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    1950s Blue Green Cotton Day Dress - New! 1950s Blue Green Cotton Day Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Blue Green Cotton Day Dress - New!
    • 1950s Blue Green Cotton Day Dress - New!
    • 1950s Blue Green Cotton Day Dress - New!
    • 1950s Blue Green Cotton Day Dress - New!

    1950s Blue Green Cotton Day Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86.36 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 60.96 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 43 inches + 109.22 cm

    There is a very generous seam and hem allowance in this dress

    On hold for Amy and not available for sale at this time

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s brilliant blue green polished cotton print dress

    * Fitted bodice with attached sculptured collar

    * Classic silhouette with low cut back

    * Pleating designed to enhance the natural striped effect of the material

    * Bow trims to the waist and neckline

    * This is a jaw-dropping dress

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in fabulous condition for its age. No damage at all to this dress and the material is strong and vibrant as seen. Shown with a crinoline, which is not included.

    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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    1950s Blue Hydrangea Chiffon Party Dress Ensemble - New! 1950s Blue Hydrangea Chiffon Party Dress Ensemble - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Blue Hydrangea Chiffon Party Dress Ensemble - New!
    • 1950s Blue Hydrangea Chiffon Party Dress Ensemble - New!
    • 1950s Blue Hydrangea Chiffon Party Dress Ensemble - New!
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    1950s Blue Hydrangea Chiffon Party Dress Ensemble - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist up to: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches +  40 cm

    Total Length:  44 inches + 112 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s ivory chiffon coat and dress

    * Beautiful blue hydrangea print with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with shelf bust and contrast purple satin ribbon and bow

    * Matching open coat with short sleeves with peaked cuffs

    * Fully lined in white acetate

    * Working back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - perhaps the purple satin ribbon is slightly uneven in colour - but nothing to detract. The dress looks hardly worn. 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.

     

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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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    1950s Blue Roses Bouquet Chiffon Dress- New! (On hold) 1950s Blue Roses Bouquet Chiffon Dress- New! (On hold) Quick View
    • 1950s Blue Roses Bouquet Chiffon Dress- New! (On hold)
    • 1950s Blue Roses Bouquet Chiffon Dress- New! (On hold)
    • 1950s Blue Roses Bouquet Chiffon Dress- New! (On hold)
    • 1950s Blue Roses Bouquet Chiffon Dress- New! (On hold)

    1950s Blue Roses Bouquet Chiffon Dress- New! (On hold)

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches

    Waist up to: 28 inches + 68.6 cm

    Hips: Free

    Length: 45 inches + 77.5 cm 

      This dress is on hold until Saturday 25 October.... thanks  

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s floral ivory chiffon dress

    * Pattern features large sprays of vibrant roses and flowers

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low cut halter neckline

    * Fitted shelf bust and panelled waist

    * Full circle skirt

    * Lined in palest blue taffeta

    * Metal back zipper

    (Please note there are generous seams in this dress - almost 2 inches + 5 cm at bust and waist

    Comment

    Such an eye-catching dress with a vibrant colour hue.....absolutely beautiful dress, extremely well made and looks hardly worn. No issues to note, crinoline not included in the 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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    1950s Blue Roses Chiffon Party Dress - New! 1950s Blue Roses Chiffon Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Blue Roses Chiffon Party Dress - New!
    • 1950s Blue Roses Chiffon Party Dress - New!
    • 1950s Blue Roses Chiffon Party Dress - New!
    • 1950s Blue Roses Chiffon Party Dress - New!

    1950s Blue Roses Chiffon Party Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small / Medium

    Bust: 34 inches + 86.36 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 68.58 cm

    Hips: free

    Length:  46 inches + 116.84 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s blue cabbage roses on ivory chiffon party dress

    * Brilliant blue satin pleated cummerbund waist sash

    * Elegant scooped neckline with sleeveless bodice

    * Extra wide cocktail length skirt

    * Fully lined in acetate with added tulle underskirt

    * Metal zipper at back

     

    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!

    This dress is for sale at various forums. 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.

     

  • 1950s Blue Roses Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New! 1950s Blue Roses Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Blue Roses Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!
    • 1950s Blue Roses Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!
    • 1950s Blue Roses Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!
    • 1950s Blue Roses Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!

    1950s Blue Roses Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!

