Vintage 1950s - black & blue plaid cotton short sleeve drop waist day dress - sailor style collar - S - bust waist


Shipping to United States: Free

Such a cute pattern! :)

Vintage 1950s black & blue plaid short sleeve cotton day dress with tie-neck collar and drop-waist design.

Great vintage condition; very light wear from age & use. Two repairs made in underarm area on both sides (see detail photos) and one repair on back side of dress on hip near zipper (also pictured). Small rough area on a couple of the black buttons (see photos), but not very noticeable. No other flaws to note; no other holes, rips, tears, open seams, stains, markings or discoloration. No visible stressed seams.

Cute mid-century design! Bodice has sailor-style tie-neck collar with short Dolman sleeves. Skinny vertical detail panel in upper center of bodice with three round, faceted black buttons (see photo). Two horizontal darts at bust line for shaping. Vertical darting shapes the natural waistline and a horizontal panel outlines the dropped waist with more buttons detail.

Full, pleated skirt at bottom of dress with built-in white tulle underneath for more body & shape. No visible issues with skirt or tulle.

Metal side zipper; zipper pull moves up & down smoothly and is in great working condition.

No brand tag or label. Remnants of a size tag can be seen inside.

Freshly dry-cleaned. Dry cleaning recommended for future care of garment.

Bust: 32” - 34” max
Natural waist: 25”
Drop waist: 38”
Sleeve: 9.5” from neck
Shoulder to drop waist: 24”
Zipper: 11”
Length: 43.5” top to bottom
Buttons: 7/8” diameter


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