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

    Beautiful 1950s Bandeau Print Sundress- New!

    $310.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 -36 inches + 86 - 91 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 27 -28 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

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

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features geometric bandeau print over black ticking

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

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

    * Full knife pleated skirt with huge inset pockets at front

    * Neckline, straps and pockets are trimmed in red cotton

    * Pockets have black ric rac trim

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Francis Fay Casuals - Made in  Canada

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    Vintage 1930s Crepe Chiffon Black Dress- New!

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 -35 inches + 86 -89  cm

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

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: none its unravelled

    Zipper Length: none

    Seam Allowance:none

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful late 1930s black crepe chiffon crystal pleated dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and A-line skirt

    * Asymmetrical with cross over panel across bodice

    * One side features black sequin circles

    * Opposite side is gathered on the diagonal

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

    * Gently tapering skirt with detachable self tie at waist

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

    * Side placket with press studs for closure

      

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

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

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Shoulder to Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Sleeve Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

    Hem Length: 5 inches + 13 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s bronze background faille dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with jewel neckline and bracelet length sleeves

    * Shirtfront opening with bronze buttons

    * Cuffs at sleeves feature three matching bronze buttons

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

    * Inset pockets on either side

    * Unlined, with hand sewn hem

    * Beautifully constructed but no label

     

    Condition 

    Absolutely stunning dress with silky lustre that really adds depth to the bronze colour. Very versatile too - eg you could add a collar for a slightly different look (please refer to second last photo). No notable flaws that I can see, in excellent condition. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium- Large

    Bust: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Under Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features black embroidered cutout flowers

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with square neckline

    * Sleeves and neckline edged in black trim 

    * Full gathered skirt with belt loops (no belt)

    * Unlined, raw seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Percy Leigh of London

     

    Condition 

    This is a beautiful dress with fabulous silhouette. The shelf bust is so flattering. No notable flaws that I can see, other than the waist seams are a bit untidy, I'd say the waist has been enlarged at some point. It's only noticeable on close inspection and an easy fix, in any case it is completely hidden when wearing a belt. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Stunning 1930s Crepe Chiffon Party Maxi Dress - New! Stunning 1930s Crepe Chiffon Party Maxi Dress - New! Quick View
    • Stunning 1930s Crepe Chiffon Party Maxi Dress - New!
    • Stunning 1930s Crepe Chiffon Party Maxi Dress - New!
    • Stunning 1930s Crepe Chiffon Party Maxi Dress - New!
    • Stunning 1930s Crepe Chiffon Party Maxi Dress - New!

    Stunning 1930s Crepe Chiffon Party Maxi Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Dress

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm

    Waist: 26 - 28  inches + 66 -  71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  56 inches + 142 cm 

    Hem Length: none 

    Zipper Length: nine (no openings, slips over head)

    Seam Allowance: none

    Slip

    Bust : 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist :30 inches + 76 cm

    Length : 55 inches + 140 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Absolutely stunning 1930s celedon green in crepe chiffon

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and draped skirt

    * Short puff sleeves with ruching

    * Rounded neckline with ruching over entire front bodice

    * Skirt widens as it approaches hemline

    * Original self belt with huge contrasting cerise corsage.

    * Unlined, no opening - slips over head

    * Green silk taffeta slip with celedon green ribbon straps to match at back

     

    Condition 

    Such an eye-catching dress in a gorgeous colour!  I would say a celedon green. This colour was once considered so beautiful that only the eyes of royalty could behold it. And it truly is, slightly changing hues in different light. Its in excellent condition for its age, although it does have two tiny nicks in the upper back that can be darned or glued closed and one tiny hole near hem  Refer last photo for the nick. The hem has also dropped a little in places. But all in all, considering the age of this lovely, she's in great condition. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    Vintage 1950s Impressionist Posy of Violets Dress- New!

