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  • Glorious 1950s Red Rose Floral Cotton Dress- New! Glorious 1950s Red Rose Floral Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Glorious 1950s Red Rose Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Glorious 1950s Red Rose Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Glorious 1950s Red Rose Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Glorious 1950s Red Rose Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    Glorious 1950s Red Rose Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 85 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

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

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with roll over collar at neckline

    * Collar is attached at rear with a couple of stitches

    * Very full knife pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams, machined hem

    * Back nylon zipper (original replaced previously)

     

    Condition 

    The fabric on this dress is absolutely stunning ! It's in excellent condition too. No notable flaws that I can see.  It's obvious that the bodice has been shortened at one time, and could easily be let down another 1.5 inches. The original zipper must have been replaced at this time. Please see below for details on alteration service.  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 Cream Dress Worn By Marilyn Monroe- New! Recreation of Cream Dress Worn By Marilyn Monroe- New! Quick View
    • Recreation of Cream Dress Worn By Marilyn Monroe- New!
    • Recreation of Cream Dress Worn By Marilyn Monroe- New!
    • Recreation of Cream Dress Worn By Marilyn Monroe- New!
    • Recreation of Cream Dress Worn By Marilyn Monroe- New!

    Recreation of Cream Dress Worn By Marilyn Monroe- New!

    $150.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Tag: US size 4

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 - 28 inches + 66 - 71 cm

    Hips: 36 inches - 38 inches + 91-96 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Recreation of a late 1940s early 1950s dress worn by Marilyn Monrie

    * Cotton and synthetic blend cream fabric

    * Classic silhouette with nipped in waist and straight skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with V-shaped neckline

    * Bodice has large self bow underneath neckline

    * Long curving skirt  with back open slit at hem

    * Unlined, serged seams, machined hem

    * Rolled collar at back with concealed nylon zipper

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in fabulous condition, maybe a couple of specks but not noted when wearing. 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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    Outstanding Magenta Roses Pique Cotton Dress- New! Outstanding Magenta Roses Pique Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Outstanding Magenta Roses Pique Cotton Dress- New!
    • Outstanding Magenta Roses Pique Cotton Dress- New!
    • Outstanding Magenta Roses Pique Cotton Dress- New!
    • Outstanding Magenta Roses Pique Cotton Dress- New!

    Outstanding Magenta Roses Pique Cotton Dress- New!

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    This product is sold out

    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: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 5 inches + 13 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s white pique cotton background dress

    * Fabric design features graduating bright magenta roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with rounded neckline

    * Full knife pleated skirt and self belt finished with bow

    * Unlined, raw seams with deep hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    Really an outstanding fabric design on this dress. It's also in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see.  Perhaps a light mark on two but nothing of note. The neckline was a little soiled but it has come up extremely well and I'm sure will completely disappear in a subsequent wash. Again only mentioned for accuracy. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

    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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    Early 1960s Orange Floral Dress on White Cotton- New! Early 1960s Orange Floral Dress on White Cotton- New! Quick View
    • Early 1960s Orange Floral Dress on White Cotton- New!
    • Early 1960s Orange Floral Dress on White Cotton- New!
    • Early 1960s Orange Floral Dress on White Cotton- New!
    • Early 1960s Orange Floral Dress on White Cotton- New!

    Early 1960s Orange Floral Dress on White Cotton- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust:  36 - 38 inches + 91 - 96 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  37.5 inches + 95 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6 cm

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Early 1960s white medium weight cotton Dress

    * Fabric design features abstract orange roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep V-shaped neckline

    * Large portrait stand-up collar with self bow at centre

    * Flared  pleated skirt with attached pellon underskirt

    * Unlined bodice , raw seams, hand sewn hem

    * Closed-in side metal zipper

    * Commercially made remnants of a size tag

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see.  It appears that the waist has been shortened at one stage and could be easily let down again if you wish. Probably at least one inch there. There is also a generous hem, if dropped the overall length would be close to 40 inches. We offer an alteration service, see below for details.  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 Leopard Cape Worn by Marilyn - New! Recreation of Leopard Cape Worn by Marilyn - New! Quick View
    • Recreation of Leopard Cape Worn by Marilyn - New!
    • Recreation of Leopard Cape Worn by Marilyn - New!
    • Recreation of Leopard Cape Worn by Marilyn - New!
    • Recreation of Leopard Cape Worn by Marilyn - New!

