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

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

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 36 - 38 inches + 91- 96.5 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches +86 cm

    Waist: 27- 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41.5 inches + 105 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 32 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton background commercially made dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Self fabric half cummerbund that has ties at front

    * Full gathered skirt

    * Unlined, finished seams and hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Designed and Produced by Fred Howard

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Large

    Bust: 40 - 42 inches + 102- 107

    Under Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.75 inches + 7 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features large circles in violet and purple

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short puff sleeves bodice with oval neckline

    * Sleeves and neckline edged in violet trim 

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

    * Unlined, serged seams, and hand sewn hem

    * Side closed -in metal zipper

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Stunning 1950s White Cotton Floral Border Print Dress- New! Stunning 1950s White Cotton Floral Border Print Dress- New! Quick View
    • Stunning 1950s White Cotton Floral Border Print Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1950s White Cotton Floral Border Print Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1950s White Cotton Floral Border Print Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1950s White Cotton Floral Border Print Dress- New!

    Stunning 1950s White Cotton Floral Border Print Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

     Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1 inch + 2. 5 cm (Each Side)

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

     

    Description

    * Absolutely stunning late 1950s white crisp medium weight cotton dress

    * Floral design with golden sprigs and green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with surplice neckline

    * Diagonal tucks starting below bust

    * Shelf bust with diagonal insert

    * Very full skirt with double pleats

    * Skirt and neckline are trimmed with contrasting border print with bow centre front

    * Unlined, selvedge seams, hand sewn hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Ascot Model


    Condition 

    The bodice on this dress is truly amazing, so much detail. The fabric add print are lovely too.  A truly flattering dress and in excellent condition.  No notable flaws that I can see, belt loops but no 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.

     

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

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

    $195.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inches + 2.5 cm

    Sleeve Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

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

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

     

    Description

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

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Matching bolero with turned collar and long sleeves

    * Dress is strapless with turned over flap at bust

    * Cornflower blue colour on bodice with matching bow

    * Skirt is straight with kick pleat at back

    * Both pieces are fully lined

    * Back concealed plastic zipper


    Condition 

    I had this outfit made some ten years ago for a Marilyn Monroe exhibition I was staging. It is finally available for sale. Love the lines on this piece. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Recreation Of Marilyn Cherry Dress in The Misfits - New! Recreation Of Marilyn Cherry Dress in The Misfits - New! Quick View
    • Recreation Of Marilyn Cherry Dress in The Misfits - New!
    • Recreation Of Marilyn Cherry Dress in The Misfits - New!
    • Recreation Of Marilyn Cherry Dress in The Misfits - New!
    • Recreation Of Marilyn Cherry Dress in The Misfits - New!

    Recreation Of Marilyn Cherry Dress in The Misfits - New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm  (measured at the back plus padded cups to be added )

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 26.5  inches + 67 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * Recreation of the dress worn by Marilyn in The Misfits

    * Fabric is a white background cotton blend

    * Design features red cherries with green stems and leaves

    * Classic silhouette that hugs the figure

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep plunging neckline and straps that narrow at shoulders

    * The straps feature bows at the shoulders 

    * Shelf bust line with built in padded bra cups

    * Skirt is an open crossover style with deep tucks

    * Plunging back with square cut finish and metal zipper

    * Some seams are over sewn to provide a tucked in effect

     

    * Dress was made in the USA for a Marilyn Exhibition I arranged some 10 years ago

     

    Condition 

    The dress is a close representation of the one worn by Marilyn in the movie. A couple of things to point out. The dress is only pinned on my mannequin at one point:  the side bust as it was too big. It can be easily run in if it works out too big for the buyer. We have a tailoring service we use....see below under policies for more information.  The skirt is also very tight and the cross over flap is fully open to waist. So it could be revealing when worn.  A stitch just below the hips could remedy this situation if it poses any problem. 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 1960s Faux Leopard Car Coat - New! Vintage 1960s Faux Leopard Car Coat - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1960s Faux Leopard Car Coat - New!
    • Vintage 1960s Faux Leopard Car Coat - New!
    • Vintage 1960s Faux Leopard Car Coat - New!
    • Vintage 1960s Faux Leopard Car Coat - New!

