Stunning Original 1940s Vintage Blue And White Striped Belted Summer Dress
This wonderful dress was made in the late 1940s from blue and white striped cotton. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with a nipped waist that is cinched in with its original fabric belt. The sharp collar leads to a placketed row of five buttons which fasten the dress at the bust. The short sleeves give the dress a lovely summery feel, perfect for a hot day. The skirt has been gathered at the back to create gorgeous pleats that give it great volume and movement.
Waist: 30” (belt notched from 25” to 30”)
The dress is in very good condition with only some wear and a mark by the buttons which is not visible when buttoned up.
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.