1960s Candy Stripe Cotton Day Dress
A zesty 1960s cotton stripe day dress in sunshiny, citrus colours. This simple, easy-to-wear frock was handmade to an excellent standard, with some nice details. It has a flattering cut, with two waist and two bust darts to front bodice and two small darts to the back bodice. We love the turn up housewife cuffs on the short sleeves. She closes with 5 brass-tone buttons to front plus a press stud fastening at the top and bottom.
We'd describe this as just fair/good condition. Colours are still great: the cotton fabric is very soft, and been washed and handled with love over the years, probably a favourite! The waistline has had some clumsy alterations in the past (probably a victim of a costume dept at some point) - our seamstresses have returned this to its original order, but there are faint stitch markings on the fabric at the waistline. This is entirely hidden by the belt. Belt shown is models own and does not come with dress, but dress does come with its original co-ordinating stripe belt.
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: 38 inches
Waist: 30 inches
Hips: 62 inches
Cuff: 14.5 inches
Length from shoulder: 39 inches (plus 2" in hem allowance)
Belt (end to end): 32 inches
Our model Miss Barbara usually wears VV Size Clara and is 5'5" 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!