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    Vintage 1950s Turquoise and Blue Quilted Skirt- New! Vintage 1950s Turquoise and Blue Quilted Skirt- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Turquoise and Blue Quilted Skirt- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Turquoise and Blue Quilted Skirt- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Turquoise and Blue Quilted Skirt- New!

    Vintage 1950s Turquoise and Blue Quilted Skirt- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length:  30 inches + 76 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s brilliant blue quilted skirt

    * Fabric design features floral medallion print in turquoise and green

    * Classic silhouette with waist band and full skirt

    * Very full circle skirt with two side inset pockets

    * Metal zipper and button closure

      

    Condition 

    This beautiful skirt is in perfect condition, I can find no faults/ Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    1950s Red Roses on Ivory Satin Party Dress Ensemble- New! 1950s Red Roses on Ivory Satin Party Dress Ensemble- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Red Roses on Ivory Satin Party Dress Ensemble- New!
    • 1950s Red Roses on Ivory Satin Party Dress Ensemble- New!
    • 1950s Red Roses on Ivory Satin Party Dress Ensemble- New!
    • 1950s Red Roses on Ivory Satin Party Dress Ensemble- New!

    1950s Red Roses on Ivory Satin Party Dress Ensemble- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  32 inches + 81 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm (measured on form)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Stole Length: 68 inches + 173 cm

    Stole Width: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Magnificent 1950s ivory silk satin cocktail dress

    * Fabric design features luscious red long stem roses

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Strapless bodice with draped diagonally pleated shelf bust 

    * Bodice is boned for support and has a self trim at waist

    * Very full skirt with vertical inset of contrasting magenta satin at waist to hem

    * Skirt is half circle at front with back featuring pleats to provide more fullness

    * Lined bodice, unlined skirt raw seams with machined hem.

    * Low back with metal zipper

      

    Condition 

    This dress is really breathtaking and one not to be missed. It is extremely well made and is in excellent condition for its age, with no flaws of note, apart from a couple of tiny spots on skirt, really not noticeable. The stole is unlined and allows for easy draping in a myriad of ways. A truly amazing and beautiful dress!!

     

    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.

     

  • Shoes from Sex in the City Movie- New! Shoes from Sex in the City Movie- New! Quick View
    • Shoes from Sex in the City Movie- New!
    • Shoes from Sex in the City Movie- New!
    • Shoes from Sex in the City Movie- New!
    • Shoes from Sex in the City Movie- New!

    Shoes from Sex in the City Movie- New!

    $60.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Marked L

    Size 40 Euro Size

    Length: 10 inches + 25 cm    (pointed toe)

    Width: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Heel Height: 3 inches + 8 cm

     

    Description

    * Cream satin fabric upper evening shoes/ slippers

    * Decorated with soutache trim, faux pearls and 3D roses

    * Leather soles

    * High heels

    * Label reads Victoria' Secret

    * Accompanying tag reads: 

    ITEM: White high heel shoes

    PRODUCTION: "Sex and the City"

    ACTOR: Cast members

    ACQUIRED FROM: Costume Collection

     

    Condition 

    As stated in the tag, these are a pair of shoes worn by a cast member from the Sex in the City movie. I acquired these as part of a larger collection of film costume and accessories from an Australian movie props collector, the majority of which have come from specialist movie memorabilia auctions in the United States. These shoes are sure to be a great investment and are in generally good condition. Although these shoes have been hardly worn, they do have some minor foxing and scuffs. Nothing to detract. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Late 1940s Designer Emerald Green Damask Suit- New! Late 1940s Designer Emerald Green Damask Suit- New! Quick View
    • Late 1940s Designer Emerald Green Damask Suit- New!
    • Late 1940s Designer Emerald Green Damask Suit- New!
    • Late 1940s Designer Emerald Green Damask Suit- New!
    • Late 1940s Designer Emerald Green Damask Suit- New!

    Late 1940s Designer Emerald Green Damask Suit- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size:  Medium

    Jacket
    Bust:  36 - 38  inches + 91 - 96.5 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Length from Shoulder Seam to Jacket Hem:  25 inches + 63.5 cm  (Back is longer)

    Sleeve Length Outside Shoulder to Cuff: 24 inches +61 cm

    Skirt

    Waist: 27 - 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Length of Skirt:  30  inches + 76 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8cm

    Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s damask pattern emerald green rayon suit

    * Fabric design features floral design with foliage

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Jacket with long sleeves and turn over collar and front closure

    * Lovely frog closures down front of jacket

    * Peplum below waist with two layers that drapes longer and fuller at the back

    * Skirt has typical 40s styling and shape and secures at side with metal zipper

    * Unlined,  raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Label reads Suzy Perette

    Suzy Perette

    The Suzy Perette label was a registered trademark of Lombardy Dress (founded as Lombardy Frocks in 1930) and turning out a clothing line as early as 1946. A sister label to Suzy Perette was the Gigi Young Fashions label (late fifties to 1966). This label followed the same successful style formula of Suzy Perette but as a less expensive line.Suzy Perette was greatly influenced by Parisian fashions, with the silhouette of cinched waist and full skirt extremely popular during the early fifties. In fact, the Suzy Perette label acquired the right to incorporate Christian Dior's designs into their own product range. The label on this suit indicates that it is a very early design, but nevertheless has the wonderful styling and attention to detail that is a hallmark of this label.

      

    Condition 

    Highly desirable suit for two reasons. The first is that it is a rare early Suzy Perette and the second is that it has a fabulous 1940s silhouette, particularly love the waterfall back peplum. This suit is in really good condition for its age, no notable flaws that I can see. Tiniest bit of colour variation in the fabric but not noticeable, just mentioned for accuracy. 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 Green Polka Dot Pique Cotton Dress - New! Vintage 1950s Green Polka Dot Pique Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Green Polka Dot Pique Cotton Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Green Polka Dot Pique Cotton Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Green Polka Dot Pique Cotton Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Green Polka Dot Pique Cotton Dress - New!

    Vintage 1950s Green Polka Dot Pique Cotton Dress - New!

    $195.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 35 inches + 89 cm

    Waist up to : 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 13.5 inches + 34.3 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder : 38 inches + 96.5 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s green polka dot over ivory pique cotton dress

    * Bodice front features u-shaped pleated cummerbund in emerald green cotton

    * Sleeveless with elegant scooped neckline

    * Wide gathered skirt with self-belt

    * Perfectly working back zipper (zipper finishes at shoulder blades)

    * Label reads Wearever, USA

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress is over sixty years old and, although it has been worn, it is in excellent condition for its age.The dress has had some tiny seam repairs over the years, but there is no way of knowing this from the exterior of the dress. The belt appears a fraction more discoloured in the photos than it really is, I have since re-washed both the dress and belt and they have come up very well. Tiniest bit of seam stress on a couple of seams but hardly noticeable. Please contact us if your require additional information or measurements regarding 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 if this rare circumstance arises.


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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1950s B&W Stain Glass Print Cotton Sundress - New! Vintage 1950s B&W Stain Glass Print Cotton Sundress - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s B&W Stain Glass Print Cotton Sundress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s B&W Stain Glass Print Cotton Sundress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s B&W Stain Glass Print Cotton Sundress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s B&W Stain Glass Print Cotton Sundress - New!

    Vintage 1950s B&W Stain Glass Print Cotton Sundress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large

    Bust:  40 - 41 inches + 102 - 104 cm 

    Waist: 30 -31 inches + 76 - 79 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: .5 inches + 2 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality crisp polished cotton sun dress

    * Fabric design features black and white stain glass print

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Strapless bodice with gathers at front neckline with loop

    * Bodice has black trim at neckline and waist

    * Two long black straps are attached to sides that thread trough loop at centre front

    * These can be tied into a bow at front or use to make a halter neck

    * Very full circle skirt with large black inset panel with large bow at side

    * Lined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with side metal zipper

    * Label reads Fashionmaker Originals

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see. There are two tiny buttons on the inside bodice neckline may have had detachable straps -not sure. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1950s Blue Felt Applique Skirt- New! Vintage 1950s Blue Felt Applique Skirt- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Felt Applique Skirt- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Felt Applique Skirt- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Felt Applique Skirt- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Felt Applique Skirt- New!

    Vintage 1950s Blue Felt Applique Skirt- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  30 inches + 76 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Absolutely beautiful 1950s sky blue felt skirt

    * Fabric features rows of horizontal stitching at intervals

    * Felt floral appliques with leaves and flowers

    * Colours include pinks, greens, yellows, purples and blues

    * Classic silhouette with waist band and almost full circle skirt

     

    * Side metal zipper fastening

      

    Condition 

    This absolutely fabulous skirt is in excellent condition for its age, I can see no flaws,.  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 Scenic French Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New! 1950s Scenic French Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Scenic French Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Scenic French Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Scenic French Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Scenic French Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

    1950s Scenic French Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Striking late 1950s medium weight cotton dress

    * Scenic print with French country scenes and picnic setting

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low neckline inset with cotton lace

    * Thin ivory cotton eyelet lace is sewn together to form the cups

    * Green trim echoes the line of the neckline finishing with a bow at centre bust

    * Very full skirt 

    * Unlined, pinked and raw seams with hand finished hem 

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition, as it has not had as much use and remains as bright as the day it was made.  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.

     

  • 1960s Rare Lilli Ann Black and Cream Ribbed Gabardine Suit - New! 1960s Rare Lilli Ann Black and Cream Ribbed Gabardine Suit - New! Quick View
    • 1960s Rare Lilli Ann Black and Cream Ribbed Gabardine Suit - New!
    • 1960s Rare Lilli Ann Black and Cream Ribbed Gabardine Suit - New!
    • 1960s Rare Lilli Ann Black and Cream Ribbed Gabardine Suit - New!
    • 1960s Rare Lilli Ann Black and Cream Ribbed Gabardine Suit - New!

    1960s Rare Lilli Ann Black and Cream Ribbed Gabardine Suit - New!

    $490.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Jacket
    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Jacket Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Sleeve Length: 16 inches + 41cm

    Skirt

    Empire waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Natural waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Length: 24.5 inches + 62 cm

    Zipper Length: 5 inches + 13 cm

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

     

    Description

    * 1960s designer black ribbed gabardine suit

    * Striking silhouette with cinched waist and flared skirt

    * Cropped jacket with 3/4 sleeves and semi open front

    * Jacket is trimmed with Peter Pan collar in cream with self bow

    * Skirt is bell shaped with three tiers and high waist in cream muslin matching jacket

    * Side metal zipper on skirt

    * Fully lined in black crepe with couturier quality finishing

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

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

      

    Condition 

    The suit is in excellent condition for its age No notable flaws that I can see. The eyes on the hook and eye closures on the skirt waist need reinforcing as they are made of thread 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 Blue Carnations & Dots Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Blue Carnations & Dots Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Carnations & Dots Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Carnations & Dots Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Carnations & Dots Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Carnations & Dots Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Blue Carnations & Dots Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26.5 inches + 67 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Bodice Length to Where it Meets Skirt: 18 inches + 45.5 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42.5 inches + 108 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. 

     

    Description

    * Beautiful late 1950s early 1960s ivory crisp cotton dress

    * Fabric design features small black polka dots with blue carnations with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped oval neckline

    * Neckline has inset of white pique cotton trim with self fabric bow on each shoulder

    * Dropped waist with self tie half belt attached to each side

    * Very full gathered skirt with self piping where skirt is attached to bodice

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Metal closed in zipper at back

    * Unlabelled

      

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  Fabric is very crisp and the colours are bright and unfaded. No notable flaws that I can see, apart from the fact that the pellon stiffening was cut away inside the dress. Does not detract in any way from the presentation of this dress and only mentioned for full disclosure. 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 Australian Designer Black & Gold Polka Dot Dress- New! 1950s Australian Designer Black & Gold Polka Dot Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Australian Designer Black & Gold Polka Dot Dress- New!
    • 1950s Australian Designer Black & Gold Polka Dot Dress- New!
    • 1950s Australian Designer Black & Gold Polka Dot Dress- New!
    • 1950s Australian Designer Black & Gold Polka Dot Dress- New!

    1950s Australian Designer Black & Gold Polka Dot Dress- New!

