1950s Vintage Pastel Striped Cotton Day Dress
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Adorable late 1940s to early 1950s New Look day dress in pastel purple, aqua and yellow striped cotton. It has a fitted pleated waist and short sleeves. There are buttons above the waist and a side metal zipper. The hem is very wide and could be let down to add length, see left side of last photo for picture of the hem width.
Dress is in excellent condition, there is one old mend along the dart under one arm and there is a natural slub in the cotton on the front, this is not damage, but part of the weaving process, both shown in last photo
No tags. This looks home sewn. Please refer to the garment measurements listed below, taken while laying flat and doubled where appropriate.
Bust - 36 inches (91.44 cm)
Waist - 26 inches (66.04 cm)
Hips - Free
Length - 39.5 inches (100.33 cm)
Shoulders across back, seam to seam - 15 inches (38.1 cm)
Sleeve length - 6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
ABOUT VINTAGE CLOTHING SIZES
Vintage clothing sizes run smaller than modern clothing sizes and there is no industry standard sizing chart for modern women's clothing. When purchasing vintage clothes, it is important to know your own true body measurements and compare those to the garment measurements provided. Please take a moment to review this chart on how to take your own body measurements, so you can correctly determine if this item will fit you. Be sure to always leave several inches between your measurements and the garment measurement for proper fit and ease of movement. Returns due to improper fit will not be approved.