1958 Shawl Collar Dress
Southern California, 1958.
Top down on the T-bird, speeding along the 5 to that new amusement park in Anaheim, the one that movie guy, Walt, opened a couple years ago. You twirl your candy necklace on your finger, telling Jimmy that your aunt just won the lottery.
“The lottery?” he replies.
“I think so. She got 500 bucks in the mail!”
“That’s a lot of bread,” he says.
“You bet it is, daddy-o. What’s crazy is it’s all on a little plastic card.”
“What do you mean?” he asks.
“Yeah. You shop with it. They call it a Visa.”
“A Visa?” he asks.
“Can you believe it?
“Sounds like a scam,” he says.
“You think that’s something,” you tease. “Wait till you hear this…”
“Elvis just joined the army!”
1958 Shawl Collar Dress (No. 5960). Makes you feel like it’s all brand new and anything is possible. Crisp and airy cotton poplin. Stunning red and blue floral design from the Ratti print house in Italy. Vintage details include the striking shawl collar with V-neckline and the dolman-style short sleeve with slits at the shoulder. You’ll adore the patch pockets at your waist. Other charming details include the princess seams at the bodice, a waistline seam with gathers at center front, and self-belt ties that start at the front princess seams and tie in back. Mid-calf length. Fully lined in cotton voile. Imported.