Sweet 1950s Dresses Made in Candy Box Denims

Back in 1954 a textile company named Forge Mills created a very unique novelty denim fabric in different textured patterns  that they referred to as “Velva-printed” .  Various newspaper articles described  it  as “flocked” or “chenilled” .   No matter what it was called, from the ad below, it sure looks like it  made for a fabulous  dress!  The Bloomfield Company of Ohio  designed these dresses and called them “Candy Box Denims”.  A sweet name for a sweet 50s dress. The dresses could be purchased in different patterns of jelly bean, lollipop, gumdrop and caramel daisy.  I’d  like one of each please!!

Bloomfield Jr  Candy Box Denims dresses 1954 Glamour Magazine

Bloomfield Jr Candy Box Denims dresses 1954 Glamour Magazine

Has anyone ever seen fabric like this?  I wonder if  there is anything like this  made today.

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