    $270.00 AUD


    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Top

    Bust up to: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Length: 20 inches +  51 cm

    Skirt

    Waist up to: 26.5 inches + 67.3 cm

    Hips: Free

    Length skirt: 25 inches + 63.5 cm 

        

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s medium weight cotton dress

    * Embroidered taupe scroll raised flock pattern

    * Dress features huge cabbage roses in a duck egg blue shade

    * Wonderful silhouette with nipped waist and ultra wide skirt

    * Shirt sleeved bodice with deep rounded neckline

    * Very full gored panelled skirt with wide waistband and belt loops

    * Side metal zipper fastening for both skirt and top.

    * Skirt has additional button fastening at waist band

     

    Condition

    Gorgeous dress set with the most exquisite fabric. The raised scroll work embroidery pattern is very tactile and compliments the huge cabbage rose garland design. This dress set is in excellent vintage condition with no issues to note other than the buttons at waistband are miss-matched ... leave as is or replace buttons. In any case not at all visible when worn with a belt, ribbon etc. Please note there is no room to move buttons to provide for larger waist size.

     

     

    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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    1950s Bronze Organdy with Soutache Trim Party Dress - New! 1950s Bronze Organdy with Soutache Trim Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Bronze Organdy with Soutache Trim Party Dress - New!
    • 1950s Bronze Organdy with Soutache Trim Party Dress - New!
    • 1950s Bronze Organdy with Soutache Trim Party Dress - New!
    • 1950s Bronze Organdy with Soutache Trim Party Dress - New!

    1950s Bronze Organdy with Soutache Trim Party Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86.36 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66.04 cm

    Hips:  Full sweep

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 4-.64 cm (natural waist)

    Total Length: 43 inches + 109.22 cm

    Sorry this dress is on hold at this time pending sale 

    Description

    * 1950s bronze cotton organdy part dress

    * Classic silhouette with fitted bodice and very full skirt

    * Gorgeous black soutache trim to skirt and lower bodice area

    * Black upper bust and sleeves with squared neckline 

    * Black tulle underskirt, fully lined in bronze acetate

    * Perfectly working back metal zipper

     

    Comment

    This garment is in excellent condition without any notable flaws, rips or stains. It presents beautifully. The soutache work on this dress is spectacular.

    Shown with a crinoline for presentation purposes and not included in the listing.

    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. 

     

     

  • 1950s Brown Wool Lilli Ann Suit - New! 1950s Brown Wool Lilli Ann Suit - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Brown Wool Lilli Ann Suit - New!
    • 1950s Brown Wool Lilli Ann Suit - New!
    • 1950s Brown Wool Lilli Ann Suit - New!
    • 1950s Brown Wool Lilli Ann Suit - New!

    1950s Brown Wool Lilli Ann Suit - New!

    $690.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Jacket
    Bust: 39 inches + 99 cm 

    Waist: 27 inches + 74 cm

    Jacket length: 23 inches + 65 cm

    Sleeve length: 21 inches + 55 cm (adjustable)

    Skirt
    Waist: 26 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 102 cm 

    Skirt Length: 28 inches + 69 cm 

    Small amount of stretch in the fabric could accommodate slightly larger measurements

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s quality dark chocolate brown wool suit

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and shaped skirt

    * Long sleeved jacket with rounded collar

    * Contrasting cream inserts on peplum, sleeves and jacket collar

    * Self covered front button fastening

    * A-line skirt with metal zipper

    * Jacket fully lined and the skirt is lined in the seat area

    * 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 stunning Lilli Ann suit is in excellent vintage condition for its age with no flaws that I can see other than some smudges on collar and cuffs, they have lightened considerably with dry cleaning and may well be removed completely at the next cleaning.  Lilli Ann suits are in high demand and getting harder to find. Here is your opportunity to invest in a designer garment of the highest quality. 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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    1950s Chocolate Linen and Pink Velvet Applique Dress- New! 1950s Chocolate Linen and Pink Velvet Applique Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Chocolate Linen and Pink Velvet Applique Dress- New!
    • 1950s Chocolate Linen and Pink Velvet Applique Dress- New!
    • 1950s Chocolate Linen and Pink Velvet Applique Dress- New!
    • 1950s Chocolate Linen and Pink Velvet Applique Dress- New!