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches +81 cm

    Waist: 27 inches +69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 3 cm

    Zipper Length: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s white background cotton sateen blend dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low neckline

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

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

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Looks commercially made but no label

     

    Condition 

    Lovely dress with fabulous print. The full lining gives added body to the dress and it can be worn easily without a petticoat and still look flared.  No notable flaws that I can see, slightest bit of underarm dusting but really hardly noticeable. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1950s Black Cotton with Golden Sprays- New! Vintage 1950s Black Cotton with Golden Sprays- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Black Cotton with Golden Sprays- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Black Cotton with Golden Sprays- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Black Cotton with Golden Sprays- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Black Cotton with Golden Sprays- New!

    Vintage 1950s Black Cotton with Golden Sprays- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 38 - 40 inches + 96.5 - 102

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 - 29 inches + 71 - 74 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s black cotton background dress

    * Fabric design features large sprays of cream and golden flowers with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Bodice has insert on either side commencing under bust and finishing at waist

    * Gathers above the inserts to allow for bust

    * Sleeves and neckline edged in black velvet trim with bow at centre front

    * Full demi circle skirt with inseam pocket on left side

    * Unlined, pinked seams, hand sewn hem

    * Side closed -in metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    Such an eye-caching dress with the most fabulous print. The gold colours are so vibrant against the black. In excellent condition too.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $330.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

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

    Under Bust: 31 inches +79 cm

    Waist: 24 - 27 inches + 62 - 68 cm

    Hips: 36 - 38 inches + 91 - 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1930s rayon jersey dress

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

    * Fitted surplice bodice with v-neckline

    * Short sleeves with shirred shoulders

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

    * Shirred seaming at middle front and half belt at rear

    * Skirt is a-lined in a solid black

    * Two tiers of long black fringing at front

    * Side button placket

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Quality Vintage 1930s Black Wool Coat- New!

    $490.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm (can be cinched tighter)

    Hips: 44 inches + 112 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Shoulder width: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Sleeve Length: 25 inches + 63.5 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * Commercially made 1930s black wool coat

    * Classic period silhouette with cinching just below waist 

    * Long sleeves with open slit at wrist

    * Sleeves are rounded and lightly padded at shoulder seam 

    * Coat features insert panels in a horizontal M shape on each side (refer pic)

    * Inbuilt sash tie with small decorative button

    * Coat also fastens with internal ties, one external tie and two self buttons

    * One of the buttons fastens the neck and the larger one near waist

    * Astrakhan wool trim panels down full length of coat and on the collar

    * Fully lined in black satin

    * Label reads Franklin Simon's 5th Avenue New York 

     

    Condition 

    This is an amazing 1930s coat in many ways. Firstly, the construction is obviously high end ( the label tells you that), and it has so many design details that really set it apart from the rest, It's also in great condition for its age. Tiniest bit of wear on astrakhan but not at all noticeable. Really in amazing condition, considering its wool and around 90 years of age. A gorgeous coat! Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s lilac blue cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features abstract glowers in pink and white with green leaaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with oval neckline

    * Lime green piping follows the dart line on bodice

    * Full skirt with box pleats

    * Unlined, sewn seams, machined hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads A Riddella Model 

     

    Condition 

    Lovely dress in brushed cotton with a gorgeous abstract impressionist print of flowers, I suspect camellias. The piping treatment at the bodice is a nice touch and really lifts the dress. No flaws to note, except that someone has cut the hem and just left a running machine stitch without proper finishing. Other than that no issues. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    $590.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * Spectacular 1950s deep red silk organza cocktail dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep V-shaped neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with diagonal pleated draping

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

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

    * Very full skirt tightly gathered skirt

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

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

    * Back metal zipper


    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 102- 107

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist: 26inches + 81 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 4 inches + 7 cm

    Zipper Length: none

    Seam Allowance:  .25 inches per side

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

     

    Description

    * Sophisticated 1950s navy faille dress

    * Classic New Look silhouette with cinched waist and wide skirt

    * Bodice has turnover collar and is buttoned right through to hem

    * Buttons are self covered fabric

    * Bracelet length sleeves with double cuffs: one in navy & other in white & navy polka     dots

    * front bodice is gathered at the side darts and gathered yoke at back

    * Matching polka dot scarf that can be worn in different ways (unattached)

