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  • 1950s Rainbow Striped Taffeta New Look Dress- New! 1950s Rainbow Striped Taffeta New Look Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Rainbow Striped Taffeta New Look Dress- New!
    • 1950s Rainbow Striped Taffeta New Look Dress- New!
    • 1950s Rainbow Striped Taffeta New Look Dress- New!
    • 1950s Rainbow Striped Taffeta New Look Dress- New!

    1950s Rainbow Striped Taffeta New Look Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 -35 inches + 86 -89 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: none

    Seam Allowance: 1 inch + 2.5 cm (per side)

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s black back ground taffeta dress

    * Fabric design features stripes in all colours of the rainbow

    * Classic New Look silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with square neckline and cap sleeves with peaks

    * Fully buttoned at centre front with black shiny buttons with rhinestone centres

    * Full panelled skirt with wide sweep

    * Unlined, raw seams, hand sewn hem

    *Unlabelled but expertly made 

     

    Condition 

    This spectacular dress is in excellent condition for its age, iin fact it looks hardly worn. No issues of note. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • 1950s Designer Pink Linen Applique Wiggle Cocktail Dress- New! 1950s Designer Pink Linen Applique Wiggle Cocktail Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Designer Pink Linen Applique Wiggle Cocktail Dress- New!
    • 1950s Designer Pink Linen Applique Wiggle Cocktail Dress- New!
    • 1950s Designer Pink Linen Applique Wiggle Cocktail Dress- New!
    • 1950s Designer Pink Linen Applique Wiggle Cocktail Dress- New!

    1950s Designer Pink Linen Applique Wiggle Cocktail Dress- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: 38 -39  inches + 96.5 - 99 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Spectacular 1950s pink linen commercially made dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Short puff sleeves bodice with oval neckline

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

    * Short sleeves attached to the nude illusion fabric 

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

    * Pink taffeta insert at back of centre front panel

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

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

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

    * Label reads Fredericks of Hollywood 

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

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Stunning 1930s Floral Bias Cut Nightgown  New! Stunning 1930s Floral Bias Cut Nightgown  New! Quick View
    • Stunning 1930s Floral Bias Cut Nightgown  New!
    • Stunning 1930s Floral Bias Cut Nightgown  New!
    • Stunning 1930s Floral Bias Cut Nightgown  New!
    • Stunning 1930s Floral Bias Cut Nightgown  New!

    Stunning 1930s Floral Bias Cut Nightgown New!

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm (bias cut allows for larger waist) or can be cinched in with ties)

    Hips: 34 inches + 86 cm (again could accommodate larger)

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  55.5 inches + 141 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Absolutely gorgeous 1930s white silky rayon nightgown

    * Fabric design features bouquets of flowers in pink and green with black outline

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and draping skirt

    * Sleeveless cross-over neckline with gathered shelf bust

    * Wide self trim around armholes that transforms as straps at shoulders

    * Self ties at each side to tie at back

    * Gently draped bias cut skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Upper back with slit panels 

    * Label reads McClellin 

     

    Condition 

    How gorgeous is this 1930s nightgown? So good it could be worn as an evening gown. It's in excellent condition for its age and the styling is reminiscent of a Hollywood gown. A rare beauty. 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.

     

  • 1950s Yellow and Green Floral Jerry Gilden Dress - New! 1950s Yellow and Green Floral Jerry Gilden Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Yellow and Green Floral Jerry Gilden Dress - New!
    • 1950s Yellow and Green Floral Jerry Gilden Dress - New!
    • 1950s Yellow and Green Floral Jerry Gilden Dress - New!
    • 1950s Yellow and Green Floral Jerry Gilden Dress - New!

    1950s Yellow and Green Floral Jerry Gilden Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches +  39 cm

    Total Length:  42.5 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length : 1.5 inches + 4 cm

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s ivory lightweight cotton dress

    * Design features floral garlands in yellow and orange with sage green stripes

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with squared neckline

    * Full knife pleated skirt that features horizontal striped border

    * Comes with original belt with tie

    * Back meal zipper

    * 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 vintage condition for its age with no flaws that I can see. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $410.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 60 inches + 152 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

     

    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.