    1950s Chocolate Linen and Pink Velvet Applique Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small 

    Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm 

    Waist: 25 inches + 63 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 16 inches +  41 cm

    Total Length:  48.5 inches + 123 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s milk chocolate brown coarse linen blend dress

    * Design features cascading pink velvet embossed leaves with rhinestones

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and wide skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with single shoulder

    * Thick cluster of leaves on strap and front bodice

    * Side metal zipper

    * Commercially made

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. The only issue is that a proportion of the leaves have tiny stress fractures - probably caused by incorrect storage. I was going to detach the leaves and reinforce with iron on fusible patches but didn't have the time. Completely wearable and presentable as is but the added care will ensure that the dress is durable for many years more. Priced accordingly. Photo 5 shows a closer look at the leaves. It truly is a stunning and unusual dress. 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.

     

    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.

     

  • 1950s Cotton Dress with Lavender & Sage Green Flowers - New! 1950s Cotton Dress with Lavender & Sage Green Flowers - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Cotton Dress with Lavender & Sage Green Flowers - New!
    • 1950s Cotton Dress with Lavender & Sage Green Flowers - New!
    • 1950s Cotton Dress with Lavender & Sage Green Flowers - New!
    • 1950s Cotton Dress with Lavender & Sage Green Flowers - New!

    1950s Cotton Dress with Lavender & Sage Green Flowers - New!

    $190.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist:  28 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm 

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches +  cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s crispy white cotton dress

    * Lovely print featuring carnations and delphiniums  in lavender & sage green

    * Classic silhouette with fitted bodice and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide scooped oval neckline

    * White eyelet lace on bodice that flows down via two vertical strips to hem

    * Wide self belt and wide knife pleated skirt

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Georges Tavrot Petit Diable Creation

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age, fabric is crisp and strong. On close inspection there is one small patch of slight colour variation on left side close to trim. This is on the inside of the pleat and affects two flowers  Really not noticeable when worn (refer to first photo). Tiniest bit of wear and dirt on belt buckle. Whilst these issues are relatively small to my way of thinking, the price has been adjusted nevertheless. Photographed in last photo.  The first photo best reflects colour of dress. 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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    1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New! 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New!
    • 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New!
    • 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New!
    • 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New!

    1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size:  Medium 

    Bust: 36 inches + 91.44 cm

    Waist: 29 inches + 73.66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length:  44 inches + 111.76 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 23 inches + 58.42 cm

     

    Description

    * Luxurious 1950s black eyelash wool princess coat 

    * Featured black velvet stripes on coat seams

    * Classic silhouette with fitted waist

    * Double breasted with eight shiny black buttons for closure

    * Huge shawl collar in black velvet with self edging

    * Full length sleeves

    * Concealed pockets at hipline

    * Fully lined in rich black satin

    * High quality finished coat by sought after label 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...:)

     

    Comment

    This vintage coat is in excellent condition and extremely well made, to to be expected from the Lilli Ann label. It presents beautifully and is in excellent condition. These coats are very sought after and becoming increasingly hard to find. 

    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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    1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New! 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New!
    • 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New!
    • 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New!
    • 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New!

    1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size:  Small 

    Bust: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length:  46 inches + 122 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 22.5 inches + 57 cm

     

    Description

    * Luxurious 1950s black eyelash wool princess coat 

    * Featured black velvet stripes along coat seams

    * Classic silhouette with fitted waist

    * Double breasted with shiny black rounded buttons for closure

    * Huge shawl collar in black velvet with self edging

    * Full length sleeves

    * Concealed pockets at hipline

    * Fully lined in rich black satin

    * High quality finished coat by sought after label 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...:)

     

    Comment

    This vintage coat is in excellent condition and extremely well made, to to be expected from the Lilli Ann label. It presents beautifully and is in excellent condition. The only issue to note is that the top decorative button under the collar is missing. ..the corresponding one for the buttonhole is there.  These coats are very sought after and becoming increasingly hard to find and this one looks like it was hardly worn.  The skirt on this is fuller than most I have seen. Absolutely beautiful! 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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    1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New! 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Black Wool Princess Coat- New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size:  Small 

    Bust: 36 - 38  inches + 91 - 96.5 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28  inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length:  43.5 inches + 110.5 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 24 inches + 61 cm

     

    Description

    * Luxurious 1950s black eyelash wool princess coat 

    * Featured black velvet panel on skirt

    * Classic silhouette with fitted waist

    * Single breasted with front button closure

    * Rounded collar which can be worn up or down

    * Full length sleeves

    * Concealed pockets at hipline

    * Fully lined in rich black satin

    * High quality finished coat by sought after label 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...:)

     