    Recreation of Leopard Cape Worn by Marilyn - New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: One size fits all

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

     

    Description

    * Recreation of leopard cape worn by Marilyn in the film Gentleman Prefer Blondes

    * Design is printed on faux leopard fabric (not fur)

    * Wide collar effect at front

    * Full length draped tails at back

    * Fully lined in gold silk

    * Draping allows for a variety of looks

    * Press stud at rear holds tails together

     

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Late 1940s Early 1950s Black Designer Rayon Draped Dress - New! Late 1940s Early 1950s Black Designer Rayon Draped Dress - New! Quick View
    • Late 1940s Early 1950s Black Designer Rayon Draped Dress - New!
    • Late 1940s Early 1950s Black Designer Rayon Draped Dress - New!
    • Late 1940s Early 1950s Black Designer Rayon Draped Dress - New!
    • Late 1940s Early 1950s Black Designer Rayon Draped Dress - New!

    Late 1940s Early 1950s Black Designer Rayon Draped Dress - New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 70 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 22 inches + 56 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Absolutely stunning black rayon designer dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Long bracelet sleeved bodice with deep square neckline

    * Bodice has horizontal draping to waist

    * Skirt is straight with a kick pleat at rear

    * Faux draped peplum to front that is gathered in a huge draped bow

    * Fully lined in black taffeta, raw seams, hand stitched hem

    * Back is plain and straight with long metal zipper

    Nathon Strong
    I haven't been able to find out a great deal regarding this label although each item I have seen has been impeccably tailored and beautifully styled. I would say it is definitely a lesser known designer label of the same quality, as say, Suzy Perette.

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Stunning 1960s Black & Aubergine Matelasse Gown - New! Stunning 1960s Black & Aubergine Matelasse Gown - New! Quick View
    • Stunning 1960s Black & Aubergine Matelasse Gown - New!
    • Stunning 1960s Black & Aubergine Matelasse Gown - New!
    • Stunning 1960s Black & Aubergine Matelasse Gown - New!
    • Stunning 1960s Black & Aubergine Matelasse Gown - New!

    Stunning 1960s Black & Aubergine Matelasse Gown - New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  54 inches + 137 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1960s aubergine background matelasse fabric gown

    * Fabric design features black floral sprays that appear padded

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and tight skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep rounded neckline

    * Waist has spider brooch which is available separately

    * Graceful figure hugging skirt with open slit at one side

    * Metal zipper at back with rounded neckline

    * Fully lined with raw seams, handfinished hem

    * Closed-in side metal zipper

    Matelasse
    Matelassé is a weaving or stitching technique yielding a pattern that appears quilted or padded. Matelassé may be achieved by hand, on a jacquard loom or a quilting machine. It is meant to mimic the style of hand-stitched quilts made in France. It is a luxurious textile that appears to be padded, but actually has no padding within the fabric.


     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see. Some discolouration to the lining but this is not noticeable when worn. Should you want the spider brooch it is $60 aud and made of good quality Czech crystal. Just send me a message, Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    Beautiful 1950s Green Floral Plisse Cotton Dress - New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s mint green plisse cotton dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with deep V-shaped neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with gathers

    * Very full skirt almost full circle 

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

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

    * Closed-in side metal zipper

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • 1960s Ivory Net Sequinned Designer Party Dress - New! 1960s Ivory Net Sequinned Designer Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1960s Ivory Net Sequinned Designer Party Dress - New!
    • 1960s Ivory Net Sequinned Designer Party Dress - New!
    • 1960s Ivory Net Sequinned Designer Party Dress - New!
    • 1960s Ivory Net Sequinned Designer Party Dress - New!

    1960s Ivory Net Sequinned Designer Party Dress - New!

