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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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    1950s Couture Lilli Ann Cream Mohair Swing Coat- New! (Layby) 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Cream Mohair Swing Coat- New! (Layby) Quick View
    • 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Cream Mohair Swing Coat- New! (Layby)
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    • 1950s Couture Lilli Ann Cream Mohair Swing Coat- New! (Layby)

    1950s Couture Lilli Ann Cream Mohair Swing Coat- New! (Layby)

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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.

     

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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 Cream Silk Satin Ceil Chapman Designer Cocktail Party Dress- New! 1950s Cream Silk Satin Ceil Chapman Designer Cocktail Party Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Cream Silk Satin Ceil Chapman Designer Cocktail Party Dress- New!
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    • 1950s Cream Silk Satin Ceil Chapman Designer Cocktail Party Dress- New!
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    1950s Cream Silk Satin Ceil Chapman Designer Cocktail Party Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  32 inches + 81 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s cream silk satin designer dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep scooped neckline, can be worn slightly off shoulder 

    * Bodice has boning for shape

    *  Full panelled skirt with pellon lining

    * Front and back of dress feature a multitude of dark cream floral appliques

    * Pearls, beads and rhinestone accents on each applique

    * Fully lined in cream taffeta, with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Ceil Chapman

    Ceil Chapman, as described by her son Peter, had design skills akin to engineering and indeed, if one studies her skilful draping, tucking and folding of fabric, it is clear as to what he meant. Born in Staten Island she became a Chapman when she married her first husband Samuel, with whom she went into business in 1940, having previously set up a company with Gloria Vanderbilt, which traded, albeit briefly, as Her Ladyship Gowns. The earliest Chapman label, ‘A Chapman Original’, endured for around three or four years until it gave way to the simple black on white, or white on black ‘Ceil Chapman’, A needle and thread were incorporated into the logo in the late 1950s to early 1960s. Ceil is often said to be Marilyn Monroe’s favourite designer and  the star did indeed wear some Chapman designs, as did a variety of other stars such as Deborah Kerr, who was a personal friend, Elizabeth Taylor, for whom she designed a wedding dress, and Mamie van Doren, who chose a white, beaded, strapless Chapman gown to attend a film premier on behalf of Universal Studios publicity machine that was ‘marketing’ her as a star. Ceil designed for the movies and television and specialised in cocktail and more formal evening wear. Although her clothes were not cheap she did manage to make them affordable to many and her label could be found in department stores and boutiques. Favourite fabrics included silk, taffeta, jersey, chiffon, organdy, cotton and metallic brocades often embellished with beads, lace and sequins. She tended to stick to fairly tried and tested signature styles and so her designs are easily identifiable but also often copied. Ceil Chapman died in the late 1970s.


    Condition 

    One of the prettiest Ceil Chapman dresses I have had the pleasure of owning. It's in excellent condition too for its age.  No flaws that I can see, a couple of loose threads near the appliques: in all honesty the dress is absolutely stunning.  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 :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    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 Creamy Buttercup Yellow Cotton Dress with Rose Print- New! 1950s Creamy Buttercup Yellow Cotton Dress with Rose Print- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Creamy Buttercup Yellow Cotton Dress with Rose Print- New!
    • 1950s Creamy Buttercup Yellow Cotton Dress with Rose Print- New!
    • 1950s Creamy Buttercup Yellow Cotton Dress with Rose Print- New!
    • 1950s Creamy Buttercup Yellow Cotton Dress with Rose Print- New!

    1950s Creamy Buttercup Yellow Cotton Dress with Rose Print- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 24 - 25  inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 2  inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s creamy buttercup yellow cotton dress

    * Fabric design features light and dark pink roses with charcoal coloured fern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Full skirt with knife pleating at waist

    * Unlined, combination of raw and finished seams, hand sewn hem

    * Side metal zipper, and low V-neck at back

     

    Condition 

    Lovely creamy yellow good weight cotton dress.  The pattern i really lovely with artistic roses and ferns. It's in excellent condition too and free from notable flaws. Th hem has been altered at one stage and the stitches are uneven on the inside but do not show on the outside at all. You can see it in the last photo. 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 :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    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 Daffodil Yellow Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble - New! 1950s Daffodil Yellow Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Daffodil Yellow Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble - New!
    • 1950s Daffodil Yellow Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble - New!
    • 1950s Daffodil Yellow Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble - New!
    • 1950s Daffodil Yellow Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble - New!