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Top

    Bust:  36 inches +91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Length from Outside Shoulder: 19 inches + 48 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30 cm

     Skirt

    Waist: 26 inches + 66cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length from waist band:  27.5 inches + 70 cm 

    Hem Length: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality crisp black cotton dress set

    * Fabric design features gold polka dots

    * Painted swirl embellishment in gold paint

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with notched neckline

    * Bodice shoulders are also notched

    * Bodice top can be worn under or over skirt

    * Circle skirt with pellon stiffening for structure and fullness

    * Unlined , raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back top with metal zipper, skirt with size metal zipper

    * Label reads John J Hilton Individuals 

    Gyula Heitler, born in Bratislava in 1912, learnt from a young age how to buy and sell in his parents’ general store. Arriving from Europe in 1947, Gyula changed his name to John J Hilton and worked for his sponsor Alexander ‘Gigi’ Schwarz at Olympia Fashions, a dress shop in Pitt Street, Sydney. Then, together with his elder brother Emil, he started a business manufacturing ladies knitwear. Adopting the trading name, John J Hilton, they looked around for Australian creative-fashion opportunities and decided to focus on women in their mid-twenties and older, offering them elegant and durable dresses at a fair price. The business grew to 100 employees, with showrooms around Australia and representatives in Paris, New York and London. It was, in fact, one of Australia's largest women's fashion houses during the 1950s and '60s. The company's slogan was "It's a Honey, it's a Hilton". Hilton clothes were sold in all department stores. At its peak it made made more than 300,000 garments a year and Hilton was regarded as a doyen of the industry. John J Hilton was one of the first to export Australian fashion to Japan, as well as to Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and United States. A pioneer in the use of wool in women’s dresses, John J Hilton was the recipient of fashion awards, including the Australian Wool Award. Hilton ran the company until the 1970s, when it was taken over by Osti, in turn taken over by the Dunlop group. Hilton continued to run the John J. Hilton division of Dunlop until he retired from the business in 1978. (Courtesy of Design and Art Australia Online and SMH)

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

    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 Hydrangea Quilted Cotton Skirt- New! Vintage 1950s Hydrangea Quilted Cotton Skirt- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Hydrangea Quilted Cotton Skirt- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Hydrangea Quilted Cotton Skirt- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Hydrangea Quilted Cotton Skirt- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Hydrangea Quilted Cotton Skirt- New!

    Vintage 1950s Hydrangea Quilted Cotton Skirt- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length from waistband:  28 inches + 71 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 6 inches + 15 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s quality quilted cotton black background 

    * Fabric design features abstract hydrangeas in purple, violet and blue

    * Olive green abstract leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Very full skirt with inseam pockets on either side

    * Raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Waist band with belt loops

    * Side metal zipper

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

    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 Ivory Dress with Blue Floral Border - New! Vintage 1950s Ivory Dress with Blue Floral Border - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Ivory Dress with Blue Floral Border - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Ivory Dress with Blue Floral Border - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Ivory Dress with Blue Floral Border - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Ivory Dress with Blue Floral Border - New!

    Vintage 1950s Ivory Dress with Blue Floral Border - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  33 inches + 84 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s ivory cotton dress with subtle scrollwork print in white

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with double spaghetti straps

    * Very full skirt with large stylised poppy border print in blues and greens

    * Inset pocket on right side seam

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper and side stays for support

    * Label reads Jeanne D'Arc

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from a little bit of wear on straps, hardly worth mentioning, and a teeny tiny repair to top of seam under arm where one of the stays must have started to poke through, as they tend to do after a period of time. I must say that it is hardly noticeable, you'd miss it unless inspecting real close. Nothing to detract from the presentation or wearability of this 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.

     

  • Vintage 1950s Blue Green Floral Sprays Cotton Dress - New! Vintage 1950s Blue Green Floral Sprays Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Green Floral Sprays Cotton Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Green Floral Sprays Cotton Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Green Floral Sprays Cotton Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Green Floral Sprays Cotton Dress - New!

    Vintage 1950s Blue Green Floral Sprays Cotton Dress - New!

    $240.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 40 inches + 102 cm

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s - early 60s ivory cotton dress

    * Gorgeous floral sprays design in varying shades of blue and green

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Low scooped neckline with single spaghetti straps

    * Bodice is lined with self fabric

    * Full gathered skirt with wide turned-up hem

    * Working back metal zipper 

     

    Comment

    This dress is in great condition with no rips, stains, major fading or holes. The dress has been taken in at the bust but this does not show from outside. The only slightest issue is that there is some minor fraying with the spaghetti straps at one area and could be tacked down if desired. The dress is shown with an added crinoline petticoat and ribbon for demonstration purposes only and not included within the sale. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

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

     

    Shop Policies


    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 Purple Floral Sprays on Black Cotton Dress- New! 1950s Purple Floral Sprays on Black Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Purple Floral Sprays on Black Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Purple Floral Sprays on Black Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Purple Floral Sprays on Black Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Purple Floral Sprays on Black Cotton Dress- New!

