This is a 1930s era day dress made in a dark navy blue, almost black, rayon fabric with white polka dots. The dress has a deep V shaped neckline with shirt-type collar, long full cut sleeves with button closure cuffs, faux slant pockets at either side, and is made in a below the knee length. The dress is quite structured using seaming through the bodice and the skirt. It has a seam defined waist and is constructed so that the skirt falls in drapes and has a deep box pleat at the centre front. There is a row of smocked tucking across the shoulders. The dress has no closures and simply fits over the head. The dress is unlined.
Label: Casually Young
Material: Rayon - nice quality fabric with lovely fall
Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a medium size, please note the following measurements for fit:
Shoulders: 17” across from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam Sleeves: 23” long from the shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeve inseam: 16 1/2”
Bust: 46” around, taken under the armpits, meant to fall somewhat loosely
Waist: 37” around, uncinched
Hips: 44” around
Length: 46”, measured flat
Condition: It is in very good condition except for a small fray type tear at the left shoulder seam, really minor (see last extreme close-up photo). The neckline could maybe use a proper pressing. Otherwise, there is no pronounced wear, tear, soiling or staining. This dress has been well kept and stored over the last 85 or so years.
This is a very nice example of a 1930s day dress - lovely style, wonderful polka dots!
Vintage 1930s Day Dress Navy Blue with White Polka Dots Casually Young Size L XL