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

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

    $590.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * Spectacular 1950s deep red silk organza cocktail dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep V-shaped neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with diagonal pleated draping

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

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

    * Very full skirt tightly gathered skirt

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

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

    * Back metal zipper


    Condition 

    One of the most beautiful dresses I've posted recently.The colours are amazing and the construction of the highest quality.  Can't praise this beauty enough!! Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1950s Lilli Ann Designer Duck Egg Blue Dress - New! Vintage 1950s Lilli Ann Designer Duck Egg Blue Dress - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Lilli Ann Designer Duck Egg Blue Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Lilli Ann Designer Duck Egg Blue Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Lilli Ann Designer Duck Egg Blue Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Lilli Ann Designer Duck Egg Blue Dress - New!

    Vintage 1950s Lilli Ann Designer Duck Egg Blue Dress - New!

    $550.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust:  38 inches + 96 cm 

    Under Bust: 35 inches + 89 cm

    Waist: 29 - 30 inches + 74 -76 cm

    Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s sheath dress with designer label

    * Fabric is a duck egg blue raw silk

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with a portrait collar

    * Front and back seams to follow your body shape

    * Removable aqua flower at neckline

    * Metal zipper and kick pleat at back

    * Unlined but has its original grosgrain ribbon internal cinch belt

    * Closed-in side metal zipper

    * Label reads  Lilli Ann

    * Please note that this dress is on consignment see below

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


    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, a tiny bit of dusting on the collar but Im sure this will lift with further cleaning.  This item was not cleaned by us and is as received. It must be said that this is a truly beautiful dress and Lilli Ann dresses are hard to find. The colour is absolutely gorgeous too and the styling impeccable as only a Lilli Ann can be. 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.

    Consignment
    We sometimes take pieces on consignment. A consignment piece is not eligible for the usual discount, please contact us and we will ask owner if they are willing to accept a lower amount. Returns are not accepted on consignment pieces. 

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

    1950s Novelty Print Teal Blue Cotton Dress- New!

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86- 91 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s teal blue cotton background dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with oval neckline

    * Neckline and under bust trimmed with lilac piping

    * Full gathered skirt with lilac piping at waist

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper waist at back comes to a point 

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  32 -34  inches + 81 - 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 110 cm 

    Hem Length: .5 inches + 1cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality black lace designer dress

    * Underskirt of steely blue taffeta

    * Lace design features scrolls, leaves and flowers

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with black velvet straps

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

    * Black velvet bow at centre front under bust

    * Full panelled skirt with attached white nylon crinoline

    * Fully lined, pinked seams and hand finished hem

    * Low square back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Suzy Perette

    Suzy Perette

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

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

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see. Freshly cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 - 36 inches + 89 -91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

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

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 110.5 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s quality crisp white cotton background dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide scooped neckline

    * Bodice has slightly dropped waist that finishes in two peaks

    * Waist is edges with contrasting blue piping

    * Very full gathered skirt wit white cotton underskirt

    * Unlined serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Suzy Sports Model

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    Vintage 1950s Black Taffeta Designer Party Dress - New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 44 inches + 112 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s black taffeta cocktail dress

    * Dramatic red panel underskirt with black dotted netting overlay

    * Jeanette Alexander designer label, USA

    * Decorative buttons to front bodice

     * Spaghetti straps

    * Ruched draping at side to accentuate red acetate panel

    * Extra wide skirt

    *Perfectly working side metal zipper

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

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

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Remember this dress is over sixty years old with no noticeable flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

    Vintage 1950s Bees Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New!

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40.5 inches + 103 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Amazing1950s quality crisp medium weight cotton dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with scooped neckline

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

    * Very full knife pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Judy Juniors, Dallas

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 24 - 25  inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 2  inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s creamy buttercup yellow cotton dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Full skirt with knife pleating at waist

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

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • 1950s 3D Trapunto Cotton Floral Spray Dress  - New! 1950s 3D Trapunto Cotton Floral Spray Dress  - New! Quick View
    • 1950s 3D Trapunto Cotton Floral Spray Dress  - New!
    • 1950s 3D Trapunto Cotton Floral Spray Dress  - New!
    • 1950s 3D Trapunto Cotton Floral Spray Dress  - New!
    • 1950s 3D Trapunto Cotton Floral Spray Dress  - New!

