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    Vintage 1950s Blue Floral Silk Blend Dress - New! (ON HOLD) Vintage 1950s Blue Floral Silk Blend Dress - New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large

    Bust: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 16 inches +  41 cm

    Total Length:  47 inches + 120 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s ivory silk blend dress

    * Gorgeous vivid blue flowers with green leaves along with a purple abstract pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Capped sleeved bodice with built in bow that shapes bust when tied

    * Unusual skirt that is is seamed at front for a flat look and gathered at sides

    * Side metal zipper

    * Label reads Peggy Page - an English label

     

    Condition 

    This gorgeous dress presents beautifully and the colour is fresh and vibrant. A couple of seams have come undone ain inch or so in a couple of areas and  two tiny holes in skirt - all could be easily repaired. Didn't notice the holes at all until I ironed the dress. 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 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 1950s Blue Floral Silk Sheath Day Dress - New! Vintage 1950s Blue Floral Silk Sheath Day Dress - New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91.44 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 71.12 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 42 inches + 106.68 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s blue silk floral sheath dress

    * Beautiful wide portrait stand-up collar crossing over at empire bust

    * Loose Bracelet sleeves

    * Flattering silhouette 

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in superb condition for its age. Absolutely no damage, faults of any kind, it looks hardly worn.....a truly beautiful and sophisticated dress. It can be worn as a day dress or for evening.

     

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    Vintage 1950s Blue Green Abstract Pique Cotton Dress - New! Vintage 1950s Blue Green Abstract Pique Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s Blue Green Abstract Pique Cotton Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Green Abstract Pique Cotton Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Large

    Bust: 38 inches +  96.52 cm

    Waist: 31 inches +  78.74 cm

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38.1 cm (tip of strap to waist)

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 40 inches + 101.60 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s vibrant blue green waffle weave pique cotton

    * Unusual square standup neckline with thick shoulder straps

    *  Full skirt

    * Back metal zip

    * Betty Barclay label, sourced from Europe

     

    Betty Barclay

    Betty Barclay label produced mid-priced line of ready-to-wear dresses. The company was owned by the Jonathan Logan company, one of the largest clothing manufacturers in the USA and one that marketed under several brand. In 1955 the German textile maker Max Berk acquired the German licence to make Betty Barclay dresses for the European market. In 1972, the company was bought by the German branch, and it is still in operation today.

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been well 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 seen apart from very light discolouration spots on inside facings - not able to be photographed and not visible when worn.

    Shown with a crinoline, which is not included. Accessories such as belts and ribbons not included unless noted. Some items may be pinned to the form.  

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    • Vintage 1950s Blue Green Floral Sprays Cotton Dress - New!

    Vintage 1950s Blue Green Floral Sprays Cotton Dress - New!

    $240.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 40 inches + 102 cm

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s - early 60s ivory cotton dress

    * Gorgeous floral sprays design in varying shades of blue and green

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Low scooped neckline with single spaghetti straps

    * Bodice is lined with self fabric

    * Full gathered skirt with wide turned-up hem

    * Working back metal zipper 

     

    Comment

    This dress is in great condition with no rips, stains, major fading or holes. The dress has been taken in at the bust but this does not show from outside. The only slightest issue is that there is some minor fraying with the spaghetti straps at one area and could be tacked down if desired. The dress is shown with an added crinoline petticoat and ribbon for demonstration purposes only and not included within 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.

