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  • Early 1960s Designer Black Linen Dress - New! Early 1960s Designer Black Linen Dress - New! Quick View
    • Early 1960s Designer Black Linen Dress - New!
    • Early 1960s Designer Black Linen Dress - New!
    • Early 1960s Designer Black Linen Dress - New!
    • Early 1960s Designer Black Linen Dress - New!

    Early 1960s Designer Black Linen Dress - New!

    $625.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81 -86 cm

    Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 38 inches + 97 cm 

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41

    Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 cm

    Seam Allowance: unable to see but looks generous at skirt

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

     

    Description

    * Spectacular early 1960s black fine linen commercially made dress

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and straight skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide oval neckline  finishing as wide shoulder straps

    * Self-fabric inset at below bust in an arc shape inverted at waist

    * Waist is high at the front and dips lower at the back

    * The inset is finished with a large self bow trim with beaded fringing

    * Low back with metal zipper and metal hook and eye fastening

     * Fully lined with handstitched hem

    * Label reads Louis Feraud

    In 1950, Louis Féraud created his first "Maison de Couture" in Cannes and by 1955 had established a couture house in Paris on 88, Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré and 57, rue Pierre-Charonne. From the mid-1950s he was dressing the Parisian elite including designing the wardrobe of the famous French movie actress Brigitte Bardot's for many of her movies. It wasn't until 1958 that he presented his first haute couture collection in Paris. In the early 60s, he hired the designers Jean-Louis Scherrer, Margit Brandt and Per Spook.  A major player in the development of the Space Age look, Feraud along with fellow French designers, ensured that this new modern style vibrated around the world. Feraud won many awards for fashion design during his lifetime as well as being a decorated Officier de la Legion d'Honneur.

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. The dress has been hemmed higher than the original length, could easily be let down to the original length.

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

     

    Comment 

    An absolute stunner of a dress and very reminiscent of the dress Audrey Hepburn is pictured wearing. It has all the hallmarks of high-end fashion.   Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

  • Vintage 1940s Red & Blue Rayon Sundress- New! Vintage 1940s Red & Blue Rayon Sundress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1940s Red & Blue Rayon Sundress- New!
    • Vintage 1940s Red & Blue Rayon Sundress- New!
    • Vintage 1940s Red & Blue Rayon Sundress- New!
    • Vintage 1940s Red & Blue Rayon Sundress- New!

    Vintage 1940s Red & Blue Rayon Sundress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28.5 inches + 73cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45 inches + 114 cm 

    Zipper Length: 8 inches + 20 cm

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Seam Allowance: None

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1940s white background rayon dress

    * Fabric design features red and blue roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and A-line skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with a squared neckline and thick shoulder straps

    * Bodice with a v-shaped dip at waistline edged in thin white trim

    * Skirt is lightly gathered wither side of centre front

    * Side metal zipper

     * Unlined, raw seams with handstitched hem

    * Unlabelled

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see.

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

     

    Comment 

    Striking sundress with the most attractive silhouette. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

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    Early 1960s White Piqué With Pink 3D Rose Appliqués Dress- New! Early 1960s White Piqué With Pink 3D Rose Appliqués Dress- New! Quick View
    • Early 1960s White Piqué With Pink 3D Rose Appliqués Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s White Piqué With Pink 3D Rose Appliqués Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s White Piqué With Pink 3D Rose Appliqués Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s White Piqué With Pink 3D Rose Appliqués Dress- New!

    Early 1960s White Piqué With Pink 3D Rose Appliqués Dress- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: open

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

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 42 inches + 107 cm 

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36  cm

    Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 cm

    Seam Allowance: not visible

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

     

    Description

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

    * Fabric is white piqué cotton

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and flared skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with a squared neckline and thin straps

    * Bodice features a 3D appliqué rose with green soutache scroll and leaves

    * Skirt has two deep knife pleats on either side of the waist seam

    * Rolled self-piping trim at waist

    * Corresponding appliqué on lower skirt with full-blown rose and rosebud with leaves

     * Unlined, pinked seams with handstitched hem

    * Label reads Lou-Ette California

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. 3D roses might need a couple of stitches to secure further but not necessary.

