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  • Vintage 1950s Purple Wool Dress Ensemble- New! Vintage 1950s Purple Wool Dress Ensemble- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Purple Wool Dress Ensemble- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Purple Wool Dress Ensemble- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Purple Wool Dress Ensemble- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Purple Wool Dress Ensemble- New!

    Vintage 1950s Purple Wool Dress Ensemble- New!

    $295.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Dress

    Bust: 36  inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: .75 inches + 2 cm

    Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

    Seam Allowance: minimum perhaps .5 of an inch (1.25 cm )all up

    Jacket

    Sleeve Length From Outside Shoulder:  17 inches + 43 cm

    Length From Outside Shoulder: 13 inches + 33 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

    * Eye-catching 1950s purple wool-blend dress and jacket set

    * Classic wiggle silhouette with a cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Dress with cap sleeves and an oval neckline

    * Shelf bust with twin darts either side

    * Bodice centre is decorated with self bow and rhinestones

    * Matching bolero jacket with three-quarter sleeves

    * Jacket has fake fur around the front opening in a plum colour

    * Dress is lined at seat area, bolero is lined around inner shell

    * Back metal zipper

    * No label looks commercially made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Looks hardly worn. You can see it in the last photo.

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

     

    Comment 

    Vibrant colour on this lovely ensemble. Fabulous shaping too!! Plus the added details such as the plum faux fur edging around the bolero collar and the rhinestone decorated self bow on dress.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Late 1950s Suzy Perette Designer Cotton Dress- New! Late 1950s Suzy Perette Designer Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Suzy Perette Designer Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Suzy Perette Designer Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Suzy Perette Designer Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Suzy Perette Designer Cotton Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Suzy Perette Designer Cotton Dress- New!

    $350.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 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 1950s cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features checkerboard pattern in white and jade

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short-sleeved bodice with wide oval neckline

    * Full skirt with knife pleating

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

    * Back metal zipper with hook and eye above (eye part needs a stitch)

    * 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. The Suzy Perette label was greatly influenced by Parisian fashions, with Dior's  New Look silhouette of a cinched waist and full skirt extremely popular in the fifties. In fact, the Suzy Perette label acquired the right to incorporate Christian Dior's designs into its own product range.

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see, the hook and eye closure needs a couple of stitches. 

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

     

    Comment 

    Lovely novelty print dress. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Early 1960s Purple Roses Overlay Dress New! Early 1960s Purple Roses Overlay Dress New! Quick View
    • Early 1960s Purple Roses Overlay Dress New!
    • Early 1960s Purple Roses Overlay Dress New!
    • Early 1960s Purple Roses Overlay Dress New!
    • Early 1960s Purple Roses Overlay Dress New!

    Early 1960s Purple Roses Overlay Dress New!

    $390.00 AUD


    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inches +2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous early 1960s white taffeta background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features purple roses in various sizes with green leaves

    * Lilac chiffon overlay over the entire dress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and wide skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with weighted cowl neckline at front, oval at the back

    * Skirt is pin-tucked for fullness and has self-piping trim around waist

    * Attached draped lilac chiffon scarf on the left shoulder

    * Unlined bodice with stiffened pellon lining on skirt

    * Back metal zipper

    * Only size label remains, along with original swing tags

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Unworn.

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

     

    Comment 

    Gorgeous dress in fabulous condition. Presents beautifully, obviously headstock retaining original tags. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New! Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New! Quick View
    • Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New!

    Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40.5 inches + 103 cm 

    Hem Length: 8 inches + 20 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Late 1950s to early 1960s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features tiers of embroidered flowers in pinks, lilacs, blues and greens

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline almost bateau

    * Armholes and neckline edged in white self fabric trim 

    * Tier of embroidery under bust

    * Full tightly gathered skirt with three tiers of embroidery

    * Lined bodice, serged seams and hand sewn hem

    * Back has rounded neckline and open slit to bra line trimmed with self bows

    *Metal zipper at back with hook and eye fastenings

    * Label reads L'Aiglon

    L’Aiglon was founded in 1919 in Philadelphia,  as part of Biberman Brothers, Inc. whose focus was on producing easy care house dresses or wash dresses (referred to back then as tubable). They also made bathrobes and uniforms for maids and nurses.  When the L’Aiglon label became operational, the company expanded its clothing lines to make inexpensive but stylish dresses for women and juniors (the latter under the Jeanne D’Arc label). After WW2 , the company further expanded to take advantage of the post-war economic boom and the rising demand for couture and high fashion items. It focused its production on casual dresses that could be "worn and loved by women in every income bracket from the mink and mansion set to the budget and bungalow crowd." Also during the 1950s,  L’Aiglon dresses were used as costumes for the popular soap opera: The Edge of Night. Around that time, the average L'Aiglon dress sold for around $30 which, according to today's prices would be $250. Despite over 70 years of success L’Aiglon was forced out of business by 1976.  Like many other apparel companies they couldn’t compete with cheaper imported clothing.

     

    Condition 

    Truly a beautiful dress and in the most appealing pastel colours.  No notable flaws that I can see, it 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 Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New! 1950s Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

    1950s Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $195.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: up to 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length: 40 inches + 101 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 blue cotton dress

    * Design features Ancient Egyptian figures and hieroglyphics

    * Colours includes turquoise, blue, green and black

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short elbow sleeved bodice with low scooped neckline

    * Wide knife-pleated skirt

    * Self cummerbund waist that is cinched at front centre bodice

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Alfred Webber

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see.

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

     

    Comment 

    I have a weakness for Ancient Egypt and this also extends to fabric prints. This one is a true beauty. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

    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.

     

  • Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New! Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New! Quick View
    • Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New!
    • Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New!
    • Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New!
    • Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New!

    Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size:  Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 78 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: Unfortunately seams are nicked

    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

    * Sophisticated 1940s black rayon commercially made dress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Bodice with V-shaped neckline and cummerbund waist with open tucks at bust

    * Waist dips on one side to form a V-shape with gathers either side

    * Sleeves fall just below the elbow

    * Straight skirt with attached draped panel almost like an over-skirt

    * Skirt at back underneath draped panel is taffeta

    * Back metal zipper and hook and eyesore closures

    *Unlabelled but looks professionally made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. It presents beautifully

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

     

    Comment 

    Fantastic details to this dress and so beautifully made. Designed got emphasise the figure and the drape provides ample movement when worn. Just beautiful! Cleaned and ready to wear. Swallow sequinned 1940s brooch available on request. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: SMALL

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 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: 2 inches + 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

    * Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s white cotton background dress

    * Fabric design features alternate white and yellow squares with blue floral centres edged in black

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short-sleeved bodice with high oval neckline

    * Neckline edged in dark blue piping 

    * Full gathered skirt

    * Unlined, serged seams with a hand sewn hem

    *Back early nylon zipper

    * Looks commercially made but no label

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Colours remain vibrant and the cotton fabric is strong and crisp - in fact, looks hardly worn.

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

     

    Comment 

    Love the fabric design on this dress! Lovely bold colours with gorgeous painterely florals. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    • Glorious 1950s Green With Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!
    • Glorious 1950s Green With Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!

    Glorious 1950s Green With Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 85 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s ivory and green striped background, textured cotton dress

    * Fabric design features abstract lime green horizontal swishes and red roses 

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide collar at neckline

    * Collar is attached at the back with a couple of stitches

    * Very full knife-pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams, machined hem

    * Back nylon zipper (original replaced previously)

     

    Condition  

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. It's obvious that the bodice has been shortened at one time, and could easily be let down another 1.5 inches. The original zipper must have been replaced at this time.

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

     

    Comment  

    The fabric on this dress is absolutely stunning!  It's good-weight cotton and falls beautifully. The pattern is so lovely with lots of detail. All in all, a gorgeous dress. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    • Vintage 1950s Grey and Pink Stripe Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Grey and Pink Stripe Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Grey and Pink Stripe Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 5 inches + 7 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s grey cotton dress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with round neckline

    * Large attached collar in pink cotton with notches at sides 

    * Collar is accented with grey self-fabric bows at the notches

    * Full gathered skirt featuring alternate stripes in pink and grey

    * Back secures with large pearlised buttons

    * Unlined, pinked seams, hand-sewn hem


    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No major flaws found, colours perhaps not as vibrant as they once were but hardly noticeable.

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

     

    Comment 

    Really striking dress in an unusual colour combination. Love the stripe effect and the gorgeous collar treatment. So lovely! Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    • Late 1950s Orange and Grey Abstract Cotton Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Orange and Grey Abstract Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 36 inches +91 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: up to 28 inches + 71 cm (meant to be cinched in)

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 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 crisp cotton dress

    * Fabric design features abstract geometric designs in white, grey and orange

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with a square neckline

    * Shelf bust with large self-fabric ruched cummerbund waist attached at front

    * Cummerbund turns into a sash belt at rear with large self-fabric buckle

    * Full, tightly gathered skirt

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand-sewn hem

    * Side closed -in metal zipper

    *Looks commercially made but no label

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see, other than the belt buckle is a tad discoloured and fraying but not very noticeable and could be easily replaced with a new buckle. You can see it in the second last photo.

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

     

    Comment 

    Beautiful and unusual fabric design dress with lovely bodice features, front and back. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    • Vintage 1940s Brown Wool Knit Suit- New!

    Vintage 1940s Brown Wool Knit Suit- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Jacket

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist at Rest: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Waist Expanded: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder:  21 inches + 53 cm

    Length from Outside Shoulder: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Skirt

    Waist at rest: 27 inches (cinches tighter with elastic) + 69 cm

    Waist Fully Expanded: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Skirt Length from Waist : 30 inches + 76 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder to Hem:  46 inches + 117 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 1940s brown wool boucle knit suit

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and strong shoulders

    * Jacket with rounded collar neckline decorated in lush chocolate brown velvet

    * Elasticised as waist to give a peplum effect

    * Long sleeves with ribbing at cuffs and padded shoulders

    * Front closure with chocolate brown velvet buttons

    * Slightly flared skirt

    * Unlined

    * Label reads Hand Loomed by Kimberly

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Perhaps the elasticised waist is a little more relaxed than it was originally,

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

     

    Comment 

    Beautiful suit with lovely design details and in great condition for its age.  The chocolate velvet trims just set it off beautifully, Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

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

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hips: free

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

    Total Length: 43 inches + 109 cm

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s - early 1960s cotton dress

    * Red and magenta roses with green leaves with white highlights

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

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

    * Darting at the bust and bodice

    * Gathered skirt with small knife pleats

    * Self piping around neckline

    * Working back metal zipper 

     

    Condition

    Excellent. 

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

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

     

    Comment

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


    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28  inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1940s black background rayon damask fabric dress

    * Design features abstract designs in gold

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and flowing skirt

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

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

    * Front opening at velvet insert with rhinestone-studded buttons

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

    * Strong shoulders with shoulder pads

    * Unlined, pinked seams, hand-sewn hem

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

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

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

     

    Comment 

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

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $490.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 49 inches + 124 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Spectacular 1950s ivory tulle cocktail dress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Strapless bodice with sweetheart neckline

    * Bodice features lace applique with organdie ruffle trim 

    * Boning in bodice for support and structure

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

    * Tulle underskirt with rows of tulle ruffles

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

    * Side metal zipper

    * Label reads Cotillion


    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    1940s Deadstock Butterfly Sequin Brooch- New!

    $95.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Height at Widest Point: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Width at Widest Point: 4 inches + 10 cm

    Depth: 0.5 inches + 1.3 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Rare to find 1940s figural brooch

    * Beautiful butterfly shape

    * Decorated entirely in sequins

    * Black felt backing

    * Padded for 3D effect

     

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    Never used.

