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