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  • Early 1960s Turquoise & White Atomic Print Cotton Dress - New! Early 1960s Turquoise & White Atomic Print Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
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    • Early 1960s Turquoise & White Atomic Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Early 1960s Turquoise & White Atomic Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Early 1960s Turquoise & White Atomic Print Cotton Dress - New!

    Early 1960s Turquoise & White Atomic Print Cotton Dress - New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 -38 inches + 91 - 96 cm ( Due to gathers)

    Waist: 26 - 26.5 inches + 66 - 67 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length: 39 inches + 99 cm 

      

    Description

    * Late 1950s early 1960s turquoise crisp cotton dress

    * Fabric features atomic grid pattern with occasional dots in squares

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Gathered skirt with two large applied pockets

    * Neckline and pockets trimmed with contrasting turquoise cotton

    * Wide self fabric matching belt

    * Skirt features attached stiffened gauze petticoat

    * Back metal zipper with original tags

    * Hanging tag reads A Kahn Signature Cotton

     

    Condition 

    This eye catching dress is actually deadstock with its original hanging tags still attached. It is in pristine condition save for a patch of very slight colour bleed below the waist in one spot. The last picture highlights this. This dress  is cleaned and ready to wear and I must say the area of bleed lightened in the wash. It could very well disappear completely after a couple of more washes. Really not a big issue at all, hardly noticeable. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Vintage 1960s Faux Leopard Lilli Ann Designer Coat - New! Vintage 1960s Faux Leopard Lilli Ann Designer Coat - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1960s Faux Leopard Lilli Ann Designer Coat - New!
    • Vintage 1960s Faux Leopard Lilli Ann Designer Coat - New!
    • Vintage 1960s Faux Leopard Lilli Ann Designer Coat - New!
    • Vintage 1960s Faux Leopard Lilli Ann Designer Coat - New!

    Vintage 1960s Faux Leopard Lilli Ann Designer Coat - New!

    $500.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. 

     

    Description

    * Striking 1960s fabric (nylon blend?) designer coat

    * Fabric design features leopard print

    * Classic A-line trench coat silhouette

    * Long sleeved with v neckline and front button opening

    * Fox fur lapelled collar attached to neckline

    * Self half belt with decorative buttons at back

    * Fully lined in brown taffeta

    * Label reads Lilli Ann 

    Lilli Ann
    This famous American label was registered in 1933 by Adolf Schuman. Fabrics were specially imported from France and Italy, many made expressly for Lilli Ann. These fabrics were bought from mainly small textile companies that were in dire financial straits after the war and in danger of closing. As a result, Schuman was credited with saving many of these from financial ruin and in official recognition for his services was awarded Medals of Honour from both France and Italy.  On the other hand, the Lilli Ann customer knew that their suits, coats and dresses were made of the highest quality, hand-loomed fabric. Lilli Ann was also recognised for its innovative designs and quality construction. The label received the Gold Medal in Fashion Design, America's highest award in fashion. Nowadays, there is very high demand for this label from collectors and fashionistas from around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of my customers know...:)

     

    Condition 

    This coat is in excellent condition for its age, free from flaws, It does have one button missing under the collar, which could be replaced with any button of a similar size as it's not noticeable or left as is. I have reduced the cost of this item by $90 to make up for the missing button. Please note the instructions inside this coat says dry cleaning only. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Early 1960's Blue & White Roses Print Cotton Party Dress - New! Early 1960's Blue & White Roses Print Cotton Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • Early 1960's Blue & White Roses Print Cotton Party Dress - New!
    • Early 1960's Blue & White Roses Print Cotton Party Dress - New!
    • Early 1960's Blue & White Roses Print Cotton Party Dress - New!
    • Early 1960's Blue & White Roses Print Cotton Party Dress - New!

    Early 1960's Blue & White Roses Print Cotton Party Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 inches +  82 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm 

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hips: free

    Skirt Length : 24 inches +  61 cm

    Total Length: 40 inches + 102 cm

     

    Description

    * Beautiful white cotton voile dress with large blue cabbage rose print

    * Classic silhouette with fitted waist and voluminous skirt

    * Low cut neckline with spaghetti straps

    * Shelf bust with contrasting azure blue cummerbund waist

    * Cummerbund decorated with huge central 3D self-fabric rose

    * Crystal pleated bodice and skirt

    * Back metal zipper with hooks and eyes to conceal zipper

    * Fully lined in white polished cotton

    * Commercially made vintage size 9 tag

     

    Condition

    This dress presents beautifully as can be seen with no flaws evident. The material is fresh and crisp and the colour is vibrant - it does not appear to have had much wear.....such a beautiful dress!  We are more than happy to answer any inquiries concerning this item.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    1960s Italian Designer Silk Faille Cocktail Dress- New! (ON HOLD) 1960s Italian Designer Silk Faille Cocktail Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
    • 1960s Italian Designer Silk Faille Cocktail Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • 1960s Italian Designer Silk Faille Cocktail Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • 1960s Italian Designer Silk Faille Cocktail Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • 1960s Italian Designer Silk Faille Cocktail Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

    1960s Italian Designer Silk Faille Cocktail Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

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    This product is sold out

    Please note this dress is on hold and not available for general sale at this time...thank you for understanding

    s Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. 