    1950s Daffodil Yellow Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble - 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: 40.5 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.

     

  • 1950s Dark Pink Roses Sambo Fashions Dress - New! 1950s Dark Pink Roses Sambo Fashions Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Dark Pink Roses Sambo Fashions Dress - New!
    • 1950s Dark Pink Roses Sambo Fashions Dress - New!
    • 1950s Dark Pink Roses Sambo Fashions Dress - New!
    • 1950s Dark Pink Roses Sambo Fashions Dress - New!

    1950s Dark Pink Roses Sambo Fashions Dress - New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 37 -38 inches + 94 - 96.5 cm

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 - 29  inches + 71 - 74 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16.5 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.75 inches + 2 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s black background acetate blend commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features two toned pink roses with green leaves & blue splashes

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep oval neckline

    * Full skirt, almost full circle, created by gored panels and seaming

    * Unlined, finished seams, machined hem

    * Side open metal zipper

    * Label reads Sambo Fashions

    Sambo Fashions was an English label established in the late 1940s by Samuel Sherman. In the 1950s Sambo became known for their floral shirtwaist dresses. They used high quality cottons, often from Marchington Cottons, much in the same vein as Horrockses. They also concentrated on vibrant printed Summer dresses, of which this is undoubtedly a wonderful example. In the 1960s they marketed under the DollyRockers label.

     

    Condition 

    Condition is excellent. A truly flattering design with the most intricate panelled skirt to create volume without bulk. The fabric print is really lovely and vibrant. All in all, another wonderful dress by this quality label. 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 :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    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 Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New! 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!
    • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!
    • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!
    • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!

    1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 21 inches +53 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Truly lovely late 1950s commercially made medium weight cotton dress

    * Fabric design features a foulard design in stripes and florals 

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Long sleeved bodice with jewel rounded collar

    * Both collar and sleeve edges are finished with black crochet trim

    * Full gathered skirt

    *Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Bobbie Brooks

    Bobbie Brooks was founded in 1939 by Maurice Saltzman and Max Reiter in Cleveland, Ohio. Originally called Ritmore Sportswear, Inc., the company was bought by Saltzman in 1953 and became Bobbie Brooks, Inc. (Note: The name Bobbie Brooks was used even before the name of the company was changed, possibly as early as 1941.) In 1959, it became the first woman’s garment-making company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. During the 1960s, Bobbie Brooks was one of the five largest garment manufacturers in the US, with fifteen factories producing 18,000,000 garments a year.

    Bobbie Brooks used an organized plan of choosing which garments to manufacture. This plan utilized a consumer board made up of 600 of their targeted consumers – junior-sized teens and young women. The company is now owned by Garan, and as of 2010, was carried in Dollar General stores. (Courtesy of the Vintage FashionGuild);

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age. Fabric remains crisp and bright with absolutely no fading. 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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    1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED) 1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED) Quick View
    • 1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)
    • 1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)
    • 1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)
    • 1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)

    1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)

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    This product is sold out

    Please not this item is reserved for purchase and not available for general sale at this time

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28  inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white textured cotton blend sundress

    * Fabric design features pink rosebuds and green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped oval neckline

    * Bodice has built in belt with gathers at bodice

    * Neck, armholes and waist belt are all trimmed with green braid

    * Very full knife pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with unfinished hem

    * Back with metal zipper and belt fastens with large white button

      

    Condition 

    This dress is 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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    1950s Designer Black Velvet 3D Rose Appliques Dress - New! 1950s Designer Black Velvet 3D Rose Appliques Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Designer Black Velvet 3D Rose Appliques Dress - New!
    • 1950s Designer Black Velvet 3D Rose Appliques Dress - New!
    • 1950s Designer Black Velvet 3D Rose Appliques Dress - New!
    • 1950s Designer Black Velvet 3D Rose Appliques Dress - New!