    $450.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist up to: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm (adjustable)

    Total Length:  42.5 inches + 108 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1960s ivory net party dress

    * Decorated with multiple rows of iridescent MOP sequins

    * Classic silhouette with cinched slightly dropped waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with band collar and sheer illusion neckline

    * Ivory crepe underskirt with scooped out sleeveless bodice and plunging back

    * Upper bodice lined in sheer organza

    * Cream taffeta lining and working back nylon zipper

    * Label reads Blum's Vogue

    Blum's Vogue

    The dress carries a Blum's Vogue Chicago designer label, a high end designer store. Blum's dressed Chicago's most fashionable women for decades. For forty years, Harry Blum, owner of Blum's Vogue would travel to Paris every season to select the fashions for his store. Blum carried designer notables such as: Dior, Chanel, Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Mme Gres. He would also carry American designer labels such as, Norell, Trigere, Ben Zuckerman, Galanos, Werle, Ceil Chapman, etc. Unfortunately, as this dress only carries the Blum's Vogue label, I cannot be certain of the individual designer.

     

    Condition 

    This outstanding dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No major flaws that I can see, but there are some splits to the organza lining underneath the netting at the back of the dress, more than likely hanger damage. The organza lining could be replaced if desired or left as is as the splits cannot be seen from the exterior of the dress.  There are a couple of light marks on the underneath lining material which do not show up at all on the crepe underskirt or net outer skirt. I must highlight the construction of this dress, which is definitely high-end and impeccably finished. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

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

     

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    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 :)

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    Outstanding 1960s Pink and Blue Space Age Dress - New! Outstanding 1960s Pink and Blue Space Age Dress - New! Quick View
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    Outstanding 1960s Pink and Blue Space Age Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 -91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches +81 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  32 inches + 83 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

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

     

    Description

    * High quality mid 1960s Space Age designer dress

    * Fabric features wide strips of pink and blue separated by smaller strips of taupe       and white 

    * Classic mod silhouette with a-line skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with contrasting pink Peter Pan collar

    * Two large applied pockets with flap opening on either side below hips 

    * Large rounded white buttons with gold accents on collar and pockets

    * Fully lined in white acetate, serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with nylon zipper

    * Label reads Schipara with 100% Trevira

    Trevira Fabric replaced crimplene as the important fabric in the fashion industry for young designers of the late 1960s. It was considered ‘the’ fabric of its time and utilised by top designers all over the world. Due to its versatility, the fabric was perfect for mini shift dresses and A line coats as it was lightweight but with ample body. It also did not deform when wet and dried very quickly. Designers also loved it because of the vivid colours and patterns that could be made using this fabric.

     

    Condition 

    Space age dresses are so unique, featuring bold fashion elements and unusual designs. They are also hard to find. I love this period and the design on this one is a real beauty. Its also in excellent condition for its age. Looks hardly worn, no faults that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    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 :)

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  • Recreation of Marilyn's Ivory Lace Gown- New! (ON HOLD) Recreation of Marilyn's Ivory Lace Gown- New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
    • Recreation of Marilyn's Ivory Lace Gown- New! (ON HOLD)
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    • Recreation of Marilyn's Ivory Lace Gown- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Recreation of Marilyn's Ivory Lace Gown- New! (ON HOLD)

    Recreation of Marilyn's Ivory Lace Gown- New! (ON HOLD)

    $590.00 AUD

    Please note this dress is on hold and not available for sale at this time

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips up to 36 inches + 91 cm

    Fits Bodice Length : 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from natural shoulder:  57 inches + 145 cm 

    Hem Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Reproduction of the gown worn by Marilyn to the Premiere of How to Marry
       A Millionaire in 1953

    * Fabric is high quality white bridal lace over ecru lining

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Strapless scalloped bodice with sweetheart neckline and beading

    * Skirt is scalloped at hemline with self belt at waist

    * Diagonal draped satin sash from neckline which trails on floor

    * Fully lined, well finished with stays at bodice

    * Low back with plastic zipper

    * Originally styled by famous film costume designer William Travilla 

     

    Condition 

    This is a commissioned dress to replicate the one worn by Marilyn Monroe to the premiere of How to Marry a Millionaire. The dress was also designed by William Travilla who received an Academy Award Nomination for Costume Design.

     

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    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
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    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 :)

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Bolero Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

    Sleeve Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5cm

    Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Sophisticated early 1950s sarin brocade commercially made dress

    * Fabulous floral design in a light mushroom pink colour

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with thin shoulder straps

    * Bolero has rounded neckline and bracelet sleeves

    * Full skirt with knife pleating to front and tightly gathered at rear

    * Lined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with side metal zipper

    * Label reads Frank Starr

    Frank Starr was the father of Malcolm Starr, and the Frank Starr Original label was the forerunner of the Malcolm Starr label. The label ran from the 1930s until 1966. In the 1940s. The designer at Frank Starr was Ruth Goude. (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild).

