidden elastic straps to hold sleeves perfectly on the edges of your shoulders; extra full and whirling tea-length skirt; lots of volume and would be an expensive piece to try to replicate today; these high end dresses were also sold at Bullocks Wilshire

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•Colors: violet, toast, ecru, black, cadet blue...wonderfully elegant and moody colorway for a Hawaiian piece

•Fabric(s): high quality cotton

•Lined: bodice 

•Closures: rear metal zipper

•Designer/Labels: The Kahala, made in Honolulu 

All accessories (belts, jewelry, crinolines, pins, etc.) are for style inspiration only unless indicated.


Fits about a modern XS to S; please allow room for fit/ease

Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) to about 35" and has extra room in the bust cups for cleavage

Waist 24"/tight 25"

Hips full

Shoulder to waist about 16"

Skirt is about 30 1/2" long (tea length)


Great vintage shape. Rather pristine...I don't use the term "mint" for vintage, but this one feels exceptionally crisp and clean, and looks barely worn. 60+ years old.


Our pieces are true vintage with a history and a past life, not newly made reproductions. Please be familiar with vintage clothing and read over our shop policies before purchasing. We are happy to answer any questions you might have to help you with online purchasing. 

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Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. All vintage garments will show signs of previous wear and use, including deadstock and unworn pieces. We take extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of happy reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.



All items purchased during our sale ship Feb 5th, 2024. We do not have access to inventory before then, and the sale discounts are to thank you for your patience.


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