     

    Description

    * Striking late 1950s early 1960s silk faille cocktail dress

    * Fabric design abstract floral design in copper and red on black background

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and balloon skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with with plunging v-neckline

    * Bodice features gold satin piping on neckline that loops into a circle on chest

    * Knife pleated skirt that narrows at hemline to create balloon effect

    * Matching gold stain trim on hemline also loops in opposite direction to bodice

    * Unlined, serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with black metal zipper

    * Label reads Ammy Marina Fennechi - Roma

      

    Condition 

    This sophisticated designer dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, The presentation is superb and reflective of a high-end dress from one of the fashion capitals of the world . Rome. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    1960s Red and White Designer Dress Ensemble- New! 1960s Red and White Designer Dress Ensemble- New! Quick View
    • 1960s Red and White Designer Dress Ensemble- New!
    • 1960s Red and White Designer Dress Ensemble- New!
    • 1960s Red and White Designer Dress Ensemble- New!
    • 1960s Red and White Designer Dress Ensemble- New!

    1960s Red and White Designer Dress Ensemble- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Dress Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 100 cm

    Coat Length from Outside Shoulder:  37 inches + 94 cm 

    Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. 

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s red crimplene designer dress and coat set

    * Classic mod shape with A-line silhouette

    * Dress is sleeveless with contrasting white bib trim on bodice and at hipline

    * Decorative gold buttons down bib front

    * Coat is 3/4 length with long sleeves and fold over collar

    * Coat also features white trim at collar, cuffs and hipline 

    * Front fastening with gold buttons white trimmed slit to side

    * Fully lined, pinked seams with hand finished hem

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

    Lilli Ann
    This famous American label was registered in 1933 by Adolf Schuman. Fabrics were specially imported from France and Italy, many made expressly for Lilli Ann. These fabrics were bought from mainly small textile companies that were in dire financial straits after the war and in danger of closing. As a result, Schuman was credited with saving many of these from financial ruin and in official recognition for his services was awarded Medals of Honour from both France and Italy.  On the other hand, the Lilli Ann customer knew that their suits, coats and dresses were made of the highest quality, hand-loomed fabric. Lilli Ann was also recognised for its innovative designs and quality construction. The label received the Gold Medal in Fashion Design, America's highest award in fashion. Nowadays, there is very high demand for this label from collectors and fashionistas from around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of my customers know...:)

      

    Condition 

    This absolutely stunning set is in immaculate condition with no faults that I can see, Here is an opportunity to buy one on the best 1960s Lilli Ann ensembles in my humble opinion. Great colour and fabulous styling make this set a winner. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Early 1960s Cover Girl of Miami Pink Linen Dress- New! Early 1960s Cover Girl of Miami Pink Linen Dress- New! Quick View
    • Early 1960s Cover Girl of Miami Pink Linen Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Cover Girl of Miami Pink Linen Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Cover Girl of Miami Pink Linen Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Cover Girl of Miami Pink Linen Dress- New!

    Early 1960s Cover Girl of Miami Pink Linen Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  32 - 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61- 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

    Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. 

     

    Description

    * Striking Late 1950s early 1960s pink linen dress

    * Fabric design features graduated avocado green dots 

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and A-line skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide oval neckline

    * Avocado green piping to the neckline and waist

    * Bodice features sprays of avocado green leaves 

    * Thick embroidered flowers in various shades of pink provide a 3D effect

    * Gradually sloping skirt with bow at centre waist

    * Dress is fully lined inn white cotton, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with early nylon zipper

    * Label reads Cover Girl of Miami

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    1960s - 1970s Tangerine Red Wool Lilli Ann Cape - New! 1960s - 1970s Tangerine Red Wool Lilli Ann Cape - New! Quick View
    • 1960s - 1970s Tangerine Red Wool Lilli Ann Cape - New!
    • 1960s - 1970s Tangerine Red Wool Lilli Ann Cape - New!
    • 1960s - 1970s Tangerine Red Wool Lilli Ann Cape - New!
    • 1960s - 1970s Tangerine Red Wool Lilli Ann Cape - New!

    1960s - 1970s Tangerine Red Wool Lilli Ann Cape - New!

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    Measurements

    Size:  Medium- Large

    Bust: up to 48 inches + 122 cm

    Shoulder to Hem: 29 inches + 74 cm

    Arm Slits: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

    Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. 