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

     

    Comment 

    Truly lovely dress with the most fabulous 3D appliqué work.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

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

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

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

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

    Under Bust: 31 inches +79 cm

    Waist: 24 - 27 inches + 62 - 68 cm

    Hips: 36 - 38 inches + 91 - 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1930s rayon jersey dress

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

    * Fitted surplice bodice with v-neckline

    * Short sleeves with shirred shoulders

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

    * Shirred seaming at middle front and half belt at rear

    * Skirt is a-lined in a solid black

    * Two tiers of long black fringing at front

    * Side button placket

     

    Condition 

    Colours are bright and unfaded and the fringing is excellent. No faults except two tiny repairs at back, not particularly noticeable from outside. The dress is sturdy and prevents beautifully for its age. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

  • Vintage Late 1940s to Early 1950s Field Flowers Rayon Dress- New! Vintage Late 1940s to Early 1950s Field Flowers Rayon Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage Late 1940s to Early 1950s Field Flowers Rayon Dress- New!
    • Vintage Late 1940s to Early 1950s Field Flowers Rayon Dress- New!
    • Vintage Late 1940s to Early 1950s Field Flowers Rayon Dress- New!
    • Vintage Late 1940s to Early 1950s Field Flowers Rayon Dress- New!

    Vintage Late 1940s to Early 1950s Field Flowers Rayon Dress- New!

    $190.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm 

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30 .5 cm

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1940s to early 1950s cream background rayon dress

    * Fabric design features a variety of field flowers including morning glories, trumpet flowers and daisies

    * Colours include white, pink. yellow and blue with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared collar

    * Placket closure at the neckline to bust with blue buttons 

    * Princess seaming and side zipper closure

    * Fully lined in cream cotton

     * Pinked seams with handstitched hem

    * Unlabelled

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. The original zipper has been replaced with a modern nylon one.

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

     

    Comment 

    Incredibly beautiful dress set designed to stand out. A true Hollywood ensemble fit to be worn by the stars.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

  • Vintage 1950s - 1960s Pink Raffia Handbag-  New! Vintage 1950s - 1960s Pink Raffia Handbag-  New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s - 1960s Pink Raffia Handbag-  New!
    • Vintage 1950s - 1960s Pink Raffia Handbag-  New!
    • Vintage 1950s - 1960s Pink Raffia Handbag-  New!
    • Vintage 1950s - 1960s Pink Raffia Handbag-  New!

    Vintage 1950s - 1960s Pink Raffia Handbag- New!

    $140.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Length: 11 inches +  28 cm

    Height: 10 inches + 25 cm

    Body Depth: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Drop Length of Handle: 7 inches +  18 cm

      

    Description

    * Lovely shell pink raffia handbag

    * Good size  with mock flap at front

    * Handle is made of bamboo

    * Pink satin lining with zippered compartment and slots either side

    * Matching coin purse

    * Label reads Garay

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No major flaws that I can see - it's been carried but remains in great condition. If I was being ultra picky I would say there is a little fuzziness to raffia in places but nothing to distract. The tiniest amount of discolouration at a bottom corner.  The inside has a couple of stains and discolouration but this is to be expected from a lightly coloured satin fabric. (Please refer to the photograph of the interior of the handbag.)  As I mentioned before all these issues are minor and don't detract from the appearance or usability of this rare pink coloured raffia bag.

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

     

    Comment 

    Fabulous shell pink colour on this raffia handbag that doesn't come round too often.  Lovely presentation and ultra-spacious.  A real beauty. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1950s Purple Sharkskin Taffeta Cocktail Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Purple Sharkskin Taffeta Cocktail Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Purple Sharkskin Taffeta Cocktail Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Purple Sharkskin Taffeta Cocktail Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Purple Sharkskin Taffeta Cocktail Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Purple Sharkskin Taffeta Cocktail Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Purple Sharkskin Taffeta Cocktail Dress- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45 inches + 114 cm 

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Hem Length: None

    Seam Allowance: None

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

     

    Description

    * Stunning late 1950s commercially made cocktail dress

    * Fabric is an iridescent wine coloured taffeta dress - also known as sharkskin

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with a sweetheart neckline and halter straps

    * Red saddle stitching along placket edge with red button closure

    * Pleated shelf bust

    * The straps are decorated with aurora borealis sequins

    * Extremely wide skirt with pleating either side of the waist

     * Unlined, pinked seams and machined hem hem

    * Side metal zipper and boning inside bodice

    * Unlabelled but looks professionally made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a couple of faint marks on the skirt but can hardly be seen when worn due to the iridescence of the fabric.

