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Cute Vintage 1950s Blue Floral Print Full Skirt Cotton Day Dress Braid Trim XS
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05 Jul, 2014 18:25:48 BST
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Shropshire, United Kingdom


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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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XS (6)



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Utterly adorable vintage 1950s shirtwaister day dress! The dart-fitted bodice has a cute Peter Pan collar and short, cut-in-one kimono sleeves. The full skirt is tightly gathered into the waistline seam and has an integral ruffle-hemmed petticoat. The skirt hem and the collar are trimmed with rows or pink and white braid. Made from a lovely blue and white floral printed cotton. Left side metal zip and centre front button fastenings. Appears to be homemade but for overlocked seam edges, suggesting it's more likely to be factory made, but there are no labels at all.

Measurements - don't forget to leave a little room for comfort and ease of movement!

Bust 35"
Waist a tight 24"
Centre Back Bodice Length 14.25" excluding collar
Back Bodice Length from Mid-Shoulder 15"
Sleeve Opening Width 6.5"
Skirt Length 29.5"
Hem just over 4.5"

Dummy measures about 33.25" bust and 23.5" waist, and the dress fits her perfectly with no pinning.

I would say this would fit a UK size 6 best, but PLEASE make sure you know your own measurements, and go by those instead of my size guide! I've noticed here on the eBay vintage pages that there seems to be a vastly differing opinion with sizes!!!! And this is just my guesstimate.


This dress is in very good, strong, sturdy and wearable condition. I found:
One teeny little pen dot mark to the bodice front.
A few little fabric snags/pulls.
One or two very faint, barely perceptible marks to the skirt.
The braid trim is lifting a little in a couple of places.
Lastly, the buttons are a little loose.

I do not accept returns. Please make sure you have read the description carefully, especially the condition and measurements part (and please make sure you know you own personal measurements), so you know what you are getting, and if you need to know anything else please ask.


Please take a look at my other vintage auctions, all starting at 99p. Postage gladly combined. Depending on the weight, I could probably send 2 dresses for £5 within the UK.

YES, I will consider BUY IT NOW prices! Just send me an email with the items you're interested in, and how much you were thinking of, and I'll consider it! But please don't be offended if I say no, or counter offer :)

I do not send out anything without a tracking number, this makes overseas postage quite expensive, I'm sorry. Overseas buyers, I will combine postage, but I need to know which dresses you're interested in and your location before I can give you a shipping quote for more than one item.

I sometimes use petticoats to show the fullness of skirts, and these are not included in the sale.

I do not accept returns. Please make sure you have read the description carefully, especially the condition and measurements part (and please make sure you know you own personal measurements), so you know what you are getting, and if you need to know anything else please ask.

If you do happen to be unhappy when you receive something, please contact me before leaving feedback and let's try to resolve the problem amicably between ourselves without resorting to damaging feedback.

Within the UK I can accept payments by PayPal, cheque, or postal order.

Buyers from outside the UK, I can only accept PayPal.

Buyers outside of Europe, please do be aware of your own country's tax/custom rules, and know that these are not included in the price you pay me, and may possibly have to be paid before delivery of your item.

About me....

My name is Tessa, I'm 32, and I've been wearing and collecting vintage clothing for well over a decade. I started wearing 1960s and 70s stuff, but very some came to realise that I favoured the 'New Look' silhouette of the late 1940s, into the 1950s. I believe this style suits my odd (by odd, I mean does not conform to modern day standards) figure better too - I have soooo much trouble buying modern clothing!
I have a huge collection dresses and skirts from late 1940s into the early 60s, in fact I have a whole room dedicated to my collection! I mainly concentrate on 1950s novelty printed cotton dresses and skirts, and Horrockses Fashions dresses - of which I may have one of the largest collections at 122.
 You'll notice that this is also mainly what I sell (apart from the Horrockses, which I very rarely let go of). If you're anything like me your vintage collection is constantly evolving and changing; you have some things you know you'll keep forever, some you keep for 6 months or year and get bored of them, or just decide they're not right for you afterall, or some you realise instantly after trying on that they're not right for you despite how much you love them! So the vast majority of items I sell have been bought for myself originally, but I've decided aren't right for me for one reason or another. And there's usually a large range of sizes because I'm a bit of a yoyo dieter! In the last 18 months, this is terrible to admit, but I've been every waist size between 23 and 31 inches! Yikes!
I also have an Etsy shop:
It's quite sad to say it, but vintage is pretty much my life - I live and breathe it, and am constantly surrounded by it!

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