Last Chance Dept.
Prep fashion is an American invention. The Brits have their Sloane Rangers and the French their bon chic bon genre but the roots of this movement lie in the alumni of preparatory institutions of the Northeast United States.
To be sure, it comes with it a certain perception. Social and economic status. A cadence of speech perhaps. There exist lists of dos and don’ts that involve everything from what breed of dog is most desirable, to when it’s okay to wear white (not before Memorial Day and not after Labor Day). It’s Ivy League in the 50’s. Polo. Tennis. Crew. But it is most importantly, a look.
Today, preppy denotes a style of clothing that supersedes the social prerequisites. A preference for certain colors, prints, and cuts that evoke feelings and memories for all people. Memories of summer. Cookouts. Poolside get-togethers. Maybe even ditching a class or two. It’s young and it’s posh. And the only exclusions we’re making are snooty attitudes.
Feel free to join us and go back to school.
The Preppy Shirtdress (No. 4590).
Our own advancement to the movement. Easy to wear and can take you many different places. Looks great with a leather belt too. 100% cotton. Long sleeve and knee length. French seam finishes. 8 buttons and buttonholes down center front. Contrast color triangle patch detail inside center back neckline. Pointed collar with collar stand. Center front buttoning placket with contrast color fabric at underside of top placket. Bust darts. 2 button adjustable cuffs with contrast color fabric at underside of sleeve cuff. Buttoning flap-patch pockets at chest. Separate, self-tie belt at waist with 1/4” self-fabric belt loops at side seam. Double layer back yoke. Shirttail hem.
Women’s sizes: 0 through 20.
Colors: Apricot Floral, Blue Floral.
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Fabric Content: 100% Cotton.
Care Instructions: Machine Washable.
Total Length: Ranges from 38" to 43". Varies by size.