This early 30s work dress is an incredible piece of history! It was worn by a worker at the Schenley’s Golden Wedding Whiskey plant just outside Pittsburgh. Schenley was one of only six distillers legally allowed to make “medicinal” alcohol during prohibition. And this dress would have been from that time — my best guess is 1931/32.
This style of uniform was called a Hoover Apron, and was designed to be a extra long lasting. It’s a wrap style, which can be worn with either panel in the front, so if one side got too soiled or worn, you could simply wear it with the other panel facing out.
FITS LIKE: M
WAIST: 29” when belted
FLAWS: there’s a large stain and hole near the collar on one side but you can just wear the other side to the front if that bothers you. There is a faint stain on the back as well but it’s barely noticeable.