    1950s Designer Black Velvet 3D Rose Appliques Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  33 - 34  inches + 84 - 86 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: none

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s soft black silk velvet dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless with asymmetrical single shoulder drape

    * Matching silk velvet belt

    * Magnificent huge pink roses appliques with rhinestone dew drops

    * Full wide cone skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams and dropped hem

    * Side metal zipper

    * Commercially made no label 

      

    Condition 

    This outstanding dress is in excellent condition for its age, with no faults that I can see. Perhaps a tiny bit of fraying and yellowing on rose appliques but absolutely nothing to detract. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

    Photography
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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Jacket

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 17.5  inches + 44.5 cm

    Skirt

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Total Length from Waist Band:  29 inches + 74 cm 

    Hips: Free

    Hem Length: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 cm

    Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Incredible 1950s New Look designer suit in a bronze colour

    * Fabric is cotton lace in a floral pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Jacket with long sleeves and turnover cuffs

    * Rounded collar with front button closure

    * Buttons are glittery rhinestones

    * Full cone stiffened skirt

    * Lined in bronze silk taffeta both jacket and skirt

    * Impeccable tailoring with high-end finishing

    * Label reads Rafi, New York

    Handelsman and Raiffe was one of the high-end coat and suit manufacturers in New York. I can find very little information about this company, but judging by the few ads I've located, they made gorgeous and expensive garments. Harry Raiffe was the designer, and the company's label was Rafi, New York. The advertisement featured in the photographs below is a glorious full skirted Rafi suit in Forstmann wool with a little lace collar. The skirt was lined in Pellon for added body. Sold in 1952 for $130 (about $1,278 in today's dollar)."  (Courtesy of Couture Allure Fashion Blog

     

    Condition 

    This wonderful suit is so close to the wedding suit worn by Grace Kelly at her civil wedding ceremony to Prince Rainer. It is in wonderful condition with no  flaws to note. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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


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

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

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

    Photography
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    Please note this dress is reserved and not available for sale at this time. Thank you for understanding

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 26  - 27 inches + 66 - 68.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 17 inches + 43 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * 1950s quality white cotton background cocktail dress

    * Fabric design features large floral bouquets in pinks, purples, blues and greens

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with thin spaghetti straps

    * Contrasting lavender cotton ruched cummerbund at waist that fans out at back

    * Bodice is boned for support 

    * Full, almost full circle skirt 

    * Bust and upper skirt are decorated with swirls of white AB sequins

    * Fully lined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads 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 the1950s, the Emma Domb label was revered for its quality craftsmanship and beautiful fabrics. The label remains popular today for anyone who appreciates a feminine and flattering silhouette.

      

    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
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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  32 - 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm 

    Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 6 inches + 15 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s blush pink organdie designer dress

    * Light cream organdie fabric that displays as pink due to underneath layers

    * Top layer is decorated with pink, green and red floral embroidery

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Strapless bodice with deep tucks at front, creating two vertical embroidery panels 

    * Bodice has red taffeta ribbon threaded through that culminates in a bow at back

    * The back bow is held in place with snaps

    * Very full gathered skirt with three horizontal rows of embroidery

    * Dress has built in pink tulle flounced petticoat 

    * Fully lined in pink crepe with raw seams

    * Side metal zipper

    + Label reads Will Steinman

    The Will Steinman Dress Company specialised in wedding, debutante and party dresses in the 50s and 60s. They were particularly known for their attention to detail and fine workmanship.  Edward Hoffman, President of the company was quoted as saying " You must be an evening‐dress manufacturer to make evening dresses. This segment of the industry, must employ skilled help, dressmakers who can sew a dress from beginning to end. It just isn’t conducive to assembly line production methods.” That meant that each dress was made from start to finish by only one person, instead of going through an assembly line where different people sewed separate parts of the garment. Mr Hoffman also claimed his company sold more debutante dresses in the $100-$200 range than all his competitors combined. In today’s dollars that would be equivalent to dresses in the $800-$1600 range!  Though this dress company is not well known today, among vintage clothing collectors it is considered a very desirable label.

