Must Have! | Grayson Jones | Vintage 19540s 1950s Circle skirt Gray atomic stars wool blend Dress |
Dresses from the 1940s and 1950s are rare finds. And we rarely do get them in Singapore. So when we do, it's a ring-the-bell-and-shout-hooray sort of moment.
This may seem like a simple gray dress at first glance, but the details are aplenty. And in truth, sometimes we do just need a good solid-colored dress that lets the silhouette tell of the era from which she hails.
This makes us think of the BBC series, Father Brown. Or a war-time movie where the female spy goes undercover as the genteel girl-next-door with just a hint of danger in red heels and lips.
This grey 1950s vintage dress with her tweed-like fabric (we actually akin it to atomic starbursts - the white weave within the fabric makes us think of staring up in the dark night sky at stars) has the most elegant turned-up cuffs, a swan-collar, very fitted waist (which could do with a red belt, if you wish to add some element of drama) and a full circle skirt.
The pockets are placed, just so. At the sides, but slightly to the front too. Would be so perfect with white-gloved hands and a little lucite vintage hardshell bag.
Have a little adventure in this subtle beauty. We imagine she would have an exotic name like Grayson Jones.
Zips up at the side. Metal zipper! Has 2 side belt loops.
All measurements are taken with the garment laid flat.
Please DOUBLE the measurements provided to get the approximate circumference measurements.
Alternatively, you can take a piece of your own clothing, lay it flat, measure it and make a comparison.
Approx. Size: S - M
Shoulders: Up to 25.5in (No real shoulder seams so we measured from cuff to cuff)
Bust: Up to 17.5in
Waist: 13in (Fixed waist. 2 belt loops)
Top Length: 16in
Total Length: 44in
Armhole: Approx 7.53in
Sleeves: 11in (No real shoulder seams so we measured from edge of the neckline to cuff)
Material: Not stated but seems like a cotton/wool mix.
Transparency: Seems opaque, but as with most vintage garments, appropriate inner wear will help to keep things decent ;)