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in great condition for its age.  No major flaws that I can see, apart from a couple of light spots and some seam stress to bodice.  The spots blend into the fabric quite well. The two stressed seams can be run-in slightly if desired. Priced with these issues in mind. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    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 :)

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    Recreation of Marilyn's Iconic 1955 Subway Dress- New! Recreation of Marilyn's Iconic 1955 Subway Dress- New! Quick View
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    Recreation of Marilyn's Iconic 1955 Subway Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Reproduction of the iconic dress worn by Marilyn in The 7 Year Itch

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless halter pleated bodice with Grecian effect criss cross self trim under bust 

    * Very full pleated skirt with self bow at side waist

    * Unlined, raw seams with machined hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Originally styled by famous film costume designer William Travilla 

     

    Condition 

    This is an especially commissioned dress of the one worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film The 7 Year Itch. The dress is regarded as an icon of film history and the image of Monroe in the white dress standing above a subway grating has been described as one of the iconic images of the 20th century.

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    Postage
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    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 :)

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  • Early 1960s Blue Cotton Twill Dress with Fish Applique  - New! Early 1960s Blue Cotton Twill Dress with Fish Applique  - New! Quick View
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    • Early 1960s Blue Cotton Twill Dress with Fish Applique  - New!

    Early 1960s Blue Cotton Twill Dress with Fish Applique - New!

    $190.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 39 inches + 99.06 cm

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous early 60s blue cotton denim twill dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Scooped neck bodice decorated with red rick rack trim

    * Very full gathered skirt

    * Lovely red bandana print applique fish on white line which extends to waist

    *Working back metal zipper 

     

    Comment

    This dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains, major fading or holes. The only point to make is that the fabric may not be as vibrant colour as it was originally but the dress presents beautifully and the colouring is consistent. Red ribbon not included. I have since found an ad in the 1960 Spiegel catalog which shows a very similar denim dress with bandana print, however the applique is a rooster rather than the fish which is featured on this dress.

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    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 :)

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  • 1950s White Pique & Blue Polka Dots Dress Ensemble - New! 1950s White Pique & Blue Polka Dots Dress Ensemble - New! Quick View
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    1950s White Pique & Blue Polka Dots Dress Ensemble - New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust up to: 36 inches + 91.5 cm 

    Waist:  26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91.5 cm

    Jacket Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Bodice Length: 15 inches +  38 cm 

    Total Length:  42 inches +  132 cm 

     

    Description

    * Fetching 1950s white pique cotton dress with blue polka dots

    * Contrasting blue pique jacket

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and shapely skirt

    * Sleeveless dress bodice with square neckline

    * Low back with wide straps

    * Jacket features low neckline, short sleeves, collar and fastens with two pearly buttons

    * Working back metal zipper 

     

    Comment

    This ensemble is in pretty good condition for its age. Apart from a couple of minor pin size spots and tiny pulls, the only issue worth mentioning is that there is some colour fade on the shoulders but it's not very noticeable. Nevertheless, the price of the outfit reflects this small issue.

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

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

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

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

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Plaid Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches +71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 7 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s cotton commercially made dress

    * Plaid design in reds, greens and greyish white

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with wide collar

    * Bodice has false placket down front with decorative buttons

    * There is a gap in the placket to thread a ribbon belt through

    * Full box pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Toni Todd

    Toni Todd

    R & M Kaufmann, Inc was inaugurated in Aurora, Illinois during the 1900s. The owners were brothers who produced high quality but moderately priced dresses and sleepwear. They were able to keep prices low by mass producing garments in their own factories.  In fact, their motto was "Only the LOOK is expensive."  Sales grew steadily through the use of full page advertisements in SeventeenMademoiselle and Charm magazines as well as the use of live television commercials on shows such as "Beat the Clock."  The Kaufmann's produced under several labels including the Toni Todd line which specifically targeted younger women.  The company was sold to Russ Togs in 1969.

