The shirt dress, that staple of the 40s wardrobe, has been reproduced with varying degrees of success of late, leaving many vintage devotees hunting for something a little more authentic.
Thank goodness then for this faithful reproduction from 20th Century Foxy
. Everything about this dress ticks the authenticity boxes; the label based the design on original patterns and photographs from the period to ensure they got it 100% right. Between the leg of mutton sleeves with shoulder pads, gathered back yoke, perfect cut and modern fabric designed to behave like a vintage crepe, you can't get much more spot on.