50s/60s Black Shirtwaist Sheath Dress - med, lg

SKU: 00767-002

From the late 1950s or early 1960s, a slim LBD in cotton eyelet.

  • full front placket shirtwaist sheath
  • covered buttons, hook&eye at waist
  • very short sleeves and squared neckline
  • double vertical, bust, and hip darts front and back, for shaping
  • unlined (you'll probably want to wear a slip, but I'm not judging if you don't), pinked seams, easy care

Labels: Paula Brooks Original

Fiber/Care: no tag, cotton / washable

Condition: no flaws to note. there's an odd "no button half-buttonhole" at the waist but no sign there was ever a button there (nor would there normally be one). no belt loops or belt, but if you choose to add your own belt it makes sense to have no button at the waist to keep things smooth and comfortable.

*This dress comes to you freshly cleaned and ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
(please compare these measurements with those of a dress you own that fits you well, or with your body measurements, remembering you need room to breathe and move)

 shoulders: 15"/38cm
 sleeves: 5.5"/14cm with 14"/35.5cm circumference
 bodice length: 15.5"/39cm
 bust: 41"/104cm
 waist: 32"/81.25cm
 hips at 8" below waist: 43"/109cm
 length: 41"/104cm with 4"/10cm hem

✂️ There's plenty of seam allowance in the skirt to let out to gain at least 2"/5cm from the upper hips down. The bodice/waist has less seam allowance to work with. ✂️

The dress is modeled by our newest staff member, Beryl (who happens to be trans). She measures: shoulders 17.5", bust 41", waist 32", and hip 40.5" (flat bottom)

 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: International customers are responsible for any taxes or import fees. 



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