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Vintage Early 1940s Workwear Dress - Cotton Oxford Cloth Hickory Stripe Blue Work Dress Size M

Regular price $185.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $185.00 AUD
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•Highlights: harder to find workwear/uniform style; slightly puffed shoulders; celluloid buttons to hem; pockets

•Colors: chambray blue/white stripe

•Fabric(s): it's a sturdy cotton (looking at weave I think it's an Oxford cloth) with contrast cuffs

•Lined: no

•Closures: buttons

•Designer/Labels: no

Any accessories or belts shown in photos are prop pieces and not included unless mentioned.


About a modern petite/juniors size M; please allow room for movement and ease

Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) to about 38"
Waist about 30" unbelted
Hips about 44" (10" down from waist seam)
Length, shoulder to waist about 14"
Skirt, waist to hem about 39 1/2"
Shoulders 14" through seams, and your shoulders fit inside the "puff" area
Sleeve length about 10"
Armhole opening about 16"
Cuff opening about 11 1/8"


Good, sturdy vintage condition. Cleaned. 70+ years old.

To note: some historical signs of wear picked up in its long life -- these were never meant to be "precious" pieces! Great for those of us who appreciate workwear and don't mind honestly-earned character. Some subtle areas of fade, a tiny mend UNDER the collar and not seen normally (see photo), a few faint splash spots on skirt panels (see photos). Still super cute and wearable.


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