Help me find this dress!
November 16, 2010 11:06 PM Subscribe
I am looking to identify this dress from the 1930s/40s
so I can find a similar type today for my mother. Ideally it should be cotton and available in a size large, as my mother is not partial to synthetics and she is not a fan of tight clothing in the way I am. :P
posted by patronuscharms to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (11 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm looking for a dress that's similar to the one in the link above so that I can get a version of it for my mother for her birthday/Christmas. I am hoping to find something that's cotton and available in muted colors and a size large, as she prefers neutral tones and wearing looser clothing. (I'm still not sure how we're related -- gimme a corset any day of the week, please haha) The trouble is that even with a background in fashion history I haven't been able to identify this dress type, much less search for it on Etsy or the interwebs.
From what I can tell it appears to have lapels of some sort, and be mid-calf to knee-length. The neckline and style is particular important to my mother as she finds it very attractive, but I can't find any other pictures of it since the photo is of a member of our church's original clergy and few photos of her exist.
Can anyone with more knowledge about this fashion period help me and/or point me in the direction of a site I could get something workable from? Thank you!