Do you know why?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by Heather D Hasman, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Heather D Hasman

    Heather D Hasman Registered Guest

    I have had a few vintage dresses that have an opening at the waist usually under some buttons > These dresses were clearly made this way. As in not a rip or tear? Any idea as to the purpose of this opening? The one I have now is a Lanz Original and does have a matching tie belt. DSCN5428.JPG
    Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Circa Vintage

    Circa Vintage Alumni +

    Usually so you can put them on. You find them on dresses that only have centre from buttons: shirtwaisters. If the buttons only went to the waist, it doesn't give you a large enough opening so it goes below. You don't see the opening when worn and besides, she would have a slip underneath.
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  3. Heather D Hasman

    Heather D Hasman Registered Guest

    That makes sense! Thanks for your reply Nicole

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