Forest green cotton 1950s halter dress full skirt jacket | XS-S

1950s Clothing



This forest green cotton percale 1950s halter dress with a fabulously full skirt has a matching, short-sleeved bolero jacket. The wide waist panel of the dress and the jacket are both textured using rows of horizontal pintucks. The halter-neck bodice is gathered into a curved seam in front, under the bust. The halter strap has no fastenings or opening (slips over the head), and is gathered in back. The full skirt is gathered into double pleats at the waist seam and flares into a very full shape, below. The cropped bolero jacket has short, cuffed sleeves and a round neckline, with no fastenings. The jacket front and back and the up-turned sleeve cuffs are pintucked, but the main sections of its sleeves are not. The dress is shown here with a large, fluffy crinoline underneath, which is not included—although I do have some for sale. The dress and jacket are both unlined. The dress fastens with a metal zipper at the back of the waist. Expertly home-sewn by the original owner’s mother, this true vintage green cotton 1950s dress is in very good, near excellent condition, with some very minor fading at the edges of the underarms that is unlikely to be noticed when it is worn (see close-up photo of side of bodice). The original owner had a true hourglass figure, and she was quite tall for the era, so the bodice length and the skirt are a bit longer than is typical for 1950s dresses. Please check the measurements for more details about fit, and feel free to contact me with any questions.

SIZE: XS-S / curvy at bust / best for regular or tall size, not petite
Bust: 37” flat with bit of extra cup room, to fit approx. 36B or 34C
Waist: 27” flat, to fit 26”
Hip: full
Length: 51” from back of neck/halter strap to hem
Underarm to waist length: 8.5”
Waist to hem length: 32”
Length: 14” from back of neck to hem
Sleeves: 9” long with 13” total opening (6.5” flat)
Shoulder to shoulder: 15”
LABEL: none