     

     

  • Lovely Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New! Lovely Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Lovely Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New!

    Lovely Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches +71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 7 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s cotton commercially made dress

    * Plaid design in reds, greens and greyish white

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with wide collar

    * Bodice has false placket down front with decorative buttons

    * There is a gap in the placket to thread a ribbon belt through

    * Full box pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Toni Todd

    Toni Todd

    R & M Kaufmann, Inc was inaugurated in Aurora, Illinois during the 1900s. The owners were brothers who produced high quality but moderately priced dresses and sleepwear. They were able to keep prices low by mass producing garments in their own factories.  In fact, their motto was "Only the LOOK is expensive."  Sales grew steadily through the use of full page advertisements in SeventeenMademoiselle and Charm magazines as well as the use of live television commercials on shows such as "Beat the Clock."  The Kaufmann's produced under several labels including the Toni Todd line which specifically targeted younger women.  The company was sold to Russ Togs in 1969.

     

    Condition 

    This is such a lovely dress, with so many design features. The bodice in particular is so flattering. In real life, the dress is a smidge lighter than the photographs show but I found it difficult to colour balance for some reason.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from the dress might need the cotton thread that forms the hook and eye reinforced. 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.

     

  • Rare Documented 1950s Lillli Ann Caramel Silk Suit- New! Rare Documented 1950s Lillli Ann Caramel Silk Suit- New! Quick View
    • Rare Documented 1950s Lillli Ann Caramel Silk Suit- New!
    • Rare Documented 1950s Lillli Ann Caramel Silk Suit- New!
    • Rare Documented 1950s Lillli Ann Caramel Silk Suit- New!
    • Rare Documented 1950s Lillli Ann Caramel Silk Suit- New!

    Rare Documented 1950s Lillli Ann Caramel Silk Suit- New!

    $690.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Jacket

    Bust: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Jacket Length from Outside Shoulder: 21 inches + 53 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 24 inches + 61 cm (including cuffs)

    Skirt

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91.5 cm

    Length: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1.5 inches + 4 cm (per side)

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

     

    Description

    * Stunning 1950s caramel silk fabric with a gorgeous sheen

    * Fabric has cream nubby stripes throughout

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Long sleeves with turnover cuffs

    * Jacket has wide asymmetrical collar with front fastening

    * Asymmetrical pocket detail on opposite side to collar

    * Both are edged in cream linen

    * Straight skirt with back kick pleat, seal lined in skirt

    * Fully lined jacket in russet crepe fabric

    * Side metal zipper in skirt

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

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

     

    Condition 

    Truly an eye-catching and expertly tailored suit. The asymmetrical details and accents on this suit are quintessential Lili Ann. You can guarantee that a documented Lilli Ann was top of the tree in its day and highly sought after now. The suit is also in excellent condition for its age and free from notable flaws, a very light tiny spot on the lower skirt that is lost in the texture of the fabric, impossible to photograph and really hard to see even when looking for it. Knowing this fabric, it has an excellent chance of coming out fully in subsequent cleanings. Not at all noticeable when wearing. This is an absolute knockout of a suit!! 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.

     

  • Vintage 1950s Pink Rosebud Flocked Party Dress - New! Vintage 1950s Pink Rosebud Flocked Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Pink Rosebud Flocked Party Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Pink Rosebud Flocked Party Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Pink Rosebud Flocked Party Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Pink Rosebud Flocked Party Dress - New!

    Vintage 1950s Pink Rosebud Flocked Party Dress - New!

    $450.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 44 inches + 112 cm

     

    Description

    *1950s ivory chiffon dress 

    * Fabric design features tiny pink flocked rosebuds in rows

    * Pink taffeta cummerbund waist sash with cascading bow at rear

    * Sleeveless bodice with elegant scooped neckline and nipped waist

    * Extra wide gathered skirt

    *Perfectly working back metal zipper

    * Lined in ivory acetate

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - perhaps the chiffon isn't as white as it used to be but extremely difficult to tell - the dress presents beautifully as one can see and the flocking is in excellent condition.  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.

