Some of you may remember that I have several day dresses made in this wrap style, but this one is distinctive. It was made by (or modeled after one made by) a clothing company in the 1940’s which sold this style as a house dress. I have seen a re-print of their newspaper or magazine ad.
Nothing could be simpler or more comfy than this design. It is practical (see the big pockets) and easy for bending and stretching into those dusty corners and down to those dirty floors. If you don’t get too dirty, it looks nice enough to make a quick run to the market in.
This was a practical Mother’s Little Helper (before Mrs. Robinson changed the tune on that one completely) and was sold as such. Who would have known . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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