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

     

    Comment 

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

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

    Late 1950s B&W Floral Print Sundress New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 0.5 inches + 1.25 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Fetching late 1950s white cotton background sundress

    * Fabric design features large print flowers in black and grey

     * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

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

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

    * Very full knife-pleated skirt

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

    * Back metal zipper

    * No label but looks commercially made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see.

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

     

    Comment 

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

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $210.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder : 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length: 44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length 10 inches + 25 cm

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

     

    Description

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

    * Black velvet bodice with contrasting striped fabric

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full  gathered skirt

    * Short sleeves with contrasting silver trim and bow

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

    * Back is low with silver peaked collar effect

    * Side closed in metal zipper

    * Label reads "Harco Originals"

     

    Condition 

    Lovely dress with the velvet bodice providing a vest effect that is rather fetching. In excellent condition for its age with no notable flaws that I can see.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Waist: 24 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length:  28 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches

    Zipper Length: 8 inches + 34 cm

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

     

    Description

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

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full knife pleated skirt

    * Side metal zipper and button closure

    * Unlined, pinked seams and hand sewn hem

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $298.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

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

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm

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

     

    Description

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and curvy skirt

    * Cap sleeved bodice with bateau neckline

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

    * Skirt is straight with a kick pleat at back

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

    * Fully lined in black satin with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads "Harco Original "

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Under Bust: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39.5 inches + 100 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.75 inches + 7 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s seersucker cotton dress

    * Fabric design features coral and white narrow stripes

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped oval neckline

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

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

    * Full skirt with gorgeous orange embroidery border print

    * Three self covered buttons with embroidery decorate centre front bodice

    * Unlined, raw seams, hand sewn hem

    * Scooped out back with metal zipper

    * No label but I think commercially made

     

    Condition 

    Utterly beautiful dress in excellent condition. Love the seersucker fabric and the embroidery on this beauty, plus the eye-catching bodice treatment! Only point to make is that the cotton thread on the hook and eye above zipper needs to be restitched. Other than that minor issue the dress is flawless. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    Vintage 1950s Striped Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    $270.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist:  26 - 27 inches +  66 -69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder:  16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length:  43 inches + 109 cm

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s cotton dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared neckline

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

    * Flap at neckline with large self bow                           

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads "Cardinal Cottons"

     

    Condition 

    This highly sought after novelty print dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age with no flaws that I can see. Looks hardly worn -the print remains vibrant and unfaded and the fabric is still crisp. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $185.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Length: 4.5 inches + 11.5 cm

    Width: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Depth: 1 inches + 2.5 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s evening makeup set known as a minauderie

    * Original black faille carry case

    * Interior case lifts out of the carry all

    * Case has enamel front with painted flowers

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

    * Label reads Volupte

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

    Condition 

    Wonderful example of the sought after Volupte carry-alls. This one features a gorgeous enamelled front with a painterly florals. This purse looks unused and is in excellent condition with only a few marks and scratches that are barely noticeable. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    Vintage 1950 Black Cashmere Cardigan with Mink- New

    $180.00 AUD

     Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 38 -39 inches + 96.5 - 99 cm

    Waist: 28 -29 inches + 71 - 74 cm

    Sleeve: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous black cashmere wool cardigan

    * Removable honey coloured wide mink collar

    * Rhinestone clasps secure at waistline

    * Pearl decorative buttons on each sleeve sleeves

    * Interior body fully lined in black lace with chiffon overlay

    * Label reads Bernard Altmann

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

      

    Comment

    High quality cashmere cardigan. The cardigan is in excellent condition with no damage, holes or flaws that I can see. The only thing to mention is extremely slight pilling but not anything to detract from thhe beauty of this piece.. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.


