1950s BETTY HIGGINS honolulu strapless lace dress xs | new fall
Stunning 1950's Betty Higgens dress in a fabulous and unexpected cut! Strapless style dress done in a lipstick red silk with the selvedge reading: Fou Wah Hong Kong which was a notable silk textile manufacturer. A wide swath of ivory cut out large scale lace is laid out asymmetrically across the whole dress. There is even a pellon interfacing just on that side to hold it up nicely. The lace panel is tacked at the top and loose below. Back metal zip. Unlined.
*Betty Higgins had several high end shops in the Honolulu area and at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Shop. She was a contemporary of Pauline Lake and Tiana Pitelle.
Brand: Betty Higgins Honolulu/Royal Hawaiian Hotel Shop
Size on tag: none
Fits like: xs
Condition: Excellent Vintage:
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable