1950s Gingham Swing Dress
Here's a go-to for everyday wear! This is a black and white gingham swing dress made of what feels like very soft cotton. It features a collar, short raglan sleeves, decorative buttons on the front and a full skirt. It has a center back metal zipper. It's labeled "Leslie Fay Original" and it is in excellent vintage condition. Leslie Fay was the clothing business founded by Fred Pomerantz. In 1942, Fred Pomerantz began making uniforms for the women in the US armed services. The government had done a study of statistics concerning the measurements of the typical female figure, and this information was provided to Pomerantz in order to help him make uniforms that properly fit. After the war ended, Pomerantz decided to produce a line of women’s clothing using the same sizing as he had used during the war. In 1947 he founded Leslie Fay, which he named after his daughter. Leslie Fay became a major maker of affordable and attractive dresses and sportswear. The bust of the dress measures 34 inches, waist 26 inches. Shown with and without a crinoline for fullness, but doesn't come with one. This is an authentic one of a kind vintage piece in wearable condition, that has been cleaned and repaired (if necessary). Flaws will be noted, but please ask any questions you may have as this is a FINAL SALE garment and cannot be returned. All items are measured flat the same way we measure our reproduction items. The maximum measurement is listed. Most vintage fabrics do no have stretch, so please take into consideration when looking at size.