Super Rare Original 1930s Vintage Navy Blue Denim Sportswear Dress With Pin Tucks
This fabulous sports dress was made in the 1930s from deep indigo cotton. The dress was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with a a tolled and nipped waist and a gently flared skirt. The collarless neckline is highlighted with beautiful pin tuck details on either side of the bust and ten buttons fasten the dress at the front. The waist yolk offsets the fastening to an asymmetrical closure down the skirt and a shoulder yolk and rear vent shapes the piece at the back. There are large patch pockets on the skirt and a small pocket at the wearer’s left hand bust. Inside, this wonderful piece of sportswear is unlined and has a maker’s label for Snowhite of Milwaukee.
Bust: 34” (tight 36”)
Length: 39” plus 3 1/4” hem
The dress is in very good condition, however the colour has lost some saturation. There is also a tiny mark and a very faint area of discolouration 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 pure white cotton.
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.