     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

    Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s mint green plisse cotton dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with deep V-shaped neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with gathers

    * Very full skirt almost full circle 

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

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

    * Closed-in side metal zipper

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

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see.  One can easily replace the closed-in metal zipper with a longer zipper that opens higher, for added ease in getting it over the shoulders. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    $350.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s black background brocade commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features bright blue sketched long stem roses

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with elbow length sleeves and deep oval scooped neckline

    * Shelf bust with self trim and centre front bow

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

    * Full cone shaped skirt with additional tucks for fullness

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Jean Allen

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

     

    Condition 

    Absolutely stunning cocktail dress in such a wonderful colour combination. Fabulous design and presentation, and in excellent vintage condition too. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 -35 inches + 86 -89 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s black back ground taffeta dress

    * Fabric design features stripes in all colours of the rainbow

    * Classic New Look silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with square neckline and cap sleeves with peaks

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

    * Full panelled skirt with wide sweep

    * Unlined, raw seams, hand sewn hem

    *Unlabelled but expertly made 

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    Stunning 1930s Floral Bias Cut Nightgown New!

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

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

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

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  55.5 inches + 141 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Absolutely gorgeous 1930s white silky rayon nightgown

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and draping skirt

    * Sleeveless cross-over neckline with gathered shelf bust

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

    * Self ties at each side to tie at back

    * Gently draped bias cut skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Upper back with slit panels 

    * Label reads McClellin 

     

    Condition 

    How gorgeous is this 1930s nightgown? So good it could be worn as an evening gown. It's in excellent condition for its age and the styling is reminiscent of a Hollywood gown. A rare beauty. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $410.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 60 inches + 152 cm

     

    Description

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

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Strapless with sweetheart neckline with pink satin edging

    * Pink taffeta cummerbund waist with draped front bow

    * Extra wide and dramatic skirt with floral garland border print

    * White acetate lining with tiered tulle underskirt for added fullness

    *Perfectly working back zipper

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Remember this dress is over sixty years old and has no noticeable flaws that I can see other than some minor discolouration and light marks on the pink taffeta bow. Shown with an added crinoline for demonstration purposes only. We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item

     

    Shop Policies

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

     

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

    $450.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 44 inches + 112 cm

     

    Description

    *1950s ivory chiffon dress 

    * Fabric design features tiny pink flocked rosebuds in rows

    * Pink taffeta cummerbund waist sash with cascading bow at rear

    * Sleeveless bodice with elegant scooped neckline and nipped waist

    * Extra wide gathered skirt

    *Perfectly working back metal zipper

    * Lined in ivory acetate

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - perhaps the chiffon isn't as white as it used to be but extremely difficult to tell - the dress presents beautifully as one can see and the flocking is in excellent condition.  Shown with a crinoline for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

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

     

    Shop Policies


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

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

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

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

     

     

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

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Large - Extra Large

    Bust: 44 inches + 112 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  46 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 23 inches + 58 cm

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

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

     

    Description

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

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

     * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

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

    * Inset front panels feature full length column of roses

    * Panelled skirt with inset pocket and roses border

    * Front metal zipper extends to hipline

    * Unlined, pinked seams, machined hem

    * Label reads Fruit of the Loom Lounge Wear 

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 38

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm

    Sleeve Length : 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hem Length: 1 inches + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Dramatic 1940s black rayon commercially made dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Bracelet sleeved bodice with deep square neckline

    * Sleeves are ruched near outer edge

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

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

    * Unlined, pinked seams, hand sewn hem

    * Side closed -in metal zipper

    * Swing tag reads Edmund & Co Distributors

     

    Condition 

    This dress can be described in one word - SOPHISTICATED !! Amazing condition, appears to be distributor's sample and therefore never worn. Gorgeous dress, the type worn on screen by Hollywood starlets. Belt is not included. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    1950s Dark Pink Roses Sambo Fashions Dress - New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 37 -38 inches + 94 - 96.5 cm

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 - 29  inches + 71 - 74 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16.5 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s black background acetate blend commercially made dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep oval neckline

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

    * Unlined, finished seams, machined hem

    * Side open metal zipper

    * Label reads Sambo Fashions

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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