    1950s 3D Trapunto Cotton Floral Spray Dress - New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 38 inches + 96 cm 

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm 

    Total Length:  40 inches + 102 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s white cotton dress

    * Gorgeous floral sprays in yellow, pink, blue and brown hues

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full circle skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped neckline

    * Trapunto sprays on bodice with rhinestone centres

    * Corresponding spray on front side skirt

    * Working side metal zipper and self belt

    * Label reads Smart Miss of Miami

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - other than tiny bit of discolour underarms. I found the belt after taking these photos but is included in the sale. The belt is slightly discoloured.  Shown with a crinoline and ribbon belt 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.

     

  • Late 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New! Late 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New!
    • Late 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New!
    • Late 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New!
    • Late 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New!

    Late 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New!

    $360.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 85 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28  inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm (adjustable)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white and blue striped cotton commercially made sundress

    * Fabric design features blue toned carnations with olive green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with spaghetti straps

    * Sleeves and neckline edged in self fabric trim with bows on each strap

    * Full gathered skirt with self belt featuring a bow at from and buckle at back

    * Unlined, selvage seams and hand sewn hem

    * Built in netting underskirt at waist fr fullness and back metal belt

    * Label reads California Cottons

    California Cottons
    Very little information if available on the history of this label. Research indicates that the label probably originated in the United States but was heavily marketed within in the United Kingdom. During the 1950s and1960s however, the manufacturing was done exclusively in Britain, with the actual design work was outsourced to the United States . The clothing from this label is very eye catching and beautifully detailed. To the extent where California Cottons matches the quality and styling of Horrockses Fashions. While its history may be a little vague, its collectability is not. The label is highly prized today.(Thanks to Liz at Advantage in Vintage)

     

    Condition 

    Absolutely gorgeous sundress that looks absolutely spotless. Fabric is crisp and vibrant and without fade. The details on this dress make it quite special. Should you wish to let the hem down, I am sure it won't leave a mark, as the dress looks hardly worn. And if too small, there is plenty of fabric to let out at the seams. 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 and Jade Floral Cotton Sundress- New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink and Jade Floral Cotton Sundress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink and Jade Floral Cotton Sundress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink and Jade Floral Cotton Sundress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink and Jade Floral Cotton Sundress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink and Jade Floral Cotton Sundress- New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Pink and Jade Floral Cotton Sundress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small to Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 25 - 25.5 inches + 63.5 - 65 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.25 inches + 3 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 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 late 1950s white ribbed cotton commercially made sundress 

    * Fabric design features pink flowers and jade leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with shoulder straps

    * Insert of white cotton at bust wit sweetheart neckline

    * Insert is trimmed with decorative self fabric buttons

    * Full gathered skirt

    * Unlined, hand finished seams and hem

    * Side metal zipper

    * Label reads The Confection GK Nice France 

     

    Condition 

    Such an eye-catching and fun dress!  A truly flattering design, especially with the bodice treatment.  In excellent condition, no notable flaws that I can see. The hem has been let down and has left a faint shadow but this almost disappeared with cleaning. A couple of more washes should see it disappear completely. Hardly noticeable in any case. 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 Purple and Blue Circle Novelty Print Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Purple and Blue Circle Novelty Print Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Purple and Blue Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Purple and Blue Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Purple and Blue Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Purple and Blue Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Purple and Blue Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 36 - 38 inches + 91- 96.5 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches +86 cm

    Waist: 27- 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41.5 inches + 105 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 32 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features large circles in lavender, purple and blue

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Self fabric half cummerbund that has ties at front

    * Full gathered skirt

    * Unlined, finished seams and hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Designed and Produced by Fred Howard

     

    Condition 

    Another eye-catching and fun dress and again in my favourite colour combination A truly flattering design and in excellent condition too.  No notable flaws that I can see, other than a repair to the zipper around waist not particularly well done (refer last photo) but can easily be repaired. The skirt has been let down and there is a faint dirt line that is likely to disappear with subsequent washes. In any case, not really noticeable at all. 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.

     

  • Lovely 1950s Purple and Violet Circle Novelty Print Dress- New! Lovely 1950s Purple and Violet Circle Novelty Print Dress- New! Quick View
    • Lovely 1950s Purple and Violet Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Purple and Violet Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Purple and Violet Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Purple and Violet Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!