     

     

  • Vintage 1960s Designer Red and Black Ensemble- New! Vintage 1960s Designer Red and Black Ensemble- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1960s Designer Red and Black Ensemble- New!
    • Vintage 1960s Designer Red and Black Ensemble- New!
    • Vintage 1960s Designer Red and Black Ensemble- New!
    • Vintage 1960s Designer Red and Black Ensemble- New!

    Vintage 1960s Designer Red and Black Ensemble- New!

    $560.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Large

    Dress

    Bust:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Waist: 38 inches + 97 cm

    Hips: 42 inches + 107 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Coat

    Bust:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Sleeve Length: 24 inches + 61 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1960s orangey red knit blend designer dress and coat

    * Coat is single breasted with notched collar

    * Three multi-faceted black glass buttons for fasteners

    * Black piping along neckline with three rows of piping below waist

    * Dress is A-line with short sleeves and jewel neckline

    * Matching piping around collar and skirt area

    * Dress and coat fully lined in tangerine acetate, pinked seams and hand sewn hem

    * Back with long nylon zipper

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

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

     

    Condition 

    This very rare ensemble is in excellent condition and has never been worn. It still retains its original store swing tags. All Lilli Ann ensembles are becoming hard to find but it is almost impossible to find one in a larger size. Not to mention the colour scheme which is so eye-catching. This perfect condition ensemble is a must!! 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.

     

  • Sensational 1950s Red Roses Cotton Dress- New! Sensational 1950s Red Roses Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Sensational 1950s Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!
    • Sensational 1950s Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!
    • Sensational 1950s Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!
    • Sensational 1950s Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!

    Sensational 1950s Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Large - Extra Large

    Bust: 44 inches + 112 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  46 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 23 inches + 58 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s dead stock white basket weave cotton blend house dress

    * Fabric design  features large highly detailed full blown roses and rose buds

     * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with turnover neckline, can be worn buttoned as in 2nd photo

    * Inset front panels feature full length column of roses

    * Panelled skirt with inset pocket and roses border

    * Front metal zipper extends to hipline

    * Unlined, pinked seams, machined hem

    * Label reads Fruit of the Loom Lounge Wear 

     

    Condition 

    The fabric on this dress is absolutely amazing. So many different shapes, sizes and details to the roses. And the front panel ad hemline of the dress is so eye catching. Let me say the photographs do not do justice to the print. No notable flaws that I can see, it's in unused dead stock condition and I have not cleaned it because of that.. 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.

     

  • Stunning 1940s Striped Rayon Day Dress- New! Stunning 1940s Striped Rayon Day Dress- New! Quick View
    • Stunning 1940s Striped Rayon Day Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1940s Striped Rayon Day Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1940s Striped Rayon Day Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1940s Striped Rayon Day Dress- New!

    Stunning 1940s Striped Rayon Day Dress- New!

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 10 inches +25 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.25 inches + .75 cm (per side)

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

     

    Description

    * Absolutely gorgeous 1940s commercially made rayon day dress

    * Fabric design features alternate stripes in B&W static patten & yellow with white pin stripe

    ,* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with shirt front opening to waist

    * Turnover notched collar

    * Bodice has closed in pleats that open up just below the bust line

    * Full skirt with closed in pleats to hipline

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Side closed -in metal zipper

    * Label reads St Michael Brand 

     

    Condition 

    This is such a well made dress, and so flattering to the bust, waist and hips. Lovely colour too! The dress is in excellent condition for its age, no notable flaws that I can see, other than a few stitches have come undone at the hemline.  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.

     

  • Dramatic 1940s Deadstock Black Rayon Dress with Swag- New! Dramatic 1940s Deadstock Black Rayon Dress with Swag- New! Quick View
    • Dramatic 1940s Deadstock Black Rayon Dress with Swag- New!
    • Dramatic 1940s Deadstock Black Rayon Dress with Swag- New!
    • Dramatic 1940s Deadstock Black Rayon Dress with Swag- New!
    • Dramatic 1940s Deadstock Black Rayon Dress with Swag- New!