    1950s Purple Floral Sprays on Black Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 11 inches + 28 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality crisp black cotton dress

    * Fabric design also features sprays of purple, pink & white flowers with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped neckline

    * Lovely added angled panel below bust to waist

    * Bodice has black trim edging on armholes and neckline

    * Very full circle skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Rounded neckline at back with side metal zipper

      

    Condition 

    The print on this dress is so very beautiful and such eye popping colours. The dress itself is in wonderful condition with  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from breaks in the boning, although this does not affect the wearability or presentation of the dress. The dress might need a hook and eye above the zipper to secure. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Early 1950s Lilli Ann Flecked Wool Designer Suit- New! Early 1950s Lilli Ann Flecked Wool Designer Suit- New! Quick View
    • Early 1950s Lilli Ann Flecked Wool Designer Suit- New!
    • Early 1950s Lilli Ann Flecked Wool Designer Suit- New!
    • Early 1950s Lilli Ann Flecked Wool Designer Suit- New!
    • Early 1950s Lilli Ann Flecked Wool Designer Suit- New!

    Early 1950s Lilli Ann Flecked Wool Designer Suit- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Jacket

    Bust:  38 - 40  inches + 96 cm -102 cm 

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Jacket Length: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Sleeve Length: 22 inches + 56 cm (not including cuffs)

    Skirt

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Length: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hem Length; 1.5 inches + 4 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality mid-weight flecked woven wool suit

    * Fabric features charcoal, cream and black wool threads

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Jacket has niche collar, long sleeves with large turn over cuffs

    * Belt strap feature on left upper side of jacket that cinches with rhinestone buckle

    * Front closure with self covered fabric buttons

    * Neckline, straps and cuffs have contrasting black piping

    * Accentuated peplum style waist with built in stays and padding

    * Skirt has side metal zipper and kick pleat at back

    * Fully lined jacket in black crepe, skirt has lining at seat

    * Label reads Lilli Ann


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


    Condition 

    Gorgeous Lilli Ann suit.  With no notable flaws that I can see, apart from a couple of rhinestones have dimmed in the buckle, and the skirt hip area has been let out at some point. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Late 1950 Early 1960 Roman Numerals Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New! Late 1950 Early 1960 Roman Numerals Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950 Early 1960 Roman Numerals Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950 Early 1960 Roman Numerals Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950 Early 1960 Roman Numerals Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950 Early 1960 Roman Numerals Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

    Late 1950 Early 1960 Roman Numerals Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 87 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14 inches +  36 cm

    Total Length: 38.5 inches + 98 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage late 1950s -  Early 1960s cream linen blend dress

    * Novelty print featuring roman numerals in black, charcoal and red

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped neckline

    * Gathered skirt with large applied pockets

    * Front fastening with large ivory buttons

    * Hook and eye closure at waist

     

    Condition 

    Adore this dress! It's in excellent vintage condition for its age with no flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear. Shown with a crinoline and ribbon belt for demonstration purposes only.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Late 1950s Blue & Green Plaid Cotton Sundress- New! Late 1950s Blue & Green Plaid Cotton Sundress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Blue & Green Plaid Cotton Sundress- New!
    • Late 1950s Blue & Green Plaid Cotton Sundress- New!
    • Late 1950s Blue & Green Plaid Cotton Sundress- New!
    • Late 1950s Blue & Green Plaid Cotton Sundress- New!

    Late 1950s Blue & Green Plaid Cotton Sundress- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  33 - 34 inches + 84 - 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:  38 inches + 97 cm 

    Hem Length: 6 inches + 15cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s blue and green plaid woven boucle cotton sundress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with flap around upper bodice with shoulder straps

    * Large self fabric bow is threaded through a slit opening

    * Very full knife pleated skirt

    * Fully lined bodice in white cotton, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Tabak of California

    Tabak was one of the great California sportswear companies of the mid 20th century. During most of the 1950s and 1960s, the head designer at Tabak was Irene Saltern. Irene Saltern was the design name of Irene Stern Salinger. She designed for the movies in the 1930s and 1940s and in the 1950s she became head designer for California sportswear house: Tabak,   She designed under her own name in 1955-57. She returned to Tabak and stayed with them until 1965. A cutting-edge designer, she is widely credited as a pioneer in the California sportswear/separates revolution in the 1950s. (courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild). 