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

     

    Comment 

    Incredibly beautiful dress that really flatters the bust and waistline. So much movement to the dress too, courtesy of the reflective fabric and the crisp taffeta.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

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    Vintage 1950s 3D Trapunto Floral Bouquet Dress- New! Vintage 1950s 3D Trapunto Floral Bouquet Dress- New! Quick View
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    Vintage 1950s 3D Trapunto Floral Bouquet Dress- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: SMALL 

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Open

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm 

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: 0.5 inches +.1.3 cm

    Seam Allowance: None

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s white cotton background dress

    * Fabric design features large bouquets of assorted flowers in cornflower blue, mid-green , yellow and mushroom pink

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice is sleeveless with an oval neckline

    * In several places, both on the bodice and skirt there is trapunto work on the larger flowers

    * The centres of these flowers feature clear rhinestones

    * Skirt is very full - pretty much full circle

     * Unlined, raw seams and hand-finished hem

    * Side closed-in  metal zipper

    * Label by Smart Miss of Miami

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - the flowers are slightly more muted than the photographs. This is the second dress I have sold with this pattern and both had the same colour saturation. Belt loops but no belt. Has been worn but no holes or fading evident.

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

     

    Comment 

    Really beautiful dress as can be seen in the photographs. The colours and pattern are truly delightful and the trapunto work adds an extra dimension to the overall presentation. Simply gorgeous!  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

  • Vintage 1950s Blue Knitted Orlon Bolero- New! Vintage 1950s Blue Knitted Orlon Bolero- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Knitted Orlon Bolero- New!
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    • Vintage 1950s Blue Knitted Orlon Bolero- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Knitted Orlon Bolero- New!

    Vintage 1950s Blue Knitted Orlon Bolero- New!

    $120.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: SMALL - MEDIUM

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist: 28 - 29  inches + 71 - 74 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm 

    Sleeve Length: 15 inches + 38 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s commercially made sky blue Orlon bolero

    * Classic silhouette fitted at the waist and sits just above it

    * Lovely shell-like lacy knitted pattern

    * No closures but is styled to meet just under the bust

    * Sleeves are ¾ length and are dolman in shape

    * Banding around the edges and cuffs with little notches for a petal shape outline

     * Unlined

    * Label reads 100% orlon acryllic

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a tiny bit of feathering but really in wonderful condition for its age. 

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

     

    Comment 

    Lovely lightweight bolero with a gorgeous knitted pattern - such a versatile piece.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

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

    Vintage 1950s Dragon Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: SMALL - MEDIUM

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist: 29 inches + 74 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40.5 inches + 103 cm 

    Zipper Length: none

    Hem Length: none

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

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s white medium-weight cotton dress

    * Fabric design is of an Indonesian print featuring dragons

    * Tones include gold, green, brown, mustard and blue

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice is sleeveless with peaked collar with notches on either side

    * Skirt with knife pleating to provide fullness

    * Matching self-fabric belt

    * Closed-in back metal zipper

     * Unlined, finished seams with no hem

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a few stitches have unravelled above zipper - an easy fix.  

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

     

    Comment 

    The print is everything in this lovely dress and so are the colours! Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

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    Vintage 1950s Horrockses Designer Floral Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Horrockses Designer Floral Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    Vintage 1950s Horrockses Designer Floral Cotton Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 -  tight 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm

    Waist: 25.5 inches + 65 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.75 inches + 40 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 42.5 inches + 108 cm 

    Zipper Length: none

    Hem Length: hem has dropped but can be worn as is

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

     

    Description

    * Spectacular late 1950s blue cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features panels of bright blue and yellow flowers

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with short sleeves and a prominent portrait collar 

    * Dress fastens down entire centre front with large self-covered fabric buttons

    * Skirt has boxed pleats so that the blue squiggle fabric is to the front

    * Very wide skirt

    * Label reads Horrockses Junior Set

    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 a range of fibres from other makers.

    During the 1950s, Horrockses became famous for its 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 extremely 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 

    Excellent. 

    The dress presents beautifully, there are some small marks in a couple of places, hardly noticeable and has not been spot treated so may well disappear. However, really you would never notice them. 

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

     

    Comment 

    Spectacular dress, one of the better pieces I've owned by this highly desirable British label. The flower panels are absolutely beautiful.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

  • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Blue Cotton Embroidered Dress- New! Late 1950s to Early 1960s Blue Cotton Embroidered Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Blue Cotton Embroidered Dress- New!

    Late 1950s to Early 1960s Blue Cotton Embroidered Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.25 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hem Length: 8 inches + 20 cm

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

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

     

    Description

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

    * Fabric is a blue lightweight cotton

    * Embroidered striped panels in graduated shades of blue, green, and lilac

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with thin straps and square neckline

    * Skirt has small knife pleats emanating from the waist that provide ample fullness

     * Unlined, raw seams with deep hem

    * Long metal zipper at back

    * Label reads Jeanne D'Arc

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. It's really in wonderful condition for its age. 

