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    1950s Designer Lilli  Ann Black Boucle Princess Coat- New! 1950s Designer Lilli  Ann Black Boucle Princess Coat- New! Quick View
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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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    1950s Designer Lilli  Ann Black Boucle Princess Coat- New! 1950s Designer Lilli  Ann Black Boucle Princess Coat- New! Quick View
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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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    1950s Designer Lilli Ann Cranberry Red Silk Suit- New! 1950s Designer Lilli Ann Cranberry Red Silk Suit- New! Quick View
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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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    1950s Designer Quality Floral Cotton Dress- New! 1950s Designer Quality Floral Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Designer Quality Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Designer Quality Floral Cotton Dress- New!
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    • 1950s Designer Quality Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    1950s Designer Quality Floral Cotton Dress- New!

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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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    1950s Designer Shaheen Hawaiian Cotton Sundress- New! 1950s Designer Shaheen Hawaiian Cotton Sundress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Designer Shaheen Hawaiian Cotton Sundress- New!
    • 1950s Designer Shaheen Hawaiian Cotton Sundress- New!
    • 1950s Designer Shaheen Hawaiian Cotton Sundress- New!
    • 1950s Designer Shaheen Hawaiian Cotton Sundress- New!

    1950s Designer Shaheen Hawaiian Cotton Sundress- New!

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

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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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    1950s Dogwood Floral Sprays 3D Applique Cotton Dress - New! 1950s Dogwood Floral Sprays 3D Applique Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Dogwood Floral Sprays 3D Applique Cotton Dress - New!
    • 1950s Dogwood Floral Sprays 3D Applique Cotton Dress - New!
    • 1950s Dogwood Floral Sprays 3D Applique Cotton Dress - New!
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    1950s Dogwood Floral Sprays 3D Applique Cotton Dress - New!

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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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    1950s Dramatic Sailor Cotton Designer Dress - New! 1950s Dramatic Sailor Cotton Designer Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Dramatic Sailor Cotton Designer Dress - New!
    • 1950s Dramatic Sailor Cotton Designer Dress - New!
    • 1950s Dramatic Sailor Cotton Designer Dress - New!
    • 1950s Dramatic Sailor Cotton Designer Dress - New!

    1950s Dramatic Sailor Cotton Designer Dress - New!

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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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    1950s Early 1960s Pink Carnation Chiffon Party Dress - New! 1950s Early 1960s Pink Carnation Chiffon Party Dress - New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 inches + 82 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Bodice: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 39 inches + 99 cm

     

    Description

    * Vintage late 1950s early 60s chiffon dress

    * Design features large pink carnations stems and leaves

    * Classic silhouette with fitted bodice and gathered skirt

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

    * Large drape panel attached to right shoulder

    * Ivory acetate lining to bodice and skirt

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Comment

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

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

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

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

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

    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!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.52 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length:  47 inches + 119 cm

    Sleeve Length: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Description

    * Classic 1950s princess style wool blend coat

    * Nipped waist and full skirt

    * Raglan sleeves with deep cuffs at wrist

    * Fitted bodice with front and back darts, two pockets

    * Fully lined in rich satin 

     

    Comment

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    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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    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
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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.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Dress

    Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm 

    Waist : 24 -25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 16 inches +  40.5 cm

    Total Length:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Bolero

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

    Sleeves: Raglan and bracelet length

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s pale gold silk satin dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with shelf bust and deep-v neckline

    * Lace overlay on bust area to shoulders

    * Front fastening with rhinestone buttons and hook and loop closures

    * Bolero features wide gathered sleeves, and fastens under bustline

    * Label reads "Carlye"

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

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - a tiny bit of seam stress around waist area. I am not sure if the last loop fastener is original -all the others have metal loops but the last one has a threaded loop - does not show when fastened but refer to close up photographs. Shown with a crinoline for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

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

     

    Shop Policies


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

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

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

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

     

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    1950s Golden Roses Applique Cotton Dress - New! 1950s Golden Roses Applique Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust up to : 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14 inches +  36 cm

    Total Length:  41 inches + 104 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s ivory lightweight cotton dress

    * Gorgeous  golden roses with black leaves and swiggle pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with double peaked waist

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

    * Some roses at bodice and back feature white beaded outlines

    * Bodice lined in ivory organza

    * Working back metal zipper, label reads A Highlight Original

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - perhaps a missing bead or two but hardly noticeable.  The organza lining in bodice has shrunken slightly perhaps due to being washed in too hot water. However, the picker in the dress exterior after washing can be ironed out as evidenced in these photos. Shown with a crinoline for presentation purposes only.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

