1970s Vintage White Pastel Stripes Shirt-waister • Summer Tea Dress
The design of this dress is a classic 40s/50s shirtwaister style, with the button placements in pairs down the front with short turn up sleeves and two chest pockets, but the label really dates it more as 80s, as does the nylon lining to the skirt and poly mix fabric. However you could easily wear this to a revival event as a much older style and will be so comfy in this amazing heatwave.
- The fabric is so soft cotton with a wide weave, almost like a soft linen, white with a pastel yellow and blue stripe, the skirt lining is poly'.
- Front button fastening with domed plastic buttons.
- Short sleeves with turn up cuffs.
- Elasticated waist.
- Loops for a belt but missing the original belt - the belt pictured is sold seperately and is not included.
- Label: Bleu Marine Design, Paris. Size 44 on label.
Measure laid flat edge to edge:
- 42" bust
- 15.5" across shoulders
- 30" to 38" elasticated waist
- 17" nape to waist
- 29" waist to hem
Vintage sizing is very different to modern day sizes, they usually are at least 2 sizes smaller depending on the era of manufacture. So to ensure a good fit please go by the measurements provided. I measure the garment laid flat edge to absolute edge then double, which give the maximum, you will need to measure your own clothes to compare sizing
All items will be sold 'As Is'. Most items are either; dry cleaned,steam cleaned, hand washed or put through the washer unless they arrive in good order or are too old and fragile or otherwise noted.
If they're likely to have attracted a moth then they go straight in the freezer for a few days to kill eggs, this is especially so with fur.
We describe these items to the best of our ability. We check each item carefully and will try to list any notable flaws. These are vintage items and wear consistent with age is normal and should be expected.
Items may be larger or smaller than my mannequin or model and may be clipped or pinned to show fit.
1. PRISTINE :
In our opinion vintage garment possibly in original packaging, never used. – mint condition as new and may have original labels or in original packaging These items will not be unpacked or washed as it would compromise their originality, therefore they may have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage.
The item has been worn but is in a perfect or near perfect vintage condition.
3. VERY GOOD :
Worn, with some general, but minimal signs of wear.
4. GOOD :
Will show signs of wear possibly needing a small repair or missing a button.
5. WORN :
Well worn with signs of wear such as a tear, several missing buttons or areas of staining.
6. POOR :
Not fit for wear, but a useful item for research or display.