Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Lilli Ann Dress - 1956

Are you surprised?  Yes, this dress from 1956 is by Lilli Ann!  The company did offer a few dresses in their line, but they were best known, of course, for their fabulous suits.  This dress was made from a Lilli Ann exclusive fabric, as all their suits were.  Striped fabric was hand blocked with a print inspired by the Siege of Troy.  The print is accented with hand-cut Austrian crystal rhinestones.  The dress came in black and white or turquoise and white.  Sold for $40 in 1956 (about $337 in today's dollar.)  Do you love it?

And congrats to Vintage Suburbia who was the only person to guess correctly!

3 comments:

Maja said...

it is welcome to live in my wardrobe any time! What's not to love? Lilli Ann yep, striped yep, hand painted thingies yep = Love!

Vintage Living Magazine said...

Like it? Love it! It's fabulous.

Vintagesuburbia said...

Yay, I was right! I have to say I was helped by the fact that Lilli Ann ads always seem to have the same look/poses. And I am a bit of a Lilli Ann collector so I had an unfair advantage. I have to say I LOVE this dress. But I do have to laugh at that tiny waist. You couldn't do a day's work in that! Thanks so much for your great posts. I look forward to reading them very much, Maria

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