Vintage 1950s Maternity Dress / Silk Chiffon Tent Dress
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.
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PLEASE READ THE SIZE INFO --> There are no tags. Please refer to the dress measurements in inches, taken while laying flat and doubled where appropriate. The dress is shown on a modern US size 12 dress form and the front view was clipped at the upper back to show the bust-line shape. The side and back views are not clipped in the photos. While this was originally a maternity dress, it can just as easily be worn by anyone today. It is a short dress, so please refer to the length and compare it to a dress you already own, and currently wear, to ensure the length of this dress will suit you. Please leave a little room between your actual body measurements and the garment measurements for ease of movement.
Bust - across the visible seam and under the arms (see photos)- 48 inches (121.92cm)
Waist/Hips of the taffeta lining - 58 inches (147.32 cm)
Length from shoulder to hem - 39 inches (99.06 cm)
Sleeve length - 4.75 inches (12.1 cm)
Sleeve opening - 16 inches (40.64 cm)
Shoulders across the back, seam to seam - 21 inches (53.34 cm)