50s Day Dress Women's Shirt Waist Rockabilly Vintage Plaid Autumn Colors Medium VFG Penney's Brentwood

Love this late 1950s day dress - the cut and styling is a casual version of the shirtwaist, but that plaid along with the gleaming buttons edges it into rockabilly for me. The bodice is fitted with darts - it features a fly-out collar. The plaid is tilted to diagonal for the long front placket that ends in a vee below the waist. Short sleeves are cuffed. The a-line skirt is softly pleated into the waist in front - in the back, the plaid is angled and beautifully matched at the center seam. There is a single inset pocket on the right side of the skirt

SIZE: No size label

 Measurements Inches Centimeters
Bust 38 96.5
Waist 28" 71
Hips 42" 106.5
Shoulders 15" 38
Bodice length from shoulder seam 16.25" 41.25"
Skirt length 28" 71
Sweep 64" 162.5

FABRIC/COLORS: Woven plaid, in a gorgeous blend of autumn colors. The most prominent color to my eye is the dark red. the weave blends brown, gray, and black into ombre effects, and a bit of soft yellow is textured to stand out physically above the rest of the plaid. The fabric itself is a light to medium weight cotton

TAGS: Penney's Brentwood

CLOSURES: Five brass colored plastic buttons down the front, ending about 8" below the waist. The waist is secured with a large metal snap. The dress has self-fabric belt loops, but the belt is gone. I have shown the dress in some photos with a belt from my closet - it is not included with purchase.

CONDITION: No stains, holes, tears or other issues noted.