     

    Description

    * Striking late 1960s early 1960s wool blend cape in an orange red

    * Classic trapeze silhouette

    * Slits in cape for arms

    * Fastens with three self covered buttons

    * Rabbit fur dyed to look like leopard

    * Fully lined in red taffeta

    * Label reads Lilli A

    Lilli Ann
    This famous American label was registered in 1933 by Adolf Schuman. Fabrics were specially imported from France and Italy, many made expressly for Lilli Ann. These fabrics were bought from mainly small textile companies that were in dire financial straits after the war and in danger of closing. As a result, Schuman was credited with saving many of these from financial ruin and in official recognition for his services was awarded Medals of Honour from both France and Italy.  On the other hand, the Lilli Ann customer knew that their suits, coats and dresses were made of the highest quality, hand-loomed fabric. Lilli Ann was also recognised for its innovative designs and quality construction. The label received the Gold Medal in Fashion Design, America's highest award in fashion. Nowadays, there is very high demand for this label from collectors and fashionistas from around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of my customers know...:)

      

    Condition 

    This cape is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from some fading to the lining, not visible from the exterior.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Roses Designer Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Roses Designer Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Roses Designer Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Roses Designer Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Roses Designer Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Roses Designer Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Roses Designer Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  46 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm

    Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. 

     

    Description

    * Wonderful late 1950s silk dress

    * Fabric design also features roses in various shades of blue and green

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Elbow length sleeved bodice with rounded neckline

    * Bodice waist is peaked and has self ties from side seams to back

    * Knife pleating on skirt with flat centre panel

    * Dress is fully lined and has attached crinoline petticoat

    * Low key hole back with centre bow

    * Back metal zipper and hand finished hem

    * Label reads Suzy Perette

    Vintage 1950s Designer Cotton Lace Cocktail Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 35 inches +  86 - 89 cm 

    Waist:  25 inches +  64 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length:  45 inches +  114 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s black cotton lace dress

    * Lovely rose print lace over ivory silk taffeta

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and draped skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low scooped neckline

    * Skirt is constructed to look like a sheath dress with draped wide sweep over skirt

    * Fully lined in cream/ivory silk taffeta

    * Back metal zipper and low plunging back

    * Label reads Suzy Perette 

    Suzy Perette

    The Suzy Perette label was a registered trademark of Lombardy Dress (founded as Lombardy Frocks in 1930) and registered in 1954. A sister label to Suzy Perette was the Gigi Young Fashions label (late fifties to 1966). This label followed the same successful style formula of Suzy Perette but as a less expensive line.

    Suzy Perette was greatly influenced by Parisian fashions, with the silhouette of cinched waist and full skirt extremely popular in the early fifties. In fact, the Suzy Perette label acquired the right to incorporate Christian Dior's designs into their own product range- and this dress is a wonderful example!

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age. In fact, I would go as far as to say it's in absolutely mint condition, with no faults at all. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Vintage 1960s Black Lilli Diamond Party Dress   - New! Vintage 1960s Black Lilli Diamond Party Dress   - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1960s Black Lilli Diamond Party Dress   - New!
    • Vintage 1960s Black Lilli Diamond Party Dress   - New!
    • Vintage 1960s Black Lilli Diamond Party Dress   - New!
    • Vintage 1960s Black Lilli Diamond Party Dress   - New!

    Vintage 1960s Black Lilli Diamond Party Dress - New!

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 34 -36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Waist up to: 27 inches + 68 cm

    Hips: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder:  inches +   cm 

    Total Length:   inches + 108 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1960s black satin party dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and draped skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with spaghetti straps and low-cut square neckline

    * Large 3D magenta floral feature above bust 

    * Slim fitting skirt with a dramatic peplum lined in magenta acetate

    * Low cut square back with metal zipper

    * Peplum widens at back falling as draped tails 

    * Label reads Lilli Diamond

    Lilli Diamond was a popular brand within the USA from the 1930s through to the mid 1980s. The label was acclaimed for its sexy, bombshell designs that showcased a woman's figure and made them feel like glamorous movie stars. The brand was sold in numerous upscale boutiques and department stores, with Fredericks of Hollywood being the biggest retailer, particularly via their extensive mail order catalogue. The label was hugely popular, establishing itself as one of the leading evening and cocktail dress outlets within the USA. This was despite some department stores refusing to stock the items as they deemed them too sexy for their conservative clientele. The label was eventually sold to Campus Casuals in 1965, with the label continuing well into the 1980s.

     

    Condition 

    This eye-catching dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - perhaps a pin prick or two and very slight scuffing - but very minor. Please note that the magenta lining does not need to show in front I just draped it that way because I liked the flash of colour. Drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.

     

    Shop Policies


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Early 1960s Coral Pink Floral Jacquard Dress Ensemble- New! Early 1960s Coral Pink Floral Jacquard Dress Ensemble- New! Quick View
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    Early 1960s Coral Pink Floral Jacquard Dress Ensemble- New!