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

     

    Shop Policies


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 17 inches +  43 cm

    Total Length:  45 inches + 114 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s pique cotton dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide sweetheart neckline 

    * Self wide trim along armholes that culminates in shoulder straps

    * Knife pleated very full skirt

    * Working back metal zipper with low scooped back

     

    Condition 

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

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

     

    Shop Policies


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91.44 cm

    Waist: 28 inches +  71.12 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 43 inches + 109.22 cm

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s border print cotton day dress

    * Chocolate brown roses and rosebuds with sage green leaves on white background

    * Classic silhouette with fitted bodice and full skirt

    * Bodice features shirtfront fastening with light brown buttons

    * Sleeveless with wide shawl collar that crosses over at front neck through a loop

    * Skirt has a slightly flared front panel but remainder is fully gathered for a wonderful
      shape.

     

    Comment

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age with no damage of note. Perhaps a very slight darkening under arm scythe but really hardly worth mentioning.

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

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

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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

     

    Skirt

    Waist up to: 27 inches + 68.6 cm

    Hips: Free

    Length skirt: 30.5  inches + 77.5 cm 

        

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s cream cotton skirt

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

    * Bright green glitter highlights

    * Dramatic full circle skirt

    * Metal zipper for fastening and button at waist band

     

    Comment

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

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

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

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

     

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Large

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Total Length: 36 inches +91 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s hand painted Mexican cotton skirt

    * Beautiful cityscape scene with golden highlights on dark background

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

    * Full circle very wide skirt

     

    Comment

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

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

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

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

     

     

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

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

    Measurements

    Size: Small

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

    Hips: Free

    Waist Band Width: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Sweep: Full circle

    Total Length:  30 inches inches + 76 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s black wool felt skirt

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

    * Features gold paint highlights

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full circle skirt

    * Working side metal zipper and hook and eye closure

     

    Condition 

    This fabulous novelty skirt is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - other than a missing hook and eye at waistband.  Shown with a crinoline and top for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

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

     

    Shop Policies


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91.5 cm 

    Waist up to: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm 

    Total Length:  44 inches + 112 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s couture silk dress

    * Vibrant red and burgundy roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Sleeveless draped bodice with shelf bust 

    * Insert black velvet sweetheart neckline

    * Back metal zipper

    * Fully lined in rayon fabric with stiffened gauze underskirt

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

    * Label reads "House of Worth" Paris Boutique Line

    House of Worth

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

     

    Condition 

    This amazing dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age and without flaws. It presents beautifully as can be seen, the fabric is strong and the colours are vibrant. A rare chance to own a piece of fashion history. Shown with a crinoline for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

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

     

    Shop Policies


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free 

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches +  97 cm

    Total Length:  43 inches + 109 cm 

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

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s white pique cotton dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and flared skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with low squared neckline

    * Wide, full circle skirt

    * Bodice has a diagonal insert featuring the rose motif

    * Back metal zipper and a low V-back

     

    Condition 

    This highly desirable dress is in excellent condition for its age. The only issue I can see, other than a couple of inconsequential specs, is an extremely small mend on the back seat of the dress. Only noticeable if you are looking for it...it is really tiny and looks like a thread pull. (Seen in the last photograph). Honestly, I don't think anyone would notice it and, aside from that, it's in fabulous condition  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 35 inches +  88.90 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71.12 cm

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

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 43.2 inches + 109.73 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s impressionist floral polished cotton dress

    * Muted lilac and green roses print

    * Cross-over bust with short sleeves

    * Fully lined bodice and skirt

    * Wide scooped neckline

    * Back metal zip

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Remember this dress is over sixty years old and has no noticeable flaws that I can see.

    Shown with a crinoline, which is not included. Accessories such as belts and ribbons not included unless noted. Some items may be pinned to the form. This is a high quality, well-constructed dress.

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

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

     

  • 1950s Ivory and Pink Garland Flocked Party Dress - New! 1950s Ivory and Pink Garland Flocked Party Dress - New! Quick View
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    1950s Ivory and Pink Garland Flocked Party Dress - New!