     

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    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 Blue Green Plaid Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Blue Green Plaid Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Lovely medium weight cotton dress

    * Fabric design features plaid blocks with black stripes running through

    * Lovely peacock blue and olive green shades

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Shirt sleeved bodice with squared collar that features open slits at corners

    * Back has v shaped neckline with self bow

    * Very full knife pleated skirt with side pockets

    * Unlined,  pinked seams with hand finished hem

    * Side metal zipper

    * Label reads Kay Windsor

    Kay Windsor
    Inaugurated in 1939 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the company's mantra was to produce moderately-priced dresses and suits that transformed ordinary day wear into chic and stylish garments. In 1954, Kay Windsor Frocks produced a line of Private Secretary dresses, in conjunction with a popular television program of the same name starring Ann Southern. The arrangement allowed Ann Southern to appear in media advertising on behalf of the the label. Kay Windsor Fashions produced several lines of clothing, but were particularly known for their wide range of novelty and floral prints in a variety of bright shades, often against a black background ). The Kay Windsor label was eventually sold  to Vanity Fair in 1971 for $21 million but was discontinued in 1978.

     

    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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    Vintage 1950s Blue Grey Cotton Gloves

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    Measurements

    Size: 7.0

     

    Description

    * Blue grey heavy weight cotton gloves

    * Open slit to outside side wrist

     

     

    Comment

    These vintage gloves has been carefully looked after and in excellent condition for their age. They have been worn but have no noticeable flaws that I can see.

     

     

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    Vintage 1950s Blue Morning Glory Applique Silk Dress - New! Vintage 1950s Blue Morning Glory Applique Silk Dress - New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust:  34  inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 25  - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm 

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 4 inches +10 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 35.5 cm

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s cream raw silk dress

    * Fabric design features garlands of blue morning glories with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with asymmetrical shoulders

    * One side has double spaghetti straps the other has huge corsage 3D applique

    * Full skirt with built-in white nylon petticoat with row of self piping near hem

    * Sewn in mock belt around waist finished at back with a bow

    * Bodice lined with pinked and selvedge seams and hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Custom Made by Mary Barreau

     

    Condition 

    This stunning and exceptionally well-made dress is in excellent condition for its age, with no faults 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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    Vintage 1950s Blue Roses Border Print Cotton- New! Vintage 1950s Blue Roses Border Print Cotton- New! Quick View
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    Vintage 1950s Blue Roses Border Print Cotton- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Large

    Bust: 40 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length:  43.5 inches + 98 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.75 inches

    Zipper Length: none

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s ivory background cotton dress

    * Design features gorgeous and detailed blue roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Shirtfront bodice with cap sleeves and turn over collar

    * Opening extends down the length of the entire dress with green buttons

    * Full skirt with border effect at hem

    * One large inset pocket at right hip

    * Unlined, finished seams and hand finished hem

    * Label reads Made by Atlantic

     

    Condition 

    These border print dresses are so sought after and it's rare to find one in a larger size. Furthermore, it's in excellent condition for its age. 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 Blue Roses Border Print Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Roses Border Print Dress - New!

    Vintage 1950s Blue Roses Border Print Dress - New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 88 cm 

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.75 inches + 4.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Stunning 1950s crisp white pique cotton dress

    * Fabric design features blue/purple roses and rosebuds with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with wide shoulder straps

    * Full skirt with large box pleats at waist

    * Lined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Lloyd Weill New York

     

    Condition 

    Such a gorgeous and eye-catching dress! And it's in excellent condition for its age, in fact it looks hardly worn. The fabric is strong and the colours are bright and vibrant. No notable flaws that I can see. The straps on the dress have been shortened (uncut) and hand stitched in place. These could easily be adjusted to suit your ideal length. 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 Blue Roses on Black Flannel Wool Skirt - New! Vintage 1950s Blue Roses on Black Flannel Wool Skirt - New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s Blue Roses on Black Flannel Wool Skirt - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Roses on Black Flannel Wool Skirt - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Roses on Black Flannel Wool Skirt - New!