    Vintage 1960s Faux Leopard Car Coat - New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Large

    Bust:  Wrap style so will accommodate a range of sizes up to 40 inch bust

     

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  30 inches + 76 cm 

    Sleeve Length: 22 inches + 56 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Eye catching early 1960s car coat

    * Faux leopard fur print

    * Classic three quarter length silhouette

    * Long sleeves with darker faux fur cuffs

    * Wrap style without fastenings

    * Turn over collar

    * Fully lined in black taffeta


    Condition 

    Great condition for its age, and an excellent faux leopard detailed 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 :)

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $500.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86- 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches +5 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s pale gold silk satin dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with draped neckline

    * Decorative ties on each shoulder

    * Lush self fabric cummerbund waist

    * Very full tightly gathered skirt

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

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

    * Open side metal zipper


    Condition 

    A sophisticated party dress with the most gorgeous beadwork border.  It looks to be commercially mad but alas no label that I can see. In excellent condition too and free from any notable flaws.  Please note that the straps tie at the shoulders but do not adjust the bodice length. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    Knockout 1950s Magenta Roses Cotton Dress - New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm (plus cups) so up to 36 inches +  91 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 40 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Absolutely stunning 1950s white cotton dress

    * Fabric design features large magenta roses with green leaves and black lacy fronds

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared neckline with attached piece that folds over at front

    * This piece ends in tails either side that are draped under the arms and tie in back

    * Very full full circle skirt

    * Skirt and straps are decorated with trails of silver sequins at front

    * Low back has a key hole effect when the sashes are tied

    * Fully lined bodice, raw seams, hand sewn hem, side metal zipper

    * Dress label reads Colony Casuals - The Career Girls Pride


    Condition 

    One of the most stunning and sophisticated rose print dresses I've offered for sale.  Truly beautiful in both style and fabric design. I believe the straps can also be used as a halter - equally beautiful either way. In excellent condition for its age and free from any notable damage. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

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

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 40 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s early 1960s white linen and cotton blend sheath dress

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

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

    * Classic silhouette sheath dress

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared neckline 

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

    * Unlined, raw seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back with metal zipper


    Condition 

    Such an eye-catching print with the most vivid roses. Fabric in unusual with a waffle weave and drawn thread work (refer second last photograph). In excellent condition overall. One tiny pinhole (literally the size of a pin) at back. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  33 - 34 inches + 84 - 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6 cm

    Zipper Length: 9inches + 23 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s commercially made white cotton dress

    * Fabric design features red polka dots and red vertical stripes

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared neckline 

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

    * Gathered skirt with contrast central panel insert 

    * Decorated with red piping trim at bodice and skirt

    * Unlined, raw and pinked seams, hand sewn hem

    * Side metal zipper

    * Label reads Marta D


    Condition 

    Lovely 1950s dress with wonderful insert feature. So gorgeous and in excellent condition too.  No notable flaws that I can see.  Some fraying of seams and label. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Spectacular 1950s Black Cotton Dress with Floral Appliqués - New! Spectacular 1950s Black Cotton Dress with Floral Appliqués - New! Quick View
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    Spectacular 1950s Black Cotton Dress with Floral Appliqués - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 27  28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 17 inches + 43 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  48 inches + 122 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Absolutely stunning late 1950s Black cotton Mexican dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low neckline

    * Straps narrow at shoulders and have ties

    * Very wide skirt with floral effect border

    * Skirt features huge floral appliquéd daisies, roses, lillies and other flowers

    * Colours are yellow, purple, pink, white, blue and red with green leaves

    *  Appliqués are further enhanced with multi coloured sequins

    * There are pink sequins at intervals over the remainder of the dress

    * Bodice with semi-attached internal calico bustier 

    * Side metal zipper

    * Narrow bias facings, hand sewn narrow hem, raw seams


    Condition 

    Spectacular dress with the most beautiful appliqué border, so stunning in real life! No notable flaws that I can see, however the internal calico bustier is somewhat discoloured. Obviously not seen on the outside of the dress  It has been dry cleaned, but a soak in cold water may clean the bustier more effectively.  The straps tie at the shoulders but do not adjust the length of the bodice. The dress is rather long waisted but can be easily shortened. If you require this to be done, please refer to our tailoring service in our policies below. Drop us a line if you have further questions about this listing. I must say this is a real showstopper of a 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 :)

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

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

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

     

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

    Stunning 1950s Multicoloured Floral Cotton Sundress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  32 - 33 inches + 81 - 84 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 -66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Absolutely stunning late 1950s ivory background cotton sundress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Halter neck with square neckline

    * Insert centre panel in self fabric

    * Alternate rows of self fabric and spotted muslin below neckline

    * Self piping at waist

    * Very full tightly gathered skirt with large applied pockets

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

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


    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $590.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Absolutely stunning late 1950s mocha lace designer dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with straight neckline

