50s Plaid Day Dress Vintage Bold Colorful Full Skirt Extra Small New Old Stock

Pretty in Plaid! This 1950s full skirted day dress is both sassy and sweet, bold and yet demure. And even better, it's New Old Stock, never been worn. The beautiful plaid is used to maximum effect, positioned diagonally on the fitted bodice front and straight-on one the skirt and bodice back. The bodice has short dolman sleeves and a scoop neck in front that tapers to a gentle vee in back. The full skirt is softly pleated into the waist and accented with a cute self fabric belt using the red parts of the plaid - it has a flat bow camouflaging the under snaps. The dress even has a short built-in coarse cheesecloth-type net to help give fullness to the skirt.


Labeled size 9, but that is vintage sizing, which runs small, so please consider the measurements. 

Bust - 36" (91.5cm)

Waist - 25" (63.5cm))

Hips - Free )

Bodice length from shoulder seam - 15" (38cm))

Skirt length: 25.5" (64.75cm))

Sweep: 82" (208cm)


This is gorgeous fabric, a woven large scale plaid in rich dark shades of red, blue, green, purple and rust, with narrower stripes of black. According to the hang tag, the fabric is cotton. "Gail Cottons. This is a yarn dyed fabric woven exclusively for us, of fine and delicate cotton yarns". The fabric is medium weight with a lovely subtle sheen. Labeled hand washable.


No maker's tag, but the dress has hang tags that relate to the fabrics, lot number and size. The fabric tag says "Fabrics of Distinction by Berney Fabrics Company, House of Quality".


The dress closes with a long metal zipper down the back. The belt has a set of metal snaps under the flat bow with two different possible settings.


The dress is New Old Stock and never worn. I did find a small section along the left sideseam of the lower skirt where the fabric feels a little stiffer than the rest of the dress. There is some subtle grime near the hem of that section, probably acquired during storage. It should come out with first wash, which I am going to leave to the new owner so I don't also remove that crisp new fabric feel.

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