I don't know the history of this label, can't find any information on the Vintage Fashion Guild; which is a shame. I noticed that most people in the vintage world tend to categorize this style of dress as a square dance dress. Our dress from Bettina Of Miami appears to be more of a patio sun dress with a Cuban twist.
. Miami's fashion is very influenced by its surrounding neighbors, like Jamaica and Cuba. Fashion were fussed by these different cultures, so the clothing tended to reflect these countries.
In the 40s 50s fashion was famous for trends called ethnic wear, such as peasant blouses. The ethnic prints were bold and eye catching. 1940s1950s teenagers were not left out, they wore what there mothers wore. They looked so cute in their ruffle tops, mid length flare skirts with rick rack and lace, typical of this era.
Enjoy this gallery of the 40s and 50s Spring /Summer fashions!
Images are from Life magazine.com and Pinterest galleries.
Life Magazine 40s- Starlet in straw hat, white cotton peasant blouse, with flared striped skirt, and leather rope sandals.
High fashion models wearing bold ethnic prints with an off the shoulder blouse and a midriff top.
12.5 inches from shoulder to shoulder,
34 inches bust/chest,
24 inch waist,
34 inch hips,
38.5 inches down the entire garment.
Condition - Ready to wear ! excellent condition.
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