Navy Polka Dot Dress

Brief Item Record

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.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

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)

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Ruby Pierce & Zofia Siwick. 9/12/14

Color Main

Color Secondary

Dress Type

Closure

Closure Placement

Neckline

Sleeve Type

Waistline

Skirt Type

Length

Costume Components

Chest

26

Waist

24

Hips

32

Center Front Length

50

Center Back Length

56

Measurements Other

11 inches (neck)

All Measurements

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

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Condition Term

good

Condition Description

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

Work Type

Tags

Citation

“Navy Polka Dot Dress,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed April 15, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/4480.