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  • Gorgeous 1950s 1960s Magenta Roses Cotton Dress  - New! Gorgeous 1950s 1960s Magenta Roses Cotton Dress  - New! Quick View
    • Gorgeous 1950s 1960s Magenta Roses Cotton Dress  - New!
    • Gorgeous 1950s 1960s Magenta Roses Cotton Dress  - New!
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    • Gorgeous 1950s 1960s Magenta Roses Cotton Dress  - New!

    Gorgeous 1950s 1960s Magenta Roses Cotton Dress - New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm (could accommodate slightly larger waist)

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hips: free

    Sleeve Length from Shoulder to Past Elbow: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length: 43 inches + 109 cm

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1.25 inches +  3 cm (per side)

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s - early 1960s cotton dress

    * Red and magenta roses with green leaves with white highlights

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Bodice with deep v-neckline and 3/4 full sleeves

    * Darting at the bust and bodice

    * Gathered skirt with small knife pleats

    * Self piping around neckline

    * Working back metal zipper 

     

    Condition

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Looks hardly worn.

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

     

    Comment

    Gorgeous vibrant cotton print on this beauty! Love the deep v-shaped neckline too! Fabric is bright and crisp. Cleaned and ready to wear.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

  • 1940s Black and Gold Print Dress with Velvet Accents- New! 1940s Black and Gold Print Dress with Velvet Accents- New! Quick View
    • 1940s Black and Gold Print Dress with Velvet Accents- New!
    • 1940s Black and Gold Print Dress with Velvet Accents- New!
    • 1940s Black and Gold Print Dress with Velvet Accents- New!
    • 1940s Black and Gold Print Dress with Velvet Accents- New!

    1940s Black and Gold Print Dress with Velvet Accents- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28  inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 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

    * Lovely 1940s black background rayon damask fabric dress

    * Design features abstract designs in gold

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and flowing skirt

    * Bodice with Nehru stand up collar and short Dolman sleeves with turnover cuffs

    * Black velvet insert at the neckline and shoulders in a diamond shape

    * Front opening at velvet insert with rhinestone-studded buttons

    * Flared skirt with side closed-in metal zipper and original belt

    * Strong shoulders with shoulder pads

    * Unlined, pinked seams, hand-sewn hem

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Looks hardly worn.

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

     

    Comment 

    Lovely 1940s dress with fabulous design features, particularly that neckline and the V-shaped black velvet insert.  A truly flattering design. Cleaned and ready to wear.  Spider brooch available on enquiry. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Late 1950s Ivory Tulle & Lace Party Dress  - New! Late 1950s Ivory Tulle & Lace Party Dress  - New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Ivory Tulle & Lace Party Dress  - New!
    • Late 1950s Ivory Tulle & Lace Party Dress  - New!
    • Late 1950s Ivory Tulle & Lace Party Dress  - New!
    • Late 1950s Ivory Tulle & Lace Party Dress  - New!

    Late 1950s Ivory Tulle & Lace Party Dress - New!

    $490.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 49 inches + 124 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

    Seam Allowance 1 inch + 2.5 cm  (non-zipper side only)

    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 ivory tulle cocktail dress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Strapless bodice with sweetheart neckline

    * Bodice features lace applique with organdie ruffle trim 

    * Boning in bodice for support and structure

    * Very full skirt with deep lace border also with appliques & organdie ruffle trim

    * Tulle underskirt with rows of tulle ruffles

    * Fully lined in cream satin blend, pinked seams and machined hem

    * Side metal zipper

    * Label reads Cotillion


    Condition 

    How captivating is this dress! And so versatile, as it allows for a multitude of accessories. Here I have added a blue bow and corsage. Another alternative, would be to pin little forget me nots or violets to the appliques on the border and bust. But it really stands up on its own, both figuratively and literally!!  In fact it's so beautiful it would make a gorgeous wedding dress. The condition is excellent for its age, with no notable flaws that I can see. Smallest amount of light yellowing to the organdie trim and tulle in a couple of places but nothing of real consequence. Most likely this will lift completely with hand laundering. In this instance, I didn't launder it personally due to the horrible weather we have been experiencing of late. It's been dry cleaned instead, Sitting it in the sun to dry quickly really is the best whitening agent 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.