    $220.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 33 - 34 inches + 84 - 86 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14 inches +  36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s medium weight jacquard dress

    * Floral design in coral pink and ivory

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide bateau neckline

    * Self bow at centre waist

    * Self button closure at back

    * Fully lined in peachy pink silk crepe

    * Matching angora crochet spider web stole

    * Label reads Lanz Original

    The Lanz Company set up business in the USA around 1930 (previously from Austria). The company has a long tradition of historical-inspired clothing and their clothing is hard to date because of this. The dress ensemble is a typical 1960s design. The label has been dated according to The Vintage Fashion Guild Label Resource as one used in the late 1950s - to early 1960s . The company ceased production in 2000.

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful ensemble is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see. The shawl is absolutely beautiful and can be worn in many ways. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.

     

    Shop Policies


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Gorgeous 1950s 1960s Magenta Roses Cotton Dress  - New! Gorgeous 1950s 1960s Magenta Roses Cotton Dress  - New! Quick View
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    Gorgeous 1950s 1960s Magenta Roses Cotton Dress - New!

    $270.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm (could accommodate slightly larger waist)

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 43 inches + 109 cm

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s - early 1960s cotton dress

    * Red and magenta roses with green leaves with white highlights

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Bodice with deep v-neckline and 3/4 full sleeves

    * Darting at the bust and bodice

    * Gathered skirt with small knife pleats

    * Self piping around neckline

    * Working back metal zipper 

     

    Comment

    This dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains, fading or holes. In fact, the dress looks hardly won, if at all. Fabric is crisp, strong and bright. All in all, a beautiful and wearable dress. Ribbon and crinoline petticoat for demonstration purposes only.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

     If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.

     

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    1960s Rare Lilli Ann Black and Cream Ribbed Gabardine Suit - New! 1960s Rare Lilli Ann Black and Cream Ribbed Gabardine Suit - New! Quick View
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    • 1960s Rare Lilli Ann Black and Cream Ribbed Gabardine Suit - New!
    • 1960s Rare Lilli Ann Black and Cream Ribbed Gabardine Suit - New!

    1960s Rare Lilli Ann Black and Cream Ribbed Gabardine Suit - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Jacket
    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Jacket Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Sleeve Length: 16 inches + 41cm

    Skirt

    Empire waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Natural waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Length: 24.5 inches + 62 cm

    Zipper Length: 5 inches + 13 cm

    Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. 

     

    Description

    * 1960s designer black ribbed gabardine suit

    * Striking silhouette with cinched waist and flared skirt

    * Cropped jacket with 3/4 sleeves and semi open front

    * Jacket is trimmed with Peter Pan collar in cream with self bow

    * Skirt is bell shaped with three tiers and high waist in cream muslin matching jacket

    * Side metal zipper on skirt

    * Fully lined in black crepe with couturier quality finishing

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

    Lilli Ann
    This famous American label was registered in 1933 by Adolf Schuman. Fabrics were specially imported from France and Italy, many made expressly for Lilli Ann. These fabrics were bought from mainly small textile companies that were in dire financial straits after the war and in danger of closing. As a result, Schuman was credited with saving many of these from financial ruin and in official recognition for his services was awarded Medals of Honour from both France and Italy.  On the other hand, the Lilli Ann customer knew that their suits, coats and dresses were made of the highest quality, hand-loomed fabric. Lilli Ann was also recognised for its innovative designs and quality construction. The label received the Gold Medal in Fashion Design, America's highest award in fashion. Nowadays, there is very high demand for this label from collectors and fashionistas from around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of my customers know...:)

      

    Condition 

    The suit is in excellent condition for its age No notable flaws that I can see. The eyes on the hook and eye closures on the skirt waist need reinforcing as they are made of thread only. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Late 1950 Early 1960 Roman Numerals Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New! Late 1950 Early 1960 Roman Numerals Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    Late 1950 Early 1960 Roman Numerals Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 87 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14 inches +  36 cm

    Total Length: 38.5 inches + 98 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage late 1950s -  Early 1960s cream linen blend dress

    * Novelty print featuring roman numerals in black, charcoal and red

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped neckline

    * Gathered skirt with large applied pockets

    * Front fastening with large ivory buttons

    * Hook and eye closure at waist

     

    Condition 

    Adore this dress! It's in excellent vintage condition for its age with no flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear. Shown with a crinoline and ribbon belt for demonstration purposes only.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Vintage 1960 Red, White & Blue Geometric Mod Dress- New! Vintage 1960 Red, White & Blue Geometric Mod Dress- New! Quick View
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    Vintage 1960 Red, White & Blue Geometric Mod Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Waist: 29-30 inches + 74 - 76 cm

    Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. 

     

    Description

    * Striking 1960s geometric print silk blend mod dress

    * Fabric design also features filled in diamond shapes in red, navy and white

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with rolled collar

    * Gently sloping a-line framed skirt 

    * Unlined, pinked and serged seams  with hand finished hem

    * Back with plastic zipper

      

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart a tiny bot if colour variation in the fabric hardly noticeable and bottom of zipper needs a few stitches to secure. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Late 1950s- Early 1960s Yellow Roses Chiffon Party Dress - New! Late 1950s- Early 1960s Yellow Roses Chiffon Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s- Early 1960s Yellow Roses Chiffon Party Dress - New!
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    • Late 1950s- Early 1960s Yellow Roses Chiffon Party Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s- Early 1960s Yellow Roses Chiffon Party Dress - New!