    Lovely 1950s Purple and Violet Circle Novelty Print Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Large

    Bust: 40 - 42 inches + 102- 107

    Under Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.75 inches + 7 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features large circles in violet and purple

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short puff sleeves bodice with oval neckline

    * Sleeves and neckline edged in violet trim 

    * Full skirt with straight centre panel with gathers either side of that

    * Unlined, serged seams, and hand sewn hem

    * Side closed -in metal zipper

    * Label reads Ragazze - Young Modern Italian (in German)

     

    Condition 

    Such an eye-catching and fun dress and in my favourite colour too!  A truly flattering design and in excellent condition.  No notable flaws that I can see, other than a few stitches have come underdone at the second row of stitching at the back waist - an easy fix. (You can see it in the last photo.) Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Recreation of Marilyn's Dress From Niagara Film - New! Recreation of Marilyn's Dress From Niagara Film - New! Quick View
    • Recreation of Marilyn's Dress From Niagara Film - New!
    • Recreation of Marilyn's Dress From Niagara Film - New!
    • Recreation of Marilyn's Dress From Niagara Film - New!
    • Recreation of Marilyn's Dress From Niagara Film - New!

    Recreation of Marilyn's Dress From Niagara Film - New!

    $190.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inches + 2.5 cm

    Sleeve Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

    Bolero Length at Longest Point: 13 inches + 33 cm (back)

    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

    * Recreation of an outfit worn by Marilyn in the movie Niagara

    * Fabric is a white cotton blend with a bit of stretch

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Matching bolero with turned collar and long sleeves

    * Dress is strapless with turned over flap at bust

    * Cornflower blue colour on bodice with matching bow

    * Skirt is straight with kick pleat at back

    * Both pieces are fully lined

    * Back concealed plastic zipper


    Condition 

    I had this outfit made some ten years ago for a Marilyn Monroe exhibition I was staging. It is finally available for sale. Love the lines on 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.

     

  • 1950s Beaded Pale Gold Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - New! 1950s Beaded Pale Gold Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Beaded Pale Gold Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - New!
    • 1950s Beaded Pale Gold Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - New!
    • 1950s Beaded Pale Gold Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - New!
    • 1950s Beaded Pale Gold Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - New!

    1950s Beaded Pale Gold Silk Satin Cocktail Dress - New!

    $500.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86- 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches +5 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s pale gold silk satin dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with draped neckline

    * Decorative ties on each shoulder

    * Lush self fabric cummerbund waist

    * Very full tightly gathered skirt

    * Beautiful beadwork in floral pattern with inset gold beads at centre of flowers

    * Fully lined bodice, built in tulle petticoat in skirt and hand sewn hem

    * Open side metal zipper


    Condition 

    A sophisticated party dress with the most gorgeous beadwork border.  It looks to be commercially mad but alas no label that I can see. In excellent condition too and free from any notable flaws.  Please note that the straps tie at the shoulders but do not adjust the bodice length. 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 Red Rose Sheath Dress - New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Rose Sheath Dress - New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Rose Sheath Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Rose Sheath Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Rose Sheath Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Rose Sheath Dress - New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Rose Sheath Dress - New!

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 30 inches +76 cm (belt cinches it in)

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 40 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 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 1960s white linen and cotton blend sheath dress

    * Fabric has a waffle weave which looks almost like drawn thread work

    * Print features large full blown deep red roses and green leaves print

    * Classic silhouette sheath dress

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared neckline 

    * Built in half belt at back that can be cinched for a defined waist

    * Unlined, raw seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back with metal zipper


    Condition 

    Such an eye-catching print with the most vivid roses. Fabric in unusual with a waffle weave and drawn thread work (refer second last photograph). In excellent condition overall. One tiny pinhole (literally the size of a pin) at back. 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.

     

  • Charming 1950s Red & White Polka Dots Cotton Dress - New! Charming 1950s Red & White Polka Dots Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Charming 1950s Red & White Polka Dots Cotton Dress - New!
    • Charming 1950s Red & White Polka Dots Cotton Dress - New!
    • Charming 1950s Red & White Polka Dots Cotton Dress - New!
    • Charming 1950s Red & White Polka Dots Cotton Dress - New!