     

  • 1940s Deadstock Butterfly Sequin Brooch- New! 1940s Deadstock Butterfly Sequin Brooch- New! Quick View
    • 1940s Deadstock Butterfly Sequin Brooch- New!
    • 1940s Deadstock Butterfly Sequin Brooch- New!
    • 1940s Deadstock Butterfly Sequin Brooch- New!
    • 1940s Deadstock Butterfly Sequin Brooch- New!

    1940s Deadstock Butterfly Sequin Brooch- New!

    $95.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Height at Widest Point: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Width at Widest Point: 4 inches + 10 cm

    Depth: 0.5 inches + 1.3 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

    * Rare to find 1940s figural brooch

    * Beautiful butterfly shape

    * Decorated entirely in sequins

    * Black felt backing

    * Padded for 3D effect

     

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    Never used.

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

     

    Comment 

    I have purchased a collection of these beautiful brooches, each one is unique and so eye-catching. They look fabulous on coats, cardigans and dresses. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Late 1950s B&W Floral Print Sundress New! Late 1950s B&W Floral Print Sundress New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s B&W Floral Print Sundress New!
    • Late 1950s B&W Floral Print Sundress New!
    • Late 1950s B&W Floral Print Sundress New!
    • Late 1950s B&W Floral Print Sundress New!

    Late 1950s B&W Floral Print Sundress New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 0.5 inches + 1.25 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inch+ 1.25 cm (per side) Guess as bodice is lined

    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

    * Fetching late 1950s white cotton background sundress

    * Fabric design features large print flowers in black and grey

     * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with square neckline and twin thin straps on each side

    * Turnover flap at front that elongates to form a tie sash at back

    * Very full knife-pleated skirt

    * Bodice is lined with self-fabric, raw seams, machined hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * No label but looks commercially made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see.

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

     

    Comment 

    Such an eye-catching! I love the shelf bust that widens into a tie sash at the back, a rather unusual feature.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Late 1940s Black Velvet & Silver Taffeta Dress- New! Late 1940s Black Velvet & Silver Taffeta Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1940s Black Velvet & Silver Taffeta Dress- New!
    • Late 1940s Black Velvet & Silver Taffeta Dress- New!
    • Late 1940s Black Velvet & Silver Taffeta Dress- New!
    • Late 1940s Black Velvet & Silver Taffeta Dress- New!

    Late 1940s Black Velvet & Silver Taffeta Dress- New!

    $210.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder : 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length: 44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length 10 inches + 25 cm

    Please note: Measurements are taken flat and stretched to maximum size

     

    Description

    * Late 1940s to early 1950s velvet and shimmery taffeta dress

    * Black velvet bodice with contrasting striped fabric

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full  gathered skirt

    * Short sleeves with contrasting silver trim and bow

    * Velvet on bodice has a corset effect with a low contrasting surplice effect neckline

    * Back is low with silver peaked collar effect

    * Side closed in metal zipper

    * Label reads "Harco Originals"

     

    Condition 

    Lovely dress with the velvet bodice providing a vest effect that is rather fetching. In excellent condition for its age with no notable flaws that I can see.  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 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 Red & White Trompe L'Oeil Novelty Print Skirt- New! 1950s Red & White Trompe L'Oeil Novelty Print Skirt- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Red & White Trompe L'Oeil Novelty Print Skirt- New!
    • 1950s Red & White Trompe L'Oeil Novelty Print Skirt- New!
    • 1950s Red & White Trompe L'Oeil Novelty Print Skirt- New!
    • 1950s Red & White Trompe L'Oeil Novelty Print Skirt- New!

    1950s Red & White Trompe L'Oeil Novelty Print Skirt- New!