    Dramatic 1940s Deadstock Black Rayon Dress with Swag- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 38

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm

    Sleeve Length : 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hem Length: 1 inches + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Dramatic 1940s black rayon commercially made dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Bracelet sleeved bodice with deep square neckline

    * Sleeves are ruched near outer edge

    * Bodice has twin turnover collars, one in self fabric and outer in cream silk

    * Skit has an additional gathered swag panel at left side from waistline

    * Unlined, pinked seams, hand sewn hem

    * Side closed -in metal zipper

    * Swing tag reads Edmund & Co Distributors

     

    Condition 

    This dress can be described in one word - SOPHISTICATED !! Amazing condition, appears to be distributor's sample and therefore never worn. Gorgeous dress, the type worn on screen by Hollywood starlets. Belt is not included. 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.

     

  • Sensational Figure Hugging 1950s Plum Velvet Suit - New! Sensational Figure Hugging 1950s Plum Velvet Suit - New! Quick View
    • Sensational Figure Hugging 1950s Plum Velvet Suit - New!
    • Sensational Figure Hugging 1950s Plum Velvet Suit - New!
    • Sensational Figure Hugging 1950s Plum Velvet Suit - New!
    • Sensational Figure Hugging 1950s Plum Velvet Suit - New!

    Sensational Figure Hugging 1950s Plum Velvet Suit - New!

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Jacket

    Bust: 32 - 32 inches + 81- 86 cm

    Front Shortest Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

    Back Longest Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Sleeve Length 19 inches + 48 cm (plus cuffs)

    Skirt

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Length: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Figure hugging bombshell 1950s plum velvet suit

    * Bolero jacket with long sleeves and turnover cuffs

    * Jacket is fully open and tapers from just under bust at front to waistline at back

    * Straight skirt with waistband with back metal zipper and button closure

    * Skirt has two winged pockets at hipline and open slit at back

    * Unlined, pinked and finished seams and hand sewn hem


    Condition 

    This beauty appears to be home made, but only because of the inside stitching and finishing. On the outside, you would never know. The velvet is plush and unmarked, and the stying is wonderful. Inside is unlined and someone has added shoulder pads via safety pins. Can either be removed or sewn in permanently, or left as is as. Condition is excellent, a couple of hand stitched repairs to the inside seams but obviously not seen from outside. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    1950s Dark Pink Roses Sambo Fashions Dress - New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 37 -38 inches + 94 - 96.5 cm

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 - 29  inches + 71 - 74 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16.5 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s black background acetate blend commercially made dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep oval neckline

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

    * Unlined, finished seams, machined hem

    * Side open metal zipper

    * Label reads Sambo Fashions

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

     

    Condition 

    Condition is excellent. A truly flattering design with the most intricate panelled skirt to create volume without bulk. The fabric print is really lovely and vibrant. All in all, another wonderful dress by this quality label. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • 1970s Lavender Boucle Cotton Knit Dress- New! 1970s Lavender Boucle Cotton Knit Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1970s Lavender Boucle Cotton Knit Dress- New!
    • 1970s Lavender Boucle Cotton Knit Dress- New!
    • 1970s Lavender Boucle Cotton Knit Dress- New!
    • 1970s Lavender Boucle Cotton Knit Dress- New!

    1970s Lavender Boucle Cotton Knit Dress- New!

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96. 5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: none, pulls on over head

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Fabulous 1970s lavender boucle cotton commercially knit dress with a 30s feel

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and A-line skirt

    * Deep v-neckline that is edged with crochet collar

    * Long bishop sleeves with extended cuffs

    * Dress is all in one with a drawstring around waistline

    * Skirt is gored with decorative pinched crochet trim

    * Plastic buttons for closure on cuffs

    * Label reads Knitware Mary Ruane - London

     

    Condition

    Condition is excellent. Absolutely wonderful knit dress that certainly could pass for 1930s wear. Incredible attention to detail: including the contrasting crochet trim, those magnificent sleeves, the panelled skirt, and the crochet trim around hemline. So original and so flattering to the figure. 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.

     

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Black Sequin Cocktail Dress - New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Black Sequin Cocktail Dress - New! Quick View
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    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Black Sequin Cocktail Dress - New!
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    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Black Sequin Cocktail Dress - New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Black Sequin Cocktail Dress - New!