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

     

    Comment 

    Such a beautiful dress with the embroidered panels providing both colour and texture. Great label too, Jeanne D'Arc dresses are always very stylish. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

  • Striking 1950s Blue and White Polka Dot Cotton Dress- New! Striking 1950s Blue and White Polka Dot Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Striking 1950s Blue and White Polka Dot Cotton Dress- New!
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    • Striking 1950s Blue and White Polka Dot Cotton Dress- New!
    • Striking 1950s Blue and White Polka Dot Cotton Dress- New!

    Striking 1950s Blue and White Polka Dot Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45 inches + 114 cm 

    Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25 cm

    Hem Length: none - has been let down

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s navy blue cotton dress

    * Fabric features white polka dots

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice has shallow cap sleeves and an oval neckline

    * White pique insert at upper bodice decorated with two bows at peaks

    * Wide cone-shaped skirt with two applied pockets at front

    * Pockets also feature contrasting white  cotton insert with bow ties

    * Unlined, serged seams with machined hem

    * Side closed-in metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see.

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

     

    Comment 

    This is such a sweet dress, who doesn't love polka dots! Made even better with the white cotton contrasting inserts and bows. So fresh looking and perfect for Spring. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

  • Gorgeous 1950s Large Pink Roses Pique Cotton Dress - New Gorgeous 1950s Large Pink Roses Pique Cotton Dress - New Quick View
    • Gorgeous 1950s Large Pink Roses Pique Cotton Dress - New
    • Gorgeous 1950s Large Pink Roses Pique Cotton Dress - New
    • Gorgeous 1950s Large Pink Roses Pique Cotton Dress - New
    • Gorgeous 1950s Large Pink Roses Pique Cotton Dress - New

    Gorgeous 1950s Large Pink Roses Pique Cotton Dress - New

    $340.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 89 cm  ( a bit more room in bust area due to gathers)

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Bodice Length: 15.5 inches + 40 cm

    Hips: free

    Length: 43 inches + 108 cm

    Hem Length: None

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

     

    Description

    * 1950s large pink two-toned roses on pinkish white background pique cotton

    * Classic silhouette with fitted bodice and full skirt

    * Rounded neckline with v-shaped gathers at bust

    * Bodice decorated with two tiny self bows and a row of covered buttons

    * Piping around waistline culminating in a dropped peaked backline

    * Large box pleats at centre front skirt.

    * Fully working metal zipper at back

    * Unfinished seams and machined hem

    * Absolutely stunning presentation!

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age, without any notable faults or blemishes. On close inspection, the only thing of note is that the pelon stiffening has been largely removed but a few remnants remain - of course, not seen on the outside.  Shown with a crinoline - sorry not included. 

     

    Condition

    Beautiful color and fabric design on this dress. Also, love the attention to detail on the bodice. We are more than happy to answer all inquires about this item. 

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     


     

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

    Vintage 1950s Impressionist Posy of Violets Dress- New!

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches +81 cm

    Waist: 27 inches +69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 3 cm

    Zipper Length: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s white background cotton sateen blend dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low neckline

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

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

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Looks commercially made but no label

     

    Condition 

    Lovely dress with fabulous print. The full lining gives added body to the dress and it can be worn easily without a petticoat and still look flared.  No notable flaws that I can see, slightest bit of underarm dusting but really hardly noticeable. Cleaned and ready to wear.

     

    Comment

    Lovely fabric design on this beauty! Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

  • 1960s White Linen Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New! 1960s White Linen Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1960s White Linen Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New!
    • 1960s White Linen Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New!
    • 1960s White Linen Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New!
    • 1960s White Linen Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New!

    1960s White Linen Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New!

    $350.00 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 inches + 107 cm 

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

      

    Description

    * Vintage early1960s white linen dress

    * Embroidered trailing floral pattern on skirt in pinks and greens

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and sculptured skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with thin straps and bib design at front

    * Large 3D self bow at waist in shape of a rose

    * Skirt has a panel of organza under the embroidery for contrast

    * Tulle panniers at each hip for shape

    * Working back metal zipper

    * Old store stock with original tags.

    * Label reads Georgette Triliere

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see. The dress is old store stock, never worn, with the original tags. 

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

     

    Comment

    So many special features to this dress: the embroidery, 3D rose applique, tulip-shaped skirt, front bib panel, organza border, low back...it's a true stunner! Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     


     

  • Stunning Seafoam 1950s Lillli Ann Suit- New! Stunning Seafoam 1950s Lillli Ann Suit- New! Quick View
    • Stunning Seafoam 1950s Lillli Ann Suit- New!
    • Stunning Seafoam 1950s Lillli Ann Suit- New!
    • Stunning Seafoam 1950s Lillli Ann Suit- New!
    • Stunning Seafoam 1950s Lillli Ann Suit- New!

