Sweet Disorder Vintage

1940s Candy Stripe Playsuit & Pinafore Set


Sweetest 1940s playsuit and pinafore set in cute red candy stripe. The playsuit is a lightweight chambray with little puffed sleeves, pleat front shorts and candy stripe trim. The matching cotton pinafore has glorious ruffled shoulders, a fitted waist and buttons down the back. The buttons are all original and a pretty shade of deep pinky red. The pinafore buttons onto the playsuit at the shoulders to keep the straps from slipping. Little slit pockets in the skirt. So cute and so wearable!

This set may have been a candy striper uniform~a candy striper was traditionally a young, female hospital volunteer. The job title referred to the candy cane look of the red and white-striped pinafores worn by the volunteers. Traditionally, the girls sewed their own pinafores. East Orange General Hospital in New Jersey started the first candy striper program in 1944.

Flat Measurements


Shoulders 13"

Chest 17"

Waist 14"

Hip 22"

Length shoulder to hem 29" Length shoulder to waist 14"

Rise of shorts 15.5"


Waist 13.5"

Hip 24"

Length 35" Length waist to hem 21"

Please note the length shoulder to waist on the playsuit as this is a little shorter than usual. Best fit for someone of petite stature, the mannequin is 5'5" and the playsuit is a little short shoulder to crotch.

Label: None present

Material: Cotton

This 1940s playsuit and pinafore set is in good condition with gentle wash and wear. There is a small mend at the edge of one pocket on the pinafore, a mend at the bottom of the button placket on the playsuit, and wear at the corners of the playsuit neckline (see photos). All in all the set is very clean, bright and super wearable. Freshly washed, pressed and ready to wear. This set is over 70 years old and truly adorable.



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bust 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42
waist 22-24 24-26 26-28 28-30 30-32
hips 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42


The flat measurements in the product description are the actual measurements of the garment when laid flat. Double the chest, waist and hip measurements for an idea of fit. Please remember to allow a little "space" in a garment beyond your body measurements for ease and a good fit.

If you are uncertain about fit you can measure a similar garment you own that fits you well and compare the measurements with the product. You can use the image below as a guide.


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