Cotton sundress with a tulip shaped skirt

Sir Frederick Allen was a woman's clothing manufacturer and also captain and coach of the All Blacks, for which he received his knighthood. Dianne believes this dress belonged to Fred Allen's wife.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Dianne Ludwig
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Manufacturing location: New Zealand
Garment type: Sundress
Material: Cotton
Features: The bodice features shaped bra cups, adjustable straps with buttons to secure, piping around the bust and waist, and shirring elastic panels at the sides
Colour: Light beige/green with gold printing on the fabric
Purchase location: Bought second hand from someone selling garments on behalf of Fred Allen's wife
Label: Malia Hawaii made under licence in NZ by Fred Allen Ltd
Date: 1960s