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Petite Blu | Vintage 1950s 1960s Nautical sailor style Yellow Blue Stripes and Checks Petite Dress

79 SGD

The story:

We think this could have been a dress for either a very petite lady or a tween in the 1950s/60s! Hey, our aunt told us her waist was once 15in in circumference (*cue shocked face, mouth agape). Why do we say that? It has a name sewn into the back of the dress... we love that. It makes us think of possibly a large family who could only afford to purchase 1 new dress a year. When shopping wasn't a pastime and every new year or birthday was the only time you got something new. So this is special in that way, we think. 

Besides the awesome mix of yellow and blue prints. The 2 cute breast pockets. The upturned sleeves (which you can turn down if you wish to have a little bit of a cap-sleeves thing going on). Has a embroidered anchor in the middle and cute ribbon ties on both sides. 

AND we absolutely love the triangular motif at the hem. They remind us of mountains! 

This is not very narrow at the waist, but it might be more suitable for ladies who are less well-endowed ;) 

Pinned?: No.

Measurements:
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:  XS - S 

Shoulders: 18in

Bust: Up to 16in

Waist: 15in (Fixed waist. No side belt loops but has 2 side ties so you can cinch it tighter.)

Hips: Up to 27in

Top Length: 12in (very high-waist!) 

Total Length: 35in

Armhole/Cuff: 8in

Material: Not stated but seems like a cotton mix.

Origin: Japan
Tag: ReuReu enfant 

Lining: Unlined.

Transparency: Seems opaque, but as with most vintage garments, appropriate inner wear will help to keep things decent ;)
Condition: Excellent