1930s NRA cotton floral 1933-1935 vintage cape dress xs | new spring
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable
Exquisite 1933-1935 NRA dress* dress! Done in a super soft sheer summer weight cotton and printed with pink, green, blue and yellow blooms. Tank style bodice with attached cape that flutters over the shoulders and back. Wide waistband seaming with pointed seam and ruching on the skirt by the knee. Side snaps. Unlined.
*NRA stood for the National Recovery Administration and the blue eagle, clutching a gear and lightning bolts, was their symbol. President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed the National Recovery Act, which formed the National Recovery Administration, in 1933 as part of his New Deal plan to lift the American economy out of the Great Depression. Clothing manufacturers following NRA guidelines sewed this tag into garments to show consumers that they were following these new policies. The NRA only lasted for a few years (1933-1935) because the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. Although FDR was unhappy about this ruling, it’s an uncommon blessing because it allows the clothes with this tag to be dated to those specific three years instead of to an entire decade.
Size on tag: None
Fits like: xs
Material: cotton voile
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Bust (underarm seam) : up to 36" (your bust needs to be smaller)
Total length: 47.5"