Late 1950s to Early 1960s Brown Plaid Cotton Dress- New!
Size: Small - Medium
Bust: 36 - 37 inches + 91 - 94 cm
Waist: 28 - 29 inches + 71 - 74 cm
Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm
Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm
Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 cm
Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 cm
Seam Allowance: 1 inch + 2.5 cm (per side)
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.
* Lovely early 1960s medium weight cotton dress
* Fabric design features a plaid pattern in brown, gold, black, grey and white
* Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt
* Bodice with long sleeves and an open V-neck to waist
* Mean to be worn with a skivvy or blouse underneath - as shown
* Knife pleated skirt with a metal zipper at the front to the waist
* Unlined, raw seams, and a handstitched hem
* No label looks homemade
No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly worn. Some fraying of seams inside not an issue. Belt loops but no belt. A couple of male press studs added inside bodice probably to accommodate a dickey at some point.
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 above and beyond this will be highlighted here.
Lovely dress with the flexibility of wearing with a blouse or dickey in warmer weather and equally great with a sweater or skivvy on cooler days. A dickey is a false front originally known as a detachable bosom. Traditionally worn by men, with their tuxedo dress suits, they subsequently made the transition to women's wear in the 1940s. While dickeys have gone in and out of style over time, they've made a recent resurgence in the fashion world. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.
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