    Comment

    This vintage coat is in excellent condition and extremely well made - to to be expected from the Lilli Ann label. It presents beautifully as can be seen. A tiny bit of moth damage to the upper back in two places. But neither has gone through to form a hole , and is only surface grazing. This is hardly seen and I did not notice this until i inspected it closely. Prince accordingly as a result.  These coats are very sought after and becoming increasingly hard to find. Particularly ones that have featured in Lilli Ann original advertising as this one has. 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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    1950s Couture Lilli Ann Blue Green Mohair Swing Coat- New! 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Blue Green Mohair Swing Coat- New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large (this style is meant to be loose)

    Bust: 46 inches + 116.84 cm

    Waist: Free

    Hips: Free

    Total Length:  40 inches + 101.6 cm

    Sleeve Length: 3/4 raglan set sleeve

     

    Description

    * Classic 1950s swing coat in mohair wool

    * Gorgeous flecked pattern in turquoise, blue, green and mustard

    * Raglan 3/4 length sleeves 

    * Secured with two self covered buttons

    * Fully lined in rich satin 

    * Label by 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...:)

     

    Comment

    This vintage coat is in mint condition and extremely well made, of course. Gorgeous coat in wonderful tones.

    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.

    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: Small - Medium

    Bust: 40 inches + 101.60 cm

    Waist: Free

    Hips: Free

    Total Length:  39 inches + 99.06 cm

    Sleeve Length: 15.5 inches  + 39.37 cm   

    Initial deposit 28 July $100, 2nd payment $100, 3rd payment $200, 4th Payment $150

     

    Description

    * Sophisticated 1950s cream swing coat in mohair wool

    * Raglan 3/4 length bracelet sleeves 

    * Secured with two self covered buttons and snaps and hooks at collar area

    * Ascot-type collar decorated with rhinestones and studs

    * Fully lined in rich satin 

    * Label by 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...:)

     

    Comment

    This vintage coat is beautifully tailored and in great condition for its age. It has been used but does not appear to have any major issues. I did notice out in the sunlight a couple of small patches where the mohair long hairs were missing. They are difficult to spot and the person I purchased it from and even myself , when inspecting it for the initial listing, completely overlooked them. The wool fabric is fine it’s just the long strands of mohair that are missing.  Both areas are tiny no bigger than an eraser head. Not a moth hole - no holes at all but could have been a surface graze which only damaged the long wispy bits. Anyway as I said barely noticeable. If you would like a photo of the area I am happy to oblige . 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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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust up to: 36 inches +  91.44 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66.04 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 40.5 inches + 103 cm

     

    Description

    * Late 1950s - early 1960s daffodil yellow cotton dress 

    * Bold floral pattern in blues, greens and golds

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted bodice and circle skirt

    * Bodice with centre seam and diagonal darts at bust line

    * Sweetheart neckline with fold-over wings in black cotton and spaghetti straps

    * Convertible bolero in same fabric on one side and black cotton on other

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Colony Casuals California

     

    Comment

    This dress presents beautifully. No notable faults that I can see, perhaps a small mark here and there but that is being very picky. The dress is in excellent vintage condition.

    Shown with a crinoline and belt for presentation purposes. Not included in this listing.

    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: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91.44 cm

    Waist: 26 inches +66.04 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 46.5 inches + 118.11 cm

    Sorry this dress is on layaway and not available for sale at this time thanks for understanding..... initial Payment   , 2nd instalment of $200

    Description

    * 1950s creamy golden and pastel floral brocade dress

    * Classic Dior "New Look" silhouette with fitted bodice and flared skirt

    * Sculptural sweetheart neckline with self-piping trim

    * Vertical piping at bodice

    * Lined in pellon for form and structure with back metal zipper

    * Designer label 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!

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its ages, with no notable faults that we could find. The dress is shown with an added crinoline, which is not included in the listing, although the dress fabric itself has a lot of body. Would make a lovely and unique wedding dress.

    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 unique listing!

     

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    1950s Designer Suzy Perette Silk Satin Party Dress - New ! 1950s Designer Suzy Perette Silk Satin Party Dress - New ! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Waist: 28 - 29 inches + 71 - 74 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 17 inches + 43 cm

    Total Length:  46 inches + 117 cm 

    Initial deposit of $15o paid by Victoria

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s silver silk satin cocktail dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with sweetheart neckline and straps

    * Skirt is tiered front and back with large sculptured self bow at centre

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Bodice has pelon lining and boning for support

    * Skirt has white tulle and ivory silk taffeta in-built petticoats.

