Collectors of vintage Hawaiiana and/or 1950s clothing are familiar with the master screenprinter and designer, Alfred Shaheen. His earlier tropical fashions are coveted worldwide for their beautiful prints, distinctive design details and stylish silhouettes. Recently I was fortunate to acquire this unique 50s white sarong dress by Shaheen with a very cool contrasting border print. From the fabulous bodice with his signature diagonal flap, halter strap and sexy wrap skirt with polynesian print hem, I can certainly envision this dress worn for a casual beach wedding or even for a Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly wedding. Just add fresh gardenias or white orchids to complete the “tropical temptress” bridal look!
1950s Alfred Shaheen sarong dress
Shaheen polynesian border print hem
Alfred shaheen dress bodice
Alfred Shaheen dress-back view
If some lucky lady gets married in this beauty, I hope she sends me photos!
Have a glamorous day
Got to make sure you’re properly glamorous for the holiday season. So we’ve just listed some vintage little black dresses from the 50s and 60s that will make you stand out from the crowd at parties and two vintage fur stoles, a mink capelet and gorgeous sheared beaver coat. We’ve also just added the most exquisite 1950s white lace tea length wedding dress for the bride who appreciates classic style.
Chic little black vintage dresses for holiday parties
1. 50s black wiggle style cocktail dress w/matching fitted jacket-S
2. 60s black silk and chiffon full skirt party dress-M
3. 60s Black lace swing dress-M
4. Wilson Folmar black crepe cocktail dress w/beaded waistband-S
Vintage furs to wear with cocktail and evening dresses.
1. 1940s mink capelet
2. 40’s sheared beaver swing coat
3. Vintage Silver Fox Stole/Wrap
4. Vintage White Mink Stole
50's white lace tea length wedding dress