Vintage 1930s Ladies Dressing Gown Printed Cotton Robe Sz M


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is a wonderful vintage 1930s ladies dressing gown made of pattern printed cotton with pink rayon chiffon trim.  This 1930s ladies dressing gown has above the wrist length sleeves with a small puff at the shoulder seam, a squared pink chiffon collar and closes with a snap at the neck and five covered buttons down the bodice. There is a pink chiffon panel insert from the waistline to the hemline at both the left and right front sides as well as a pair of ties in the same waist area that cinch the gown at the waist.  This 1930s ladies dressing gown is unlined - the chiffon panels are semi-transparent but fall in drapes which mitigates the transparency unless one is walking.  The pattern consists of cartouches containing a couple of people, surrounded by flowers, leaves and fruit, all rendered in a whimsical style that may have taken its inspiration from Pennsylvania Dutch design.

Age: late 1930s, possibly early 1940s.

Label: No label, but professionally made

Fabric: Cotton and rayon chiffon.

Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this 1930s ladies dressing gown should fit a medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders: 16” across seam-to-seam

Sleeves: 22” long

Sleeve inseam:  13”

Bust: 36” around

Waist: 28”

Hips: 42”, meant to hang loosely

Overall length: 54”

Condition: This 1930s ladies dressing gown is in very good condition with no wear, tear or odour, but does have some various degrees of yellow staining to the covered buttons, probably the result of the metal rusting during laundering and staining the fabric covering (see last close-up photo).  Otherwise looks like it saw moderate use and was well stored over the years.

This is a lovely late 1930s ladies dressing gown - fun print and nice style!