    Vintage 1950s Blue Roses on Black Flannel Wool Skirt - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Waist: 24 - 25 inches  + 61 - 64 cm  (choice of 3 buttons)

    Hips: Free

    Waist Band Depth: 1.75 inches +  4.5 cm

    Total Length:  30.5  inches + 102 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s black wool flannel skirt

    * Design features blue roses and rosebuds on green stems

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full circle skirt

    * Waistband features two sets of loops for belt front and back 

    * Side button fastening with fold over placket no zipper 

    * Built in blue tulle underskirt for structure with piped edge in skirt fabric

     

    Condition 

    This lovely dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see. On close inspection the tiniest amount of pilling but nothing to detract and the three small buttons are different colours. Shown with a crinoline and ribbon belt 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 1950s Blue Roses Polished Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Blue Roses Polished Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    Vintage 1950s Blue Roses Polished Cotton Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91.44 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 68.58 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 43 inches + 109.2 cm

     

    Description

    * Beautiful polished cotton blue roses cotton dress

    * Sleeveless with scooped neckline 

    * Self tie bow at bodice

    * Lined through the bodice

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in great condition for its age. Remember this dress is over sixty years old and presents beautifully.

    Shown with a crinoline, which is not included. Some items may be pinned to the form.

    We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item and 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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    Vintage 1950s Blue Roses with Russet Leaves Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Blue Roses with Russet Leaves Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s Blue Roses with Russet Leaves Cotton Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust : 36 inches + 91.5 cm 

    Waist:  28 inches + 71.5 cm

    Bodice Length: 15.5 inches + 40 cm 

    Total Length:  44 inches +  112 cm

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s ivory cotton background dress

    * Print features blue roses with russet and coral leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with short sleeves and scalloped neckline

    * Blue parallel piping at inside shoulder extending down front to hem

    * Princess seamed skirt

    * Low square cut back with working metal zipper 

     

    Comment

    This dress is in excellent condition free from notable rips, stains, fading or holes. The only point to make is that the fabric may not be as a vibrant colour as it was originally but the dress presents beautifully and the colouring is consistent. I say MAY as the inside seams are the same colour as the outside so maybe this IS the original colour. A couple of very light spots where the ivory background has darkened a tad but hardly noticeable. We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item. 

     

    Shop Policies

    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.

    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 :)

    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.

    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!

     

     

    Shop Policies

    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.

    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!

    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.

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91.5 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 68.6 cm

    Hips : Free

    Total Length : 44 inches + 112 cm

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s blue sailor style cotton blend dress 

    * Material has a slight iridescence

    * Classic silhouette with fitted waist and wide skirt

    * Bodice with bracelet sleeves and v-shaped insert panel at centre front

    * Panel features horizontal stripes in black and varying shades of blue 

    * Decorative pearlised buttons in v-shape down centre front

    * Working metal zipper at back

    *  Label reads Gay Gibson

    The Gay Gibson label, which was owned by the Gernes Garment Company, dates from 1937. Their manufacturing base was in Kansas City, Missouri. The label produced excellent examples of mid-priced garments, often taking a design lead from Parisienne fashion.  

      

    Comment

    Lovely dress in very good condition with very slight underarm darkening that is difficult to see. Shown with a crinoline for presentation purposes only.

    We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item. 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.

    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!

     

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91.44 cm

    Waist: 24.5 inches + 62.23 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91.44 cm

    Total Length: 40 inches + 101.6 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s cotton sateen fabric in aqua blue, grass green and white swirls

    * Flattering hourglass silhouette decorated with white beading and rows of gold sequins

    * Attached self belt with bow

    * Bodice with square neckline and stylish V-shaped darting

    * Fully lined bodice with self fabric, skirt lined with ivory taffeta  

    * Perfectly working back metal zipper

    * Label Kelly's Denver, USA

     

    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 and has had a previous life but has no noticeable flaws that I can see other than a missing hook and eye to fasten above the zipper.

