1970s Jaeger Wool Diamond Shirtwaister Dress with Pockets
Fantastic quality dress from high end British label, Jaeger, that evokes imagery of the secretaries in the iconic movie, 9 to 5.
This dress has brown undertones with a diamond print in camel, grey and black - very much signature colours for the brand in this era - with the additional detail of very subtle splashes of aqua and fuchsia. The long sleeves have a ruffle detail on the end of the cuff. The bodice buttons through to the waist with plastic rounded buttons. The waist has an internal grosgrain cincher on the waist to help offer more definition. A mark of high tailoring.
There is a removable spaghetti neck tie that can be fashioned as a pussy bow and the matching belt is perfect for accentuating the waist before the fullness of the skirt. The best part is the inseam POCKETS! We all love a pocket at VV but finding them in a vintage dress is always a rare treat. This dress is semi-sheer so you may wish to add a slip.
Excellent Condition, no flaws or issues of note.
Measurements and 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: 37 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Length of sleeve: 24 inches
Cuff circumference: 7 1/2 inches
Closed collar: 15 inches
Length from shoulder to waist: 16 inches
Length from waist to hem: 27 1/2 inches
Alterations: There are no useable seam allowances and there is 1 1/2" in the hemline.