    $360.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust up to: 36 inches + 91.5 cm 

    Waist up to: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Bodice Length: 16.5  inches + 42 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Total Length (from shoulder): 48 inches + 122 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s - early 60s slinky black rayon cocktail dress

    * Decorated all-over with rows of sequins

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and form fitting skirt

    * Dress length is around lower calf in length not to floor

    * Bodice is lined, skirt is unlined

    * Working side 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 an alluring feminine silhouette.

     

    Condition

    This dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains, major fading or holes. The only issue of note is that there are a couple of missing teeth in the metal zipper but it does not appear to impede opening or closure. Priced accordingly. This is a spectacular dress and really looks like a dress Marilyn Monroe would have worn back in the early 1960s. It's black,  figure hugging, brimming with sparkling sequins and made by Emma Domb ...what more could you ask?

     

    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.

  • Beautiful 1950s Bandeau Print Sundress- New! Beautiful 1950s Bandeau Print Sundress- New! Quick View
    • Beautiful 1950s Bandeau Print Sundress- New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Bandeau Print Sundress- New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Bandeau Print Sundress- New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Bandeau Print Sundress- New!

    Beautiful 1950s Bandeau Print Sundress- New!

    $310.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 -36 inches + 86 - 91 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 27 -28 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16.5 inches + 42 cm (can be shortened)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features geometric bandeau print over black ticking

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Double spaghetti straps bodice with contrasting shelf insert and centre bow

    * Full knife pleated skirt with huge inset pockets at front

    * Neckline, straps and pockets are trimmed in red cotton

    * Pockets have black ric rac trim

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Francis Fay Casuals - Made in  Canada

     

    Condition 

    Such an eye-catching and beautiful dress with gorgeous contrasting trim detail. It's in excellent condition too, without any notable flaws.  Looks hardly worn. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

    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.

     

  • Vintage 1930s Crepe Chiffon Black Dress- New! Vintage 1930s Crepe Chiffon Black Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1930s Crepe Chiffon Black Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1930s Crepe Chiffon Black Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1930s Crepe Chiffon Black Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1930s Crepe Chiffon Black Dress- New!

    Vintage 1930s Crepe Chiffon Black Dress- New!

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 -35 inches + 86 -89  cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm (cinched in by belt)

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: none its unravelled

    Zipper Length: none

    Seam Allowance:none

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful late 1930s black crepe chiffon crystal pleated dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and A-line skirt

    * Asymmetrical with cross over panel across bodice

    * One side features black sequin circles

    * Opposite side is gathered on the diagonal

    * Short puff sleeves with small shoulder pads, puckered & decorated with buttons

    * Gently tapering skirt with detachable self tie at waist

    * Back has a long run of self covered buttons for closure

    * Side placket with press studs for closure

      

    Condition 

    For a dress around 90 years of age it's pretty fabulous. Strong and sturdy with only a couple of extremely minor things to note: one circle has a few missing sequins (new ones can be added or existing ones removed, tiny pinhole only noticeable when held to the light and a dropped hem that needs to be taken back up to your desired length. No slip with the dress. All in all, in excellent condition. Worth noting that the crystal pleating allows for a larger size than the measurements given.  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.

     

  • Stunning Late 1950s Bronze Ticking Stripe Faille Dress - New! Stunning Late 1950s Bronze Ticking Stripe Faille Dress - New! Quick View
    • Stunning Late 1950s Bronze Ticking Stripe Faille Dress - New!
    • Stunning Late 1950s Bronze Ticking Stripe Faille Dress - New!
    • Stunning Late 1950s Bronze Ticking Stripe Faille Dress - New!
    • Stunning Late 1950s Bronze Ticking Stripe Faille Dress - New!