    Charming 1950s Red & White Polka Dots Cotton Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  33 - 34 inches + 84 - 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6 cm

    Zipper Length: 9inches + 23 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 commercially made white cotton dress

    * Fabric design features red polka dots and red vertical stripes

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared neckline 

    * Bodice has a v-shaped insert at centre front with pattern going in opposite direction

    * Gathered skirt with contrast central panel insert 

    * Decorated with red piping trim at bodice and skirt

    * Unlined, raw and pinked seams, hand sewn hem

    * Side metal zipper

    * Label reads Marta D


    Condition 

    Lovely 1950s dress with wonderful insert feature. So gorgeous and in excellent condition too.  No notable flaws that I can see.  Some fraying of seams and 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.

     

  • Stunning 1950s Multicoloured Floral Cotton Sundress - New! Stunning 1950s Multicoloured Floral Cotton Sundress - New! Quick View
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    • Stunning 1950s Multicoloured Floral Cotton Sundress - New!
    • Stunning 1950s Multicoloured Floral Cotton Sundress - New!

    Stunning 1950s Multicoloured Floral Cotton Sundress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  32 - 33 inches + 81 - 84 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 -66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 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

    * Absolutely stunning late 1950s ivory background cotton sundress

    * Blue trellis pattern with pink and yellow roses and green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Halter neck with square neckline

    * Insert centre panel in self fabric

    * Alternate rows of self fabric and spotted muslin below neckline

    * Self piping at waist

    * Very full tightly gathered skirt with large applied pockets

    * Low back with metal zipper, halter fastens with two self fabric buttons

    * Fully lined bodice in white cotton, raw seams, machined hem


    Condition 

    A truly beautiful 1950s sundress. Just look at that amazing silhouette. Moreover, the fabric is so lovely and the construction flatters the figure. I particularly love the bodice design with the wide halter neckline and the rows of alternate trim. The dress itself is in excellent condition for its age. It has been let down at some point, but can easily be taken up again if desired. 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.

     

  • Late 1950s Mocha Lace Emma Domb Designer Party Dress - New! Late 1950s Mocha Lace Emma Domb Designer Party Dress - New! Quick View
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    • Late 1950s Mocha Lace Emma Domb Designer Party Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Mocha Lace Emma Domb Designer Party Dress - New!

    Late 1950s Mocha Lace Emma Domb Designer Party Dress - New!

    $590.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 - 36 inches + 89 - 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:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 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

    * Absolutely stunning late 1950s mocha lace designer dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with straight neckline

    * Full bell skirt with gathers either side of front panel

    *  Chocolate velvet ribbon just below neckline and bows at waist and back

    * Fully lined 

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Emma Domb

    Emma Domb

    The Emma Domb Manufacturing Company was inaugurated in 1939 by Emma Domb and Lorraine Domb Steinberg. Based in San Francisco, the company specialised in wedding, party, and prom dresses, cocktail gowns and ensembles. During the 1950s, the Emma Domb label was known for its quality craftsmanship and beautiful fabrics. The label remains popular today for anyone who appreciates a feminine silhouette.


    Condition 

    Stunningly beautiful lace cocktail dress in excellent condition. Looks hardly worn. Such a lovely colour too and the silhouette is so flattering. A true 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 :)

    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 Black Floral Taffeta Dress with Black Flocking - New! Beautiful 1950s Black Floral Taffeta Dress with Black Flocking - New! Quick View
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    • Beautiful 1950s Black Floral Taffeta Dress with Black Flocking - New!

    Beautiful 1950s Black Floral Taffeta Dress with Black Flocking - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 - 38 inches + 91 - 96 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Seam Allowance Per Side: 0.5 inches + 1.5 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 black taffeta dress

    * Fabric design features large flowers and leaves in pink and green

    * Lush thick velvet flocking creates a 3D effect

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with cross over v- neckline

    * Very full gathered skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams, hand sew hem

    * Low back with metal zipper


    Condition 

    Beautiful dress it the most fabulous flocking. It's n excellent condition too! No faults that I can see.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1950s Pink Plaid Cotton Blend Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Pink Plaid Cotton Blend Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s Pink Plaid Cotton Blend Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Pink Plaid Cotton Blend Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Pink Plaid Cotton Blend Dress- New!

