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Navy Polka Dot Dress

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Identifier

VC2014005

Title

Navy Polka Dot Dress

Description

Four pieces, navy taffeta, navy mesh, off-white faille. Overdress (a) of navy mesh printed with off-white polka dots; deep-v neckline; shirtwaist silhouette with a-line ankle length skirt; falls at natural waist; semi-puff cap sleeves; small tears in shoulders and skirt; slight discoloration on sleeves. Sleeveless halter-neck dress (b) of navy taffeta printed with off-white polka dots; fit-and-flare silhouette; falls at natural waist; a-line ankle length skirt; 12 button closures along center back; stain at torso. Bolero (c) of navy taffeta printed with off-white polka dots; shawl collar; elbow-length puff sleeves; several holes and creases along collar. Collar (d) of off-white faille; self-lined; jewel closure.

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

A: 26 inches (chest); 24 inches (waist); 34 inches (hips); 50 inches (center front length); 50 inches (center back length); 56 inches (hem circumference); 6.5 inches (armpit to waist)

B: 27 inches (chest); 26 inches (waist); 32 inches (hips); 49.5 inches (center front length); 56 inches (center back length); 76 inches (hem circumference) 9 inches (armpit to waist)

C: 43 inches (chest); 12 inches (center front length); 16.5 inches (center back length)

D: 11 inches (center front length); 11 inches (neck)

Medium

faille
mesh
taffeta

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Temporal Coverage

1940s
1950s

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2014005

Cataloguer with Date

Ruby Pierce & Zofia Siwick. 9/12/14

Color Main

navy blue

Color Secondary

cream

Structure Silhouette

a-line

Closure Type

buttons

Closure Placement

center back closure

Structure Neckline

v-neck

Structure Sleeves

puff sleeve

Structure Waist

natural waistline

Structure Skirt

a-line skirt

Structure Hem

ankle length

Costume Component

lining

Dimensions Chest

26

Dimensions Waist

24

Dimensions Hips

32

Dimensions CF Length

50

Dimensions CB Length

56

Dimensions Other

11 inches (neck)

Dimensions All

A: 26 inches (chest); 24 inches (waist); 34 inches (hips); 50 inches (center front length); 50 inches (center back length); 56 inches (hem circumference); 6.5 inches (armpit to waist)

B: 27 inches (chest); 26 inches (waist); 32 inches (hips); 49.5 inches (center front length); 56 inches (center back length); 76 inches (hem circumference) 9 inches (armpit to waist)

C: 43 inches (chest); 12 inches (center front length); 16.5 inches (center back length)

D: 11 inches (center front length); 11 inches (neck)

Donor

Megan Brett

Date Earliest

1940

Date Latest

1950

Culture

American

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Condition Term

good

Condition

The over-dress has a few tears near the shoulder and on the skirt. It also has holes and slight discoloration along the sleeve. The dress has a stain on the torso, as well as some holes that appear to be caused by moths. The bolero has holes and some creasing along the collar. The separate collar shows some signs of discoloration/yellowing. The polka-dot print is fading on all three pieces.

Mannequin

Esther

Storage Location

G6

Repository

Vassar College Costume Collection, Drama Department, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Work Type

dress
bolero
collar
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