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Details about  1950s TRUE VINTAGE St Michael Light Blue Floral Tea Dress Size UK16 (approx)

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1950s TRUE VINTAGE St Michael Light Blue Floral Tea Dress Size UK16 (approx)
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27 Apr, 2014 12:43:53 BST
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom

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Used: An item that has been previously worn. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Look: Tea Dress
Shoulder to Hem: 41 inches Size: 16
Waist Size: 34 inches Decade: 1950s
Chest Size: 40 inches Material: Marspun
Shoulder to Shoulder: 32/34 inches Main Colour: Blue
Brand: St Michael (M&S) Vintage Type: True Vintage

St Michael Early 1950s Tea Dress  - A Piece of History!

You are bidding on a wonderful 1950s tea dress from St Michael (Marks and Spencer).  It is a lovely light blue colour with pink/purple flower design.  The measurements can be found in the item specifics.  

What makes this dress truly amazing is its history.  It is made from 'Marspun' - a fabric designed by Marks and Spencer during the war period which could be used for 'utility' clothing.  Once the war had ended, the Marspun fabric was made into a series of clothing lines - most notably a selection of dresses based on design house garments.

"Marks & Spencers’ wartime fabric, called ‘Utility Schedule 1005’, was now renamed Marspun and made into a popular line of dresses".

On a practical note, this dress is in very good vintage condition. No holes or stains, with only one tiny bit of fraying to the neckline that I can see. Features a zip fastening to the side and belt loops (belt not included).  Also features an integral side pocket.  Four original buttons to the front fastening.

The dress is gently gathered to the waist line and drops into a semi-full skirt.

This is a beauty and this is reflected in the start price and Buy It Now Price.

If you'd like any more information or photos - please do get in touch.

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