From the 1910s or early 20s, a middy blouse in sturdy white cotton. This style was all the rage in the early years of the 20th century, particularly among sporty college co-eds. It's meant to be worn for active pursuits, so is loose fitting and comfortable.
- Three-quarter sleeves
- Sailor style collar
- Blouson bodice
- Defined waist/hip placket with three buttons on either side
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Condition: One button is an antique replacement. Two small stains (may lift with targeted treatment) and two teensy tiny spots (may be part of the fabric). The blouse comes from a theater group, which attached something to the center front below the V-neck with a line of glue. It's clear, and is effectively covered by whatever scarf or ribbon you wear around the neck. The low price reflects these flaws, all shown in the final collage image.
We've added a jaunty, patriotic grosgrain ribbon. Just snip the threads if you'd like to swap it for a more traditional scarf, as shown in this informative post by my knowledgeable friend Lizzie.
*This middy blouse has been professionally dry-cleaned.*
total length: 19.25"/49cm
length to top seam: 15.25"/38.5cm
bust: 43"/109cm (meant to be loose, for freedom of movement)
across waist band (see note): currently 28.5"/72cm
✂️ Buttons on either side could be moved up to 1", to gain up to 2" more room along at the band for a maximum 30.5"/77.5cm ✂️
☞ Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 30 years old. Please read condition report provided above. ☜
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