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Waist: 24 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length:  28 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches

    Zipper Length: 8 inches + 34 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Eye-catching 1950s mid weight ivory pique cotton skirt

    * Amazing trompe l'oeil designed to look like macrame work with tassles

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full knife pleated skirt

    * Side metal zipper and button closure

    * Unlined, pinked seams and hand sewn hem

     

    Condition 

    This skirt is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from the slightest bit of colour variation in the red print but you would have to look up close to see it, not noticeable at all when worn.  Inside seam fraying a bit but again just mentioned for full disclosure only. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage Early 1960s Black Wool Dress with Rhinestones- New! Vintage Early 1960s Black Wool Dress with Rhinestones- New! Quick View
    • Vintage Early 1960s Black Wool Dress with Rhinestones- New!
    • Vintage Early 1960s Black Wool Dress with Rhinestones- New!
    • Vintage Early 1960s Black Wool Dress with Rhinestones- New!
    • Vintage Early 1960s Black Wool Dress with Rhinestones- New!

    Vintage Early 1960s Black Wool Dress with Rhinestones- New!

    $298.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm (can stretch more)

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking late 1950s to early 1960s black wool blend dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and curvy skirt

    * Cap sleeved bodice with bateau neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust and is decorated with prong set rhinestones

    * Skirt is straight with a kick pleat at back

    * Skirt is scattered with smaller rhinestones all in a geometric pattern

    * Fully lined in black satin with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads "Harco Original "

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in great condition for its age.  It presents beautifully and has fantastic styling. The rhinestones are really brilliant but don't show up as much in the photos.  The fabric has some stretch and could accommodate an extra inch or so. No notable flaws that I can see, apart from one tiny pin hole on lower skirt where a rhinestone might have once been. Rhinestone spider for presentation purposes only. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Hawaiian Print Dress- New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Hawaiian Print Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Hawaiian Print Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Hawaiian Print Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Hawaiian Print Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Hawaiian Print Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Hawaiian Print Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

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

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 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

    * Lovely late 1950s early1960s blue cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features floral and scroll pattern in dark blue, aqua blue and white

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep oval neckline and spaghetti straps

    * Bodice features vertical stripes with waist trimmed in rolled self piping trim

    * Full gathered skirt which displays the stripes horizontally

    * Bodice self fabric lined at front, raw seams, hand sewn hem

    * Scooped back with metal zipper

    * Label reads "Sun Fashions of Hawaii" and "Made in Hawaii"

    Sun Fashions of Hawaii was listed as a clothing manufacturer in 1953 and was based in Honolulu. The company produced apparel for both men and women. The label design used in this dress was active up until the late 1960s when the company introduced a modernised version of their logo. 

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see- some fraying to inner seams but not visible from outside nor does it impact on the integrity of durability of the item. 

     

    Comment 

    Beautiful dress with an eye-catching print! 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.

    COVID-19

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

    We are also in the process of offering an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. We will update you when this is finalised.

    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 Coral & White Stripes Embroidered Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Coral & White Stripes Embroidered Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Coral & White Stripes Embroidered Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Coral & White Stripes Embroidered Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Coral & White Stripes Embroidered Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Coral & White Stripes Embroidered Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Coral & White Stripes Embroidered Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Under Bust: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39.5 inches + 100 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.75 inches + 7 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    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 seersucker cotton dress

    * Fabric design features coral and white narrow stripes

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped oval neckline

    * Shelf bust with vertical stripes on upper bodice and horizontal on lower bodice

    * Bodice trimmed with orange trim under bust and wist with centre bow at front

    * Full skirt with gorgeous orange embroidery border print

    * Three self covered buttons with embroidery decorate centre front bodice

    * Unlined, raw seams, hand sewn hem

    * Scooped out back with metal zipper

    * No label but I think commercially made

     

    Condition 

    Utterly beautiful dress in excellent condition. Love the seersucker fabric and the embroidery on this beauty, plus the eye-catching bodice treatment! Only point to make is that the cotton thread on the hook and eye above zipper needs to be restitched. Other than that minor issue the dress is flawless. 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.

