This shirt joined my true vintage wardrobe when I was in Australia several years ago. It’s of the most wonderful cotton/cotton-blend fabric! That was my first tip-off to its age. I have another white blouse from the Forties with similar tailoring details, but this one is not quite so old. Although it’s a timeless style, the little clues that it isn’t modern are all over.
With no label, its origin is a mystery. It looks as though it was commercially-made, but not completely. Sometimes custom-made garments from tailoring shops had that look.
Although the answers are elusive, it’s different and I know it. Imagine my delight to discover this hiding among all the ho-hum modern things . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY