Size 8 Red Gingham Dress & Matching Petticoat - 1950s Style Square Dance Fluffy Frock - 60s 70s Fit and Flare Shirtwaist Costume - Waist 27

$ 52.50

Red gingham dress has a 1950s girl-next-door appeal, made later for a swing dance costume. This sheer gingham frock has bell-like flutter sleeves, a fitted bodice, and full sheer skirt with ruffle hem. Matching petticoat makes the skirt opaque, with tiers of gingham tipped ruffles to the hem. Original self buckle-front belt included. An adorable style, made in the late 1960s or 70s, with a great style for stage.

Ladies' Size
8 to 9

Bust 38.5, Waist 27, Hip 40; Shoulder to Shoulder 15.5, Neck to Waist 16, Neck to Hem 43.75 Inches


None, neatly made by hand

Cherry red & white sheer gingham voile, probably polyester; solid white synthetic voile; offwhite thin cotton blend muslin bodice lining and petticoat lining

Center back metal zipper on dress, drawstring on skirt (originally was elastic but has no stretch now)


Condition Detail
Dress looks and feels excellent to the outside, the petticoat's muslin is yellowed with a few beige marks that would be hidden when worn, the elastic at waist of petticoat is not functional and can be rigged to cinch the waist, but would need to be pinned to hold it (or replace the elastic), belt's buckle fabric is noticeably frayed

Washing Instructions
Warm gentle machine or hand wash, tumble dry until damp, press on low-medium setting

Please note: All measurements (bust - waist - hip) are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item. These measurements already have ease subtracted and they are not actual fabric widths. To get actual fabric widths add two inches at the bust - one inch at the waist and two inches at the hip.

Size listed is a modern size. Any available vintage size is noted in the Label description. Please remember vintage sizes and modern sizes can vary a great deal.

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