Vintage 1970s Blue Chambray Romper and Maxi Skirt Ensemble - NEW!

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Size: Small


Bust: 36 - 38 inches + 91 - 96.5 cm

Waist: 32 inches + 76 - 81 cm

Hips: 42 inches + 96.5 - 107 cm

Romper Length from Outside Shoulder: 30 inches + 76 cm

Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 3.8 cm


Waist: 26 - 30 inches + 66 - 76 cm

Hips: 42 inches + 107 cm

Length from Waistband to Hem: 39 inches + 99 cm

Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.



*Vintage 1970s one-piece romper and  matching maxi skirt set

* Fabric is a chambray cotton 

* Romper has a front zipper and is decorated with bright pink and lime grosgrain ribbon trim

* It is sleeveless with a scooped oval neckline

* Skirt is floor-length and has a waistband

* Front opening that secures with metal press studs from waist to hem

* Skirt has wide elastic at back and is slightly more gathered

* Skirt is also trimmed with matching grosgrain braid

* Finished seams and hand-sewn hem

* Label reads Concept 70 by Swirl

"Swirl was established in the early days of the 20th Cerntury in Philadelphia by Nachman and Son Company. In the early 1940s they began making a garment called the Neat ‘n Tidy, and in 1944 the Swirl dress and label were born. The Swirl was originally conceived as an apron. When Lawrence Nachman registered the Swirl name with the US Patent and Trademark office, the product was listed as “WOMEN’S AND GIRLS WRAPAROUND APRONS”. The wrap-around apron was a common garment of the day.

By 1953, Jack Nachman, president of the company, was looking to relocate the Swirl operation. So Mr. Nachman went south, to Greenville, South Carolina. Through business contacts there he settled on the little town of Easley, about 15 miles from Greenville. The location was ideal. The town was in the middle of the cotton belt – the area where cotton was grown and then made into cloth. The textile industry was booming. In fact, there were 67 factories producing cotton fabric in the Easley-Greenville area – factories eager to supply their product to a new clothing production plant.

The Nachman Company started construction on the Easley Textile Company (as the new subsidiary was known) in October, 1953, and in January 1954 the new plant opened. The plant was state of the art, with all new machines from Singer.

The Swirl dress was a quick and easy wrap for the busy homemaker. The basic design was always the same: a wrap-around that tied and fastened with a one-button closure. The dresses were made in hundreds of variations using printed cotton fabrics with embroidery, appliqué, and colorful trims such as rick-rack.

As lifestyles changed, so did Swirl. In the 1960s Swirl began making women’s loungewear and developed different lines for a more diverse consumer base. In 1964 they developed a trendier line – Park East, and in 1965, a line for teens – Swirl Girl – was launched. In 1975, Bill Tice was hired as designer at Swirl. He remained there until 1984. Betsy Bloomingdale did a line of dresses and loungewear for Swirl beginning in 1977.

By the 1970s, America was becoming designer-crazed, so Swirl hired Geoffrey Beene to create designs for them in 1978, along with Oscar de la Renta in the 1980s.

The company's decline occurred slowly through the 90s, and in 1998, Swirl announced that it would be closing its main facility. The remaining jobs were phased out, and the company closed their factory permanently in 1999. "(Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild).



Excellent vintage condition.

No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly worn - tiny bit of dusting under the arms hardly noticeable.

Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws will be highlighted.



Fabulous set and very versatile too 

The listing is for the playsuit and skirt only and does not include any other accessories that may have been photographed with the item. 

This item has not been pinned to the dress form.


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