    $240.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length: 45 inches + 114 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

    * Vintage 1950s early 1960s pink plaid cotton blend dress

    * Fabric design features woven pink & white blocks with lime & pink stripes

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with rounded scooped neckline

    * Double banded waistline decorated with a central bow at front

    * Full gathered skirt

    * Back metal zipper

    * Please note this dress is on consignment please refer below

     

    Condition 

    This lovely dress is in excellent condition with no flaws that I can see. Only thing worth mentioning is that there is a light crease where the hem was taken down. It should come out completely with subsequent washes - no fade only crease. Other than that it looks hardly worn.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

    Consignment
    We occasionally take pieces on consignment. A consignment piece is not eligible for our discount but we are happy to contact owner  to ask on your behalf if they are willing to accept a lower amount. Just email us. Returns are not accepted on consignment pieces. 

  • Gorgeous Late 1950s Early 1960s Green Brocade Cocktail Dress- New! Gorgeous Late 1950s Early 1960s Green Brocade Cocktail Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Gorgeous Late 1950s Early 1960s Green Brocade Cocktail Dress- New!
    • Gorgeous Late 1950s Early 1960s Green Brocade Cocktail Dress- New!

    Gorgeous Late 1950s Early 1960s Green Brocade Cocktail Dress- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26  inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality emerald green brocade cocktail dress

    * Fabric design features rose print with leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep v-neckline and centre seam

    * Bodice has two diagonal darts that radiate out from waist

    * Very full knife pleated skirt at front and panelled at back

    * Features self fabric bow at centre waist

    * Fully lined with stiffening, raw seams and hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

      

    Condition 

    In the style of Dior, this dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No flaws that I can see, looks hardly worn. The dress might need a new hook and eye above the zipper.  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 Designer Donarica Garnet Rose Sheath Dress- New! Late 1950s Designer Donarica Garnet Rose Sheath Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Late 1950s Designer Donarica Garnet Rose Sheath Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Designer Donarica Garnet Rose Sheath Dress- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41.5 inches + 105 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

    Seam Allowance: Estimated at 1 inch per side (lining covers seams)

    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

    * Magnificent late 1950s to early 1960s ribbed satin fabric dress

    * Fabric design features huge full blown roses and leaves in garnet red and black

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep square neckline and wide shoulder straps

    * Bodice has two cross over pleated draped panels that extend to waist

    * Two panels from the waist flare down to below knee length where they are sewn in

    * The full effect is of a drape that crosses over on itself at bodice and then continues    down to where it is attached to the skirt itself

    Low square back with two bows on either side of straps

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

    * Fully lined in red taffeta , raw seams, hand sew hem and metal back zipper

    * Label reads Donarica, Mayfair


    Condition 

    Well, what can I say!!!  This dress is truly amazing. Everything about it suggests quality. The fabric is lustrous with a wonderful detailed floral print and the construction impeccable. As for the design elements, there are so many!!  The overall cut, the applied draped panel, the back bows ... are just some of the standouts. Truly a high end garment! In excellent condition too, without  flaws.  In fact, it looks hardly worn. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1950s B&W Stripe Floral Border Print Dress- New! Vintage 1950s B&W Stripe Floral Border Print Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s B&W Stripe Floral Border Print Dress- New!
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    • Vintage 1950s B&W Stripe Floral Border Print Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s B&W Stripe Floral Border Print Dress- New!

    $310.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small 

    Bust: 34 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length:  40 inches + 102 cm 

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

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s b&w ticking stripe cotton dress

    * Design featured giant patchwork daisies in ticking with orange & yellow cotton

    * Floral and black border are part of fabric and not applied

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and gathered skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Black rick rack trim on neck and armholes

    * Decorative placket with black buttons at centre front (non functioning)

    * Back metal zipper and original black cord tie belt

    * Label reads Lois Ann Junior Dallas

     

    Condition 

    This gorgeous eye-catching dress is in excellent vintage condition. Fabric is crisp and bright, looks hardly worn.  Shown with a crinoline and ribbon belt for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  It does have its original black cord belt which will be included however. 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 Couturier Laroche Chemise Dress - New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Couturier Laroche Chemise Dress - New! Quick View
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    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Couturier Laroche Chemise Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Couturier Laroche Chemise Dress - New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Couturier Laroche Chemise Dress - New!