    $550.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86.36 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 60 inches + 152.4 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s ivory white chiffon dress with pink, cream and green flocked floral pattern

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Strapless with sweetheart neckline with pink satin edging

    * Pink taffeta cummerbund waist with draped front bow

    * Extra wide and dramatic skirt with floral garland border print

    * White acetate lining with tiered tulle underskirt for added fullness

    *Perfectly working back zipper

     

    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 other than some minor discolouration and light marks on the pink taffeta bow. 

    Shown with an added crinoline for demonstration purposes only. We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item

    LayBuys/Layaways
    Yes we offer flexible laybuy/layaway options and are open to negotiation on 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 Ivory Cotton Dress with Green Embroidery- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  33 - 34 inches + 83 - 86 cm 

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s ivory cotton sun dress

    * Fabric features embroidered floral design in emerald green

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with chemise bodice and wide straps

    * Neckline features strip of green embroidery with scalloped edging

    * Very full skirt with three tiers of green embroidered floral 

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with green embroidered strip at neckline and metal zipper

    * Label reads Henley Jr.

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No major flaws that I can see, other than the straps may have been altered or replaced at some stage as there is hand stitching inside the dress at the base of the straps. Does not show on the outside though. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust up to: 36 inches +  91.44 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66.04 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 40 inches + 102 cm

     

    Description

    * Late 1950s gorgeous ivory polished (glazed) cotton

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

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted bodice and full gathered skirt

    * Bodice with faux button front and square neckline

    * Contrast orange cotton cummerbund waist

    * Skirt lined with pellon for added fullness

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Comment

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

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

    Shown with a crinoline and ribbon which are not included.

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

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

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

     

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    1950s Ivory, Silver and Gold Designer Cocktail Dress - New! 1950s Ivory, Silver and Gold Designer Cocktail Dress - New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm (measured at natural waist)

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches +  39 cm (to natural waist)

    Total Length:  45 inches + 114 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s ivory stiffened tulle cocktail dress

    * Gorgeous atomic pattern with silver and gold web embroidered design

    * Classic silhouette with shaped waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with single shoulder strap in gold and silver lame

    * Dropped asymmetrical waist slightly lower at back

    * Fully lined in ivory taffeta with boning for support at bodice

    * Back 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 the 1950s, the Emma Domb label was known for its quality craftsmanship and beautiful fabrics. The label remains popular today for anyone who appreciates a feminine silhouette.

     

    Condition 

    Okay this dress is fit for a star!!! It's in perfect condition and so so beautiful. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 26.5 inches + 67 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 16 inches +  41 cm

    Total Length:  43 inches + 109 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s lightweight ivory cotton dress

    * Large floral bouquet pattern in lilac & purple with contrast sage green stripes

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with low squared neckline

    * Full knife pleated skirt that features horizontal striped border

    * Back nylon zipper with original part belt 

    * 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 stunning designer dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age with no flaws that I can see. In fact it looks hardly worn. Shown with a crinoline and a substitute ribbon 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: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length:  40 inches + 102 cm 

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s lightweight ivory cotton dress

    * Large floral bouquet pattern in lilac & purple with contrast sage green stripes

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with low squared neckline

    * Full knife pleated skirt that features horizontal striped border

    * Back nylon zipper with original part belt 

    * 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. Due to the wonderful construction and styling, the label is keenly sought after by today's vintage fashion collectors and lovers.

     

    Condition 

    This stunning designer dress is in great vintage condition for its age with no notable flaws. She did have a previous alteration where the skirt was taken up at the bodice but this has now been returned to its original state. The tiniest ghost stitching may be visible but honestly you wouldn't know.  I have shown a close up of the waist area so you can see for yourself. The only other thing worth mentioned is that I noticed some tiny hand stitching under the arm area but it's sturdy and hardly noticeable.  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

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Waist:  26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length:  46 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 11.5  inches + 29 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s brilliant red chiffon dress

    * Design features pink and red roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Broad self fabric piping around neckline

    * Very full gathered skirt

    * Self fabric belt with bow at centre front

    * Fully lined in red taffeta, pinked seams and hand stitched hem

    * Plunging back with metal zipper fastening

    * 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 sought after Jerry Gilden dress is in excellent condition for its age. The only thing worth mentioning is that there is some hand stitching at one of the darts near waist seam. Hardly noticeable unless pointed out and could be easily machined if desired.  Really there is nothing to detract from the presentation and wearability of this beauty. Shown with a crinoline for demonstration purposes only. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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