    Stunning Late 1950s Bronze Ticking Stripe Faille Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm (hook an eye fastening could be made larger)

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Shoulder to Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Sleeve Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

    Hem Length: 5 inches + 13 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s bronze background faille dress

    * Fabric design features ticking stripes in gold, silver and black

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with jewel neckline and bracelet length sleeves

    * Shirtfront opening with bronze buttons

    * Cuffs at sleeves feature three matching bronze buttons

    * Full skirt with straight centre panel and tightly gathered either side of that

    * Inset pockets on either side

    * Unlined, with hand sewn hem

    * Beautifully constructed but no label

     

    Condition 

    Absolutely stunning dress with silky lustre that really adds depth to the bronze colour. Very versatile too - eg you could add a collar for a slightly different look (please refer to second last photo). No notable flaws that I can see, in excellent 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 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.

     

  • Late 1950s B&W Eyelet Cotton Dress- New! Late 1950s B&W Eyelet Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s B&W Eyelet Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s B&W Eyelet Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s B&W Eyelet Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s B&W Eyelet Cotton Dress- New!

    Late 1950s B&W Eyelet Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium- Large

    Bust: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Under Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features black embroidered cutout flowers

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with square neckline

    * Sleeves and neckline edged in black trim 

    * Full gathered skirt with belt loops (no belt)

    * Unlined, raw seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Percy Leigh of London

     

    Condition 

    This is a beautiful dress with fabulous silhouette. The shelf bust is so flattering. No notable flaws that I can see, other than the waist seams are a bit untidy, I'd say the waist has been enlarged at some point. It's only noticeable on close inspection and an easy fix, in any case it is completely hidden when wearing a belt. 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.

     

  • Vintage 1950s Impressionist Posy of Violets Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Impressionist Posy of Violets Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Impressionist Posy of Violets Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Impressionist Posy of Violets Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Impressionist Posy of Violets Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Impressionist Posy of Violets Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Impressionist Posy of Violets Dress- New!

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches +81 cm

    Waist: 27 inches +69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Shoulder Width :  15 - 16  inches + 38- 41cm  (due to cut)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 3 cm

    Zipper Length: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s white background cotton sateen blend dress

    * Fabric design features impressionist bunches of violets in lilac and purple with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low neckline

    * Full skirt with straight centre panel and knife pleating either side

    * Bodice and skirt fully lined, raw seams, hand sewn hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Looks commercially made but no label

     

    Condition 

    Lovely dress with fabulous print. The full lining gives added body to the dress and it can be worn easily without a petticoat and still look flared.  No notable flaws that I can see, slightest bit of underarm dusting but really 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 :)

    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.

     

  • Stunning Late 1930s Early 1940s Floral Jersey Dress - New! Stunning Late 1930s Early 1940s Floral Jersey Dress - New! Quick View
    • Stunning Late 1930s Early 1940s Floral Jersey Dress - New!
    • Stunning Late 1930s Early 1940s Floral Jersey Dress - New!
    • Stunning Late 1930s Early 1940s Floral Jersey Dress - New!
    • Stunning Late 1930s Early 1940s Floral Jersey Dress - New!

    Stunning Late 1930s Early 1940s Floral Jersey Dress - New!

    $330.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 34- 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm (stretch to fabric)

    Under Bust: 31 inches +79 cm

    Waist: 24 - 27 inches + 62 - 68 cm

    Hips: 36 - 38 inches + 91 - 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1930s rayon jersey dress

    * Fabric design features large flowers in deep pink, wine, mustard, ivory and brown

    * Fitted surplice bodice with v-neckline

    * Short sleeves with shirred shoulders

    * Floral section extends to hipline at front in a bow shape and at waist at rear

    * Shirred seaming at middle front and half belt at rear

    * Skirt is a-lined in a solid black

    * Two tiers of long black fringing at front

    * Side button placket

     

    Condition 

    Lovely dress with so much movement to the skirt.  Colours are bright and unfaded and the fringing is excellent. No faults except two tiny repairs at back, not really noticeable from outside and only noted when inspected internally for this listing. Price adjusted accordingly.  A portion of the placket has popped but i will get it professionally attended to before postage to buyer. The dress is sturdy and prevents beautifully for its age. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

    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.

     

  • Stunning 1950s Red Rose Organza 3D Party Dress - New! Stunning 1950s Red Rose Organza 3D Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • Stunning 1950s Red Rose Organza 3D Party Dress - New!
    • Stunning 1950s Red Rose Organza 3D Party Dress - New!
    • Stunning 1950s Red Rose Organza 3D Party Dress - New!
    • Stunning 1950s Red Rose Organza 3D Party Dress - New!