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

    Vintage 1950s Green Floral Scrollwork Cotton Dress - New!

    $190.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches +66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder:  15 inches + 38  cm

    Total Length: 43 inches +109 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s ivory background cotton dress

    * Lovely novelty William Morris style print with flowers and scroll work

    * Shades of avocado and emerald green with yellow

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with wide oval neckline

    * Bodice has diamond shaped cutouts above bust

    * Wide gathered skirt

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    Beautiful novelty print dress is in great vintage condition for its age with the only issue I can see is some slight darkening underarms and light overall wash fade only noticeable when compared to inside hem. Really not noticeable when worn but priced accordingly. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    1950s Fuchsia Coloured Silk Taffeta Party Dress - New! 1950s Fuchsia Coloured Silk Taffeta Party Dress - New! Quick View
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    1950s Fuchsia Coloured Silk Taffeta Party Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm (measured on mannequin)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: none (required for balloon hem effect)

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s beautiful deep fuchsia coloured designer silk satin dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Strapless sweetheart bodice with fold over flap

    * Bodice is boned for support with unusual precision seaming

    * Very full skirt with open pinch pleat at front and balloon gathered hemline

    * Low back bodice with metal zipper

    * Back skirt has draped swags caught up with two self fabric roses on each side

    * Lined bodice, skirt has built in tulle petticoat

    * Weights in skirt for draping

    * This is a high-end, beautifully constructed dress

    * Label reads Neiman Marcus

    Carrie Marcus Neiman, Al Neiman, and Mrs. Neiman’s brother, Herbert Marcus, founded Neiman Marcus in 1907. The first store was in downtown Dallas, Texas. From the beginning the goal of the trio was to establish a store in which customer service was unsurpassed. “It’s never a good sale for Neiman Marcus,” Herbert Marcus said, “unless it’s a good buy for the customer.”

    In 1925 son Stanley Marcus began working at Neiman Marcus. It was Stanley who developed the image of Neiman Marcus as a luxury department store selling the most expensive merchandise. He started the tradition of having in-house fashion shows and beginning in 1938 he established the Neiman Marcus Award for Excellence in Fashion. Stanley Marcus became the president of Neiman Marcus in 1950. The following year, in the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalogue, the store started what has become one of their most famous features — the addition of unusual and very extravagant gifts. The publication of the catalogue is always a much-awaited event, with lots of press coverage. (courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)

     

    Condition 

    This amazing and most beautiful dress reminds me of the famous Balenciaga draped gown. Such incredible detailing and tailoring in this dress.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from a slight unravelling of a back dart (an easy fix) and a small spot on the dress front skirt which gets lost in the folds. I have included a photo of the spot (refer last photo). I must say it lightened after a trip to the dry cleaners, and I believe subsequent cleaning may lighten it even further.  I don't think one would notice it when worn because of the gorgeous details on this dress which completely obscure this minor issue. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble- New! 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble- New! Quick View
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    • 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble- New!
    • 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble- New!
    • 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble- New!

    1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches +  86 - 91 cm (due to gathered bust)

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 46 inches + 117 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s iridescent purply pink taffeta with black flocked lattice daisy pattern 

    * Material decorated with glitter dot highlights

    * Classic New Look silhouette with fitted bodice and very full circle skirt

    * Bodice features a dramatic low cut sweetheart shelf bust edged in black taffeta

    * Lovely contrast bolero with sculptured stand-up neckline and fastens with large black          jet button

    * Original self belt with scalloped edged that buckles at back

    * Side metal zipper

     

    Comment

    This gorgeous dress and jacket set has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Fabric is crisp and strong and free from notable flaws. The only issue I can see is that the belt buckle at back is slightly worn. This is a stunning dress! For information it was featured in the Australian TV Series A Place to Call Home

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    1950s Printed Blue Ribbon Stripes and Violets Dress- New! (On Hold) 1950s Printed Blue Ribbon Stripes and Violets Dress- New! (On Hold) Quick View
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    • 1950s Printed Blue Ribbon Stripes and Violets Dress- New! (On Hold)
    • 1950s Printed Blue Ribbon Stripes and Violets Dress- New! (On Hold)

    1950s Printed Blue Ribbon Stripes and Violets Dress- New! (On Hold)

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 9 inches + 23 cm

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s ivory cotton designer dress

