I love kitschy, tiki things and my favorite fashions are mid century designs inspired by Polynesian and Asian art. After falling in love with a pretty blue Alfred Shaheen last year, I recently obtained another, very different Shaheen style this month!
This one’s a strapless mid-1950s dress with a pleated shelf bust and full skirt. I’m not usually a fan of brown, but the fabric on this one is gorgeous! It’s a rich, cool brown Polynesian texture with gorgeous, creamy white blossoms. The pleated upper bodice is a nice, sharp white that contrasts nicely with the brown texture of the main dress.
I’m wearing this with a white Malco Modes 591 tea-length crinoline petticoat. Under the bodice is the Goddess GD689 strapless, a great 1950s-style longline bullet bra. Makes me feel like Barbie!
Stay tuned for pictures of a gorgeous vintage halterneck Kamehameha swing dress I bought recently!
Edited on 1/20/2014 to add:
Here are my pics of the inner bodices of both Shaheens! The blue has a white 1960s Shaheen label and the brown has a…brown 1950s Shaheen label. ;D
4 Replies to “Outfit of the Day: More vintage Alfred Shaheen”
I absolutely love this dress on you…what a lucky find! PS. You look incredible 🙂
Thanks gal! :*
I love Alfred Shaheen! Can you post some pictures to show the internal structure of the dress if it has any?
Sure! I’ll add them to the blog post. This dress has the brown 1950s Shaheen label and the blue has the white 1960s label. There is a bit of boning in the “bullets” of the white part of the bodice on the brown dress. 🙂