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Vintage 1940s blue floral shirt waist 'anti-shrink by Grattan'.
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This is a lovely shirt waist dress with shoulder detail and original buttons in a gorgeous, all- over flower and leaf print in blues, grey and white. It falls beautifully to below the knee with a nicely full, flirty skirt.

The shirt-waist style was in vogue from the thirties through the fifties, and is still popular today; it's a shape that flatters most figures, emphasises curves, and can easily be dressed up or down. Its popularity was also due to the fact that there are no awkward back fastenings at a time when keeping servants was becoming impractical and women were increasingly likely to go out to work.

This particular example has so much to like about it! I especially like the neckline - a little squared-off vee, flattering and easy to wear - and the elegant, elbow-length sleeves with turn-back cuffs. The skirt is softly pleated to maximise movement.

It has all its original buttons, but no belt, I'm afraid, (hook and eye fastening to hide the belt) and, although it has shoulder pads, you may wish to remove or replace them. The dress itself appears to be in perfect condition, with just the one label, which reads 'Anti-shrink fashion - guaranteed by Grattan'.

Approximate garment measurements are: bust, 43 inches (109 cms); waist, 34 inches (86.5 cms); hips, free; length from back of neck, 43 inches (109 cms). Best fit, I guess about a size 14, but will also look great on a smaller size, due to the shoulder pads.

We are happy to pay for standard delivery worldwide, but due to the weight/value of this item you may prefer to top this up to registered/insured delivery, especially if we are sending it overseas - please contact us for details. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF YOU DO NOT CHOOSE THIS OPTION, AND THE ITEM IS LOST, WE WILL REFUND YOU HALF THE TOTAL COST PAID.


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