    * Full panelled skirt with large turn over cuff pockets

    * Unlined, finished seams, hand sewn hem

    * Label reads The Misses Shop - Aldens 

     

    Condition 

    I cannot stress how beautiful this dress really is. The construction is wonderful wit so many details, the fabric is high quality and unfaded and the silhouette is so sophisticated. One of the best New Look dresses I've seen of this type. In prefect condition too. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 -37 inches + 91 - 94 cm

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm (hook and eye can be moved to make larger)

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: none

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Stunning late 50s to early 60s white with black pinstripe glazed cotton dress

    * Fabric design features large full blown roses in blue and yellow with charcoal leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved shirtfront bodice with wide fold over notched collar

    * Two semi clear functional buttons for closure, opening extends to well below waist

    * Full skirt with straight centre panel and knife pleats all rounds

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

     

    Condition 

    The fabric in this dress is absolutely delightful, it's crisp unfaded and has a lovely lustre to it. The full blown roses are very detailed too. In excellent condition with no faults that I can detect, except a missing belt. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Please note the crystal pleating allows for a range of sizes

    Bust: 36 -38  inches + 91 - 96.5 cm

    Waist: 36 -38 inches + 91- 96.5 cm  (cinches in with belt)

    Hips: 38 - 40  inches 96.5 - 102 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

    Seam Allowance: measured from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1970s maroon jersey commercially made dress

    * Classic 1930s silhouette with cinching at waist and straight skirt

    * Long balloon sleeves caught up at wrist with gathered band

    * High collar with gathered band and inset with matching colour watermark taffeta

    * Dress is all in one crystal pleated from shoulders to hem

    * Water wave taffeta belt cinches the waist

    * Back collar and cuffs secured wit self covered fabric buttons

    * Back nylon zipper

    * Label reads Liza Peta - Made in England

     

    Condition 

    This is such a great dress, the silhouette is fantastic with all the hallmarks of a 1930s dress except it was made in the 1970s. The balloon shaped sheer sleeves add style and panache, and the watermark taffeta creates wonderful contrasting at the shoulders and waist. Excellent condition without any notable faults, a couple of minor pulls hardly worth mentioning. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1950s Lilli Ann Designer Duck Egg Blue Dress - New! Vintage 1950s Lilli Ann Designer Duck Egg Blue Dress - New! Quick View
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    $550.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust:  38 inches + 96 cm 

    Under Bust: 35 inches + 89 cm

    Waist: 29 - 30 inches + 74 -76 cm

    Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s sheath dress with designer label

    * Fabric is a duck egg blue raw silk

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with a portrait collar

    * Front and back seams to follow your body shape

    * Removable aqua flower at neckline

    * Metal zipper and kick pleat at back

    * Unlined but has its original grosgrain ribbon internal cinch belt

    * Closed-in side metal zipper

    * Label reads  Lilli Ann

    * Please note that this dress is on consignment see below

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


    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New!

    $520.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 64 cm

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

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + cm

    Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Elegant late 1950s designer dress

    * Black and rose pink knobbly wool

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Bodice with 3/4 sleeves and large portrait collar

    * Collar and cuffs decorated with black wool fringing

    * Packet at front with hidden metal zipper

    * Straight skirt with inset diagonal pockets on each side

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

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

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

     

    Condition 

    This rare and collectable dress is in excellent condition for its age.  Free from holes, smells or damage. The only thing worth mentioning is the the hook and eye at the collar may need some reinforcement at a future date. Generous internal seams so it could easily be let out if desired. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton polished cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features large flowers in blue, pink and purple shades

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Contrasting iris coloured ruched cummerbund waist which ties at back

    * Full tightly gathered skirt

    * Partially lined bodice at waist, raw seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Sambo Fashions

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

     

    Condition 

    Superb late 1950s polished cotton dress in wonderful condition throughout. The dress is so vibrant and colourful its absolutely guaranteed to make you happy . No notable flaws that I can see. It's simply beautiful. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86- 91 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s teal blue cotton background dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with oval neckline

    * Neckline and under bust trimmed with lilac piping

    * Full gathered skirt with lilac piping at waist

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper waist at back comes to a point 