    * Designer 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 beautiful dress is in great vintage condition for its age without major blemish. Perhaps a couple of scuffs but hardly noticeable. The silhouette is an iconic one for this label but in a rare colour and fabric combination. And a hard to find larger size. Shown with a crinoline for presentation 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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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust up to: 36 inches + 91.4 cm

    Waist up to: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Length Shoulder to Waist: 16 inches + 40.6 cm 

    Length Shoulder to Hem: 41 inches + 104 cm

    Please Note: This dress has a side zipper so please allow for this when deciding fit

        

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s dogwood flowers on a shaded grey background cotton dress

    * Dress colours include varying shades of grey, ivory, green and pale pink

    * Wonderful silhouette with nipped waist and ultra wide skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with v neckline edged with contrasting pink piping 

    * Left shoulder features floral applique corsage with rhinestone centres

    * Full circle skirt

    * Rear of dress features cascading blossoms

    * Side metal zipper and self belt

     

    Comment

    Lovely summer dress with an eye-catching design. Dress has no major faults other than the colours are not as vibrant as they were originally, there are some faint yellowy spots that blend in with the pattern pretty well and slight discolouration to the piping around right underarm. Belt included but is dingy around buckle area. Pricing reflects these small issues.

    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!

    Postage
    Please note that the postage charges at checkout are for standard international and local air packages. If you want to upgrade to express or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26.25 inches + 67 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice:  15 inches +  38 cm ( adjustable due to halter)

    Total Length:  42 inches + 107 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s French blue crisp cotton sundress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Strapless bodice with inset colour block panels in red and white

    * Bodice is boned for support 

    * Three self covered large buttons below bust

    * Bib can be attached via buttons to transform it into a halter - one side is red and other is French blue

    * Gathered full skirt

    * Working back metal zipper 

    * Label reads: Donovan Galvani of Dallas

    On graduation from university in 1933, Albert Galvani worked in the local fashion industry for close to twenty years. Starting out as an assistant controller, he ultimately worked his way up the ladder to become vice president of the Reliance Manufacturing Company. In 1953 he moved to Dallas to take up a position as executive vice president of Justin MCarty Inc. Just two years later he purchased Donovan Manufacturing Company, renaming it Donovan-Galvani of Dallas.

    The company marketed its products initially to small-town dress shops and later, as the business grew, to more exclusive boutiques. The label promised to provide 'champagne styling at working-girl prices' producing quality garments for a range of clientele and budgets. His success was assured, so much so that he was one of the first to introduce profit-share arrangements and pension plans for his dedicated and talented employees.

    For each of the succeeding 23 years, Donovan-Galvani exceeded planned increases in sales and earnings, rising to become one of the leading manufacturers of women's apparel in Texas. Albert was proud of the fact that when he sold the business in 1980, both the profit sharing and pension plans remained in tact and were received in full by his dedicated employees when the company was subsequently dissolved ten years later. 

     

    Condition 

    This exceptional dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age, and free from any notable flaws. The versatility of the design is shown in photos 4, 5 and 6.This is a rare opportunity to purchase such a beautifully tailored and unusual design. Shown with a crinoline and ribbon belt for presentation purposes only 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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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 inches + 82 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Bodice: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 39 inches + 99 cm

     

    Description

    * Vintage late 1950s early 60s chiffon dress

    * Design features large pink carnations stems and leaves

    * Classic silhouette with fitted bodice and gathered skirt

    * Bodice is sleeveless with draped neckline- has an internal weight attached

    * Large drape panel attached to right shoulder

    * Ivory acetate lining to bodice and skirt

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Comment

    This dress is dead stock and has never been worn and has its original swing tags attached. In wonderful original condition, fabric is bright and the construction if great. The side drape allows an endless array of possibilities and I have shown some in the photographs provided.

    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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    1950s Floral Raspberry Pink Cotton Day Dress - New! (RESERVED) 1950s Floral Raspberry Pink Cotton Day Dress - New! (RESERVED) Quick View
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    • 1950s Floral Raspberry Pink Cotton Day Dress - New! (RESERVED)
    • 1950s Floral Raspberry Pink Cotton Day Dress - New! (RESERVED)

    1950s Floral Raspberry Pink Cotton Day Dress - New! (RESERVED)

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: up to 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: free

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 40 cm

    Total Length: 41.5 inches + 106 cm

    (Please note this dress is reserved for a special person and not available for sale at this time.....thank you for understanding)

    Description

    * 1950s raspberry pink floral cotton halter dress

    * Gorgeous impressionist roses print 

    * Striking classic silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Unusual notched neckline both back and front

    * Perfectly working back zipper

    * Self belt with bow tie front

    * Unlined

     

    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 no noticeable flaws that I can see. A really stunning dress! 

