Here is a cute baby blue vintage late '50s/early '60s dress with big white polka dots. Where did the term polka dot
come from? When the polka dance was all the rage during the 1840s, manufacturers of stuff liked to name things polka
this and polka
that. For example, there was the polka hat, polka gauze and polka curtain bands. "The term polka dot first appears in the magazine Godey’s Lady’s Book of May 1857: Scarf of muslin, for light summer wear...surrounded by a scalloped edge, embroidered in rows of round polka dots."
This polka dot dress is a cute, short sleeved affair. It's got an intricate machine embroidered neckline that's decorated with a few self fabric buttons of a half-placket.The dress has a pleated skirt that's got plenty of pouf to it, too. This comes with a self-fabric belt and it closes in the back with a long metal zipper.
Even if you never danced the polka, you just might feel the urge to do so in this fun, dotty number!
Very Good to Good. There is some yellowing on the back of the neck near the zipper. The last photo is s a close-up of that. The dress is otherwise clean and ready to wear.
Baby blue and whiteFabric:
Cotton. Fabric Notes:
This fabric is very soft. It's definitely been worn, but it's not faded or dull looking.
Bust = 42 "
Waist = 31 "
Hip = 58 "
Shoulder to Waist = 16 "
Shoulder = 16 "
Sleeve = 8 "
Length = 42 "