It is very hard to find a Clair McCardell piece in perfect condition. Women wore their McCardell pieces to shreds since they were so comfortable and made of wash-and-wear fabrics that she often would advise mills to produce. As summer approaches, wearing comfortable fabrics is as important (or perhaps more) as being fashionable. This sleeveless cotton plaid in plum, gray and white dress has side pockets and sewn down pleats on the skirt. The way the fabric is cut to match all the plaid lines is creating a cone shaped bodice, gives the body a tailored focus and attention to detail superior to any day dress you can find available in today's market.
Claire McCardell was determined and ambitious and achieved great success in the 40's and 50's with her comfort-first philosophy. Her ideas were simple and revolutionary at the same time. Just as you will feel in one of her designs, sexy and comfortable.
Claire McCardell sleeveless plaid dress in cotton with side pockets, c. 1950's. Modern size 4. SOLD TO A VERY BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
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