    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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    1950s French Blue Princess Coat - New! 1950s French Blue Princess Coat - New! Quick View
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    • 1950s French Blue Princess Coat - New!
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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.52 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length:  47 inches + 119 cm

    Sleeve Length: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Description

    * Classic 1950s princess style wool blend coat

    * Nipped waist and full skirt

    * Raglan sleeves with deep cuffs at wrist

    * Fitted bodice with front and back darts, two pockets

    * Fully lined in rich satin 

     

    Comment

    This vintage coat is in excellent condition. Extremely striking design which flatters the figure, accommodates a full skirt without adding bulk at the hipline.

    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.

    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: Small

    Dress

    Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm 

    Waist : 24 -25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 16 inches +  40.5 cm

    Total Length:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Bolero

    Length: 15 inches + 38 cm (at longest point)

    Sleeves: Raglan and bracelet length

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s pale gold silk satin dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with shelf bust and deep-v neckline

    * Lace overlay on bust area to shoulders

    * Front fastening with rhinestone buttons and hook and loop closures

    * Bolero features wide gathered sleeves, and fastens under bustline

    * Label reads "Carlye"

    Established in 1938, the Carlye Dress Corporation focused on designing fashion lines tailored exclusively for the younger woman. This hugely popular company grew to become one of the greatest junior wear fashion labels in the USA. It maintained its popularity right through to the  early 1960s. Signature fashion elements for the brand were the prolific use of lace inserts and pin-tucking in their clothing designs, and their high quality construction techniques. The business was taken over by the clothing manufacturing giant Leslie Fay in the mid 1960s and subsequently merged into their existing lines.

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - a tiny bit of seam stress around waist area. I am not sure if the last loop fastener is original -all the others have metal loops but the last one has a threaded loop - does not show when fastened but refer to close up photographs. 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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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust up to : 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14 inches +  36 cm

    Total Length:  41 inches + 104 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s ivory lightweight cotton dress

    * Gorgeous  golden roses with black leaves and swiggle pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with double peaked waist

    * Neckline front and back festooned with applique roses with gold bead centres

    * Some roses at bodice and back feature white beaded outlines

    * Bodice lined in ivory organza

    * Working back metal zipper, label reads A Highlight Original

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - perhaps a missing bead or two but hardly noticeable.  The organza lining in bodice has shrunken slightly perhaps due to being washed in too hot water. However, the picker in the dress exterior after washing can be ironed out as evidenced in these photos. Shown with a crinoline for presentation purposes only.  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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    1950s Golden Roses Trellis Border Dress - New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 17 inches +  43 cm

    Total Length:  45 inches + 114 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s pique cotton dress

    * All over floral with border featuring climbing roses in gold, bronze and green

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide sweetheart neckline 

    * Self wide trim along armholes that culminates in shoulder straps

    * Knife pleated very full skirt

    * Working back metal zipper with low scooped back

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No major flaws that I can see, but remember this dress is over 60 years of age and has been worn previously.  Shown with a crinoline and ribbon belt for presentation purposes only and not included in the sale.  The straps on this dress are longer than usual and have been pinned for the photographs. The measurements above are as it presents now but if that's too long the straps can be easily shortened. 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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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

     

    Skirt

    Waist up to: 27 inches + 68.6 cm

    Hips: Free

    Length skirt: 30.5  inches + 77.5 cm 

        

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s cream cotton skirt

    * Pattern features sage and avocado green roses and leaves, pink butterflies and         charcoal swiggle pattern

    * Bright green glitter highlights

    * Dramatic full circle skirt

    * Metal zipper for fastening and button at waist band

     

    Comment

    Lovely skirt with artistic design of butterflies and flowers with glitter used to maximum effect. In great condition for its age without any noteworthy issues. Top, crinoline and sash waist for demonstration purposes only and not included in the 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: Large

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Total Length: 36 inches +91 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s hand painted Mexican cotton skirt

    * Beautiful cityscape scene with golden highlights on dark background

    * Colours include black, brown, green, blue, yellow, orange and gold paint

    * Full circle very wide skirt

     

    Comment

    Striking skirt with detailed cityscape pattern highlighted in gold paint. Excellent condition with no flaws to note. Great to have a larger sized true vintage skirt in stock!