    $490.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bodice

    Bust: 40 inches + 102 cm  (Meant to be loose)

    Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

    Under Dress with Skirt

    Bust 38 inches + 96 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 5 inches + 13 cm

    Zipper Length: Various (several zippers)

    Seam Allowance:  2 inches per side + 5cm per side at least

    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

    * Top quality late 1950s to early 1960s couturier dress

    * Luxurious satin fabric with impressionist floral print in vibrant pinks and reds

    * Classic chemise silhouette with straight front and blouson back

    * Dress is two piece with short sleeved bodice that falls to hipline

    * Back has draping with surplice overlap and giant self bow

    * Skirt is attached to a silk upper slip

    * Fully lined with professional couturier finish

    * Closed-in metal zippers

    * Label reads Guy Laroche

    Guy Laroche

    Laroche was born in La Rochelle and began his career in milinery. From 1949, Laroche worked for Jean Desses,  eventually becoming his assistant. In 1955, he visited the U.S. to investigate new ready to wear manufacturing methods and subsequently founded his high-fashion atelier at 37 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Paris. In his first collection he reintroduced vibrant colours such as pink, orange, coral, topaz, and turquoise. His clothes also featured plunging neck and back lines. Known as being humble and gracious—as opposed to the haughty nature of most Parisian designers—he designed haute-couture, but practical clothing for women. For the American market, he was one of the first to create separates. Along with the excellent workmanship throughout his garments he also resured that it designed for practical use. In 1961, he moved to larger quarters, a townhouse at 29 Avenue Montaigne Pais  and opened a boutique there .Guy Laroche died in Paris on 17 February 1989, at the age of 67.

     

    Chemise Dress

    The Chemise was a more flattering derivation of The Sack dress. It similarly bypassed the waist, suggesting rather than defining the shape within.The fullness at the back was achieved by gathering loose pleats, inverted tucks or draped folds into fitted bands at either waist or hip level. The enthusiasm with which department stores and dress shops within Europe, US, Canada and Australasia embraced the chemise, saw the trend reach far beyond the main cities to smaller country centres. The one constant with the chemise dress was the full back. Other features differed according to the maker. Cole of California, of swimsuit fame, conceived the chemise as a sleeveless sunfrock in floral printed cotton. Short sleeves, cap sleeves, double cap sleeves and bell sleeves proved popular, as did button-through backs, drop-waisted tie belts (at the back) and contrasting front panels. Horrockses Cottons imagined the chemise as an elongated nautical-style middy with a  vertical collar and a V-neck culminating in a floppy bow. Necklines might be V, square, scooped, cowl or bateau, the latter running horizontally across the collar-bone, shoulder to shoulder. The bateau was used, to stunning effect, in the designs of the teen-dream American label Jonathon Logan. Here, Guy Laroche has  accentuated the back with  a gigantic floppy bow.In fact, it would be no exaggeration to say that designers of the chemise were bitten by the bow bug. The bow, was the decorative detail du jour. Strategically placed, back and front, on dropped waist-bands, shoulders and necklines, its flatness suited the chemise’s angular lines. The fabrics most favoured for chemise dresses and suits were mainly cotton, satin or silk as they were those soft enough to facilitate back blousing or draping . Woollen materials and French silk velvets were often selected for coats. Its heyday in fashion did not last long, it was quickly superseded by the next fad to hit the worldwide fashion market -  the Trapeze dress. The Sack, the Chemise and the Trapeze provoked comment and excited the imagination in equal measure. But their most significant contribution to fashion was that they were catalysts for change. (Courtesy of Cecilie Geary for the New Zealand Fashion Museum)

     


    Condition 

    An amazing and impeccably styled dress, the fabric and construction is of the highest quality, to be expected from this well known couturier. It's in excellent condition too, in fact looks hardly worn. The only issue is that it has a tiny hole in the lining fabric of the underdress. Not seen at all when worn and can be easy darned.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    An amazing and impeccably styled dress, the fabric and construction is to be expected fro this high-end couturier. Its inexcellent condition, looks hardly worn. The only issue is that it has a tiny hole in the lining fabric of the undeerdress. Not seen at all when worn and can be easy darned. mediately 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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    Vintage 1950s Turquoise and Blue Roses Dress - New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large

    Bust:  38 - 40  inches + 96.5 - 101 cm 

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42.5 inches + 108 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 8 inches + 20 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s crisp ivory cotton dress

    * Fabric design features floral sprays of ross and other flowers in turquoise and blue

