Alfred Shaheen Bombshell Dress-tahitian Girl-1950s Pin-up Rare Turquoise For Sale


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Alfred Shaheen Bombshell Dress-Tahitian Girl-1950s Pin-Up RARE Turquoise

STUNNING and rare “Tahitian Girl Dress” by Alfred Shaheen
Circa 1950s
Fun print includes tropical flowers, a Tahitian girl playing the guitar and the word Tahiti.


Dress is pin-up bombshell style with full skirt gathered into a fitted bodice.
Neck strap buttons on or off and are adjustable.
Can be worn as a halter or strapless.
Back metal zipper closure
Elastic smocking at sides and back of bodice
Shirring at bust; and bust has boning for shape, shelf bust.


In very good condition for this vintage and freshly professionally cleaned (not dry cleaned, but hand washed gently). There was a small cigarette burn on the skirt (not burnt all the way through) so I had a seamstress patch it (on the underside) and oversew it (on the exterior) It is approximately 3/8” x ¼” in size. It is on the right side and falls in a fold so is not very noticeable.

This dress is EXTREMELY rare. I have found 4 of them in existence: 2 in museum collections, one in a Shaheen archive and one recently sold (April, 2013). All 4 are red and this is turquoise…which I actually like better!

Measurements taken lying flat:
• Bust/Chest (Double) = 15” (without stretching shirring and shelf bust is fairly roomy)
• Waist (Double) = 13”
• Hips (Double) = free
• Total Length = 32.75” from under arm
• Fabric = cotton
• Sweep at hem = 56”
• Pinned on Model/Mannequin = no
• Shown with crinoline in some photos-not included.

*FIT GUIDE: For accurate sizing, I measure across while garment is lying flat. If the bust measures 20” across, it’s best to figure as such: 20”doubled is 40” but that is the outside measurements (and you will want to fit inside the garment!)so you should subtract 1-2” and figure it would fit a 37-38” bust comfortably.


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