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Vintage 50s shop girl blue shirt waist dress.Please
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Lovely little everyday dress in a heavy-woven fabric, in a flattering shade of blue with buttons at the front and contrasting white trim on the collar and pockets. I've added a wide leather belt - it needs a belt - which I think gives a slight air of 'uniform' which is apparently very sexy...but I'm afraid is not included in the sale!
I am told that this dress was actually worn by the staff of one of Dorchester's leading stores of the 1950s - apparently, it came in various colours according to seniority!
It fastens at the front with buttons to the waist, and below that, a zip, with a hook and eye at the join between the two. There are belt loops, but no original belt although the three buttons are original) and there is a little kick pleat at the back, which the pictures don't really show...as far as I can tell, there are no faults or marks on it, and it's certainly very wearable!
Modern fit would be about a UK size 16.....Approximate measurements are 45 ins (114 cms)under the pits, 34 ins (86.5 cms) waist, hips 43 ins (109 cms), length from back of neck, 41 ½ ins (105.5 cms).
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