     

    Condition 

    This is such a lovely dress, with so many design features. The bodice in particular is so flattering. In real life, the dress is a smidge lighter than the photographs show but I found it difficult to colour balance for some reason.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from the dress might need the cotton thread that forms the hook and eye reinforced. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    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 :)

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  • Vintage 1959s Navy New Look Dress- New! Vintage 1959s Navy New Look Dress- New! Quick View
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    Vintage 1959s Navy New Look Dress- New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Sleeve Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

    Hem Length: .5 inches + 1 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely early 1950s commercially made New Look dress

    * Fabric is a textured cotton blend  

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Long bracelet sleeved bodice with centre front button opening to hem

    * Double collar, one in navy and the other in ivory linen wth self bow

    * Turnover cuffs on sleeves edged in ivory linen

    * Skirt is very full with deep box pleating from waist

    * Unlined raw and pinked seams with hand finished hem

    * Label reads Harry S Epstein New York

     

    Condition 

    Such an eye-catching and flattering dress with classic early 1950s styling. Think Lucille Ball!!  The dress itself in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, the white linen cuffs are very slightly discoloured but I managed to get them much brighter than they were originally. I imagine a couple more washes will see them as bright as ever. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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    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 :)

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    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!

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  • 1970s Brown & White Houndstooth Horrockses Designer Dress- New! 1970s Brown & White Houndstooth Horrockses Designer Dress- New! Quick View
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    1970s Brown & White Houndstooth Horrockses Designer Dress- New!

    $220.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 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:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s brown and white houndstooth designer dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and widening skirt

    * Sleeveless shirtfront bodice with wide peaked turnover collar and v-neck

    * Fastened by six brown buttons down front

    * Generous panelled skirt widening towards hemline

    * Unlined, finished seams with hand finished hem

    * Label reads Horrockses

    Horrockses was founded in 1791 in Preston, UK as a cotton manufacturer. In 1946 the company started Horrockses Fashions Limited and the Horrockses label was born. The clothing was designed  in London, using the cotton that was produced by the Horrockses Mill in Preston. Most of their garments were made from their cotton, but they also used other fibres from other makers.

    During the 1950s, Horrockses was famous for their colourful cotton floral prints, which were made into full-skirted summer dresses. These dresses were popular not only in Britain but they were also imported into the US, where they could be found at upscale stores such as B. Altman. The dresses, even though they were only cotton day dresses, were not cheap and were very well made. The company worked at improving the image of cotton and they were very successful. The company’s top designers left in 1958 and the company was sold to Steinberg & Sons in 1964. The label was discontinued in 1983. Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

    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
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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27.5 inches + 70 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 cm

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

     

    Description

    * 1950s white background cotton dress

    * Fabric design magenta flowers with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with square neckline

    * Very full gathered skirt with side metal zipper

    * Skirt features the flowers in graduating sizes

    * Unlined, machined seams with hand finished hem

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, A couple of very light marks on the skirt but only seen when searching for them. 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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    Beautiful 1950s Blue and White Graduated Dot Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size:  Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality crisp cotton blue background dress

    * Fabric design features graduated white giant polk dots

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice bodice with v-shaped neckline and neck tie

    * Bodice has double breasted front opening and a side metal zipper

    * Very full knife pleated skirt with front and back straight panel at centre

    * Insert pockets at each side

    * Unlined, serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Label reads Ladies Pride England

     

    Condition 

    Such an eye catching dress!  And in excellent condition for its age. - the fabric is so crisp and vibrant that leads me to believe it may be old store stock or worn only a couple of times. No notable flaws that I can see, apart from the buttons needing reinforcement - which I will get my dressmaker to do prior to postage. Cleaned and ready to wear. Belt not included. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

    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 Dior Designer 1960s Space Age Dress- New! Vintage Dior Designer 1960s Space Age Dress- New! Quick View
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    Vintage Dior Designer 1960s Space Age Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 cm stretch)

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 64 cm

    Waist: up to 28 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  38 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches

    Zipper Length: None

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

     

     

    Description

    * Captivating 1960s Space Age avocado green wool blend designer dress

    * Fabric design features abstract florals in burgundy and forest green

    * Classic silhouette, waisted and A line skirt

    * Peak collar, sleeves with cuffs 

    * Bodice features metal and enamel  buttons a front and on cuffs

    * Skirt as press stud opening below waist and self belt with large metal buckle

    * Fully lined. including sleeves, in green silk taffeta

    * Label reads Diorling by Christian Dior London

    DIOR Diorling

    In the late 1960's ,the "Diorling" line was introduced as a ready to wear label for Christian Dior. Named after the popular Dior fragrance launched in 1963, Diorling was created by Jorn Langberg, Artistic Director of Christian Dior London. The Diorling collection was designed in London from the 1960s to 1970s  and sold in upmarket department stores such as Harrods. The Diorling label was tailored to the London customer, but echoed many of the House of Dior's signature looks. Structured, ladylike silhouettes, and classic fabrics like tweed are themes that appear again and again in the collections, interpreted in modern ways. (Information Courtesy of Minky Vintage) 

     

    Condition 

    Rare and beautiful dress with superb tailoring, typical of Dior. Furthermore, the dress is in wonderful condition for its age.  No flaws that I can see, looks hardly worn. The label needs a stitch to properly secure. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1950s Chartreuse Halter Glazed Cotton Dress  - New! Vintage 1950s Chartreuse Halter Glazed Cotton Dress  - New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s Chartreuse Halter Glazed Cotton Dress  - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Chartreuse Halter Glazed Cotton Dress  - New!

    Vintage 1950s Chartreuse Halter Glazed Cotton Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist up to: 28 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm 

    Total Length:  47 inches + 108 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s chartreuse glazed cotton dress

    * Features metallic gold leaf pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Fitted bodice with halter neckline and dramatic standup collar

    * Wide circle skirt with self fabric belt 

    * Working side metal zipper

    * Bodice has stays for structure

     

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see other than the gold leaf design has rubbed slightly under the arms and inside of collar, perhaps a couple of other places where the gold isn't as detailed as the rest. In reality, these don't stand out at all when worn. The collar can be worn standing up or laid flat as shown. This is shown in the 5th photo, along with the self belt. No doubts about it, this is an exceptional and highly sophisticated dress. Shown with a crinoline and ribbon for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  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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    Deadstock 1950s Yellow and White Gingham Cotton Dress- New! Deadstock 1950s Yellow and White Gingham Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s commercially made ivory pique cotton dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide oval neckline

    * Bodice has a contrasting cummerbund waist of yellow and white gingham cotton

    * Very full knife pleated skirt with border in gingham as well

    * The gingham features strips of white crochet braid and self bows

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Tags read Fairway Marcus Brothers

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see. I have not washed it as one of the hanging tags is sewn and I wanted to show that it is indeed deadstock Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1950s B&W Gingham with Border Print Dress- New! Vintage 1950s B&W Gingham with Border Print Dress- New! Quick View
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    Vintage 1950s B&W Gingham with Border Print Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length:  39.5 inches + 100 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

    Note: All measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Cute 1950s b&w gingham cotton dress

    * Fabric design features a lacy black and white border print

    * Short sleeved bodice with oval neckline

    * Bodice has mock shirt front with white buttons

    * Full skirt featuring the border print

    * Unlined, raw seams and with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper 

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age, fabric is strong and colours unfaded, looks hardly worn.  No flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Anemone Print Cotton Dress - New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Anemone Print Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
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    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Anemone Print Cotton Dress - New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue Anemone Print Cotton Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Zipper Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s early 1960s commercially made cotton dress

    * Fabric design all over print of blue anemones with sea green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with deep rounded neckline 

    * Unusual peaked waistline (inverted v-shape at front centre)

    * Full circle skirt with flat centre panel and knife pleated all round

    * Built in half belt secures at rear with large white button

    * Unlined, serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Elmoor Lonon

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 - 36 inches + 89 -91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

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

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 110.5 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s quality crisp white cotton background dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide scooped neckline

    * Bodice has slightly dropped waist that finishes in two peaks

    * Waist is edges with contrasting blue piping

    * Very full gathered skirt wit white cotton underskirt

    * Unlined serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Suzy Sports Model

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1950s Violets Print Cotton Dress- New! (RESERVED) Vintage 1950s Violets Print Cotton Dress- New! (RESERVED) Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s Violets Print Cotton Dress- New! (RESERVED)
    • Vintage 1950s Violets Print Cotton Dress- New! (RESERVED)

    Vintage 1950s Violets Print Cotton Dress- New! (RESERVED)

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    This product is sold out

    Please note this dress is reserved and not available for general sale at this time.

