1950s Shirt Dress Shirt Dress Belted Medium

  • $48.00

This super nice vintage shirt dress, dating to the late 1940s or early 1950s, features cuffed short sleeves, a pleat at the front of each shoulder, a self-fabric collar, V-neck, and matching fabric belt. It has a full center front closure with 14 buttons and a hook and eye at the waist. The fabric is a dark tan ground with dark brick red, gold, dark turquoise and chocolate brown medallions. Throughout the fabric design are black “crinkles” printed onto the fabric.

Fabric:  Unknown – possible cotton or cotton blend

Label:  There is no label other than the ILGWU label (see photo). ILGWU with AFL-CIO (pre-1955)

Condition:  In excellent condition – I’m not sure it’s even been worn because the belt shows very little wear at the adjustment area.

Approximately modern size: Medium

How We Measure Garments


  • Bust -- 40”
  • Waist -- 30”
  • Hips -- 44”
  • Shoulders -- 15 ¼”
  • Shoulder to Waist -- 14 ½”
  • Waist to Hem -- 27 ½”
  • Total Length -- 42”