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low notched neckline

    * Bodice has semi open darts just under bust

    * Full knife pleated skirt

    * Unlined, mixture of selvidge, raw and serged seams with hand sewn hem

    * Closed-in side metal zipper


    Condition 

    The colour on this dress is so vivid, the turquoise really stands out. The dress itself 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 one that opens higher, for added ease in getting it over the shoulders. It is also an excellent design should you want to make it smaller. Refer to our alteration service below.  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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    Vintage 1950s Floral Bouquet Pique Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

     Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder:  15.5 inches + cm

    Total Length:  44.5 inches + 113 cm 

    Hem Length:  none

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

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s white pique cotton dress

    * Gorgeous border print of large floral bouquet in purple, pink, yellow and green

    * Classic silhouette with cinched in waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped oval neckline

    * Skirt features double inverted pleats at each side back has knife pleating

    * Beautiful border print at bodice and upper skirt

    * Low scooped back with metal zipper 

    * Bodice lined in white cotton, raw seams and hand stitched hem

     

    Condition 

    This gorgeous dress is in excellent condition for its age and has such a flattering cut. The white background is much whiter than the photographs show. No faults to note. Cleaned and ready to wear. The bows are just a decorative feature for photographic purposes only. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance 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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    Vintage 1950s Green Floral Cotton Dress - New!

    $240.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size:  Small

    Bust: 34 - 35 inches +  86 - 89 cm 

    Waist up to: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14 inches +  36 cm 

    Total Length:  39 inches + 99 cm (2.5 inch hem + 6 cm)

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s medium-weight cotton dress with cross-hatch weave

    * Gorgeous floral print in shades of green: olive, emerald, chartreuse,
       khaki and avocado

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full pleated skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with rounded scooped neckline

    * Self piping around the waist finished with a bow at the back

    * Bodice accentuated with clear sequins in scrolling pattern

    * Low back with metal zipper and fully lined in calico

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in great vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see. Shown with a crinoline for presentation purposes and not included within 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

    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.

    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!

    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.

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    Recreation of Gown Worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1957- New!

    $490.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Gown

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  61 inches + 155 cm

    Stole

    Length: 89 inches + 226 cm

    Width: 28 inches + 71 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

    * Recreation of gown Marilyn wore to the premiere of The Prince & The Showgirl

    * Fabric used is cream raw silk

    * Classic form fitting mermaid silhouette

    * Sleeveless bodice with plunging sweetheart neckline and thin shoulder straps

    * Dress is princess seamed commencing at bust to flounce below knee

    * Dress has built in bra cups and reinforcements for structure at bodice

    * Low back with plastic zipper

    * Fully lined with serged seams and machined hem


    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see.  We offer a tailoring service should you wish to shorten or alter the gown in any way. 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 Lilac and Blue Rose Cotton Dress - New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Lilac and Blue Rose Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
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    Late 1950s Early 1960s Lilac and Blue Rose Cotton Dress - New!

    $325.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.75 inches + 4.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance Each Side: .25 inches + .75 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 to early1960s ivory background dress

    * Fabric design features large blue and lilac roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with square neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with gathers

    * Self piping under shelf bust that crosses over, culminating in a bow at the waist

    * Very full skirt ,tightly gathered at waist

    * Unlined, raw seams and hand sewn hem

    * Low back with metal zipper closure


    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

    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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    Coutura Vintage Gift Card ~ The Perfect Gift - New!

    $25.00 AUD

    Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a Coutura Vintage gift card.

    Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees.

    If you want to purchase a different dollar value, just contact us and we will create one. 

  • Recreation Marilyn's Dress in No Business Like Show Business - New! Recreation Marilyn's Dress in No Business Like Show Business - New! Quick View
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    Recreation Marilyn's Dress in No Business Like Show Business - New!

    $190.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Please note that the dress haas some stretch and could accommodate an extra inch on each of these measurements.

    Bust:  35 inches + 89 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:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch +5 cm


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

     

    Description

    * Recreation of dress designed for Marilyn in No Business Like Show Business

    * Fabric is a smoky blue cotton blend

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Bodice has turnover collar that drops low at back

    * Amazing cut out sleeves attached to bodice 

    * Decorative bows on each sleeve

    * Skirt haas a kick pleat and plastic zipper at back 

     

    Condition 

    Such an unusual dress design. Absolutely adore the plunge back. I had this dress commissioned for a Marilyn Monroe exhibition I curated around ten years ago. Excellent condition. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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