1950s Ann Allyn Cotton Shirtwaister Dress

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Every time Mrs Darling looks at this dress she makes a little squeee noise, simply because it is SO exquisite and is the epitome of 1950s shirtwaister perfection.  

Made by Ann Allyn in the early 1950s, this crisp cotton dress is collared with 4 pearlescent buttons to the front and a snap stud closure. There are slim pleat gathers around the waist to give the illusion of the Dior New Look volume, and the short half sleeves have a housewife turn up cuff detail with points.  

Our favourite thing about this frock is the incredible contrast appliqué detailing on the sleeves and centre back of the dress.  We do love a design detail!

Belt not included, styled with petticoat (not included). Styled with a bespoke hat from Tall Blue Starry.


Excellent-immaculate vintage condition.  

Measurements & Details

All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.

Bust 42"

Waist 32"

Hip 58"

Length from shoulder 45.5"

Length from waist 29.5"

Across shoulders 15.5"

Bicep 16"

Cuff 13"

Our model Miss Tanya usually wears VV Size Esther (one size bigger than this dress) and is 5’6”/167.5cm tall



Please note our Authentic Vintage items are not held at the boutique location as it's just too small! We're able to arrange for items to be sent there if you wish to try them on, however this will need to be requested - drop us a line via our contact page to arrange!