    Late 1950s- Early 1960s Yellow Roses Chiffon Party Dress - New!

    $350.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches +  66 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 42 inches + 107 cm

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s ivory chiffon dress with huge yellow cabbage roses print

    * Wonderful silhouette with full skirt 

    * Elegant bateau neckline with diagonal darts at waist

    * Sleeveless bodice with back metal zipper

    * Fully lined in cream acetate

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Remember this dress is over fifty years old, with no rips. holes or notable damage.

    . Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

  • Vintage 1960s Vibrant Red Floral Cotton Blend Sundress - New! Vintage 1960s Vibrant Red Floral Cotton Blend Sundress - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1960s Vibrant Red Floral Cotton Blend Sundress - New!
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    • Vintage 1960s Vibrant Red Floral Cotton Blend Sundress - New!

    Vintage 1960s Vibrant Red Floral Cotton Blend Sundress - New!

    $220.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 32 - 36 inches + 81.5 - 91 cm 

    Waist: 24 - 28  inches + 61 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches +  37 cm

    Total Length:  38.5 inches + 98 cm 

      

    Description

    * 1950s crisp medium weight red cotton blend dress (has a tiny bit of stretch)

    * Design features large roses and flowers in lavender, blue with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with thick straps and cummerbund waist

    * Large self trim around neckline

    * Gathered full skirt with two side pockets

    * Saddle stitching on neck, waist band and hemline

    * Working back metal zipper with low scooped back with smocked panel

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see.  This dress presents beautifully and is very eye-catching.  Shown with a crinoline for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.

     

    Shop Policies


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Vintage 1960s De Weese Bright Floral Sundress- New! Vintage 1960s De Weese Bright Floral Sundress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1960s De Weese Bright Floral Sundress- New!
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    • Vintage 1960s De Weese Bright Floral Sundress- New!
    • Vintage 1960s De Weese Bright Floral Sundress- New!

    Vintage 1960s De Weese Bright Floral Sundress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Medium

    Bust:  34 - 38 inches + 86 - 96 cm 

    Waist: 24 - 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm (adjustable)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: .75 inches + 2 cm

    Zipper Length: none

    Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. 

     

    Description

    * Wonderful 1960s textured acrylic dead stock designer sundress

    * Fabric design features bold large tiger lilies in multi hues

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and wide skirt

    * Sleeveless sweetheart bodice with piping at neckline that doubles as thin straps

    * Smocking at sides and back

    * Built in bullet bra

    * Very full skirt with inset pockets at each hip

    * Lined bodice, serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with adjustable straps

    * Label reads De Weese Designs

    In 1934 Mary Ann Deweese entered the California clothing industry by designing for Los Angles Knitting Mills. She left to design sportswear for Sandeze, another California clothing house. She designed there for three years. Mary Ann then spent twelve years as head designer for Catalina, where she received world-wide acclaim as a designer.

    She worked with top studio designers on suits for the stars and for many years designed the swimsuits worn in the Miss America pageant. She also worked with Schiaparelli. Mary Ann was credited with such innovations as texture use, including Jacquard knits and appliquéd stretch cottons. She also introduced “sweetheart” matching swimwear and sportswear for men and women.

    Having reached peaked success with Catalina she decided to launch her own company in 1951, called “DeWeese Designs,” turning out high-fashion swimsuits and sundresses. Her early swimsuits were often decorated with fanciful appliques and rhinestones. In 1961 she designed the official U.S. team suits for the World Water Team Championships and the Olympics in 1960. Thelabel lasted until 1984. (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in mint condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, dead stock with original swing tags. I have displayed the dress on two dress forms to show fit. The full version with petticoats is on a 2 - 4 US size dummy and the straight version without petticoats is on a 6 - 8 size dummy.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Cranberry Pink Day Dress - New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Cranberry Pink Day Dress - New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Cranberry Pink Day Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Cranberry Pink Day Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Cranberry Pink Day Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Cranberry Pink Day Dress - New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Cranberry Pink Day Dress - New!

    $170.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm

    Waist: 24.5 inches + 62 cm

    Bodice from Outside Shoulder to Waist: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Hips: free

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 7.5 cm

    Total Length: 38.5 inches +  98 cm

     

    Description

    * Late 1950s - early 1960s cranberry pink rayon dress 

    * Classic silhouette with defined waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with elegant shawl collar

    * Shelf bust with panelled waist featuring side self bows

    * Very full gathered skirt

    * Unlined, pinked and raw seams and hand finished hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label by R&K Originals

    R&K Originals
    The R&K Dress Corporation was established in 1932 in New York. Trading under the name of R&K Originals, the factory produced fashionable yet well-made women's clothing at moderate prices. Their slogan was  "for the girl who knows clothes. ’ The label is still active today. Nowadays, this label is keenly sought by vintage collectors who appreciate both the style and quality of the items.

