1950s Fit and Flare House Dress with Cardigan


Availability: In stock

The perfect 1950s pairing- a summer gingham day dress with matching super soft cardigan to keep your shoulders warm come evening. The dress is simple, sleeveless with a nipped in waist and full knee length circle skirt in a small black and white patterned cotton. It is unlined for comfort on a warm summer day and can be layered up with petticoats for some swing dancing. This fabric is repeated on the collar and lapels of the cream cardigan, as is the super cute scalloped trim in the same fabric which finishes off the cardigan lapels and the sleeves and scoop neck of the dress. The original metal side zipper remains. There is a generous hem which could be lengthened. Note that our model is a size S so the dress is too big for her.

Fits like modern size M

Model Georgia is a size Small (S) with 92cm chest, 76cm waist, 97cm hip and the fit was too big

Measurements (lying flat):

Shoulder to shoulder 38cm

Underarm to underarm 52cm

Waist 36cm

Hips Open

Shoulder to hem 108cm


Shoulder to shoulder 44cm

Underarm to underarm 54cm

Waist 52cm

Sleeve length 28cm

Shoulder to hem 49.5cm

Label: On cardigan “Orlon, 100% virgin super, fine interlock knit”

Provenance: Sourced from USA

Condition: Dress and Cardigan Excellent – 2 fabric darn beside side zipper, a few rust stains around zipper, some pilling/wear of cardigan.
(Belt is Fair – The belt is not a match to the dress and large repair to belt holes)