I found this amazing late 30s - 40s sweater dress and was charmed by
its tag: Marinette . . . The Aristocrat of Knitted Wear:
It's stunning! Perfectly muted taupe, with intricate stitching and
a matching skinny belt.
When I looked up the maker, I found two newspapers
featuring ads from Marinette: one from 1936 (above)
and another from 1935 (below).
Not surprisingly, all their fashions (blouses, dresses, and skirts)
are hand-knit. They also specialize in larger sizes.
The first ad states Sizes: 14 to 20; and
the following year's ad says Sizes 12 to 44.
This beauty is best suited for a modern day Medium - Large,
and the material has plenty of give to cling to your curves.