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Hattie Leeds was a dress manufacturing company based in New York City. In 1941, they began producing all-cotton “penny-wise” shirtwaist dresses and housecoats of plaid or woven gingham that served as their signature style well into the mid-1960s. There was a brief foray into manufacturing bowling dresses, but that appeared to be a short-lived endeavor, as the ads for these novelty items only appeared in 1947. Marketed as “easy-care”, “wrinkl-shed”, and “drip dry”, by the mid-50s the company was promoting their use of Dan Rivers Dri-Don fabrics, which were washable cotton-rayon blends. From the mid-60s through the 1970s, the company increasingly switched over to polyester blends. The Hattie Leeds trademark expired in 1988.
Written by Ranch Queen Vintage
Courtesy of Ranch Queen Vintage
from an early-1960s dress
from a late-1960s dress