Vintage 1940s Day Dress / Purple Novelty Print Cotton
Vintage Clothing and Kimonos are not sized the same as modern manufactured clothing. Everything sold by ThisBlueBird will include actual garment measurements in inches. When choosing an item please refer to the measurements and compare them with a similar style garment you already own. Please note the measurements are actual garment measurements and you must leave 2 to 3 inches between your actual measurements and the garment for ease of movement.
The charts on this page are here to assist you in understanding how vintage clothing and kimonos are measured and where you should measure on your body.
There are no tags. The dress is shown on a modern US size 12 dress form and was not pinned or clipped. It was very loose on the size 12 form, and would best fit a US size 14 to 16, or possibly 18 based on your own measurements.
Please refer to the measurements listed below, taken while laying flat and doubled where appropriate.
Bust - 48 inches (121.92 cm)
Waist - 42 inches (106.68 cm) at the smallest
Hip - 50 inches (127 cm)
Length from shoulder to hem - 40 inches (101.6 cm)
Sleeve length - 6 inches (15.24 cm)
Shoulders across back, seam to seam - 17 inches (43.18 cm)