Posh Girl Vintage

1950's Red Polka Dot Shelf Bust Dress - M

This is a very special vintage dress! One of cutest we've seen in a while. Made of red cotton with white polka dots and sheer white chiffon bust & skirt detail in front. The white chiffon panel in the front of the tea length skirt hangs down longer than the dress. It has a red metal zipper in the back and the full tea length skirt has an ivory rayon liner skirt underneath. I show this with a petticoat underneath, that doesnt show, that's not included. Dress can be worn with or without a petticoat. The bust has white sheer chiffon with lace ruffles. Such a special dress!


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Condition Details: No holes or stains. Freshly hand washed in natural organic soap. It does have some general wear in certain places. It was originally worn with a belt & some of the white polka dots in the area of where the belt rubbed around the waist, has worn down ( see photos). The rest of the red cotton is crisp and newish looking. We had a few repairs done to the waist seam and zipper, the seams were reinforced. The inside liner shows wear but is clean and repaired. The white chiffon panel in front of skirt looks like it used to be pleated but has, over time, fallen out or softened. A dry cleaner could probably put them back in if you wanted.

Label: None

Size Details: MEDIUM

Bust: 36"/38" - measures 18" across while flat not including darts.

Waist: Fabric is 28"

Hips: Full

Total Length:  Bodice 15" - Skirt is 19"- From top of shoulder to waist seam to bottom of fabric


  • Item #: VD81999rd
  • Era: 1950's
  • Size: Medium
  • Condition: Excellent- noted small flaws
  • Fabric: Cotton