1960s St Michael (M&S) Poppy Cotton Day Dress
An absolute peach of a 1960s cotton day dress. It's from the early end of the decade: you can see the influence of the 50s in the shape, while that mod orange poppy print with brown leaves is pure 60s kitchen kitsch at its best. You could really wear it any time of year but we think it has a wonderful autumnal vibe. The fabric on this one is special. A high count weave cotton, fab quality, and the colours still pop like new. The brand on the tag is, St Michael a clothing label used by Marks & Spencer back in the day.
It's a flattering shape, with princess seams on the bodice front and back and graceful Dolman/grown on sleeves, which give it lovely lines. The dress closes with a side lapped metal zip fastening and comes with curved shape coord belt and large white buckle.
Miss Barbara is wearing a pair of gloves from our authentic vintage collection. Coming soon to the website.
The skirt is full enough to accommodate a petticoat: that's how we've styled it here, although it's not included in this listing. You can see our full petticoat collection here.
Comes with original belt and belt loops: there is a small split on bottom of belt buckle. We can replace the buckle with one that is period appropriate free of charge if desired by buyer - message us at checkout for options. There is a small repair expertly made by our seamstresses under the arm directly above zip (invisible when worn) otherwise this piece is in excellent wearable 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 inches
Waist - 30 inches
Hips - 56 inches
Length from shoulder: 39 inches
Skirt length from waist: 25 inches
Shoulder to shoulder: 16 inches
Hem: 1 inches
Hem on sleeves 1.5 inches
No useable seam allowance for alteration
Our model, Miss Barbara, usually wears a VV Size Clara and is 5'5"/165cm 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!