70s/80s Shirtwaist Day Dress

SKU: 00491-003
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This 1970s or very early 80s dress feels as good as it looks.

  • Burgundy and gold medallion print on black (or is it deep hunter green?).
  • Shirtwaist bodice with five-button placket, notched (not oversized) collar, and half-length sleeves with turned-back cuff.
  • Shoulder pads are slim, with no padding at all.
  • Encased elastic waist above body-skimming bias-cut skirt with subtle A-line.
  • Pinked seams, hem tape.
  • Union made in the U.S.A.

Labels: Try Us (women's clothing manufacturer in business 1974-1983), 1974-'95 ILGWU

Fiber/Care: unmarked, soft and slightly stretchy synthetic blend (feels like rayon/nylon), washable

Condition: exterior has no flaws to note. there's about an inch of hem tape missing but hem is intact. original belt is missing. 

*This secretary dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*

Garment Measurements:
- fabric has some horizontal stretch - 
 shoulders: 15.5"/39cm
 sleeves: 13"/33cm
 bodice: 16"/40.5cm
 bust: 34"/86.25cm + stretch
 waist: stretches from 22"-30"/55.5-76cm
 hips: 40"/101.5cm
 length: 46"/116.5cm

This dress fits both Delphine the Mannequin (b:32, w: 24, h: 35.25) and our live model (b: 36, w: 26, h: 36). It has enough stretch to accommodate a range of size-small figures.

(BDV SKU: 00491-003)

 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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