Sleeveless shirtwaist dress in crisp, cool, orange-and-white striped cotton. Nipped waist and very full skirt. Trimmed around neckline and down 12-button full placket in bias-cut fabric. Thread loops. Unlined, pinked seams. Iconic Mad Men style, made in the U.S.A. in the late 1950s or early 60s. From the Watkins estate.
Shown with and without our crinoline, not included.
Labels: Bobbie Brooks
background, courtesy the Vintage Fashion Guild: Founded 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio, by Maurice Saltzman and Max Reiter, and originally called Ritmore Sportswear, Inc., in 1959 Bobbie Brooks became the first women's garment company listed on the NYSE. By the 1960s, with 15 factories producing 18 million garments each year, the company was one of the five largest clothing manufacturers in the U.S.
Fiber/Care: unmarked, cotton, washable
Condition: underarm yellowing, minor stain at lower front placket and dark spot on left side of skirt (all may lift with more targeted treatment), original belt is missing (ours not included)
*This dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
waist: 24"/61cm (could add an inch by moving the snap)
length: 40"/101.5cm shoulder to hem
(BDV SKU: 00476-005)