     

  • Vintage 1950s Striped Floral Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Striped Floral Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Striped Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Striped Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Striped Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Striped Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Striped Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    $270.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist:  26 - 27 inches +  66 -69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder:  16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length:  43 inches + 109 cm

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s cotton dress

    * Stripes in white, teal, mustard, orange and light blue

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with pin tucks at centre panel & decorative rhinestone         buttons 

    * Flap at neckline with large self bow                           

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads "Cardinal Cottons"

     

    Condition 

    This highly sought after novelty print dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age with no flaws that I can see. Looks hardly worn -the print remains vibrant and unfaded and the fabric is still crisp. 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 Volupte Minaudiere Compact Evening Case -  New! (ON HOLD) 1950s Volupte Minaudiere Compact Evening Case -  New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
    • 1950s Volupte Minaudiere Compact Evening Case -  New! (ON HOLD)
    • 1950s Volupte Minaudiere Compact Evening Case -  New! (ON HOLD)
    • 1950s Volupte Minaudiere Compact Evening Case -  New! (ON HOLD)
    • 1950s Volupte Minaudiere Compact Evening Case -  New! (ON HOLD)

    1950s Volupte Minaudiere Compact Evening Case - New! (ON HOLD)

    $185.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Length: 4.5 inches + 11.5 cm

    Width: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Depth: 1 inches + 2.5 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s evening makeup set known as a minauderie

    * Original black faille carry case

    * Interior case lifts out of the carry all

    * Case has enamel front with painted flowers

    * Inside compartments include a mirror, lipstick receptacle, powder compartment with original mesh, and a compartment for notes or cigarettes

    * Label reads Volupte

    Founded in 1920, Volupte was a leading costume jeweller noted for elegant, functional compacts, cigarette cases, purses and costume pieces. Among the most popular were shaped, portable vanity items advertised as “small enough to carry in the pocketbook.” These captured the interest and dollars of prominent fashion leaders, including glamorous movie stars, who found such portable fashion accessories to be “must- have” essentials. Produced in sterling silver, brass, aluminium and nickel often decorated with enamel, gilt or artwork, Volupte purse items became the company’s top sellers worldwide. By the 1960s ,when Volupte closed, demand for heavy purse compacts had faded as lighter, disposable plastic versions became popular. Nowadays, there has been a resurgence in popularity thanks to avid collectors and vintage enthusiasts.

    Condition 

    Wonderful example of the sought after Volupte carry-alls. This one features a gorgeous enamelled front with a painterly florals. This purse looks unused and is in excellent condition with only a few marks and scratches that are barely noticeable. 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.

     

  • Vintage 1950 Black Cashmere Cardigan with Mink- New Vintage 1950 Black Cashmere Cardigan with Mink- New Quick View
    • Vintage 1950 Black Cashmere Cardigan with Mink- New
    • Vintage 1950 Black Cashmere Cardigan with Mink- New
    • Vintage 1950 Black Cashmere Cardigan with Mink- New
    • Vintage 1950 Black Cashmere Cardigan with Mink- New

    Vintage 1950 Black Cashmere Cardigan with Mink- New

    $180.00 AUD

     Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 38 -39 inches + 96.5 - 99 cm

    Waist: 28 -29 inches + 71 - 74 cm

    Sleeve: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous black cashmere wool cardigan

    * Removable honey coloured wide mink collar

    * Rhinestone clasps secure at waistline

    * Pearl decorative buttons on each sleeve sleeves

    * Interior body fully lined in black lace with chiffon overlay

    * Label reads Bernard Altmann

    Bernhard Altmann founded his knitwear manufacturing business in Vienna in 1919. . His company was very successful and it grew to employ 1000 people by 1938. But in that year the German Anschluss put his business under pressure, and he fled to London. His brother was taken prisoner by the Nazis and Altmann was forced to sign over the business in return for his release. Altmann started a factory in Liverpool in 1938, which he had to abandon in 1939 as a result of the U.K. Enemy Alien Act of 1939 in which all nationals of enemy countries had to withdraw from coastline cities in three days after the declaration of war. They did not distinguish between Germans and displaced Austrian Jews, whose country had been absorbed into Germany. After Liverpool, he immigrated to the United States and started the cashmere business in 1947. After Bernhard Altmann’s retirement in 1955, his successor eventually sold off the U.S. operations to McGregor-Doniger in the 1970s. Bernhard Altmann was famous for his cashmere lines, but also produced clothes in Shetland wool and a lambswool/fur fibre blend called ‘Bernamere’. A 1960s advertising tagline for the company ran, ‘The Legend of a Great Knitter’. (curtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)