    * Fabric design features printed blue ribbon braid and bunches of purple violets

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with wide straps

    * Sweetheart neckline formed by tucked centre front

    * Fabric is matched at bodice to produce diagonal effect

    * Very full knife pleated skirt

    * Lined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Cover Girl of Miami

      

    Condition 

    This dress is in great condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from a tiny bit of wear on straps, really only mentioned for accuracy. The dress has been shortened at one stage of its life but can easily be let down as there is around 9 inches of hem. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New! Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Waist:  26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14 inches +  36 cm

    Total Length:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s calpreta cotton dress

    * Spectacular matchbox novelty print

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared neckline

    * Contrasting blue cotton bow attached that created a keyhole effect

    * Box pleated full skirt 

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads "Blacon"

     

    Condition 

    This desirable novelty print dress is in excellent condition for its age. Tiny bit of rubbing on the very tip of armholes but hardly noticeable .Missing belt. Clean and ready to wear. Contact us if you require further information on this item. Thank You.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Late 1940s Early 1950s Grey & Pink Chevron Stripe Dress- New! Late 1940s Early 1950s Grey & Pink Chevron Stripe Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Late 1940s Early 1950s Grey & Pink Chevron Stripe Dress- New!
    • Late 1940s Early 1950s Grey & Pink Chevron Stripe Dress- New!

    Late 1940s Early 1950s Grey & Pink Chevron Stripe Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Large

    Bust:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Striking late 1940s early 1950s charcoal grey wool blend dress

    * Fabric design features pink and grey stripes

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Long sleeves with shirtfront opening and fold over collar

    * Sleeves have large sewn in cuffs

    * Front bodice closure with rhinestone buttons 

    * Very full circle skirt with opening extending to hem with buttons for closure

    * Self fabric matching belt

    * Unlined, pinked seams with machined hem

    * No label commercially made has sizing label only

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from a couple of missing rhinestone centres in buttons, hardly noticeable. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1950s Blue Roses Border Print Dress - New! Vintage 1950s Blue Roses Border Print Dress - New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s Blue Roses Border Print Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Roses Border Print Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Roses Border Print Dress - New!

    Vintage 1950s Blue Roses Border Print Dress - New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 88 cm 

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.75 inches + 4.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Stunning 1950s crisp white pique cotton dress

    * Fabric design features blue/purple roses and rosebuds with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with wide shoulder straps

    * Full skirt with large box pleats at waist

    * Lined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Lloyd Weill New York

     

    Condition 

    Such a gorgeous and eye-catching dress! And it's in excellent condition for its age, in fact it looks hardly worn. The fabric is strong and the colours are bright and vibrant. No notable flaws that I can see. The straps on the dress have been shortened (uncut) and hand stitched in place. These could easily be adjusted to suit your ideal length. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

    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 Blue Violets & Green Leaves Cotton Dress- New! (ON HOLD) 1950s Blue Violets & Green Leaves Cotton Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
    • 1950s Blue Violets & Green Leaves Cotton Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • 1950s Blue Violets & Green Leaves Cotton Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • 1950s Blue Violets & Green Leaves Cotton Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • 1950s Blue Violets & Green Leaves Cotton Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

    1950s Blue Violets & Green Leaves Cotton Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

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    This product is sold out

    Please note this dress is on hold pending sale and not available for general sale. Thank you for understanding

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Shoulder Width: 14 inches + 36 cm 

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 0.5 inches + 1.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s ivory cotton sundress

    * Fabric design features profuse violets and leaves in blue and green shades

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped oval neckline

    * Neckline is ruched with slightly off shoulder straps

    * Very full circle skirt with inset pockets on either side

    * Lined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Cover Girl of Miami

      

    Condition 

    I have had a few Cover Girl of Miami dresses over the years, and each one has been a showstopper. Beautifully constructed and often with unusual features, such as the ruched and gathered neckline on this lovely dress! I can see why the label is sought after by vintage enthusiasts. This dress itself  is in excellent condition for its age.  No  flaws of note that I can see, other than it needs a hook and eye above the zipper to secure. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    Vintage 1950s Floral Garland Navy Cotton Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large

    Bust:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Under Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Striking late 1950s deep navy polished cotton dress

    * Fabric design features horizontal panels of floral garlands in pink, grey, blue & yellow

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with below elbow sleeves and rounded scooped out neckline

    * Entire dress has centre front self covered button fastening

    * Very full knife pleated skirt and self fabric belt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from some underarm dusting and lightening. Apart from this the dress looks as if it was hardly worn. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

    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.