    Stunning Seafoam 1950s Lillli Ann Suit- New!

    $590.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Jacket

    Bust: 37 - 38 inches + 94 - 96.5 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Jacket Length from Outside Shoulder: 22.5 inches + 57 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 24 inches + 61 cm 

    Skirt

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Length: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s turquoise wool crepe commercially made suit

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Jacket has asymmetrical front fastening and long sleeves

    * Self-fabric wide pleated trim around jacket opening that stands up at the collar

    * Fastened with press studs and a hidden-button and wide loop buttonhole

    * Decorative large rhinestone button at front with mock buttonhole

    * Straight skirt with seat lined in skirt

    * Fully lined jacket in russet crepe fabric

    * Side metal zipper in skirt

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

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

     

    Condition 

    The suit is in excellent condition for its age and free from notable flaws, a very light tiny spot on the lower skirt that is hardly noticeable when wearing (refer to the last photograph). 

     

    Comment 

    Truly an eye-catching and expertly tailored suit. The asymmetrical details and accents on this suit are quintessential Lili Ann.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     


     

  • Quality Early 1960s Black Lilli Ann Designer Ribbed Coat - New! Quality Early 1960s Black Lilli Ann Designer Ribbed Coat - New! Quick View
    • Quality Early 1960s Black Lilli Ann Designer Ribbed Coat - New!
    • Quality Early 1960s Black Lilli Ann Designer Ribbed Coat - New!
    • Quality Early 1960s Black Lilli Ann Designer Ribbed Coat - New!
    • Quality Early 1960s Black Lilli Ann Designer Ribbed Coat - New!

    Quality Early 1960s Black Lilli Ann Designer Ribbed Coat - New!

    $590.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust:  42 inches +106 cm 

    Waist: 44 inches + 112 cm

    Hips: Free

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 21 inches + 53 cm

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1960s Lilli Ann designer coat - this is one of their high-end designs

    * Fabric is a ribbed fine gabardine wool especially made for Lilli Ann in France

    * Classic silhouette with gentle A-line shape

    * Quality lush black fur stand up collar

    * Coat with long sleeves and front button opening

    * Buttons are 3D wth shiny jet beads around the circumference

    * Mock flap pockets at breast and vertical slit pockets below with a matching flap

    * Fully lined in black satin

    * Labels reads Lilli Ann 

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


    Condition 

    This gorgeous coat is in excellent condition with no flaws to note.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

  • SOLD OUT
    Striking Late 1930s Early 1940s Red & Black Dress- New! Striking Late 1930s Early 1940s Red & Black Dress- New! Quick View
    • Striking Late 1930s Early 1940s Red & Black Dress- New!
    • Striking Late 1930s Early 1940s Red & Black Dress- New!
    • Striking Late 1930s Early 1940s Red & Black Dress- New!
    • Striking Late 1930s Early 1940s Red & Black Dress- New!

    Striking Late 1930s Early 1940s Red & Black Dress- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 41 inches + 104 cm 

    Zipper Length: 8 inches + 20 cm

    Hem Length: None

    Seam Allowance: BNone

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

     

    Description

    * Amazing late 1930s to early 1940s crepe dress

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and gently draped skirt

    * Bodice has a shirtfront opening with colour block stripes in red and black

    * Black fabric buttons to fasten bodice with additional metal side zipper

    * Long full sleeves with black contrasting cuffs echoed in the collar

    * Over-stitching on shoulders with small shoulder pads underneath

    * Skirt is gored to allow for a smooth hipline and wider hem

    * Matching two-toned belt

     * Unlined, hand-finished seams with hand-stitched hem

    * Unlabelled but expertly made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - really in great condition for its age. The only issue is that a previous owner for some reason secured the belt with velcro fastening. This cannot be seen when worn and likely replaced the original press studs or hook and eye closures.

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

     

    Comment 

    This is an incredible dress and in such wonderful condition for its age. Such a striking and beautiful silhouette.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

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

    1950s Purple Floral Cotton Dress - New!

    $270.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 27 -28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39.5 inches + 100 cm 

    Zipper Length: none

    Hem Length: 5 inches + 13 cm

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

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

     

    Description

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

    * Fabric is white cotton with purple flowers with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice is sleeveless with wide oval neckline

    * Skirt is wide and gathered at waist

    * Side metal zipper

     * Unlined, finished seams with machined hem

    * Label reads Melbray (English Label)

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Belt is not included and was used for demonstration purposes only.

