Deadstock 50s 60s Day Dress Plaid Shirtwaist Style Vintage Shift Large Nancy Frock Dan River VFG

This New Old Stock day dress is late 1950s to 1960s vintage. It is the kind of dress that every American homemaker wore - simple, comfortable and easy to care for. With modern eyes, we can see nicely done details that are not found in today's "Fast Fashion". The silhouette is a simple shift, with fit adjusted and waist defined by use of the matching sash tie belt. The upper bodice has nice shirtwaist-type details, with a flyout collar, yoking front and back, and short sleeves that can be rolled or cuffed to the preferred length. The dress has a large patch pocket below the waist on the right.

SIZE: Labeled size 14 1/2. Half sizes were generally used to denote "Petite"

 Measurements Inches Centimeters
Bust 41.5" 105.5
Shoulders 15.25" 38.75
Approximate waist (based on location of belt threads) 41" 104
Approximate hips 46" 117
Bodice length from back of neck 16" 40.5
Skirt length 24" 61
Sweep 52" 132
Hem allowance 4" 10

FABRIC/COLORS: 65/35 poly/cotton blend in a beautiful woven plaid primarily using green, blue and brown, with red and yellow accents. The tag describes it as "Dan-Press... It's a Dan River fabric", machine washable, drip or tumble dry.

TAGS: A Nancy Frock

CLOSURES: The dress closes with six brown pearly plastic buttons down the front. The self-fabric tie is still with the dress.

CONDITION: Deadstock, never worn, no issues noted