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81- 86 cm

    Under Bust: 29 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61- 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16.5 inches + 42 cm  (adjustable)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  46 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + 1.3 cm (per side)

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features pink and white clover flowers with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with thick shoulder straps and sweetheart neckline

    * Straps secure with button closure at front

    * Horizontal tucks at bust area for fullness 

    * Full panelled skirt with pink contrasting insert at centre front

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Koret of California

    Koret of California was founded in 1939 by Stephanie and Joe Koret. Joe was a traveling salesman when he married Stephanie and she often traveled with him, modeling the sweaters he was selling. When customers began asking for skirts to match the sweaters, Koret began making a style they called the Trikskirt. The Trikskirt used a drawstring and a series of stitched pleats to create a well-fitting skirt that was adjustable. In only two years Koret made over a million dollars.

    Koret went on to develop other products including pants that had a better fit (Slim Hip Slax) and permanently pleated skirts (Pleetskirt). They developed a full range of sportswear and even more formal attire such as suits. They were a leader in the separates market, producing lines with many different coordinating pieces. They also became known for a special no-iron fabric they developed called Koratron.

    In the 1979, a year after Stephanie’s death, Koret was bought by Levi Strauss and in the early 1980s Joe passed away. Koret continued as part of the Kellwood Corporation until 2012. Today the line is sold at mid priced stores like Macy’s. (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)

     

    Condition 

    Such an eye-catching and fun dress and in excellent condition.  Koret of California made gorgeous dresses that were of the same high standard as their seperates - this one is an excellent example.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    $310.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch  + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16.5 inches + 42 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white all cotton background commercially made dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with curved neckline

    * Full skirt with self fabric trim around waist

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust:  36 inches +  91 cm 

    Waist:  27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder:  15 inches + 38 cm ( 6 inch deep hem)

    Total Length: 40  inches +  102 cm 

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s soft pink semi-sheer lightweight cotton blend dress

    * Cross-stitch embroidery of roses in three shades of pink and green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with jewel neckline

    * Bodice has three groupings of rose embroidery

    * Gathered skirt with border print of embroidered roses

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This lovely dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age with no flaws that I can see - maybe a spec or two but nothing to note. 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 - 1960s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New! 1950s - 1960s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New! Quick View
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    • 1950s - 1960s Designer Suzy Perette Black Lace Party Dress- New!

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

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  32 -34  inches + 81 - 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 110 cm 

    Hem Length: .5 inches + 1cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality black lace designer dress

    * Underskirt of steely blue taffeta

    * Lace design features scrolls, leaves and flowers

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with black velvet straps

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

    * Black velvet bow at centre front under bust

    * Full panelled skirt with attached white nylon crinoline

    * Fully lined, pinked seams and hand finished hem

    * Low square back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Suzy Perette

    Suzy Perette

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

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 - 36 inches + 89 -91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

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

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 110.5 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s quality crisp white cotton background dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide scooped neckline

    * Bodice has slightly dropped waist that finishes in two peaks

    * Waist is edges with contrasting blue piping

    * Very full gathered skirt wit white cotton underskirt

    * Unlined serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Suzy Sports Model

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 44 inches + 112 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s black taffeta cocktail dress

    * Dramatic red panel underskirt with black dotted netting overlay

    * Jeanette Alexander designer label, USA

    * Decorative buttons to front bodice

     * Spaghetti straps

    * Ruched draping at side to accentuate red acetate panel

    * Extra wide skirt

    *Perfectly working side metal zipper

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

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

     

    Comment

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40.5 inches + 103 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Amazing1950s quality crisp medium weight cotton dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with scooped neckline

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

    * Very full knife pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Judy Juniors, Dallas

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    $220.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small to Medium

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Hips: 41 inches + 104 cm

    Shoulder Width 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Sleeve Length: 20 inches+ 51 cm 

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

     