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Remember this dress is over sixty years old but has no noticeable flaws that I can see other than a tiny spot on lower skirt - hardly noticeable when wearing. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

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    Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink & White Floral Dress- New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink & White Floral Dress- New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. 

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality crisp embossed cotton & rayon blend white background dress

    * Delicate floral ditsy print in hot pink

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with rounded neckline etched in magenta rick rack braid

    * Bodice has mock shirtfront with rick rack braid and magenta buttons

    * Very full knife pleated skirt with belt loops at waist

    * Original magenta tie belt

    * Unlined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Unworn with original swing tags attached read Crepe Suzette by Coalport

      

    Condition 

    This dress is in mint condition for its age.  No flaws that I can see. Never worn with original swing tags, So beautiful. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
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    Late 1950s Early 1960s Royal Blue & Bronze Brocade Dress- New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Royal Blue & Bronze Brocade Dress- New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 88 cm 

    Waist: 28 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: 37 inches + cmm

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder to Natural Waist: 16 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length:  41 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 21 inches + 34 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Striking late 1950s early1960s brocade dress

    * Abstract floral design in royal blue and bronze

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped neckline

    * Princess seams through to dropped peaked waist

    * Two self bows on upmost peaks at hipline

    * Very full circle skirt with inbuilt tulle petticoat

    * Unlined, finished seams with machined hem

    * Scooped back with metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This amazing and well constructed dress is in excellent condition for its age, looks hardly worn.  Just look at the princess seaming and the peaked dropped waist.....so flattering and so beautiful.  The only thing worth noting is that the back bodice and side seams were let out at one point. Hardly noticeable and just mentioned for full disclosure.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
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  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Foulard Print Dress- New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Foulard Print Dress- New! Quick View
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    Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Foulard Print Dress- New!

    $220.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: none

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s early 1960s polished cotton dress

    * Fabric design features foulard print in blues, greens and oranges

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved shirtfront bodice with pointed collar 

    * Button front with covered placket

    * Full skirt with self fabric belt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Gorgeous back detail with rows of vertical tucks trimmed in blue crotchet edging

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  The fabric is crisp and the colours are bright and unfaded. No flaws that I can see, in fact it looks hardly worn. Fabulous treatment at centre back with the rows of pin tucks and crotchet edging. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length:  38 inches + 97 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous1950s quality emerald green satin brocade dress

    * Fabric design features blue flowers, stems and leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with low sweetheart neckline

    * Wonderful asymmetrical draping around bodice 

    * Large self fabric bow decorates left side of bodice at waist

    * Very full skirt with  inverted and knife pleats 

    * Fully lined and stiffened bodice and skirt with side tulle panniers for fullness

    * Raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This beautifully constructed and highly sophisticated dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see. Should you want to let down the hem it shouldn't leave any line or mark in the fabric from what I can detect.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink & White Polka Dot Sundress - New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink & White Polka Dot Sundress - New! Quick View
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    Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink & White Polka Dot Sundress - New!

    $240.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist:  25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: None

    Zipper Length: 7.5  inches + 20 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Striking late 1950s early 1960s pink cotton sundress

    * Design features white polka dots

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with with sweetheart neckline and wide shoulder straps

    * Very full skirt with large applied pockets to each side

    * Decorative reverse fabric piping  (white with pink polka dots) at bodice and pockets

    * Unlined, serged seams with machined hemline

    * Low back with buttons to attach straps

    * Side metal zipper (please note closed seam above zipper)

    Note: the measurements are taken flat, stretched seam to seam

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age, although it has a couple of minor issues. It is slightly faded but you can only tell by comparing with hidden fabric. You cannot tell at all when worn. There is a tiny alteration at the tip of bodice (shown in last photo) where it was taken in slightly but you would never know. Two tiny pin dot spots  at base of one pocket again hardly noticeable. Front darts partially let out near waist. None of these detract from the presentation or wearability of the dress as you can see from the photos, but nevertheless I have priced it accordingly. Shown with a ribbon belt and crinoline for demonstration purposes only. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Early 1960s Blue Cotton Twill Dress with Fish Applique  - New! Early 1960s Blue Cotton Twill Dress with Fish Applique  - New! Quick View
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    Early 1960s Blue Cotton Twill Dress with Fish Applique - New!

    $190.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 39 inches + 99.06 cm

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous early 60s blue cotton denim twill dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Scooped neck bodice decorated with red rick rack trim

    * Very full gathered skirt

    * Lovely red bandana print applique fish on white line which extends to waist

    *Working back metal zipper 

     

    Comment

    This dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains, major fading or holes. The only point to make is that the fabric may not be as vibrant colour as it was originally but the dress presents beautifully and the colouring is consistent. Red ribbon not included. I have since found an ad in the 1960 Spiegel catalog which shows a very similar denim dress with bandana print, however the applique is a rooster rather than the fish which is featured on this dress.