     

     

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    • Vintage 1950s Blue Velvet Coat - New!
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    • Vintage 1950s Blue Velvet Coat - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Waist: 46 inches + 117 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length:  43 inches + 109 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s deep blue velvet coat

    * Classic silhouette with gently draped sides

    * Long sleeves with dramatic collar

    * Fully lined in blue acetate

     

     

    Condition 

    This coat is in excellent vintage condition for its age with no flaws that I can see. Colour is so vibrant. 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 1950s Blue Velvet Evening Coat- New! Vintage 1950s Blue Velvet Evening Coat- New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s Blue Velvet Evening Coat- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Velvet Evening Coat- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Velvet Evening Coat- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large

    Bust:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Under Bust: 42 inches + 107 cm

    Waist: 44 inches + 112 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: n/a

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s early 10960s lush deep blue sapphire velvet coat

    * Designed for evening wear with shorter sleeves to allow for gloves

    * Raglan sleeves with rounded collar that can be worn as a standup via snaps

    * Inset pockets on each side

    * Three large self covered fabric buttons for closure

    * Fully lined in purplish satin

     

    Condition 

    The coat is on excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, perhaps some slight crushing due to it being stored for ages. I am sure this will reduce with subsequent cleaning. Although, to be quite frank, hardly noticeable now.  The dress might need a hook and eye above the zipper 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.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 27 inches + 68 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * Vintage Late 1950s cotton dress

    * Fabric design includes violets in varying shades of blue

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and flared skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with square neckline

    * White pleated inset at bust with piping and a self fabric bow

    * Skirt is tightly gathered

    Label reads Pat Premo

    Pat Premo

    Pat Premo was one of the handful of California designers that drove the west coast wing of the American sportswear initiative. She began her career making "little golf dresses" out of superior fabrics like Egyptian lawn cotton, with meticulous, intricate tailoring and dressmaker details. The Pat Premo label was started by Pat and her husband, Bill Schiminke in the 1940s. The label become known for its  unique fabrics and prints and for its well-fitting lines that were always beautifully finished. Of particular note, was her fondness for horizontal stripes which contrary to common wisdom she found highly flattering.. The company ceased production in the 1970s.

     

    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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    Measurements

    Size: Small

     Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length:  38  inches +  97 cm 

    Hem Length:  none

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s white background cotton dress

    * Stunning panels of huge roses and flowers in blue, purple, tangerine and green

    * Classic silhouette with cinched in waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared neckline

    * Wide gathered skirt

    * Side metal zipper, length is 7 inches

    * Unlined, pinked and overlocked seams, unfinished hem

     

    Condition 

    Such a stunning dress that is all about the wonderful print. So beautiful!! The only thing worth noting is that there is a small repair over the zipper. This no doubt is becuase the length of the zipper is 7 inches and does not allow a great deal of room when putting on. I can have a longer metal zipper inserted for $30 which would help with getting the dress on and off without putting strain on the seams. Let me know if you wish me to do this if you purchase. 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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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86.36 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.50 cm

    Hips: free

    Length Bust to Waist: 11 inches + 27.94 cm

    Length Waist to Hem: 30 inches + 76.2 cm

     

    This dress is on hold for a client until 16 Feb 2017 - not available for sale at this time

     

    Description

    * 1950s brick red netting dress with floral black flocking

    * Glitter highlights to flocking

    * Extra wide cocktail length skirt

    * Velvet cummerbund waist

    * Strapless bodice, fully boned

    * Apricot taffeta underlay and back zipper

    * Designer label Emma Domb

     

    Emma Domb

    The Emma Domb Manufacturing Company was inaugurated in 1939 by Emma Domb and Lorraine Domb Steinberg. Based in San Francisco, the company specialised in wedding, party, and prom dresses, cocktail gowns and ensembles. During the 1950s, the Emma Domb label was known for its quality craftsmanship and beautiful fabrics. The label remains popular today for anyone who appreciates a feminine silhouette.

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age, without any notable faults or blemishes. It presents beautifully. Shown with a crinoline, which is not included. Accessories not included unless noted. 

    We are more than happy to answer all 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 special listing!