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 27.5 inches + 70 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  46 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25.4 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s white medium weight cotton dress

    * Fabric design features bouquets violets with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with deep oval neckline

    * Very full almost full circle skirt with fabric featuring a trail of violets on each side

    * Skirt features clear sequins to represent dew drops

    * Unlined bodice with machined hem

    * Low back with side metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This striking dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, maybe a small spot or two in skirt but really not noticeable. The clear sequins are sewn with green thread and may show as a dot in the photographs but it's only the coloured thread. The ribbon and bouquet of violets are for demonstration purposes only.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 31.5 inches + 80 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 m

    Zipper Length: 21 inches + 53 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design feature lavender stripes and white stripes with flowers

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline and inverted pleat at centre front

    * Shelf bust with piping under bust and at waist

    * Self bows at neckline and under bust

    * Very full tightly gathered skirt with two wide front pleats

    * Unlined raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Peggy Page London

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26..5 inches + 67 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  51 inches + 130 cm 

    Hem Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Striking original Travilla gold lame gown

    * Gold lame fabric hat is sunray pleated in n Egyptian style

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and draped skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep plunging neckline

    * Self bow at waist

    * Neckline is wired to adjust to figure

    * Low back with plastic zipper

    * Dress is tapered to hug figure and widens below knee

    * Label reads Travilla

    William Travilla (1920-1990) began his career as a designer working in the movies during the 1940s. As a costume designer, he is probably remembered most for the designs he did for Marilyn Monroe, including the “subway grate” dress from The Seven Year Itch.

    In the early 1950s he began his own label, designing for the public as well as for the stars. He worked through the 1950s and 1960s, making elegant, but comfortable clothing. In 1970, he closed shop and moved to Spain, but resumed his label in 1977. He continued to design until his death in 1990, including designs for the Dallas television program starting in 1985. (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)

     

    Condition 

    This rare and collectable gown is is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from a couple of loose threads on neckline. For the 1950s movie, Travilla made three versions of the dress: one plain, one with buttons and one with bows. This version of the Marilyn gown, with a bow, was said to be both Travilla's and Marilyn's favourite. Although the gown with buttons if featured in later publicity shots, its unknown which version was used in the actual movie. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 87 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14 inches +  36 cm

    Total Length: 38.5 inches + 98 cm 

      

    Description

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

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped neckline

    * Gathered skirt with large applied pockets

    * Front fastening with large ivory buttons

    * Hook and eye closure at waist

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    $340.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 inches + 89 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length on Mannequin: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Bodice Length (Side Bust to Waist):  8 inches + 20 cm

    Total Length on Mannequin : 46 inches + 117 cm 

    Total Length ( Side Bust to Waist): 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s black cotton dress

    * Fabric design features aqua swallows in flight

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Strapless bodice with slight sweetheart neckline

    * Bodice features pronged rhinestones 

    * Very full circle skirt with four rows of aqua braiding and in-built muslin petticoat

    * Self-lined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with side, open to pit, metal zipper with hook and eye fastening

     

    Condition 

    Love the swallow print on this beautiful dress. It's in great condition for its age with no notable flaws that I can see, perhaps a little bit of wear to the muslin petticoat, really not an issue. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s cotton Hawaiian dress

    * Fabric design features alternate stripes with leaves etchings

    * Colours are aqua, green, chartreuse and navy

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless sweetheart bodice with wide straps and shelf bust

    * Gathers to bust insert above bust

    * Very full knife pleated skirt

    * Lined bodice with self fabric, pinked seams and hand finished hem

    * Low swimsuit back with metal zipper

    * Straps at upper back are smocked

    * Label reads Kamehameha 

    The Kamehameha Garment Company was set up by Herbert Briner (said to be the founder of Hawaiian ready-to-wear) in 1936 and was run from a garment production facility that had previously produced uniforms. After Herb Briner’s death in 1966, the company was owned by his wife Millie Briner and his sons. In the 1970s Richard Goodwin was the designer of the company’s lines. The company was sold to Crown Corporation, though Millie Briner stayed with the company as president until the mid-1970s. In 1990 the company was acquired by Brad Walker.

    The name comes from King Kamehameha I who was responsible for uniting Hawaii’s islands. The company is particularly famous for its Aloha shirts, as well as its tropical flower-patterned cotton clothing (featuring sarongs, full skirted dresses, sun and swimsuits) for women.

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

    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.