    * Full bell skirt with gathers either side of front panel

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

    * Fully lined 

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Emma Domb

    Emma Domb

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


    Condition 

    Stunningly beautiful lace cocktail dress in excellent condition. Looks hardly worn. Such a lovely colour too and the silhouette is so flattering. A true beauty! Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Designer 1950s Oatmeal Wool Crepe Lilli Ann Suit - New! Designer 1950s Oatmeal Wool Crepe Lilli Ann Suit - New! Quick View
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    • Designer 1950s Oatmeal Wool Crepe Lilli Ann Suit - New!
    • Designer 1950s Oatmeal Wool Crepe Lilli Ann Suit - New!
    • Designer 1950s Oatmeal Wool Crepe Lilli Ann Suit - New!

    Designer 1950s Oatmeal Wool Crepe Lilli Ann Suit - New!

    $590.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Jacket
    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Sleeve Length: 22.5 inches + 57 cm

    Skirt

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5cm (button can be moved to allow further 1 inch - 2.5 cm)

    Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Skirt Length: 25 inches + 63.50 cm ( 4 inch hem allowance + 10 cm )

     

    Description

    * Sophisticated 1950s oatmeal wool crepe suit

    * Classic silhouette with nipped in waist

    * Jacket features knife pleated trim

    * Side fastening of jacket with press stud and hidden button and loop

    * Jacket hemline trimmed with palomino mink fur 

    * Fully lined jacket in mushroom pink crepe

    * A-line skirt with inverted pleat at rear

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

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

     

    Comment

    This wonderful high-end Lilli Ann suit is in excellent condition with no damage, smells or flaws to note. These Lilli Ann suits are highly desirable and becoming increasingly difficult to source. 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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    Gorgeous 1940s Navvy Blue Rayon Dress with Appliques - New! Gorgeous 1940s Navvy Blue Rayon Dress with Appliques - New! Quick View
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    • Gorgeous 1940s Navvy Blue Rayon Dress with Appliques - New!
    • Gorgeous 1940s Navvy Blue Rayon Dress with Appliques - New!

    Gorgeous 1940s Navvy Blue Rayon Dress with Appliques - New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 inches + 89  cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm (meant to be cinched in)

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 8 inches + 20 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Amazing late 1940s navy blue rayon dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and gently draping skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with shirtfront opening and neckline

    * Fastened at front to waist with self covered buttons

    * Gently undulating skirt with darted pleats at front

    * Front tie half belt to cinch in at waist

    * Most amazing applique work to bodice and skirt front

    * Back bodice features original fabric from which appliques were made

    * Unlined, hand finished and raw seams, adhesive tape hem

    * Side metal zipper


    Condition 

    One of the loveliest applique dresses I've seen. The appliques are machined in place and the work is so precise it looks like trapunto work from underneath. A couple of things to note: first it has a missing button at top of placket virtually hidden when collar is open. A pinprick on one sleeve and a pulled thread on the other, both hardly noticeable. The hemline was shortened at some time and the person used self adhesive tape. Not seen when worn and can be easily hand sewn for added security, can also be lengthened if required. Other than those small issues the dress is in excellent condition overall, unique and eye catching. A truly special dress in every way. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 - 38 inches + 91 - 96 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Seam Allowance Per Side: 0.5 inches + 1.5 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s black taffeta dress

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

    * Lush thick velvet flocking creates a 3D effect

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with cross over v- neckline

    * Very full gathered skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams, hand sew hem

    * Low back with metal zipper


    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Gorgeous 1950 Red Cotton Sundress with Daisy Appliques - New! Gorgeous 1950 Red Cotton Sundress with Daisy Appliques - New! Quick View
    • Gorgeous 1950 Red Cotton Sundress with Daisy Appliques - New!
    • Gorgeous 1950 Red Cotton Sundress with Daisy Appliques - New!
    • Gorgeous 1950 Red Cotton Sundress with Daisy Appliques - New!
    • Gorgeous 1950 Red Cotton Sundress with Daisy Appliques - New!

    Gorgeous 1950 Red Cotton Sundress with Daisy Appliques - New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: organza is doubled oner about 9 inches.

