1950's R&K Scottish Wool Plaid Vintage Sheath Dress
Vintage 1950 R&K Original Sheer Plaid Sheath Dress, AFL-CIO union Made in USA.
The dress is a light as a feather and sheer when holding up to the light. The fabric of the dress is made of a tightly woven lightweight wool and cotton mix with pink, green and yellow dyed fibers. In the late 1950's, it was popular to combine wool and cotton in textile production. see "Vintage Fabrics", author Judith Scoggin Gridley.
The dress makes me think of the plaids of the Scottish people that settled in the highlands of the Appalachian mountains in NC where they celebrate the Highland games.
Since the dress is very lightweight, it would be very appropriate to wear in early Spring when the days are cool.
Fabric: lightweight similar to linen.
Condition: Very Good + The original belt is missing. There are no holes.
Bust: 33 inches
Shoulder: 13 1/2 inches
Sleeve: 14 1/2 inches (3/4 inch sleeve)
Sleeve Width: 5 1/2
Waist: 27 1/2 inches
Hip: 34 1/2 inches
Length: 40 1/2 inches
Hem : 2 1/2 inches