    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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    1950s Hand Painted Medallion Print Felt Skirt - New! (On Hold)

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    please note this skirt is on hold pending sale and not available for sale at this time ... thank you for understanding 

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm (can be increased to approx 27 inches + 69 cm)6

    Hips: Free

    Waist Band Width: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Sweep: Full circle

    Total Length:  30 inches inches + 76 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s black wool felt skirt

    * Vibrant medallion print in blues, greens, golds, purples

    * Features gold paint highlights

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full circle skirt

    * Working side metal zipper and hook and eye closure

     

    Condition 

    This fabulous novelty skirt is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - other than a missing hook and eye at waistband.  Shown with a crinoline and top 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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    1950s House of Worth Couture Red Roses Party Dress  - New! 1950s House of Worth Couture Red Roses Party Dress  - New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91.5 cm 

    Waist up to: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm 

    Total Length:  44 inches + 112 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s couture silk dress

    * Vibrant red and burgundy roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Sleeveless draped bodice with shelf bust 

    * Insert black velvet sweetheart neckline

    * Back metal zipper

    * Fully lined in rayon fabric with stiffened gauze underskirt

    * High-end finishing to inside seams with built in waist cincher

    * Label reads "House of Worth" Paris Boutique Line

    House of Worth

    The House of Worth was a French house of high fashion that specialised in haute-couture, ready to wear clothes and perfumes. The historic fashion house was founded in 1858 by designer Charles Frederick Worth. It continued to operate under his descendants until 1956 when it was sold to Sydney Massin who based his operations in London, operating until 1967.

     

    Condition 

    This amazing dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age and without flaws. It presents beautifully as can be seen, the fabric is strong and the colours are vibrant. A rare chance to own a piece of fashion history. 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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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free 

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches +  97 cm

    Total Length:  43 inches + 109 cm 

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

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s white pique cotton dress

    * Fabric features huge blue toned cabbage long stem roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and flared skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with low squared neckline

    * Wide, full circle skirt

    * Bodice has a diagonal insert featuring the rose motif

    * Back metal zipper and a low V-back

     

    Condition 

    This highly desirable dress is in excellent condition for its age. The only issue I can see, other than a couple of inconsequential specs, is an extremely small mend on the back seat of the dress. Only noticeable if you are looking for it...it is really tiny and looks like a thread pull. (Seen in the last photograph). Honestly, I don't think anyone would notice it and, aside from that, it's in fabulous condition  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 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: Medium

    Bust: 35 inches +  88.90 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71.12 cm

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 40.64cm (tip of strap to waist)

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 43.2 inches + 109.73 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s impressionist floral polished cotton dress

    * Muted lilac and green roses print

    * Cross-over bust with short sleeves

    * Fully lined bodice and skirt

    * Wide scooped neckline

    * Back metal zip

     

    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 no noticeable flaws that I can see.

    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. This is a high quality, well-constructed dress.

    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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    1950s Ivory Polished Cotton with Orange Roses Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust up to: 36 inches +  91.44 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66.04 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 40 inches + 102 cm

     

    Description

    * Late 1950s gorgeous ivory polished (glazed) cotton

    * Printed front and  back with long orange & yellow single stem roses & rosebuds with           green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted bodice and full gathered skirt

    * Bodice with faux button front and square neckline

    * Contrast orange cotton cummerbund waist

    * Skirt lined with pellon for added fullness

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Comment

    This striking dress presents beautifully. It could possibly be old store stock, the polished cotton is crisp and has a wonderful lustre, No faults that I can see to the dress exterior, perhaps in need of a wash as it looks like it has been in storage for some time. No nasty odours though. On close inspection, here is a small tear to the internal pellon stiffening near the zipper base - obviously not visible from the exterior. Other than that the dress is in wonderful condition.

    Shown with a crinoline for presentation purposes. I have added ribbon ties to the shoulder area for the photoshoot as the cut of this dress makes me feel it could very well have had optional ties at the shoulder. I have shown the dress with and without the ribbons and they are included in the listing.

    Shown with a crinoline and ribbon which are not included.

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    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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