     

    Condition 

    A truly amazing and beautiful dress, so typical of this company.  It's in good condition for its age, but it does have some tiny age related spots in the skirt. I had this dress dry cleaned and then used a water spritz and sunlight to lighten these spots. Most have disappeared and subsequent treatment by the new owner might eliminate the few remaining. Having said that they are hardly noticeable anyway. A fine line remains in places where the dress was let down at some stage, again hardly worth mentioning, A couple of snaps are missing from the back bow area but can be easily replaced. All in all, one of the prettiest and unique dresses I have listed this year. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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


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

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

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    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 + 91.44 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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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust:  37 - 38 inches + 94 - 96.5 (some stretch to the boucle)

    Under Bust: 33 -34 inches + 84 - 86 cm

    Waist: 29 - 30 inches + 74 - 76 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41.5 inches + 105.5 cm

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Shoulders (seam to seam): 18 inches + 46 cm

    Sleeve Length Outside Shoulder: 23 inches + 58.5 ( without turning up to make cuffs)

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous designer black boucle wool princess coat

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeves can be worn down or turned up to make cuffs

    * Coat itself has collarless round neckline 

    * Dark brown mink cross over collar hand stitched to fabric 

    * Secures with three large self fabric buttons and additional press studs

    * Very full skirt with side inseam pockets

    * Fully lined with hand finished hem

    * Label reads 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 friends and clients would know 😉

     

    Condition 

    Absolutely sensational coat with amazing presence.  No flaws that I can see, its in wonderful condition for its age. The mink collar is able to be detached for dry cleaning purposes. These Lilli Ann coats are increasingly harder to find and are commanding higher and higher prices. This coat, in particular, is a great investment piece as it is rarer than other Lilli Ann princess coats. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing. Please note: I am offering free shipping on this coat.

     

    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 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm (some stretch to the boucle)

    Under Bust: 32 - 33 inches + 81 - 84 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Shoulders (seam to seam): 16.5 inches + 42 cm

    Sleeve Length Outside Shoulder: 23 inches + 58 ( without turning up to make cuffs)

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous designer inky black boucle wool princess coat

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeves can be worn down or turned up to make French cuffs

    * Coat has jewelled collar neckline 

    * Secures with three large self fabric buttons with additional press studs

    * Very full skirt with side inseam pockets

    * Fully lined in black satin with hand finished hem

    * Label reads 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 friends and clients would know 😉

     

    Condition 

    This desirable princess coat is in excellent condition for its age. No flaws to speak of. Dry cleaned and ready to wear. Should you want further information please don't hesitate to contact us. PLEASE NOTE: no discounts are available on this coat but postage is included in price - no additional charges at checkout.

     

    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 - Medium

    Jacket

    Bust:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Shoulders: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Sleeves: 23 inches + 58 cm  (not including turn over cuffs)

    Length from Outside Shoulder: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Skirt

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Length from Waist:  25 inches + 63.5 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Designer 1950s slubby textured silk blend suit

    * Fabric is silk

    * Classic silhouette with nipped in waist and straight skirt

    * Jacket bodice with pointed collar and centre front opening

    * Long sleeves with turnover slit cuffs

    * Jacket has pleated inset feature on left side

    * Self covered buttons for closure

    * Straight skirt with matching pleated insert feature at left front

    * Fully lined jacket with partially lined skirt and hand stitched hem

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

    Lilli Ann
    This acclaimed 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 both collectors and fashionistas around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of my customers know...:)


    Condition 

    Such a stunning n unusual colour on this wonderful suit. Deep cranberry red. The suit is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see.  The skirt length was shortened at one stage but can easily be dropped an additional three inches. I don't believe t will leave a mark. 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 :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    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

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: 38 -39  inches + 96.5 - 99 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Spectacular 1950s pink linen commercially made dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Short puff sleeves bodice with oval neckline

    * Bodice has nude illusion neckline with sweetheart neckline to linen fabric

    * Short sleeves attached to the nude illusion fabric 

    * Cream appliques to the front panel with rhinestones and pearl accents 

    * Pink taffeta insert at back of centre front panel

    * Straight skirt with two tucks at the waist  and kick panel at rear

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand sewn hem, belt loops but no belt