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

     

    Comment 

    Beautiful print on the dress. I initially thought they were abstract roses but not sure, could be camellias.   Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

  • 1950s Lattice Floral Beaded Cotton Sundress - New! 1950s Lattice Floral Beaded Cotton Sundress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Lattice Floral Beaded Cotton Sundress - New!
    • 1950s Lattice Floral Beaded Cotton Sundress - New!
    • 1950s Lattice Floral Beaded Cotton Sundress - New!
    • 1950s Lattice Floral Beaded Cotton Sundress - New!

    1950s Lattice Floral Beaded Cotton Sundress - New!

    $250.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Seam Allowance: hard to ascertain due to lining

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s ivory background cotton dress

    * Fabric design features painterly black lattice with floral bouquets in gold, blue, orange and black

    * Dress is sleeveless with a v-shaped neckline 

    * Wide straps that have a self-fabric tie at each shoulder

    * Neckline, armholes and tie are edged in black piping

    * Clusters of pearl beads, rhinestones and sequins adorn the neckline

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Skirt is very full, almost full circle

    * Inset pockets starting at the waist on either side with black popping and beads

    * Low scooped back, open side metal zipper 

    * Bodice lined in white acetate, raw seams and hand-stitched hem

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - has been worn but presents beautifully. The back darts have been opened at some stage to allow for additional room but can easily be returned to their original state. This adjustment only affected the midriff area, as the darts are intact at the waist and fall below the bust. Faint mark near front waist but it blends so well with the design that you would only notice if inspecting for flaws.

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

     

    Comment 

    Love everything about this dress. The fabric design is really gorgeous and so is the colour scheme. Also, look at that bodice treatment and the pockets too: dripping with pearls and rhinestones. Such wonderful attention to details on this dress. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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

    Striking 1950s Rainbow Striped Taffeta New Look Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 -35 inches + 86 -89 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s black back ground taffeta dress

    * Fabric design features stripes in all colours of the rainbow

    * Classic New Look silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with square neckline and cap sleeves with peaks

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

    * Full panelled skirt with wide sweep

    * Unlined, raw seams, hand sewn hem

    *Unlabelled but expertly made 

     

    Condition 

    This spectacular dress is in excellent condition for its age, iin fact it looks hardly worn. No issues of note. Cleaned and ready to wear. The last photo was taken with new studio lighting which really brings out the colours.

     

    Condition 

    Love the styling on this beauty. It's an early 1950s too! Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

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    Sensational 1950s Grey/ Silver Princess Coat- New! Sensational 1950s Grey/ Silver Princess Coat- New! Quick View
    • Sensational 1950s Grey/ Silver Princess Coat- New!
    • Sensational 1950s Grey/ Silver Princess Coat- New!
    • Sensational 1950s Grey/ Silver Princess Coat- New!
    • Sensational 1950s Grey/ Silver Princess Coat- New!

    Sensational 1950s Grey/ Silver Princess Coat- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 - 37 inches + 91 - 94 cm

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 46.5 inches + 118 cm 

    Zipper Length: none

    Hem Length: 1 inch  + 2.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: can't be easily seen

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

     

    Description

    * Spectacular early 1950s commercially made coat

    * Fabric is grey/silver raw silk and fine wool

    * Classic princess silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with small peaked collar in wool and remainder in silk

    * Long sleeves with huge turnover cuffs embellished with faux pearls & bugle beads

    * Skirt with three horizontal bands: two in wool and one in raw silk

    * Two slit pockets at side seams

    * Fully lined in impeccable shot pink/purple taffeta

     * Centre front opening with large rhinestone decorated buttons

    * Label lost but union label remains

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    Tiny bit of stress wear on the silk at a couple of seams and front waist but really it's in amazing condition for its age.

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

     

    Comment 

    One of the best Princess coats I've owned that wasn't a Lilli Ann. However, the styling and construction matches the quality of the iconic Lilli Ann label. It's a remarkable and beautiful piece of clothing. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

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

    Spectacular 1950s Black Taffeta Designer Party Dress - New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63 cm

    Hips: free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length: 44 inches + 112 cm

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

     

    Description

    * 1950s black taffeta cocktail dress

    * Dramatic red panel underskirt with black dotted netting overlay

    * Jeanette Alexander designer label, USA

    * Decorative buttons to front bodice

     * Spaghetti straps

    * Ruched draping at side to accentuate red acetate panel

    * Extra wide skirt

    *Perfectly working side metal zipper

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

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

     

    Condition

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Remember this dress is over sixty years old with no noticeable flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear.

