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1950s Navy Blue and White Polka Dot Vintage Prom Dress with Matching Bolero Jacket


Absolutely beautiful navy and white polka dot dress with matching bolero jacket, dating from the 1950s. The dress is a classic 50s fit and flare style. It has a fitted bodice with some ruching and drawstring detail at the bust, and has detachable thin shoulder straps so that it can be worn as a strapless bustier style. The skirt is a very full circular skirt (please note we photographed the dress with extra underskirts to demonstrate this but they are not included with the dress) and it has two large feature pockets on the front. The dress also has a matching belt around the waist which is fashioned from the same polka dot fabric.

The navy blue and white polka dot pattern is very striking and gives a classic eye catching 50s look.

The dress has been bespoke made and due to it's age there are no labels to indicate what the fabric is, but we think it is cotton. The dress is unlined and fastens with a metal zipper at the back.

This dress and jacket is a truly stunning outfit and would be perfect for special occasions.

Availability: In stock

The measurements for this dress are:

Bust: Approximately 33 inches
Waist: Approximately 25 inches
Hips: Free
Length: Approximately 37 inches from point top of bust to bottom hem

Jacket Length: Approximately 12 inches from mid-shoulder to bottom hem

We would suggest this dress would fit an approximate modern size 6-8 due to its small waist size. Please check your own measurements carefully, paying particular attention to the waist size and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like any help.

Each vintage piece discovered by Those Were The Days has been handpicked by our team of experts so that we can ensure it is in excellent vintage condition and is of a high quality. Everything in our collection has been cleaned and restored where this is possible, and has been inspected by two team members before being sold to ensure our strict quality and condition criteria are met. However, all vintage items have generally been previously worn, so gentle signs of wear are usually an inherent part of the piece. Sometimes a piece is simply too wonderful to pass up just because it has a little age related wear and tear that can't be remedied, so where this is the case with any of our items we will let you know about any little imperfections.

This dress and bolero jacket are in excellent vintage condition.

When we purchase a piece for our collection we always endeavour to discover it's provenance, but sometimes this is not possible. We date the pieces on knowledge gained when buying the item, our research and our experience of dating and working with vintage products. However, sometimes a slight element of guesswork is involved, particularly if a piece is potentially from the end of one era or the start of another.

We believe that this dress and jacket date from the 1950s.

Vintage clothing sizes can vary greatly from current sizes so for this reason we advise customers to ignore the size labels on any of our items and instead compare the item’s measurements to their own body measurements.  To help with sizing and aid with filtering of the site we also offer an approximate comparison to modern sizes.  For some items we have offered an approximation to 2 sizes, where they are a looser fit or have stretch in the fabric.  In order to avoid any disappointment please check these measurements carefully.  We also advise that for your own comfort you allow an extra inch on top of your body measurements to allow you to breathe and move around easily in the item.

We measure garments as follows:

Bust:  across the fullest part of the bust

Waist:  across the narrowest part of the waistline or across the waistband

Hips:  across the fullest part, generally 8 inches below the waist

Length:  from mid shoulder / top of waist band to bottom hem

Sleeves:  from outer shoulder seam to cuff

Our garments are measured flat and then doubled.

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We measure Jewellery as follows:


Chain Length:  Measurement of the length of the chain when unfastened

Pendant Height/Length:  Measurement of the pendant at its highest points

Pendant Width:  Measurement of the pendant at its widest points


Width:  Measurement of the earring at its widest points

Length:  Measurement of the earring at its longest points

Brooches / Dress Clips:

Width:  Measurement of the brooch at its widest points

Length:  Measurement of the brooch at its widest points

We measure accessories as follows:


Height:  Measurement from the base of the bag to the highest point (not including the strap)

Width:  Measurement from the base of the bag seam to seam (from the widest points)

Depth:  Measurement from the side of the bag seam to seam

Strap Height:  Measurement of the height of the strap – from the top of the bag to the handle’s highest point.


Length:  Measured flat from end to end

Width:  Measured flat across the widest points


Length: Measured flat from end to end

Width: Measured flat across the widest points


Hat Circumference:  This is the measurement taken inside the hat for fit.Height:  This measurement is taken from the base of the hat to the highest point.