Original 1950s 50s Vintage Emerald Green And White Stripe Summer Dress
This beautiful dress was made from a green and white striped cotton in the 1950s. The rounded neckline and dolman sleeves give the bodice plenty of volume. The diagonal stripe direction from the shoulder down toward the centre of the waist helps to accentuate the shape of the garment. The full A-line skirt is heavily darted at the waist, which results in the skirt falling into pleats further down towards the hem. A combination of vertical and horizontal stripes provide an additional level of interest to this wonderful garment. Inside, the dress is unlined to complement its lightweight nature and the dress closes with its original side zipper.
Bust: 34” with extra cup room to 36”
Length: 39 1/2” plus 4” hem
The dress is in very good condition, there is a repair to the fabric above the zipper, but it is very accomplished.
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.