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1940s Pink Romper

Description

Rose colored rayon with white open squared print one-piece shorts romper/playsuit. Soft drape to fabric. Convertible collar with 2.5" points at center front. Shirtwaist style bodice with soft fold-back lapels. Center front opening to waist with four white plastic button/buttonhole closure. Short sleeves with 1" cuff; deep pleats at sleeve cap. Left breast patch pocket with flap. Small bust darts from armscye. Pleats below bust. 2" wide waistband insert. Left waist band from center front to side seam open with bodice hemmed or finished at lower edge in blouse-type style to be tucked into lower shorts section during wear. Garment opens down entire left side seam of shorts or lower section, including opening at waistline. 5 button/buttonhole closure down left side of shorts for easy dressing access. Two released pleats in bodice front at waistband insert.

Back bodice yoke. Gathers at bodice yoke seam and two stitched down released pleats at waistband. Front waistband insert continues around to back of garment.

Lower section of bifurcated romper/playsuit features one 7" stitched down then released pleat on left and right front of shorts area. Two standard waistline darts at left and right back of lower section/shorts of playsuit. Machine stitched hem at leg openings.

Source

HCT.2001.20.10

Fiber/Fabric Information

Rayon

Decade

1940-1949

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Collection

Citation

“1940s Pink Romper,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed September 21, 2019, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5102.

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