Fashions from Montgomery Ward's

1956-57 Fall and Winter Catalog



Colorful Bayadere Print. An old favorite with a new look, Oriental-influenced Bayadere print on 80-sq. Percale--the print dramatically circling the simple bodice, , the all-around shirred skirt. Bodice has a young, high, round neckline, extended sleeves. Shirred skirt flows with grace from the slender waistline. Has a back zipper to below waist, side seam pocket, 2-inch hem, self-belt.

Bold Block Plaid. Smartly styled little Dress with many-occasion-wear in mind. In sophisticated plaid, printed on washable 80-sq. Percale. Solid black circles the high, round neckline, extends down bodice front and each side of inverted skirt pleat. Solid black edges drop sleeves. Two rows of twinkling buttons trim bodice front. Has back zipper to below wait, 2-inch hem. Skirt is shirred all around from the center-front panel strip. Black plastic belt.

Rickrack Detailing. Sweet little Dress in colorful pattern printed on 80-s. Percale, so nicely detailed it belies its tiny price. Nicely fitted bodice has white Cotton Waffle Pique collar bordered with contrast rickrack. Brief sleeves have angled rickrack trim. Waistline is self-cord piped all around. Double row of rickrack forms panel-effect at skirt front; triple rows finish off skirt front at either side. Back sipper to below waist, side seam pocket, 2-in. hem





Pin-Point Cotton. Smart Cotton printed with an interesting Pin-point pattern has a tailored appeal. White buttons open straight-line Bodice to below waist. Has White Cotton Waffle Pique Johnny collar, white pique binding down front and circling set-in sleeves. Pique and button-trim detail on patch pocket and bodice tab. Straight skirt has soft shirring at either side of front, 2-inch hem, contrast color plastic belt.

Misses' or Junior Print. A lovely Cotton Charmer with lots of fashion importance. Novelty print in interesting geometrical motif on washable 80-sq. Percale, boldly printed in color. Sold-color neckline ties in a jaunty young bow above the button-front tab. Drop sleeves are edges in solid color. The graceful skirt is shirred all around, has side zipper closing, a 2-in. hem. Solid colored belt matched dress trim.

Zip-Front For Miss of Half Sizes. Colorful printed plaid on 80-sq. Percale with crisp, contrasting Embossed Cotton trim. Dress zips to below waist at front for easy donning. Embossed Cottom trims the double-buttoned V-neckline edged with self-fabric, outlines front of sleeve cuffs, fashions the button-trimmed novelty pockets. Short drop sleeves. Skirt is 4-gored and flared, stitched hemline. Plastic belt matches trim, is centered with self-fabric.





Gay Washable Cottons $2.98. Buy Any 2 for $5.86.

V-Torso for Figure Flattery. Attractive plaid printed on 80-sq. Percale, has low-torso, V-shaped front accented with Red fabric-covered button trim and all-around cord-piping. Red piping accents open-wing collar and tab-effect button opening at neckline. Set-in sleeves are front-cuffed, have red piping and button trim. Shirred skirt flows gracefully from flattering, fitted, low-torso line. Has a side seam pocket, 2-inch hem, side zipper and self-belt.


Misses' And Half Sizes. Colorful printed plaid on 80-sq. Percale, deftly designed. Dress opens to waist with stone-tipped buttons. Complimentary colored Embossed Cotton makes Peter Pan collar, tops-off unusual angled pockets./ Set-in sleeves have shirred detail at top, are circled with solid-color cord-piping on bias-cut cuffs. 4-gore skirt is flared, has side zipper, stitched hemline. Plastic belt is centered with self-fabric.