50s Belted Blue Shirtwaist Day Dress

SKU: 00649-003
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From the late 1950s or possibly 1960, a full-skirted, short-sleeved, silk shirtwaist with navy blue swirly circles on periwinkle blue. Covered buttons. Nipped waist. Matching belt. Unlined with pinked seams and generous hem allowance. Wear it with or without a crinoline (not included). 

Labels: Norman Wiatt California
We found advertisements for Norman Wiatt dresses starting in 1954 and going at least into the early 70s. His classic but popular styles in quality fabrics were available through the mail as well as in better department stores where "meet the designer" and live modeling was sometimes offered to shoppers.

Fiber/Care: no tags, silk, gently washable

Condition: the underarms have some color shift and there are a few tiny holes, as shown. there are repairs at the underarms and on the top of the left sleeve. there's plenty of wear left in this dress. it could eventually be transformed into a sleeveless design, but there is a very large (4.5"/11.5cm) hem which can be repurposed for repair or remodeling.

*This dress is freshly cleaned and ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
 shoulders: 15.5"/39cm
 sleeves (uncuffed total length): 13"/33cm
 bodice: 16.5"/42cm
 bust: 38"/
 waist: 26"/66cm, move hook for up to  <28"/71cm
 hips: free
 skirt length: 24"/ + 4.5"/11.5cm hem
 hem sweep: 100"/254cm
 belt is 31"/78.5cm long x 1.5"/3.75cm wide

 Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 30 years old. Please read condition report provided above. 

Notes: Significant shipping overages (where applicable) will be refunded. International customers are responsible for any taxes or import fees.


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