     

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    Vintage 1950s Bright Pink Cabbage Roses Party Dress Vintage 1950s Bright Pink Cabbage Roses Party Dress Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust:  36 inches + 88.90 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71.12 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length Underarm to Hem : 37 inches +  93.98 cm

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s large pink cabbage roses chiffon dress

    * Strapless dress with ruched bodice

    * Shelf bust with vibrant two-tone ribbon trim and front bow

    * Very full skirt with built in net crinoline

    * Fully lined in white acetate 

    * Boned through the bodice with metal zipper at back

     

    Comment

    This amazing 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. 

    We are more than happy to answer all inquires about this item and 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!

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    • Vintage 1950s Bucolic Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  33 inches + 84 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality crisp cotton ivory background dress

    * Fabric design features countryside with trees, shrubs and a crinoline clad maiden

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with wide shoulder straps

    * Shelf bust front and back with slight gathers

    * Very full skirt with large box pleating

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Looks home made

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  The fabric is absolutely delightful. No notable flaws that I can see, the hand sewn in straps may need reinforcement at one point. 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 Capri Blue Glazed Cotton with Lace Dress - New!

    Vintage 1950s Capri Blue Glazed Cotton with Lace Dress - New!

    $295.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86.5 cm 

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 16 inches +  41 cm

    Total Length:  45 inches + 114 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s Capri blue glazed cotton dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with sweetheart tucked neckline and shoulder straps

    * Interesting squared back with cut-in straps

    * Trimmed in cotton guipure cotton lace around waist and skirt to create panels

    * Fully lined in pelon for structure

    * Working back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This striking dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - the tiniest bit of underarm dusting and a couple of tiny marks but nothing to detract from presentation or wearability.  All in all, a remarkable and beautiful structured dress. Shown with a crinoline for photographic 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 1950s Charcoal Wool Wiggle Dress with Beading- New! Vintage 1950s Charcoal Wool Wiggle Dress with Beading- New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Sleeve Length: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 cm

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s Early 1960s charcoal wool wiggle dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Long sleeved bodice with scooped neckline

    * Sleeves are slit at wrists with press studs for closure

    * Straight skirt with elaborate beadwork at hipline - front and back

    * Fully lined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper, kick pleat and self fabric bow at centre back

    * Label reads Eloise Curtis

     

    Condition 

    Such an eye-catching dress.  Two points to note however. Firstly it has been taken up a fair bit and could easily be let down again. I don't believe the hemline will show. The other issue is that I have noticed a couple of felted areas that appear to be moth hole size. Probably a repair at some stage. I have shown the biggest one in the last photograph. Certainly not noticeable when worn and price has been reduced for this reason. 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 Chartreuse Halter Glazed Cotton Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist up to: 28 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm 

    Total Length:  47 inches + 108 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s chartreuse glazed cotton dress

    * Features metallic gold leaf pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Fitted bodice with halter neckline and dramatic standup collar

    * Wide circle skirt with self fabric belt 

    * Working side metal zipper

    * Bodice has stays for structure

     

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see other than the gold leaf design has rubbed slightly under the arms and inside of collar, perhaps a couple of other places where the gold isn't as detailed as the rest. In reality, these don't stand out at all when worn. The collar can be worn standing up or laid flat as shown. This is shown in the 5th photo, along with the self belt. No doubts about it, this is an exceptional and highly sophisticated dress. Shown with a crinoline and ribbon for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  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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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Extra Small

    Bust up to: 34 inches + 86.4 cm

    Waist:  24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Length: 41  inches + 106.7 cm 

        

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s cherries border print cotton dress

    * Novelty print featuring large border pattern with leaves and cherries

    * Classic silhouette with fitted waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice features a scooped neckline

    * Full skirt features a contrasting border print of different coloured cherries and leaves

    * Back metal zipper but does not extend to back neckline (so you will need to be smaller than 34 inch bust to accommodate for ease of fit)

     

    Comment

    Great print on this lovely Summer dress with no issues of note. I did notice that the smakk seam above the zipper has been re-sewn but does not shown at all. Perhaps fabric is not as bright as it once was but it is still vibrant as can be seen. Ribbon sash and crinoline not included within this listing.

