Original 1950s 50s Black And Red Cotton Plaid Day Dress By Toni Todd
This stunning day dress was made from a black, grey, white and red plaid cotton in the 1950s. The high neckline and Peter Pan collar give this dress a cute youthful feels. The dress has a dolman sleeves which give lovely volume and wearing comfort to the bodice. The A-line skirt is heavily gathered at the top, which adds beautiful swish and helps to create a classic 1950s silhouette. The dress closes with an original metal zipper at the back and has a maker’s label for Toni Todd.
Length: 42”’plus 3” hem
The dress is in very good condition with only a small barely noticeable mark to the bodice. It has belt loops but is missing its original belt.
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.