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade 

     

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    Quality 1950s- 1960s Designer Silk Roses Sheath Dress- New! Quality 1950s- 1960s Designer Silk Roses Sheath Dress- New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Large

    Bust:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6 cm

    Zipper Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Striking late 1950s early 1960s silk sheath dress

    * Design features gorgeous cabbage roses in pink, purple & lavender with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and a-line skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low oval neckline

    * Ruched panel at waistline in self fabric complete with bow

    * Fully lined in red acetate, oinked and finished seams and hand finished hem

    * Scooped back with early nylon zipper

    * Label reads Mam'selle by Betty Carol

    Mam’selle was one of the better of the Seventh Avenue Junior labels during the 1950s and 1960s. As such, the line was comparatively expensive, and catered for the older teen and young woman markets. The finishing on these garments is also of a higher standard than most ready to wear apparel available of their time.

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age without any faults that I can see. The fabric is so vibrant!! Looks hardly worn. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Couture Dior Documented 1960s Suit - New! Couture Dior Documented 1960s Suit - New! Quick View
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    Measurement

    Size: Small

    Jacket

    Length: 20 inches

    Shoulder to shoulder: 16 inches

    Sleeve Length:  21.5 inches 

    Blouse

    Bust:  36 inches + 84 cm 

    Waist: 30 inches + 61 cm

    Length: 18 inches

    Skirt

    Waist: 26 inches

    Hips: 38 inches

    Length: 25 inches

    Hem: 4 inches

     

    Description

    * Magnificent 1963 couture documented suit

    * Fabric consists of sparkling metallic-lame and multi-coloured threads silk wool

    * Classic period silhouette with box jacket and straight skirt

    * Suit jacket has wide lapel collar and open front

    * Blouse is sleeveless with rounded collar and centre insert panel

    * Panel and cuffs are decorated with large gold beaded buttons

    * Straight pencil skirt

    * Jacket and skirt fully lined in gold silk

    * Blouse lined in gold organza fabric

    * Couture finishing as can be expected

    * Perfectly working metal zippers

    * Labels read Christian Dior Original New-York and boutique that sold it Elizabeth Arden

     

    Condition 

    The House of Dior is an enduring icon of French haute couture. When the talented Marc Bohan took over as head designer in 1960, he continued the Dior tradition of elegant, timeless design. This beautiful three-piece suit is a perfect example of his amazing work. This highly sought after suit is in excellent condition for its age. Perhaps a loose thread or two but nothing to detract from its amazing presentation. Wait until you see the hand finishing on the inside....absolutely wonderful work. The suit has been dry cleaned and is ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Vintage 1960s Mod Cream. Orange and Brown Cotton Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 35 inches + 89 cm 

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: FREE

    Total Length from Shoulder Seam: 37 inches + 94 cm

     

    Description

    * Lovely Baroque pattern Dacron cotton dress in creams, cinnamon, orange and brown

    * Mini dress with sleeveless bodice and fitted waist

    * Skirt features wide knife pleats front and back

    * Tie at neckline that can be worn in various ways

    * Original self belt

    * Nylon back zipper

    * Dress fully lined in cream crepe polyester

    * Label reads "Pasadena" Sydney Australia

     

    Comment

    This cute dress is in wonderful condition for its age and I cannot find any major issues of note. No holes, rips, pulls or stains.

    We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item or to negotiate a mutually agreeable lay-by arrangement.  If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - drop us a line, we would love to accommodate you with a listing!

    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.

     

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    Iconic 1960s Designer Space Age Lurex Dress- New! Iconic 1960s Designer Space Age Lurex Dress- New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

     Bust:  34 inches + 86  cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +38 cm

    Total Length:   30 inches +  76 cm 

    Hem Length:  none

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1960s silver lurex dress

    * This rare dress features a Space Age design 

    * Sleeveless bodice with low sweetheart neckline and cutout midriff

    * Two straps from upper bust attach to a dog collar at neckline

    * Self covered lurex buttons attach via loop holes at bust and skirt'

    * Gently sloping mini skirt

    * Back features similar cutouts to front

    * Fully lined in white nylon

    * Label missing but commercially made

     

    Condition 

    This eye-catching and highly collectable dress is in good condition for its age. It really is museum worthy!! Nothing significant to note by way of damage except a few stray lurex strands and some unravelling of threads at a couple of loop holes - easily fixed. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Vintage 1950s - 1960s Blue Roses Brocade Cocktail Dress- New! Vintage 1950s - 1960s Blue Roses Brocade Cocktail Dress- New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Bodice Length (from outer shoulder): 15 inches + 38 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 43 inches + 109.5 cm