    We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item. 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.

    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!

     

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 34-36 inches + 86.36- 91.44 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66.04 cm 

    Total Length: 46 inches + 137.16 cm

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s bold chevron striped and quilted dress

    * Beautiful v- neckline front and back

    * Classic silhouette with very full skirt

    * Side seam hip pockets

    * Back metal zipper

    * Designer label Anne Fogarty

    Anne Fogarty

    Anne Fogarty (1919-1980) started her design career in 1948 working for Youth Guild. In 1950, she went to work for Margot, Inc. Her dresses commonly had fitted bodices and full skirts with crinolines, but after 1956, her look narrowed somewhat, with longer, straighter skirts. Fogarty began doing designs exclusively for Saks Fifth Avenue in 1957.

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been well looked after and is in great condition for its age - minuscule hole at edge by shoulder and at hem bottom edge. Not noticeable at all.  Belt used for presentation purposes only and not included in listing.

    Some items may be pinned to the form for presentation purposes.

    We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item and 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 listed on multiple sites and in 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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    Vintage 1950s Chocolate, Purple & Pink Floral Dress  - New! Vintage 1950s Chocolate, Purple & Pink Floral Dress  - New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm 

    Waist : 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length:  41.5 inches + 108 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s chocolate brown silky blend dress

    * Lovely floral pattern in purples, pinks, mustards and browns

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with scooped neckline

    * Internal drawstring to adjust neckline

    * Decorative velvet button front

    * Matching piping around neckline, button edge and waist

    * Working back metal zipper

    * Label reads "Miss Trude Junior California"

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. Free from any flaws, the fabric is strong and the colours vibrant. Cleaned and ready to wear. Shown with a crinoline and belt 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 1950s Cinnamon and White Novelty Border Print Dress - New!

    $210.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 27 inches +  69 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 43 inches + 109 cm

     

    Description

    * Vintage Toni Todd designer label dress

    * Abstract border print in cinnamon over ivory base

    * Classic later 1950s silhouette with full box pleated skirt

    * Bodice features rounded neckline, with sleeves and a pleated centre panel

    * Neckline is trimmed with self bow

    * Perfectly working zipper at back

    Toni Todd

    R & M Kaufmann, Inc was inaugurated in Aurora, Illinois during the 190s.  The owners were brothers who produced high quality but moderately priced dresses and sleepwear.  The company was able to keep prices low by mass producing garments in their own factories.  In fact, their motto was "Only the LOOK is expensive."  Sales grew steadily through the use of full page advertisements in Seventeen, Mademoiselle and Charm magazines as well as the use of live television commercials on shows such as "Beat the Clock."  The Kaufmann's produced under several labels including the Toni Todd line specifically targeting younger women.  The company was sold to Russ Togs in 1969.

     

    Comment

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age and appears to have been hardly worn. Just one issue to point out is that the narrow hem is only pressed down. Although it stays up on its own, the new owner may wish to sew it to prevent future fraying and keep it secure..... or just leave it as is. Priced accordingly as a result. 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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    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large

    Bust: 39 inches +  99.06 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76.02 cm 

    Bodice Length: 17 inches + 43.18 cm 

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 44 inches + 111.76 cm

    On hold for client until 5pm Monday 15 MAY - thank you

     

    Description

    * 1950s vibrant cobalt blue and purple floral print cotton dress

    * Classic silhouette with fitted bodice and very full skirt

    * Bodice with v-neck, tucked and diagonally darted

    * Diamond shaped insert at waist

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Alix of Miami

    Alix of Miami was one of the many manufacturing businesses that sprang up in Miami, Florida during the mid 20th century. The label made beautiful cocktail, dinner and day dresses with a resort flavour. They also made glamorous swimsuits, which were often studded with rhinestones. The company closed in the later part of the 1960s. Today, the label is highly sought after because of their bombshell appeal

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. There are no noticeable flaws that I can see. 

