Thursday, 7 July 2016

New Novelties!

You may know we LOVE novelty prints here at Lesley's Girls, so you can imagine how excited we were to find these stunning reproduction dresses at the trader show earlier in the year! They are all now listed on our website at £70 each available in sizes small to extra large.
Novelty History
Novelty print is sometimes known as conversational print and this was a huge trend in the 1940s to early 1960s, frequently it is a themed print- something more definite than simply an abstract design or a floral print.  These novelty designs started appearing during war time in fabrics- for example the iconic “V for Victory” print. Then designs started getting more exotic and exciting- almost an idealising of life in a time of austerity- such as holidays (like this postcard print dress) or exotic locations (like this Spanish themed dress). Novelty prints went further than off the peg items or homemade items using a bolt of fabric, and soon panel kits or border print bolts were sold to be made at home to create a really unique design.
The four pictures to the left are examples of early novelty print, an on the right a modern reproduction dress print.
We love seeing novelty prints and dresses so please share your favourite with us in the comments or over on our Facebook page

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