    * Back metal zipper with hook and eye closure to nude illusion insert

    * Label reads Fredericks of Hollywood 

    Frederick’s of Hollywood was established in 1946 by Frederick Mellinger. His first store opened in 1947 on Hollywood Boulevard, and he also sold by mail order. Mellinger intended to bring a sexier look to American lingerie, somewhat along the lines of what he had seen in Europe during the war. His association with Hollywood boosted the image of the company, which in the 1940s was responsible for such lingerie innovations as the padded and push-up bras. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Fredericks placed ads in the backs of magazines, and mail order was a very large part of the business. The catalogs and stores added glamorous evening wear, much of it designed by Mr. Frederick himself. The garments featured daring necklines, high slits, and sheer fabrics intended to appeal to men as much as women. In fact, Mellinger once wrote that his goal was to offer "the most alluring, body-hugging, figure-enhancing outer fashions ... always aimed at men." During the 1980s, a move was made to downplay the overtly sexy look of the advertising and the lingerie itself, as Frederick’s went mainstream and opened up in shopping malls across America. (Curtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)

    Condition 

    Absolutely stunning and figure hugging cocktail dress with such an eye-catching neckline. Whilst Mr Mellinger may have said that his designs were aimed to appeal to men, they (more importantly) ticked all the boxes for women in the first instance. It's fair to say that confident, sophisticated women were his niche market. And this dress is an excellent example of that appeal. As far as condition is concerned, this dress is free from notable flaws and presents spectacularly.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you 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 :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    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

    This dress fits as shown on a US size 2 mannequin

    Bust: 33 inches +  84 cm 

    Waist:  23 - 24 inches + 58 - 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder:  15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length: 40.5  inches + 103 cm 

    Hem Length: 5 inches + 13 cm

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s white polished cotton dress

    * Stunning pastel floral print dress with alternate stripes

    * Colours include blue, pink, lilac, green and yellow

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low scooped sweetheart neckline

    * Bodice has contrasting duck egg blue stripes on waist, neckline and straps

     

    * Tightly gathered, extremely full skirt with alternate panels of flowers and stripes

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Couture quality finishing to inside bodice and skirt and fully lined

    * Commercially made but label missing

     

    Condition 

    This high quality and beautiful dress is in excellent condition for its age, looks hardly worn.  The fabric is crisp and unfaded. 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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    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + .1.25 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Stunning 1950s firebox red silk satin commercially made dress

    * Classic New Look silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with an inset oval notched neckline panel which widens at the back to form a collar.

    * Faux opening down the front of the dress with decorative self-fabric buttons

    * Self-fabric bow just below the notched collar and princess seaming either side

    * Skirt is very full with wonderful drape

    * Low v-shaped back with collar 

    * In-seam pocket on right-hand side of the dress

    * Back metal zipper, pinked seams, turnover hem (unstitched)

    * Label reads Jonny Herbert Originals

    The Jonny Herbert label produced sophisticated, junior-sized quality day, cocktail and evening dresses. The company was registered by John Buffa and Herbert Aptel in 1950 as a division on Sealove-Becker, Inc. By 1954 the company had expanded into the Midwest with a sales office in Chicago. Aptel later left the company but Buffa managed it until his death in 1973. I have not been able to track more detailed history of the company, although I must add that over the years I have owned a number of dresses from this label, and seen many more, and all are high quality, beautifully made and designed.


    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see -  a sliver of thread can be seen on a couple of seams and stitching on hem a tad untidy but not visible at all from the front.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Simply gorgeous dress with some fabulous design details that really make it stand apart from the rest. One of the best Jonny Herbert dresses I have had the pleasure of owning. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    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 :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    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: XS - S

     Bust:  30 - 34  inches + 76 - 86 cm 

    Waist: 21- 25 inches + 53 - 63 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length:  2 inches + 5 cm

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s burgundy cotton sundress

    * Gorgeous noveltyHawaiian print of ferns and plants in black. white and gold

    * Classic silhouette with cinched in waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with shelf bust and sweetheart neckline

    * Pleating above shelf bust

    * Shirring on sides and back

    * Very wide skirt with gorgeous border pattern

    * Built in bra, raw and serged seams and hand stitched hem 

    * Back metal zipper 

    * Label reads Alfred Shaheen Honolulu

     

    Condition 

    This gorgeous Shaheen is in a rare and sought after print. It's in great condition for its age. Nothing much to note except that original straps have gone missing. I only know this because of the two inside buttons. Easily worn without or you can make a strap from the excess material in the hem if desired .Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing. (The price of this dress is equivalent to $450 US).

