I always love finding dresses like this from back in the day. Many women wore these at home on a daily basis, and didn’t worry too much if they had to run out for an errand – a little freshening-up: a combing and touch of hairspray, powder & lipstick and off they went to the supermarket.
Other women, who worked in the garment unions, made these dresses in large quantities. Most of them found their way to the rubbish bin after being worn for years of cooking and housecleaning, but a few of them made it out alive. Love the lines of the slightly older style on the right.
So, here we have two of those gals who were well looked-after and might have lived a more leisurely life. They were half-sizes (plus) in their time but now would be lucky to qualify as large size. However, their styles are forgiving and may serve me very well just as they did their first owners. Fun!
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY