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Vintage 1940s to 1950s Dress - DASHING & VOLUP Blue Black Mustard Floral Print Cotton Shirtwaist House Day Chore Frock Size XL

Regular price $166.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $166.00 AUD
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Super cute and easy to wear! A vintage 1940s to 1950s fancy! house or chore dress, a classic with fitted shirtwaist bodice with velveteen inserts, fitted waist w matching belt, and a flared and gored skirt w pockets. Great size that's harder to find.

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•Fabric(s):  cotton

•Closures: front buttons

•Designer/Labels: no, but appears to be commercially made

All accessories (belts, jewelry, crinolines, pins, etc.) are for style inspiration only unless indicated.


Fits about a modern volup XL; please allow room for fit/ease!

Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) to about 44"/tight 46"

Waist about 36" - taut 37" unbelted

Hips full/to about 52"

Shoulder to waist seam about 16 1/2"

Shoulder to hem about 41 1/2" and has about 1" hem

Shoulders seam to seam about 16 1/8"

Sleeves about 7 1/2"

Armhole circumference about 19 1/2"


Great vintage shape, well-preserved. Cleaned. 75+ years old.

Nitpick: subtle smudging to print under arms, minor and not seen when worn.


Our pieces are true vintage with a history and a past life, not newly made reproductions. Minor signs of previous use and age are normal and expected for all true vintage pieces. Flaws and issues are carefully noted/photographed, and our detailed photos give you a good idea of the look of each garment. We're happy to answer any questions you might have to help you with online purchasing.

Return & Refund Policy

Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. All vintage garments will show signs of previous wear and use, including deadstock and unworn pieces. We take extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of happy reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.



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