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s - early 60s blue roses brocade dress

    * Material is embossed with silver braided trim

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and flared skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low scooped neckline

    * Skirt features a petal shaped hem at centre front decorated with a large self bow

    * Low scooped back with large self bow at back waist

    * Lined in bodice with blue organza and skirt with white heavy cotton for structure

    * Working back metal zipper 

     

    Comment

    Such a beautiful vibrant dress, the colour is absolutely gorgeous! The dress presents beautifully as can be seen from the photos, with no issues of note to the external part of the dress. The internal lining on the bodice is faded in places and lightly soiled around the armpit area but not visible externally. The zipper is longer than the opening but appears to be original and is fully functional. Apart from these minor points, she is in great condition. Cleaned and ready to party.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

     If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 inches + 81.3 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: free

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 40.7 cm

    Bolero Length: 12.5 inches +32 cm

    Total Length: 42.5 inches + 108 cm

     

    Description

    * Charming late 1950s-early 60s coral chiffon dress and jacket

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Bodice features a gathered shelf bust, scooped neckline and tapering straps

    * Cummerbund area decorated with pink satin bows with pearl centres

    * Bolero has short sleeves and scalloped hem with similar pink bow decorations

    * Bolero fastens at back with two rows of three self-covered buttons

    * Back metal zipper

    * Lined in coral pink taffeta with matching tulle underskirt between lining and outer shell

      

    Comment

    Really beautiful set with great presentation. No major flaws that I can see other - on close inspection I noticed a small amount of fraying on upmost part of straps and one small pin head sized hole (pictured) on skirt, very very minor and lost in the voluminous folds. Perhaps a small mark here or there but really nothing conspicuous in that area.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.

     

    Shop Policies


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

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    Vintage 1960s White Linen Dress with Red Roses- New! (RESERVED) Vintage 1960s White Linen Dress with Red Roses- New! (RESERVED) Quick View
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    • Vintage 1960s White Linen Dress with Red Roses- New! (RESERVED)

    Vintage 1960s White Linen Dress with Red Roses- New! (RESERVED)

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches +  86 cm 

    Waist:  26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96 cm

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder:  15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length: 39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Allowance: 2 inches + 5 cm

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1960s white linen & cotton dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and a-line skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Bodice has vivid red roses with green leaves print

    * Green trim around neckline and similar band around waist area

    * Gorgeous 3D red rose applique over left waist and hip

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads "Cover Girl of Miami"

     

    Condition 

    This sought after red roses dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age with only the slightest amount of light colour bleed (green) under armpits but hardly noticeable.  A couple of light smudges on skirt have lightened considerably when washed and may come out completely with further cleaning. However, nothing to detract or seen when worn. The rose print is absolutely gorgeous, vibrant and unfaded. An identical dress was featured in the TV series Mad Men and is a great collector's piece. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • 1960s Designer Red & Gold Baroque Velveteen Dress  - New! 1960s Designer Red & Gold Baroque Velveteen Dress  - New! Quick View
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    1960s Designer Red & Gold Baroque Velveteen Dress - New!

    $240.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches +  91 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Hips: free

    Sleeve Length: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Total Length: 39 inches + 99 cm

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1960s Mod burgundy red and golden mustard velveteen dress

    * Eye-catching Baroque pattern

    * Great silhouette with nipped in waist 

    * Large inverted pleat at centre front

    * Slightly flared sleeves above wrist secured with elastic

    * Self tie and back nylon zip

    * High quality designer dress

    * Label reads Jeanne Booher for Jeunesse

     Jeunesse Label

    The Jeunesse Label was owned by Max Blauner of the Lombardy Frocks. Other labels owned by the company were the well-known Suzy Perette  (famous for reproducing Christian Dior designs under licence) and Gigi Young (a sister company producing more mid-priced lines). The up-market New York based Jeunesse label showcased several high-end designers including Jeannene Booher,  

     

    Jeannene Booher

    From the 1960s until  she ended up at Maggy London, Jeannene Booher worked for several large design houses,  as well as featuring her own collections. These included  Jeunesse, Pauline Trigere, Jo Copeland, Arnold Scassi, Adele Simpson and David Morris. It was said that buyers from stores throughout the USA believed her designs were the best they had ever seen and compared her to the likes of Courreges, Gernreich,  Tiffeau and Beene.

    The famous fashion publicist, Eleanor Lambert, wrote in 1970 ” Jeannene is a whiz at tailoring. She blends classic grace and sophistication with her own snappy angular cut, flaring skirts and sense of the waistline.” Though Jeannene Booher’s Maggie London fashions are still pretty plentiful,  it’s rare to find her earlier designs - of which this is a wonderful example.  If you appreciate clean lines, bold graphic prints and timeless style, then this is certainly a desirable label to look out for when hunting for vintage designer clothing of the Mod period.

     

    Comment

    This gorgeous dress is in wonderful condition  for its age and I cannot find any faults. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.