    Description

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

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

     * Other side in gold

    * Classic silhouette with mandarin collar 

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

    * Long sleeves with turnover cuffs

    * Front closure with decorative frog buttons and loops

    * Open slit on each side and angled slit pockets

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1950s Black and Green Check Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Black and Green Check Dress- New! Quick View
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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Quality 1950s gingham pattern dress

    * Fabric colours are emerald green and black

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with wide oval neckline

    * Huge collar with front and back openings trimmed in black velvet

    * Dropped waist  with placket running down front to hem

    * Decorative placket with shiny black multi faceted buttons

    * Very full skirt with seams opening to inverted pleats below waist

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This is a striking and very well made dress. Truly beautiful!  It's in excellent condition for its age, with no notable flaws. Looks hardly worn. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 24 - 25  inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 2  inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s creamy buttercup yellow cotton dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Full skirt with knife pleating at waist

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

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 38 inches + 96 cm 

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm 

    Total Length:  40 inches + 102 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s white cotton dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full circle skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped neckline

    * Trapunto sprays on bodice with rhinestone centres

    * Corresponding spray on front side skirt

    * Working side metal zipper and self belt

    * Label reads Smart Miss of Miami

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see - other than tiny bit of discolour underarms. I found the belt after taking these photos but is included in the sale. The belt is slightly discoloured.  Shown with a crinoline and ribbon belt for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

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

     

    Shop Policies


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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1950s Purple Roses on Black Cotton Dress- New!

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91.44 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 62.23 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91.44 cm

    Total Length: 40 inches + 101.6 cm

     

    Description

    * 1960s cotton voile fabric in purple, mauve, green on black background

    * Gorgeous large cabbage roses floral design

    * Sensational bombshell silhouette with contoured waist and hips

    * Sweetheart gathered bust with spaghetti straps

    * Floaty full draped panel at back

    * Drape is attached two dress at back seam only

    * Dress is fully lined in black taffeta

    * Perfectly working back metal zipper

     

    Comment

     A true bombshell pinup dress that hugs the figure and has an added surprise with a full back drape that has loads of movement when worn. The dress is in pretty good condition for its age with the following very minor issues: spaghetti straps have small amount of fraying (hanger stress I would think) and zipper base has unravelled a little - both easy fixes that won't affect the appearance or wearability once fixed. The only other issue is that I noticed a couple of tiny holes in back panel near hem....can be left as is as they are not noticeable when worn or patched. The dress has been discounted to reflect these small issues. All in all, a beautiful, wearable and eye-catching 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.

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    Late 1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Sundress- New!

    $360.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 85 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28  inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

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

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

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

     

    Description

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

    * Fabric design features blue toned carnations with olive green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with spaghetti straps

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

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

    * Unlined, selvage seams and hand sewn hem

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

    * Label reads California Cottons

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

     

    Condition 

    Absolutely gorgeous sundress that looks absolutely spotless. Fabric is crisp and vibrant and without fade. The details on this dress make it quite special. Should you wish to let the hem down, I am sure it won't leave a mark, as the dress looks hardly worn. And if too small, there is plenty of fabric to let out at the seams. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Sophisticated 1940s Black Rayon Crepe Beaded Trousers - New! Sophisticated 1940s Black Rayon Crepe Beaded Trousers - New! Quick View
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    • Sophisticated 1940s Black Rayon Crepe Beaded Trousers - New!

    Sophisticated 1940s Black Rayon Crepe Beaded Trousers - New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Please note this item is reserved and not available for general sale. Thank you for understanding.

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Overall Length: 45 inches 114 cm

    Inside Leg: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Rise: 20 inches + 51 cm

     Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Rare commercially made 1940s beaded trousers

    * Fabric is black rayon crepe

    * Classic silhouette with high waist and wide legs

    * Built-in sash tie at waist

    * Side pockets on each seam

    * Gorgeous black bead trim down each side leg in a trailing ivy pattern

    * Unlined, raw seams, hand sewn hem

    * Side metal zipper

    * Unfortunately label has been cut out but size label remains

     

    Condition 

    It's very hard to find quality 1940s evening trousers these days. Particularly a pair as good as these. Sadly, we will never know who made them. No faults to mention, they are in wonderful condition for their age. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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