Original 1940s Vintage Volup Blue And White Stripe Cotton Summer Dress With Matching Belt
This wonderful volup sized summer dress was made from a blue and white striped cotton mix in the late 1940s. As you would expect from a summer dress it is sleeveless and has a neckline with three fastening buttons down the centre of the bust. The skirt has five decorative pleats on either side of the centre panel and a beautiful silhouette can easily be achieved by cinching in the waist with the original fabric covered belt and buckle. For ease of access there is a metal side zipper on the wearer’s left hand side.
This dress is in very good condition, but it has a few tiny and barely noticeable marks and some super light underarm discolouration but you really have to look for it, as pictured.
This garment is available to purchase with or without dress shields. These clever little contraptions have been made by our seamstress to an original 1940s pattern and can be simply attached to your garment by tack stitching at the corners of the underarm seam, pinning (we wouldn’t recommend that, it hurts if it goes wrong, so if you try this, it is at your own risk only) or inserting tiny poppers. They then stand ready to absorb any sweat and body odours as needed and you can simply detach and launder them instead of your garment, saving you a fortune in dry cleaning bills.
They are equally suitable for suits, blazers and dresses and come in two different options:
1. Pure cream cotton for your heavier weight dresses, blazers and suits
2. White cotton muslin for lightweight summer dresses (so they don’t show through the fabric)
They are universally sized and super easy to use even for a sewing novice as only a couple of tiny stitches are required at each side to secure them.
We sell Dress Shields as a standalone item or at a discount if you purchase them with a garment. We will select the appropriate type to match the garment you have purchased.