Belted dress with floral border print

The Sherri Lee label was made by Sew Hoy. The Sew Hoys were early Chinese settlers in Dunedin and they had a large and very successful clothing manufacturing business. This dress is a typical 1950s’ style – gathered skirt and a self-covered belt. Border prints of all kinds were fashionable but those with flowers kind of growing up from the hem were popular.  


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Hilaire Field
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Unknown
Maker: Manufactured by Sew Hoy & Sons
Manufacturing location: 29 Stafford Street, Dunedin
Garment type: Day dress
Material: Cotton
Label: Sherri Lee
Date: 1950s