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Absolutely stunning late 1950s red cotton commercially made sundress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared gathered neckline and spaghetti straps

    * The straps feature bows at the shoulders and can be easily adjusted

    * Very full skirt with contrast panel of ivory organza

    * Skirt and straps are decorated with ivory organza daisies with red button centres

    * Fully lined bodice, raw seams, machined hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads A Mar Tee Original


    Condition 

    How captivating is this beautiful sundress? So gorgeous and in excellent condition too.  No notable flaws that I can see.  The straps tie at the shoulders so you can adjust the bodice length to suit your figure. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1940s Novelty Print Silk Taffeta Dress - New! Vintage 1940s Novelty Print Silk Taffeta Dress - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1940s Novelty Print Silk Taffeta Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1940s Novelty Print Silk Taffeta Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1940s Novelty Print Silk Taffeta Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1940s Novelty Print Silk Taffeta Dress - New!

    Vintage 1940s Novelty Print Silk Taffeta Dress - New!

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    This product is sold out

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

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 7. cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16.5 inches + 42 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  47 inches + 119 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 10 inches + 23 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1940s black background silk taffeta dress

    * Novelty print fabric stylised swirls in yellow, magenta, purple and green

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and A line skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with square neckline and wide shoulder straps

    * Additional pleated panel is attached front and back with bows at front

    * Gently undulating skirt

    * The panel at the back is attached to the waist

    * Unlined, raw and selvedge seams, hand sewn hem

    * Open side metal zipper


    Condition 

    Such an eye catching print and construction, Truly lovely in person. The attached pleated panel can be worn in different ways as can be shown in the first two photographs. This dress itself is in great condition for its age.  No major flaws that I can see. There are age spots to the fabric in places but largely go unnoticed when worn due to the busy print. Please refer to the last photograph for a close up. Cleaned and ready to wear. Drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $590.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * Spectacular 1950s deep red silk organza cocktail dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep V-shaped neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with diagonal pleated draping

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

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

    * Very full skirt tightly gathered skirt

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

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

    * Back metal zipper


    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    1950s Spring Flowers Cotton Print Dress- New! 1950s Spring Flowers Cotton Print Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Spring Flowers Cotton Print Dress- New!
    • 1950s Spring Flowers Cotton Print Dress- New!
    • 1950s Spring Flowers Cotton Print Dress- New!
    • 1950s Spring Flowers Cotton Print Dress- New!

    1950s Spring Flowers Cotton Print Dress- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  33 -34 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 28 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s ivory cotton dress, commercially made

    * Fabric design features floral sprays of Lilly of the Valley, Bluebells and Ferns

    * Colours are blue, green and taupe

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with square neckline and puckered straps

    * Bodice has shelf bust with two rows of gathers

    * Green piping trim at shelf bust and waist with bow just under bust

    * Full skirt caught in a balloon hemline

    * Fully lined in white cotton , some serged seams, machined hem

    * Square back with metal zipper

    * This is a high end dress

    * Label reads Gina of Melbourne


    Condition 

    Absolutely adore this dress for several reasons.  Firstly the print and colours of the fabric are so striking, an embodiment of Spring! The styling of the dress is also wonderful, the bodice in particular has so many features: the cut, gathers, trim all combine beautifully. Lastly, the finish on the dress is at a couture level. All add up to make a truly unique and captivating dress. Excellent condition too with 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.

     

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

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

    $490.00 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 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. 

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

    Vintage 1950s Pink Plaid Cotton Blend Dress- New!

    $240.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length: 45 inches + 114 cm 

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

      

    Description

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

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with rounded scooped neckline

    * Double banded waistline decorated with a central bow at front

    * Full gathered skirt

    * Back metal zipper

    * Please note this dress is on consignment please refer below

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Stunning 1950s Blue Lace Cocktail Dress - New! (RESERVED) Stunning 1950s Blue Lace Cocktail Dress - New! (RESERVED) Quick View
    • Stunning 1950s Blue Lace Cocktail Dress - New! (RESERVED)
    • Stunning 1950s Blue Lace Cocktail Dress - New! (RESERVED)
    • Stunning 1950s Blue Lace Cocktail Dress - New! (RESERVED)
    • Stunning 1950s Blue Lace Cocktail Dress - New! (RESERVED)

    Stunning 1950s Blue Lace Cocktail Dress - New! (RESERVED)

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    This dress is not available for general sale thank you for understanding

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 40 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Sophisticated 1950s Prussian blue cocktail dress

    * Fabric is lace with blue grosgrain ribbon in a cross hatch design

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Strapless bodice with a sweetheart neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with rows of pleated lace in a cross over design