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

     

    Comment

    Beautiful designer dress with a dramatic drape on left hipline to reveal the skirt underneath. Certainly a stunner! Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     


     

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    1950s Merlot Dress with Navy & Purple Floral Print - New! 1950s Merlot Dress with Navy & Purple Floral Print - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Merlot Dress with Navy & Purple Floral Print - New!
    • 1950s Merlot Dress with Navy & Purple Floral Print - New!
    • 1950s Merlot Dress with Navy & Purple Floral Print - New!
    • 1950s Merlot Dress with Navy & Purple Floral Print - New!

    1950s Merlot Dress with Navy & Purple Floral Print - New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 35 inches + 89 cm  

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: free

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Overall Length: 45 inches + 114 cm

    Seam Alloweance: More than 1.5 inches + 3.5 cm (per side)

    Hem: 5 inches + 13 cm

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

     

    Description

    * 1950s vibrant merlot deep red rayon wool blend commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features floral silhouettes in purple and deep navy

    * Classic silhouette with fitted bodice and very full skirt

    * Camisole neckline with thin straps leading to a low back

    * Bodice has a v-shape insert over contrasting burgundy cotton cummerbund

    * Bow feature to the front with long tails

    * Fully working metal zipper at back

    * Absolutely stunning presentation!

    * Junior Set Dallas Label

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a tiny repair on one strap that is hardly noticeable. It's really in wonderful condition for its age. 

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

    Comment 

    Unusual and beautifully presented dress. The actual tails at the front can be draped at the waist to resemble a sash belt with tie at back. I prefer the dramatic drop as pictured. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     


     

     

  • Vintage Late 1950s Purple and White Cotton Dress- New! Vintage Late 1950s Purple and White Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Vintage Late 1950s Purple and White Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage Late 1950s Purple and White Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage Late 1950s Purple and White Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage Late 1950s Purple and White Cotton Dress- New!

    $270.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: up to 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 37.5 inches + 95 cm 

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

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

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s cotton dress

    * Fabric is in purple and white

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Bodice is sleeveless with a squared neckline

    * Purple cotton inset at bust with piping on the upper white portion following a V-shape

    * Skirt has purple and white panels with piping and v-shape echoing the bodice

    * At the centre of the dips, there are daisy decorative buttons

    * Low V-shaped back

     * Unlined with back metal zipper

    * Belt loops but no belt

    * No label

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - two tiny divets in bodice not a hole just pulled thread no bigger than a pinhead. Hem has been let out at one point, faint crease remains but will disappear after a couple of washes.

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

     

    Comment 

    Such a beautiful and eye-catching dress with lovely design details. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

  • Stylish 1950s Strapless Gray Floral Cotton Cocktail Dress- New! Stylish 1950s Strapless Gray Floral Cotton Cocktail Dress- New! Quick View
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    Stylish 1950s Strapless Gray Floral Cotton Cocktail Dress- New!

    $310.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 inches + 82 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 45.5 inches + 114 cm 

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Hem Length: none

    Seam Allowance: none

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s commercially made dress

    * Fabric is white polished cotton with detailed shaded grey flowers

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Strapless bodice with winged sides - can be worn up or down

    * Pleated ivory organza attached underneath that peaks through above bust

    * Decorative self bow at the bust area

    * Skirt is very full - almost full circle

     * Bodice is lined in cream acetate with stays for support.

    * Back features radiating seams above the waist

    * Side metal zipper

    * No label remains but is definitely Fred Perlberg  

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. 

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

     

    Comment 

    Gorgeous dress with fabulous construction and fabric design. The dress retains the label for one of the main characters from "A Place to Call Home" a popular Australian period drama aired a couple of years back.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

  • 1950s Rose Pink and Yellow Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress- New! 1950s Rose Pink and Yellow Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Rose Pink and Yellow Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress- New!
    • 1950s Rose Pink and Yellow Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress- New!
    • 1950s Rose Pink and Yellow Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress- New!
    • 1950s Rose Pink and Yellow Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress- New!

    1950s Rose Pink and Yellow Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress- New!

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 33 - 34 inches + 84 - 86 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 44 inches + 112 cm 

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1 inch +2.5 cm (per side) In cotton section chiffon laid over cotton so no room in chiffon

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s cotton commercially made cocktail dress

    * Fabric design features an abstract floral pattern in white, yellow, rose pink & charcoal

    * Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with camisole style neckline and thin shoulder straps

    * Pleated contrasting yellow chiffon at  bust and straps

    * Princess seamed with a defined waist either side of centre panel

    * Very full skirt, almost full circle

    * Bodice has a semi-attached taffeta corset with boning for structure

     * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Herald Fashion

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see -  a couple of hand stitches at top zipper seams.l

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

     

    Comment 

    Incredibly beautiful dress designed to stand out. Fantastic construction too and looks hardly worn.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

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    Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New! Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New! Quick View
    • Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!
    • Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!
    • Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!
    • Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!

    Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: up to 40 inches + 102 cm

    Waist: up to 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 41.5 inches + 105  cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.50 inches + 1.25 cm (per side)

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s rose gold colour polished cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features breathtaking large painterly roses in shades of crimson and cream with white highlights

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with a scooped notched neckline and self bow tie

    * Wide skirt with two knife pleats each side of centre both front and back

    * Deadstock with original swing tags

    * Side closed in early plastic zipper, original self belt and belt loops

    * Label reads Dortona Registered

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - never worn 

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

     

    Comment 

    The fabric in this dress is utterly amazing. It is so crisp and vibrant and the print is stunningly beautiful. I have not cleaned this dress as I love to preserve the freshness of deadstock items for the enjoyment of the new owner.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    Amazing Late 1950s Blue Silk Satin Cocktail Dress- New! Amazing Late 1950s Blue Silk Satin Cocktail Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Amazing Late 1950s Blue Silk Satin Cocktail Dress- New!
    • Amazing Late 1950s Blue Silk Satin Cocktail Dress- New!
    • Amazing Late 1950s Blue Silk Satin Cocktail Dress- New!

    Amazing Late 1950s Blue Silk Satin Cocktail Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81 - 86 cm

    Waist: 24 -25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 46 inches + 117 cm 

    Zipper Length: none

    Hem Length: 1 inches + 2.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: there is a seam allowance but it would be difficult to let out and retain the lines

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

     

    Description

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

    * Fabric is French blue silk satin

    * Sleeveless bodice with thin straps

    * Sweetheart neckline with winged edges

    * Open front with self-fabric button closures

    * Amazing construction with a wide front

    * Skirt at back is straight with fold-over wings created by the front overlapping

    * Slit pockets in side seams and weights at hemline

     * Lined, pinked and finished seams with handstitched hem

    * Unlabelled but definitely commercially made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Just a tiny bit of wear at the straps and underarm seams, nothing major.

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

     

    Comment 

    Incredibly beautiful dress that is expertly tailored to give you those amazing lines. So stylish! I have included a colour swatch to give you the exact colour. It called Olympic Blue.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

     

     

     

  • Gorgeous Vintage 1950s Green Floral Party Dress - New! Gorgeous Vintage 1950s Green Floral Party Dress - New! Quick View
    • Gorgeous Vintage 1950s Green Floral Party Dress - New!
    • Gorgeous Vintage 1950s Green Floral Party Dress - New!
    • Gorgeous Vintage 1950s Green Floral Party Dress - New!
    • Gorgeous Vintage 1950s Green Floral Party Dress - New!

    Gorgeous Vintage 1950s Green Floral Party Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust: 36 inches + 92 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: free

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length: 42 inches + 107 cm

    Hem Length: none

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s chiffon dress

    * Print has a floral pattern in sage green over white background

    * Classic silhouette with a very full skirt 

    * Contrasting gathered green taffeta cummerbund waist

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide rounded neckline

    * Fully lined in cream acetate

    * Back zipper closure

     

    Condition

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Remember this dress is over sixty years old, with no rips. holes or notable damage. The only flaw is the faintest colour variation to the cummerbund sash and dress neckline - and a little stress on some seams. 

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

     

    Comment

    Fabulous colour in this dress and the contrasting wide cummerbund banding really finishes the dress off.  So lovely!

      

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1960s Black Lilli Ann Dress & Cape Ensemble- New! Vintage 1960s Black Lilli Ann Dress & Cape Ensemble- New! Quick View
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    Vintage 1960s Black Lilli Ann Dress & Cape Ensemble- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Dress
    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Natural Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Cape

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 99 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * Spectacular commercially made black wool knit dress and coat ensemble

    * Classic 1960s A-line silhouette

    * Black cape with wide lapel collar and slit openings for arms

    * Single-breasted and fastened with contrasting cream fabric buttons

    * Cape is edged with cream trim on the collar, front opening and the hemline

    * Black dress with rounded neckline and long sleeves

    * Dress cuffs are trimmed with cream piping and cream fabric buttons

    * The dropped waist on the dress is trimmed with identical piping

    * Both dress and coat fully lined in black acetate

    * Label reads Lilli Ann Knit


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

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks like it was never worn. 

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

     

    Comment 

    This rare Lilli Ann Ensemble is immaculate straight from the home of a Lilli Ann collector. This is an exceptional piece. . Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

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

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

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


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

     

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

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

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

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