     

    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: 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 Feather Print Black & Bronze Jacquard Dress- New! (ON HOLD) 1950s Feather Print Black & Bronze Jacquard Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
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    • 1950s Feather Print Black & Bronze Jacquard Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • 1950s Feather Print Black & Bronze Jacquard Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • 1950s Feather Print Black & Bronze Jacquard Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

    1950s Feather Print Black & Bronze Jacquard Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  47 inches + 120 cm 

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 23 inches + 58 cm

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inch+ 1.25 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Stunning 1950s back and bronze jacquard fabric

    * Design features a feather pattern

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with low squared neckline

    * Long sleeves that taper at the wrist and decorated with two covered buttons

    * Full panelled skirt, ballerina length

    * Unlined, pinked seams with hand-sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No wear to the dress itself, it's in fabulous condition.  However, the back has an added panel, near the zipper, to make the waist bigger. Enlarge the photo of the back view to see. It's not particularly noticeable or, if you prefer, can be disguised with a little ingenuity.  It's an absolutely stunning dress

     

    Comment 

    A classic beauty with great depth to the fabric. It really shimmers and the jacquard has a good weight to it that makes it fall beautifully.  It is difficult to come across sophisticated evening dresses with long sleeves and this one rings all the bells. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. I understand that this option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    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 :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    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 Floral Cotton Sundress with Ruffles- New! 1950s Floral Cotton Sundress with Ruffles- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Floral Cotton Sundress with Ruffles- New!
    • 1950s Floral Cotton Sundress with Ruffles- New!
    • 1950s Floral Cotton Sundress with Ruffles- New!
    • 1950s Floral Cotton Sundress with Ruffles- New!

    1950s Floral Cotton Sundress with Ruffles- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 -34 inches + 81 - 86 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 17 inches + 43 cm (straps can be shortened)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length:1 inches + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + 1.25 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s two toned cream cotton background sundress

    * Fabric design features flowers and nuts in shades of cream, pink, peach and tan

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with camisole neckline and spaghetti straps

    * Layers of tightly gathered ruffles adorn the upper bodice, front and back

    * Full circle skirt with inset pockets on each side

    * Rhinestones decorate the clusters of nuts

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Side metal zipper

    * Label reads Junior House - Milwaukee

     

    Condition 

    Fabulous cotton sundress with such a flattering bodice treatment. Love the fabric design with large clusters of flowers and nuts, with rhinestone accents, The dress is in excellent condition for its age, with no flaws of note - a couple of tiny marks but hidden in the generous folds of the skirt. 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 :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

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

     

     

  • 1950s Floral Stripe Woven Cotton Skirt - New! 1950s Floral Stripe Woven Cotton Skirt - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Floral Stripe Woven Cotton Skirt - New!
    • 1950s Floral Stripe Woven Cotton Skirt - New!
    • 1950s Floral Stripe Woven Cotton Skirt - New!
    • 1950s Floral Stripe Woven Cotton Skirt - New!

    1950s Floral Stripe Woven Cotton Skirt - New!

    $128.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm ( moving hook & eye should allow extra inch)

    Hips: Free

    Waist Band Width: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Sweep: 80 inches + 203 cm

    Total Length:  28 inches inches + 71 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage late 1950s - early 60s vibrant floral novelty skirt in a course linen

    * Stunning print features black & white horizontal stripes with vibrant flowers in red,    yellow & blue
    * Flared skirt with wide waistband

    * Huge applied pockets on either side of skirt with pattern going vertically

    * Working side metal zipper with press stud and hook & eye closures

    * Commercially made label reads Wundisch, Augsburg

     

    Condition 

    This fabulous novelty skirt  is in excellent vintage condition for its age. The fabric is  vibrant and colours are strong. No notable flaws that I can see.  The only comment to make is that the hemline appears to has been shortened and isn't as professionally finished as it would have been originally. Not that you would notice from the outside.  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.

     

    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.

    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
    • 1950s French Blue Princess Coat - New!
    • 1950s French Blue Princess Coat - New!
    • 1950s French Blue Princess Coat - New!
    • 1950s French Blue Princess Coat - New!