    Stunning 1950s Red Rose Organza 3D Party Dress - New!

    $590.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * Spectacular 1950s deep red silk organza cocktail dress

    * Fabric design features ghosted deep red full blown roses with leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep V-shaped neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with diagonal pleated draping

    * Lower bodice features horizontal draping with a peak at centre front

    * Large 3D self fabric rose applique at bust with white stamens and green leaves

    * Very full skirt tightly gathered skirt

    * Dress has built in cream petticoat with sweetheart neckline and thin shoulder straps

    * Fully lined with additional gauze underskirt , raw seams, machined hem

    * Back metal zipper


    Condition 

    One of the most beautiful dresses I've posted recently.The colours are amazing and the construction of the highest quality.  Can't praise this beauty enough!! 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.

     

  • Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New!

    $520.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 64 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 63.5 cm (Huge seams in this dress)

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + cm

    Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Elegant late 1950s designer dress

    * Black and rose pink knobbly wool

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Bodice with 3/4 sleeves and large portrait collar

    * Collar and cuffs decorated with black wool fringing

    * Packet at front with hidden metal zipper

    * Straight skirt with inset diagonal pockets on each side

    * Unlined except for back seat, raw seams and hand finished hem

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

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

     

    Condition 

    This rare and collectable dress is in excellent condition for its age.  Free from holes, smells or damage. The only thing worth mentioning is the the hook and eye at the collar may need some reinforcement at a future date. Generous internal seams so it could easily be let out if desired. 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.

     

  • 1950s Novelty Print Teal Blue Cotton Dress- New! 1950s Novelty Print Teal Blue Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Novelty Print Teal Blue Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Novelty Print Teal Blue Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Novelty Print Teal Blue Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Novelty Print Teal Blue Cotton Dress- New!

    1950s Novelty Print Teal Blue Cotton Dress- New!

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86- 91 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s teal blue cotton background dress

    * Fabric design features swan neck cocktail glasses  in creams, blues & purples

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with oval neckline

    * Neckline and under bust trimmed with lilac piping

    * Full gathered skirt with lilac piping at waist

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper waist at back comes to a point 

     

    Condition 

    Lovely and very unusual novelty print dress of cocktail glasses with the most elaborate necks in the shape of swans. No notable flaws that I can see, other than the seam has unravelled under the arm wit a minute tear. This can be easily darned, or if you prefer the sleeves can be removed completely (we can arrange this for you). One black pin dot on skirt that has lightened with cleaning and could disappear completely with subsequent washing. Priced accordingly but apart from these small issues,  this rare print presents beautifully. 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.

     

  • Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New! Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New!

    Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $310.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch  + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16.5 inches + 42 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white all cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features large green and yellow sunflowers with olive green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with curved neckline

    * Full skirt with self fabric trim around waist

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label unreadable but I can make out the word Sydney and size SSW so Australian Made

     

    Condition 

    Such a fabulous print on this dress, really eye-catching. It's so hard to find these large floral prints and this one is unusual in its colour scheme. No notable flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • 1950s - 1960s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New! 1950s - 1960s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s - 1960s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New!
    • 1950s - 1960s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New!
    • 1950s - 1960s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New!
    • 1950s - 1960s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New!

    1950s - 1960s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  32 -34  inches + 81 - 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 110 cm 

    Hem Length: .5 inches + 1cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality black lace designer dress

    * Underskirt of steely blue taffeta

    * Lace design features scrolls, leaves and flowers

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with black velvet straps

    * Bodice has princess seaming and shelf bust etched with black velvet

    * Black velvet bow at centre front under bust

    * Full panelled skirt with attached white nylon crinoline

    * Fully lined, pinked seams and hand finished hem

    * Low square back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Suzy Perette

    Suzy Perette

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

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

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see. Freshly 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.

     

  • 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New! 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New!

