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1940s to 1950s Chambray Dress - Fawn Cotton w Faux Tortoise Buttons + Sharp Angles Size M

Regular price $162.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $162.00 CAD
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•Highlights: workwear/uniform-inspired style; sharply angled faux pocket flaps; lots of decorative tortoise-colored buttons (feel/sound like Bakelite but I think they are another early plastic); sweeping skirt

•Colors: fawn brown

•Fabric(s): chambray cotton

•Lined: no

•Closures: buttons, side metal zipper

•Designer/Labels: Sue Smith Original -- this label seems to have been most popular in the "cusper" era 

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


About a modern M; please allow room for movement and ease

Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) to about 40"/taut 41"
Waist about 28"/taut 29" unbelted
Hips full/about 48" 
Length, shoulder to waist about 16 1/4"
Shoulder to hem about 46 3/4" and has 1" hem
Shoulders - no seams
Sleeve length about 5 1/2"


Great vintage condition with subtle signs of previous wear. Cleaned. 60+ years old.

To note: minor trace of fading at back waist seam area -- not noticed during wear, I just try to be thorough.


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