As we continue our look at mid-century kids and back-to-school, we come to the all-important plaid dress. This ad from Mission Valley Gingham gives us a glimpse of a typical mid-century girl’s dress. Both the little girls and big girls style have a button closure and bow in the back. The look always includes bobby socks and mary jane shoes.
What makes the look mid-century typical is the fullness of the skirt and crispness of the fabric. This ad is not actually for the dress, but for the fabric.
I was able to find a few mid-century vintage plaid dresses on Etsy. Here’s 2 from Apricot Vintage.
Plaid continues to be popular for little girls dresses. Although the silhouette has changed a bit, the look is still loved by little girls.
Mission Valley Textiles was established in 1921 and still operates in New Braunfels Tx.
I had dresses just like that with the bobby socks and Mary Jane shoes.
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Me too. It was such a cute look.