1940s vintage big button day dress
back view, 40s 50s cotton day dress
bodice of 1950s vintage day dress with big buttons
closer view of bodice with large collar, big buttons, and bol brushstroke print
full view, 40s 50s housewife dress without belt
side view, 50s cotton day dress
back view of bodice showing geometric brushstroke print in dark turquoise and white
another side view, 40s 50s full skirt house dress
Mode O Day label, 40s 50s vintage day dress
close up view of mild color blur and seam repair under arm
close up view, small discoloration on bodice
1940s vintage big button day dress
back view, 40s 50s cotton day dress
bodice of 1950s vintage day dress with big buttons
closer view of bodice with large collar, big buttons, and bol brushstroke print
full view, 40s 50s housewife dress without belt
side view, 50s cotton day dress
back view of bodice showing geometric brushstroke print in dark turquoise and white
another side view, 40s 50s full skirt house dress
Mode O Day label, 40s 50s vintage day dress
close up view of mild color blur and seam repair under arm
close up view, small discoloration on bodice

Women's Day Dress 40s 50s Shirtwaist Big Buttons Bold Print

$ 95.00 Sale Save

This is a classic early 1950s day dress in a great print - these are not easy to find. The shirtwaist style is tweaked with a curvy pointed collar and perky short sleeves. The full skirt is softly pleated into the waist seam.

SIZE: No size label

 Measurements Inches Centimeters
Bust 41" 104
Shoulders 15.75" 40
Waist 28" 71
Hips Free Free
Bodice length from shoulder seam 15.75" 40
Skirt length 27" 68.5
Sweep 80" 203

FABRIC/COLORS: A geometric print in dark turquoise against a white background. The turquoise squares are designed to look like bold paint strokes, complete with streaks and jagged edges. They are arranged in patterns that alternate between vertical and horizontal. The fabric itself is a medium weight cotton.

TAGS: Mode O Day, Styled in California

CLOSURES: The dress opens completely in front, closes with eight oversized white buttons. There is also a single snap just above the waist, most likely added after-market to prevent gaping. There is a belt loop but no belt - I have shown the dress in some photos with a belt from my closet - it is not included with purchase.

CONDITION: The teal color has blurred slightly in the right underarm area -see closeup. A former owner did some minor seam repair work under both arms using a sewing machine - you can see in the closeups that it was not expertly done, resulting in some very minor seam creasing - fabric is intact. There is also a subtle 1" tannish discoloration along the edge of the bodice placket - see second closeup. No other issues noted.