     

  • Original 1950s Delicate Pink Roses Cotton Dress - New! Original 1950s Delicate Pink Roses Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Original 1950s Delicate Pink Roses Cotton Dress - New!
    • Original 1950s Delicate Pink Roses Cotton Dress - New!
    • Original 1950s Delicate Pink Roses Cotton Dress - New!
    • Original 1950s Delicate Pink Roses Cotton Dress - New!

    Original 1950s Delicate Pink Roses Cotton Dress - New!

    $270.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Bodice length from centre back: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 41 inches + 104 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s cotton dress with light and medium pink roses print

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with capped sleeves and jewel collar

    * Shelf bust to front decorated with self trim

    * Extra wide pleated skirt

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads "Leo-Dana Montreal"

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Although this dress is over sixty years old it has no noticeable flaws that I can see. It looks hardly worn - and is a truly captivating dress.  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 if this rare circumstance arises.


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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1950 Blue Roses Column Print Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950 Blue Roses Column Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950 Blue Roses Column Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950 Blue Roses Column Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950 Blue Roses Column Print Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950 Blue Roses Column Print Cotton Dress- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small 

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39.5 inches + 100 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s white cotton background dress

    * Fabric design features columns of blue roses with green leaves and border print

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low scooped neckline ending in wide straps

    * Self piping at waist

    * Very full circle skirt with plain panel front gathered at either side border at hem

    * Semi lined bodice (large facings), raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper 

     

    Condition 

    This truly beautiful and eye catching dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No flaws of note that I can see. A couple of tiny marks on skirt and the slightest straining on some seams, but nothing that detracts in any way from presentation, durability or wearability of this lovely and desirable item. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1960 Red, White & Blue Geometric Mod Dress- New! Vintage 1960 Red, White & Blue Geometric Mod Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1960 Red, White & Blue Geometric Mod Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1960 Red, White & Blue Geometric Mod Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1960 Red, White & Blue Geometric Mod Dress- New!

    Vintage 1960 Red, White & Blue Geometric Mod Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Waist: 29-30 inches + 74 - 76 cm

    Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1960s geometric print silk blend mod dress

    * Fabric design also features filled in diamond shapes in red, navy and white

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with rolled collar

    * Gently sloping a-line framed skirt 

    * Unlined, pinked and serged seams  with hand finished hem

    * Back with plastic zipper

      

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart a tiny bot if colour variation in the fabric hardly noticeable and bottom of zipper needs a few stitches to secure. 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 Blue Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble - New! Vintage 1950s Blue Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble - New!

    Vintage 1950s Blue Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91.5 cm ( can accommodate slightly larger size)

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 cm to 69 cm

    Bodice Length: 15.5 inches + 40 cm

    Bolero Length (centre back): 15 inches + 38 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 41.5 inches +105  cm ( 5 inch hem allowance + 13 cm)

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s lightweight blue cotton dress and bolero

    * Blue floral impressionist pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and gathered skirt

    * Scooped neck bodice decorated with self loop trims

    * Low scooped back and attached self cord belt 

    * Matching bolero has turnover neckline and loop trims to sleeves

    * Attached petticoat (this is narrower than the dress)

    *Working back metal zipper 

     

    Comment

    This dress and bolero are in excellent condition without any flaws of note. Just one minor point there is an option of opening the attached slip so that you would be able to accommodate a crinoline petticoat if desired. But I think it hangs beautifully as is  :)

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1950s Red & White Checkerboard Print Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Red & White Checkerboard Print Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Red & White Checkerboard Print Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Red & White Checkerboard Print Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Red & White Checkerboard Print Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Red & White Checkerboard Print Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Red & White Checkerboard Print Dress- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 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: 5 inches +13 cm

    Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s white and tomato red checkerboard print cotton dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless shirt front bodice with fold over collar and v-neckline

    * Two large red plastic buttons at front for closure

    * Very full knife pleated skirt with hidden zipper at centre front

    * Unlined, raw and serged seams with hand finished hem

     

    Condition 

    Such a striking piece, particularly the knife pleated skirt that gives that varying checkerboard op art design. The dress in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, only some minor fraying on the inside seams. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing. The ribbon belt and buckle not included.

     

    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.