Vibrant Rust Orange Original 1930s Vintage Pin Tuck Detail Dress
This stunning dress was made in the late 1930s from rust orange heavy linen. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with peaked and padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The sharp collar features beautiful geometric top stitch detailing and leads to a single row of five buttons that fasten the bodice. This geometric detailing is mirrored across the front of the bodice through wonderful chevron shaped pin tuck accents. Gathered pleats at the waist give lovely movement to the skirt and turn up cuffs finish off the short sleeve perfectly. The dress fastens with poppers at the side and the remnant of a maker’s label, albeit illegible, can be found inside the dress.
Bust: 37” (tight 38”)
Length: 43 1/2”
The dress is in very good condition with only a few minor flaws 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.