    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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    1950s Fuchsia Coloured Silk Taffeta Party Dress - New! 1950s Fuchsia Coloured Silk Taffeta Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Fuchsia Coloured Silk Taffeta Party Dress - New!
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    • 1950s Fuchsia Coloured Silk Taffeta Party Dress - New!
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    1950s Fuchsia Coloured Silk Taffeta Party Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm (measured on mannequin)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: none (required for balloon hem effect)

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s beautiful deep fuchsia coloured designer silk satin dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Strapless sweetheart bodice with fold over flap

    * Bodice is boned for support with unusual precision seaming

    * Very full skirt with open pinch pleat at front and balloon gathered hemline

    * Low back bodice with metal zipper

    * Back skirt has draped swags caught up with two self fabric roses on each side

    * Lined bodice, skirt has built in tulle petticoat

    * Weights in skirt for draping

    * This is a high-end, beautifully constructed dress

    * Label reads Neiman Marcus

    Carrie Marcus Neiman, Al Neiman, and Mrs. Neiman’s brother, Herbert Marcus, founded Neiman Marcus in 1907. The first store was in downtown Dallas, Texas. From the beginning the goal of the trio was to establish a store in which customer service was unsurpassed. “It’s never a good sale for Neiman Marcus,” Herbert Marcus said, “unless it’s a good buy for the customer.”

    In 1925 son Stanley Marcus began working at Neiman Marcus. It was Stanley who developed the image of Neiman Marcus as a luxury department store selling the most expensive merchandise. He started the tradition of having in-house fashion shows and beginning in 1938 he established the Neiman Marcus Award for Excellence in Fashion. Stanley Marcus became the president of Neiman Marcus in 1950. The following year, in the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalogue, the store started what has become one of their most famous features — the addition of unusual and very extravagant gifts. The publication of the catalogue is always a much-awaited event, with lots of press coverage. (courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)

     

    Condition 

    This amazing and most beautiful dress reminds me of the famous Balenciaga draped gown. Such incredible detailing and tailoring in this dress.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from a slight unravelling of a back dart (an easy fix) and a small spot on the dress front skirt which gets lost in the folds. I have included a photo of the spot (refer last photo). I must say it lightened after a trip to the dry cleaners, and I believe subsequent cleaning may lighten it even further.  I don't think one would notice it when worn because of the gorgeous details on this dress which completely obscure this minor issue. 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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    1950s Garland Stripe Cotton Dress- New! 1950s Garland Stripe Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    • 1950s Garland Stripe Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Garland Stripe Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Garland Stripe Cotton Dress- New!

    1950s Garland Stripe Cotton Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size:  Small - Medium

    Bust:  37 inches + 94 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 106 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s light cotton blend dress with ivory background

    * Fabric design features floral garlands and stripes

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with cummerbund waist in self fabric

    * Bodice has diagonal darts at centre bust and a row of decorative buttons

    * Full gathered skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This eye catching dress is packed with features, especially in the bodice area which makes it so special. In excellent condition too! Please note that the colour in real life is closest to the first photograph. 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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    1950s Gilden Pink Rose Print Cotton Dress- New! 1950s Gilden Pink Rose Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Gilden Pink Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Gilden Pink Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Gilden Pink Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Gilden Pink Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!

    1950s Gilden Pink Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41.5 inches + 105 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s early 1960s white lightweight cotton designer dress

    * Fabric design features dark pink roses with green stems and leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep oval gathered neckline

    * Dress fastens with self covered buttons down front to below waist

    * Very full gathered skirt

    * Semi lined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with vertical and side darts

    * Label reads Jerry Gilden

    Jerry Gilden was a maker of moderately-priced women’s ready-to-wear from the mid 1940s through to the 1960s. The company was one of the top five producers of women’s dresses in the United States. At the peak of production, the label was producing over a million garments a year. 

    The in-house costume designer, Giselle, was responsible for designing the dresses and separates that made the Gilden name famous. After her death in 1952, Gilden took as his partners Sayde and Abe Weinberg, with Sayde becoming the designer of the Jerry Gilden lines. The firm ceased production in 1960. Because of their construction and styling, the label is keenly sought after by today's vintage fashion collectors and lovers.

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, other than some very light discolouration on a couple of buttons, hardly noticeable.  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.