    * Bodice is boned for structure and support

    * Full cone skirt

    * Attached underdress is in light cream taffeta

    * Fully lined, bodice with hand finishing, machined hem 

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * This is a high end dress but sans label


    Condition 

    Such a stunning dress, absolutely beautiful.  The lace is exquisite - both in its colour and quality. It's a substantial weight and the floral pattern is delightful.  It's in excellent condition too and  free from flaws.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26  inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality emerald green brocade cocktail dress

    * Fabric design features rose print with leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep v-neckline and centre seam

    * Bodice has two diagonal darts that radiate out from waist

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

    * Features self fabric bow at centre waist

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

    * Low back with metal zipper

      

    Condition 

    In the style of Dior, this dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No flaws that I can see, looks hardly worn. The dress might need a new hook and eye above the zipper.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41.5 inches + 105 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

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

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

     

    Description

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

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep square neckline and wide shoulder straps

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

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

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

    Low square back with two bows on either side of straps

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

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

    * Label reads Donarica, Mayfair


    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $310.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small 

    Bust: 34 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length:  40 inches + 102 cm 

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

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s b&w ticking stripe cotton dress

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

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and gathered skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Black rick rack trim on neck and armholes

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

    * Back metal zipper and original black cord tie belt

    * Label reads Lois Ann Junior Dallas

     

    Condition 

    This gorgeous eye-catching dress is in excellent vintage condition. Fabric is crisp and bright, looks hardly worn.  Shown with a crinoline and ribbon belt for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  It does have its original black cord belt which will be included however. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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


  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Frank Usher Strapless Cotton Dress - New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Frank Usher Strapless Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Frank Usher Strapless Cotton Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Frank Usher Strapless Cotton Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Frank Usher Strapless Cotton Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Frank Usher Strapless Cotton Dress - New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Designer Frank Usher Strapless Cotton Dress - New!

    $350.00 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: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  46 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.75 inches + 4.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful late 1950s to early 1960s designer cotton dress

    * Fabric design features geometric patterns in black, brown, blue & cream

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Strapless bodice with sweetheart neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with gathers and self bow at centre front

    * Full skirt gathered at waist

    * Boned in bodice for support and structure

    * Bodice fully lined in black cotton, selvage seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back features tiers of fabric with metal zipper

    * Label reads Frank Usher London


    Frank Usher
    Opened for business in 1946 in London, the company’s specialty was to bring high end detailing and 'fresh off the runway' inspirations at a moderate price range. This excerpt from Woman and Beauty Magazine 1961 says it all: " A passion for perfection in all the elegant clothes which bear the Frank Usher label. Once upon a time, a girl who yearned for a fabulous gown either had to part with her lifetime’s savings- or settle down to sew one herself. Not so today. Since Frank Usher came onto the fashion scene, any girl with a grand occasion ahead can buy a spectacular dress or ball gown, at a cost which won’t wreck a modest piggy bank. Maybe this is the quality that makes Frank Usher dresses outstanding". More recently, the company went into receivership in 2001, was sold to management, and was then purchased by the Simma Corporation. The Usher warehouse and distribution plant was moved from London to Stoke to streamline operations. Currently, the company produces four different collections of evening wear and versatile separates: Frank Usher, Dusk, Coterie, and Bridal.


    Condition 

    The fabric is of high quality, as is the construction. The dress itself looks hardly worn, in excellent condition and free from flaws. Truly a gorgeous dress! The details in the bodice front and back are exquisite and lift it out of the ordinary. You certainly won't be disappointed ! Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $490.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bodice

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

    Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

    Under Dress with Skirt

    Bust 38 inches + 96 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 5 inches + 13 cm

    Zipper Length: Various (several zippers)

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

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

     

    Description

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

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

    * Classic chemise silhouette with straight front and blouson back

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

    * Back has draping with surplice overlap and giant self bow

    * Skirt is attached to a silk upper slip

    * Fully lined with professional couturier finish

    * Closed-in metal zippers

    * Label reads Guy Laroche

    Guy Laroche

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

     

    Chemise Dress

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

     


    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    An amazing and impeccably styled dress, the fabric and construction is to be expected fro this high-end couturier. Its inexcellent condition, looks hardly worn. The only issue is that it has a tiny hole in the lining fabric of the undeerdress. Not seen at all when worn and can be easy darned. mediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED) 1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED) Quick View
    • 1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)
    • 1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)
    • 1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)
    • 1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)

    1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New! (RESERVED)

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    This product is sold out