      

    Comment

    High quality cashmere cardigan. The cardigan is in excellent condition with no damage, holes or flaws that I can see. The only thing to mention is extremely slight pilling but not anything to detract from thhe beauty of this piece.. 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 Pink & White Gingham Cotton Dress  - New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink & White Gingham Cotton Dress  - New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink & White Gingham Cotton Dress  - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink & White Gingham Cotton Dress  - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink & White Gingham Cotton Dress  - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink & White Gingham Cotton Dress  - New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink & White Gingham Cotton Dress - New!

    $340.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small 

    Bust: 32 -34 inches + 81 - 86 cm

    Under Bust: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Waist: 24- 25 inches + 61 -63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 14.5 inches + 37 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

    * Gorgeous late 1950s pink and white gingham cotton commercially made dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with shoulder straps and squared neckline

    * Shelf bust with cummerbund waist

    * Skirt and bust of bodice consists of stiffened tulle with self ribbon soutache work

    * Straps, bodice flap and cummerbund are made up of gingham cotton

    * Fully lined in pink taffeta

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label missing but size label remains

     

    Condition 

    This is an exquisite dress and beautifully made. It's an eye-catcher for sure and equally at home as a party or day dress. It's in fabulous condition too, I cant see any flaws that could possibly detract from the presentation and wearability of this beauty. In fact, it looks hardly worn at all. 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.

     

  • Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New! Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New!

    Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s mint green plisse cotton dress

    * Fabric design features floral sprays in orange, lavender and ivory with dark green     leaves 

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with deep V-shaped neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with gathers

    * Very full skirt almost full circle 

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

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

    * Closed-in side metal zipper

    Plisse
    Cotton fabric with a puckered texture caused by a chemical treatment (with sodium hydroxide) is called plissé. The chemical is applied in stripes which causes the fabric in those areas to shrink, leaving the remaining area puckered. The puckered areas usually follow the warp of the fabric. The appearance is much like seersucker. (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see.  One can easily replace the closed-in metal zipper with a longer zipper that opens higher, for added ease in getting it over the shoulders. 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 Blue Rose Brocade Party Dress- New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Blue Rose Brocade Party Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Blue Rose Brocade Party Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Blue Rose Brocade Party Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Blue Rose Brocade Party Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Blue Rose Brocade Party Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Blue Rose Brocade Party Dress- New!

    $350.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

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

    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 background brocade commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features bright blue sketched long stem roses

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with elbow length sleeves and deep oval scooped neckline

    * Shelf bust with self trim and centre front bow

    * Waist has a similar trim ith bow at front that sweeps down to hem at the back

    * Full cone shaped skirt with additional tucks for fullness

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Jean Allen

    Jean Allen was a London-based fashion house operating in the 1950s through to the  High Street boom of the 1970s. The company produced fine quality fashion items. Sue Irving, an employee of the company in the 1970s recalled that “there was an actual Jean Allen who controlled the fashion house, at Cavendish Square London, she was married to a Mr Parry Billings who was instrumental in the day to day decisions. I only know this as I worked there in 1975. They used to source models from the London College of Fashion, Mr Billings always said that their girls knew how to walk properly!  They operated a factory in Italy where their designs came to life.” Pierre Balmain in Paris also supplied his models to Jean Allen designer House in London.

     

    Condition 

    Absolutely stunning cocktail dress in such a wonderful colour combination. Fabulous design and presentation, and in excellent vintage condition too. 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 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

     

  • 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
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    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.

     

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    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.

     

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    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!

    $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.

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

     

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    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
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    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.