Ellen Tracy | FD63

Vintage Blue & Green Plaid Silk Shirt, Company by Ellen Tracy, Size 16

Silk on this shirt has a nice sheen.
Approx. Size:  Label size 16 but please check measurements below
Condition: Very good

  • Silk on this shirt has a nice sheen.
    Approx. Size:  Label size 16 but please check measurements below
    Condition: Very good
    Mark/Label: Company Ellen Tracy, Made in China
    Vintage item. Get it before it's gone

    Beautiful plaid silk blouse in tones of blue, brown and burgundy. Five front buttons in brown. Button cuff and sleeve placket.


    Ellen Tracy was formed by Herbert Gallen in 1949 and was originally a blouse manufacturer.  In the early 60s he hired a recent design school grad, Linda Allard who in the space of two years became the principal designer.   The company soon expanded into sportswear and became a very prominent bridge label for career women.  The Company label was founded in 1991.  Ellen Tracy was purchased by Liz Claiborne in 2002.  In 2000, Gallen, by then a widower and Allard married. 

    Approximate Measurements Taken Flat: 

    Shoulders: 19" (48 cm)
    Bust: 22" (59 cm)
    Waist: 22" (59 cm)
    Hip: 22: (59 cm)
    Length – Center Back: 28” (71 cm)
    Sleeve Length: 23" (58.5 cm)
    Wrist: 4" (10 cm)


    A pink Ellen Tracy in the same style is available here.

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    Today’s sizes have very little correlation to clothing size labels from past decades.   Over the past 20+ years designers and manufacturers have fed our egos by making standard size numbers smaller and smaller. Back in the 1960s there was no size 0.  The smallest size was a 6. Plus today’s men and women are fitter, taller and have much more muscle tone of than people of earlier eras. Even today‘s undergarments make a difference. Today’s woman isn’t corseted, girdled or wearing a stiff bra. So even the thinnest of people sometimes have trouble with vintage sizing.


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