    Please not this item is reserved for purchase and not available for general sale at this time

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28  inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white textured cotton blend sundress

    * Fabric design features pink rosebuds and green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped oval neckline

    * Bodice has built in belt with gathers at bodice

    * Neck, armholes and waist belt are all trimmed with green braid

    * Very full knife pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with unfinished hem

    * Back with metal zipper and belt fastens with large white button

      

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition 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 :)

    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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    Collectable 1970s Designer Ossie Clark Dress - New! Collectable 1970s Designer Ossie Clark Dress - New! Quick View
    • Collectable 1970s Designer Ossie Clark Dress - New!
    • Collectable 1970s Designer Ossie Clark Dress - New!
    • Collectable 1970s Designer Ossie Clark Dress - New!
    • Collectable 1970s Designer Ossie Clark Dress - New!

    Collectable 1970s Designer Ossie Clark Dress - New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

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

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  54 inches + 137 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous early 1970s designer black crepe chiffon

    * Fabric design features hand painted abstract pattern in turquoise and pink

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and draped maxi skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with deep plunging neckline

    * Flutter elbow length sleeves

    * Empire style to emphasise narrowest part of body

    * Skirt has border at front with more intense colours

    * Slit back with self covered buttons at neckline and above waist

    * Dress has built in black underskirt

    * Back zipper

    * Label reads Ossie Clark for Radley - (early label)

    Ossie Clark

    Ossie Clark was a leading designer in London in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a very exciting and magical time for fashion in London.  Ossie was inspired by the past (especially the 30's and 40's) but always made the designs uniquely his own. He often collaborated with his wife, Celia Birtwell, who was also a talented textile designer. Birtwell’s fabrics were romantic and printed on a variety of textiles, including chiffon, velvet, and rayon crepe. Clark took the textiles and created beautiful dresses. They often had a scooped or deep V neckline, long flowing sleeves and ingeniously cut panels that gave the appearance of layering. By the end of the 1970s, Ossie Clark’s career was pretty much over except for the occasional dress for a private client. He died in 1996. Today his beautiful flowing romanticised dresses are highly prized amongst collectors, particularly the early ones such as this beauty.


    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, other than a tiny pin hole near the hemline.  The dress is absolutely gorgeous in person and has all the iconic features of an Ossie Clark dress: the fluttering sleeves, the deep v neckline, the slit back and the maxi length. The fabric design is unique and highly individual as each pattern is slightly different due to being done by hand. A truly exceptional dress. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    1950s Blue Delphinium Print Sundress Ensemble  - New! 1950s Blue Delphinium Print Sundress Ensemble  - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Blue Delphinium Print Sundress Ensemble  - New!
    • 1950s Blue Delphinium Print Sundress Ensemble  - New!
    • 1950s Blue Delphinium Print Sundress Ensemble  - New!
    • 1950s Blue Delphinium Print Sundress Ensemble  - New!

    1950s Blue Delphinium Print Sundress Ensemble - New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm (straps straight)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  47 inches + 119 cm 

    Bolero Length: 11 inches + 28 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder : 10 inches + 25.5 cm

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 23 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful commercially made 1950s ivory cotton sundress 

    * Fabric design features sprays of blue delphiniums with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep V-shaped neckline with winged shoulders

    * Bodice has tucks and gathers at centre bust

    * Contrasting blue shoulder straps that can be crossed or set straight at back     depending on length required.

    * Two small buttons secure the straps on both sides

    * Very full skirt almost full circle 

    * Inset pockets on each side of hips

    * Matching short sleeved bolero with tiurnover colla

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

    * Unlined , raw seams, hand sewn hem 

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Marjae Miami


    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    • Vintage 1950s Turquoise and Blue Roses Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Turquoise and Blue Roses Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Turquoise and Blue Roses Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Turquoise and Blue Roses Dress - New!

    Vintage 1950s Turquoise and Blue Roses Dress - New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large

    Bust:  38 - 40  inches + 96.5 - 101 cm 

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42.5 inches + 108 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 8 inches + 20 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s crisp ivory cotton dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low notched neckline

    * Bodice has semi open darts just under bust

    * Full knife pleated skirt

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

    * Closed-in side metal zipper


    Condition 

    The colour on this dress is so vivid, the turquoise really stands out. The dress itself is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see.  One can easily replace the closed-in metal zipper with a longer one that opens higher, for added ease in getting it over the shoulders. It is also an excellent design should you want to make it smaller. Refer to our alteration service below.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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