Fifties novelty prints Advantage in Vintage: When I first got into wearing vintage many many moons ago one of the factors that most appealed to me was prints. In my humble opinion the novelty prints in the Fifties were amongst the best and most imaginative, so in this post for QueensOfVintage, I thought I would share some of my favourite novelty printed pieces from my personal collection. Prints such as these are sometimes described as conversational, pictorial or atomic – always good search terms to use when looking for items online! Enjoy! Giraffe print Horrockses dress mid 1950s. This has to be one of my all time favourite Horrockses. It was an eBay purchase a few years ago. Patchwork print Horrockses dress with print by Alastair Morton 1950. This dress was actually advertised in Vogue in 1950. Shorts printed with shipping signal by Sportaville late 1950s. Have a read of what is written on these shorts, they certainly are a conversation starter. Newspaper and fruit print Alice Edwards Italian dress late 1950s. I’ve had this dress for around four years now, I bought it as deadstock, and I have never worn it. The cotton is still amazingly crisp! Victorian print Horrockses dress mid 1950s. This is my most recent Horrockses purchase. Paris print crepe dress early 1940s. Early 60s people print Blanes dress. I bought this from Vintage @ Southbank. I actually purchased it nearly a year after I first saw it. French beach print skirt late 1950s. This lovely skirt was a present from my mum when I graduated from university. Champagne print skirt by Richard shops late 1950s. Men on Penny farthings print skirt late 1950s by Sportaville. This fabulous skirt is made from really high quality thick cotton, I paid the princely sum of £5 for it! Advantage In Vintage is Liz Tregenza, a vintage collector and fashion historian. Not only does Liz love vintage but also the social history connected to the clothes. Liz primarily collects garments from the Forties and Fifties and has a passion for novelty print textile Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.