    1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 - 36 inches + 89 -91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Length from Outside Shoulder to Natural Waist: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 110.5 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s quality crisp white cotton background dress

    * Fabric design features two shades of blue carnations with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide scooped neckline

    * Bodice has slightly dropped waist that finishes in two peaks

    * Waist is edges with contrasting blue piping

    * Very full gathered skirt wit white cotton underskirt

    * Unlined serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Suzy Sports Model

     

    Condition 

    This is such a gorgeous dress. It's in dress  excellent condition for its age free from flaws  Fabric is crisp and colours unfaded. The dress has been let down to its original length and a slight crease fold remains, crease only not fading. This will disappear completely with subsequent washed. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1950s Black Taffeta Designer Party Dress - New! Vintage 1950s Black Taffeta Designer Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Black Taffeta Designer Party Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Black Taffeta Designer Party Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Black Taffeta Designer Party Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Black Taffeta Designer Party Dress - New!

    Vintage 1950s Black Taffeta Designer Party Dress - New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 44 inches + 112 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s black taffeta cocktail dress

    * Dramatic red panel underskirt with black dotted netting overlay

    * Jeanette Alexander designer label, USA

    * Decorative buttons to front bodice

     * Spaghetti straps

    * Ruched draping at side to accentuate red acetate panel

    * Extra wide skirt

    *Perfectly working side metal zipper

    Jeannette Hunt Alexander Hyland was the daughter of designer Peggy Hunt. Alexander got her start in the clothing business during WWII when she thought she might be able to make money mass manufacturing shoulder pads. Based in Los Angeles, she was able to acquire hard to find fabric in New York and used it to make her shoulder pads. She sold them to department stores and manufacturers across the United States.

    Just after the war she began her own label, around 1947 or 1948. Her first line was a simple collection of skirts, then she added a few dresses. Within a short time she developed a full line that was successful until the early seventies when she retired.

     

    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 with no noticeable flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

  • Vintage 1950s Bees Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New! Vintage 1950s Bees Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Bees Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Bees Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Bees Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Bees Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New!

    Vintage 1950s Bees Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New!

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40.5 inches + 103 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Amazing1950s quality crisp medium weight cotton dress

    * Fabric design features black & white ticking with bees in yellow, orange & black

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with scooped neckline

    * Lower bodice is shaped as a corset with red trim for lacing

    * Very full knife pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Judy Juniors, Dallas

     

    Condition 

    This gorgeous dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, it presents beautifully. A rare find and a great print. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1960s Chinese Floral Silk Satin Robe Coat- New! Vintage 1960s Chinese Floral Silk Satin Robe Coat- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1960s Chinese Floral Silk Satin Robe Coat- New!
    • Vintage 1960s Chinese Floral Silk Satin Robe Coat- New!
    • Vintage 1960s Chinese Floral Silk Satin Robe Coat- New!
    • Vintage 1960s Chinese Floral Silk Satin Robe Coat- New!

    Vintage 1960s Chinese Floral Silk Satin Robe Coat- New!

    $220.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small to Medium

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Hips: 41 inches + 104 cm

    Shoulder Width 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Sleeve Length: 20 inches+ 51 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful early 1960s silk satin robe or evening coat ( suitable for 1940s -1960s)

    * Reversible fabric one side  in teal satin with pink and gold floral pattern

     * Other side in gold

    * Classic silhouette with mandarin collar 

    * Embroidered embellishments on both sides at collar, cuffs and towards hem

    * Long sleeves with turnover cuffs

    * Front closure with decorative frog buttons and loops

    * Open slit on each side and angled slit pockets

     

    Condition 

    Beautiful Chinese robe with the most stunning embellishments. Perfect as an evening coat over dress or slacks. In great condition too, a couple of light marks but not noticeable at all when wearing. So much detail and really gorgeous. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 24 - 25  inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 2  inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s creamy buttercup yellow cotton dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Full skirt with knife pleating at waist

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

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

     

    Condition 

    Lovely creamy yellow good weight cotton dress.  The pattern i really lovely with artistic roses and ferns. It's in excellent condition too and free from notable flaws. Th hem has been altered at one stage and the stitches are uneven on the inside but do not show on the outside at all. You can see it in the last photo. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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