    Shown with a crinoline which is not included.

    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.

    Please Note: Care is taken in the reproduction of photos to ensure the most accurate depiction, however monitor colours can vary between devices due to differences in settings. If colour verification is critical, please contact us and we will give you the universal Pantone colour that matches the item.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  32 - 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm 

    Waist: 22 - 25 inches + 56 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length:  42 inches + 132 cm 

    Hem Length: None

    Zipper: None

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s quality cream background cotton sun dress

    * Floral design with lilac, purple, light and dark blue flowers with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sweetheart neckline with single halter straps (adjustable)

    * Bodice features shelf bust with elaborate draping

    * Shirred fabric to sides and back

    * Boning in bodice for structure

    * Wide skirt, almost full circle

    * Unlined, pinked and serged seams with machined hem hem

    * Low back, dress pulls on over head

    * Label reads Cole of California

    Cole of California started as a swimwear division of the West Coast Manchester Knitting Mills. West Coast was a maker of men’s long knit underwear, owned by the Cole family. In 1925 son Fred Cole, who had been working as an actor, was convinced to join the family business. He did not find making underwear very interesting, so he decided to make bathing suits that had a glamorous, Hollywood edge.

    From 1936 through 1972, the company’s head designer was former theatrical designer, Margit Felligi. Felligi was responsible for many innovations in the swimwear and sundress industry - such as the use of Lastex fabric, nylon and spandex. She was known for her creative use of fabrics. 

    The company is still producing swimwear, and there is a sister company, Anne Cole, Information courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild.

     

    Condition 

    This highly collectable 1950s dress is in excellent condition for its age, with no faults that I can see. The hem may have been shortened at some point but it remains a good length. The shirring is in excellent condition and beautifully done, as only Cole of California can do. The draping on the bodice is a masterpiece!  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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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 32 -34 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 25 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length:  40 inches + 102 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s black background cotton sundress

    * Design features widely sought after - huge full blown red roses

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and gathered skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with double spaghetti straps tied in bow

    * Side metal zipper

    * Label reads Sir James Sportswear California

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. The only issues worth mentioning are that there is some underarm discolouration as shown in the last photograph, not visible when worn, and  slight overall wash fade, although the black is a true black. This is a rare item and a holy grail for many collectors. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to own this spectacular dress. Shown with a crinoline and ribbon belt for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  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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    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust: 34 inches +  86.36 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 60.96 cm 

    Bodice Length: 15.25 inches + 38.73 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length: 44.5 inches + 113.03 cm

    This dress is on hold for Sophie and not available for sale at this time..... Thank you

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s cream/ecru heavy cotton dress

    * Lavishly embroidered in bands of red, green and gold in floral scroll pattern

    * Classic silhouette with very full skirt

    * Squared neckline and short sleeve bodice

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Ann Fogarty

     

    Ann Fogarty


    Ann Fogarty was an American fashion designer from the1940s through to the 1980s . She was noted for her understated, feminine designs that were accessible to American women on a modest income.  Her designs were greatly influenced by the full-skirted dresses with fitted bodices inspired by Dior.  Fogarty won a number of awards for her design work including a Merit Award from Mademoiselle magazine. the Bonwit Teller Award, a special Coty Award  for the prettiest dresses,  the Neiman Marcus Award, and the 1957 Cotton Fashion Award

    Her book Wife Dressing: The Fine Art of being a Well-Dressed Wife was first published in 1959 and is considered to be her finest work. A facsimile reprint was issued in 2011 by the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her design principles are still cited by dress designers and historians, including Valerie Steele who stated that it informed the costuming of Mad Men the smash hit TV series. 

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Shown with a crinoline which are not included.

    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.