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1950's Dolores Resort Wear Two Piece Autumn Patio Set / Sz S

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Amazing 1950's terra-cotta and olive green two piece shirt and skirt patio set by the legendary Dolores Resort Wear in Tuscan Arizona. 

"The dress was one of the first regional styles in the '50s that really defined the Southwest and exploded on the scene in Tucson thanks to local designers. But one woman — Dolores Gonzales — is believed to be one of the earliest pioneers of the dress's impact in Tucson. 

Gonzales and her brother worked together to produce these dresses locally at her factory and sell in her store.

"They're unsung heroes," Parezo said of these family business pairs. "We as historians need to put them back in the record."

When the mass retailers came to Gonzales wanting to buy her dresses, according to Parezo, Gonzales turned down the offer because she would not be able to control the quality and uniqueness of her dresses if they were mass-marketed. It would also take money away from her downtown-area store on North Stone Avenue.

The impact of Gonzales' decision not to sell to the mass retailers was profound. She was able to maintain production in Tucson and keep people, especially Mexican-Americans, employed during the '50s and '60s, according to Parezo. Gonzales' work also lent to the creation of subsidiary industries such as the making of rickrack, Parezo added." (from the Tuscan Sentinal in 2016)

Top is cap sleeved and zips uptimes the side under the armpit, skirt zips and clasps up the side at the waist. 100% Cotton.  In excellent condition, freshly dry cleaned and ready to wear. 

✂️ M E A S U R E M E N T S *

Bust:  up to 38"
Waist:  up to 32"
Length: 20"
Waist: 26"
Hips: open"
Length: 27"
This set fits like a modern size 4-6


Label: Dolores Resort Wear
Material: cotton, metal zipper
Condition: Excellent, clean and ready to wear. No flaws to note. 

*Please compare measurements to a garment you currently own to ensure proper fit! Please note: most of our pieces are clipped to fit our dress forms (bust: 34"; waist: 23").


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