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

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

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust up to: 36 inches + 91.5 cm 

    Waist:  26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 91.5 cm

    Jacket Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Bodice Length: 15 inches +  38 cm 

    Total Length:  42 inches +  132 cm 

     

    Description

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

    * Contrasting blue pique jacket

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and shapely skirt

    * Sleeveless dress bodice with square neckline

    * Low back with wide straps

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

    * Working back metal zipper 

     

    Comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches +71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 7 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s cotton commercially made dress

    * Plaid design in reds, greens and greyish white

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with wide collar

    * Bodice has false placket down front with decorative buttons

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

    * Full box pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Toni Todd

    Toni Todd

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    Vintage 1959s Navy New Look Dress- New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Sleeve Length: 18 inches + 46 cm

    Hem Length: .5 inches + 1 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely early 1950s commercially made New Look dress

    * Fabric is a textured cotton blend  

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

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

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

    * Turnover cuffs on sleeves edged in ivory linen

    * Skirt is very full with deep box pleating from waist

    * Unlined raw and pinked seams with hand finished hem

    * Label reads Harry S Epstein New York

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $220.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s brown and white houndstooth designer dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and widening skirt

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

    * Fastened by six brown buttons down front

    * Generous panelled skirt widening towards hemline

    * Unlined, finished seams with hand finished hem

    * Label reads Horrockses

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

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

    Photography
    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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    Lovely 1950s Magenta Flowers Cotton Dress- New! Lovely 1950s Magenta Flowers Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Lovely 1950s Magenta Flowers Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Magenta Flowers Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Magenta Flowers Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Magenta Flowers Cotton Dress- New!

    Lovely 1950s Magenta Flowers Cotton Dress- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27.5 inches + 70 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 cm

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

     

    Description

    * 1950s white background cotton dress

    * Fabric design magenta flowers with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with square neckline

    * Very full gathered skirt with side metal zipper

    * Skirt features the flowers in graduating sizes

    * Unlined, machined seams with hand finished hem

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, A couple of very light marks on the skirt but only seen when searching for them. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Beautiful 1950s Blue and White Graduated Dot Dress- New! Beautiful 1950s Blue and White Graduated Dot Dress- New! Quick View
    • Beautiful 1950s Blue and White Graduated Dot Dress- New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Blue and White Graduated Dot Dress- New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Blue and White Graduated Dot Dress- New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Blue and White Graduated Dot Dress- New!

    Beautiful 1950s Blue and White Graduated Dot Dress- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size:  Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality crisp cotton blue background dress

    * Fabric design features graduated white giant polk dots

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

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

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

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

    * Insert pockets at each side

    * Unlined, serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Label reads Ladies Pride England

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    Vintage Dior Designer 1960s Space Age Dress- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 cm stretch)

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 64 cm

    Waist: up to 28 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: 36 inches + 

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  38 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches

    Zipper Length: None

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

     

     

    Description

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

    * Fabric design features abstract florals in burgundy and forest green

    * Classic silhouette, waisted and A line skirt

    * Peak collar, sleeves with cuffs 

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

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

    * Fully lined. including sleeves, in green silk taffeta

    * Label reads Diorling by Christian Dior London

    DIOR Diorling

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    Vintage 1950s Chartreuse Halter Glazed Cotton Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist up to: 28 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm 

    Total Length:  47 inches + 108 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s chartreuse glazed cotton dress

    * Features metallic gold leaf pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Fitted bodice with halter neckline and dramatic standup collar

    * Wide circle skirt with self fabric belt 

    * Working side metal zipper

    * Bodice has stays for structure

     

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see other than the gold leaf design has rubbed slightly under the arms and inside of collar, perhaps a couple of other places where the gold isn't as detailed as the rest. In reality, these don't stand out at all when worn. The collar can be worn standing up or laid flat as shown. This is shown in the 5th photo, along with the self belt. No doubts about it, this is an exceptional and highly sophisticated dress. Shown with a crinoline and ribbon for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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


     

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    Deadstock 1950s Yellow and White Gingham Cotton Dress- New! Deadstock 1950s Yellow and White Gingham Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Deadstock 1950s Yellow and White Gingham Cotton Dress- New!
    • Deadstock 1950s Yellow and White Gingham Cotton Dress- New!
    • Deadstock 1950s Yellow and White Gingham Cotton Dress- New!
    • Deadstock 1950s Yellow and White Gingham Cotton Dress- New!

    Deadstock 1950s Yellow and White Gingham Cotton Dress- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s commercially made ivory pique cotton dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide oval neckline

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

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

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

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Tags read Fairway Marcus Brothers

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length:  39.5 inches + 100 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Cute 1950s b&w gingham cotton dress

    * Fabric design features a lacy black and white border print

    * Short sleeved bodice with oval neckline

    * Bodice has mock shirt front with white buttons

    * Full skirt featuring the border print

    * Unlined, raw seams and with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper 

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Zipper Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

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

     

    Description

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

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with deep rounded neckline 

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

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

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

    * Unlined, serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Elmoor Lonon

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    1950s Blue Carnations Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 - 36 inches + 89 -91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

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

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 110.5 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s quality crisp white cotton background dress

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide scooped neckline

    * Bodice has slightly dropped waist that finishes in two peaks

    * Waist is edges with contrasting blue piping

    * Very full gathered skirt wit white cotton underskirt

    * Unlined serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Suzy Sports Model

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 27.5 inches + 70 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  46 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25.4 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s white medium weight cotton dress

    * Fabric design features bouquets violets with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with deep oval neckline

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

    * Skirt features clear sequins to represent dew drops

    * Unlined bodice with machined hem

    * Low back with side metal zipper

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    Vintage 1950s Lavender Floral Cotton Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 31.5 inches + 80 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 m

    Zipper Length: 21 inches + 53 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design feature lavender stripes and white stripes with flowers

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

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

    * Shelf bust with piping under bust and at waist

    * Self bows at neckline and under bust

    * Very full tightly gathered skirt with two wide front pleats

    * Unlined raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Peggy Page London

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Amazing Travilla Designer Gold Marilyn Gown  - New! Amazing Travilla Designer Gold Marilyn Gown  - New! Quick View
    • Amazing Travilla Designer Gold Marilyn Gown  - New!
    • Amazing Travilla Designer Gold Marilyn Gown  - New!
    • Amazing Travilla Designer Gold Marilyn Gown  - New!
    • Amazing Travilla Designer Gold Marilyn Gown  - New!

    Amazing Travilla Designer Gold Marilyn Gown - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 26..5 inches + 67 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  51 inches + 130 cm 

    Hem Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Striking original Travilla gold lame gown

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and draped skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep plunging neckline

    * Self bow at waist

    * Neckline is wired to adjust to figure

    * Low back with plastic zipper

    * Dress is tapered to hug figure and widens below knee

    * Label reads Travilla

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

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 87 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14 inches +  36 cm

    Total Length: 38.5 inches + 98 cm 

      

    Description

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

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

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped neckline

    * Gathered skirt with large applied pockets

    * Front fastening with large ivory buttons

    * Hook and eye closure at waist

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • 1950s Strapless Aqua Swallows Black Cotton Dress - New! 1950s Strapless Aqua Swallows Black Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Strapless Aqua Swallows Black Cotton Dress - New!
    • 1950s Strapless Aqua Swallows Black Cotton Dress - New!
    • 1950s Strapless Aqua Swallows Black Cotton Dress - New!
    • 1950s Strapless Aqua Swallows Black Cotton Dress - New!

    1950s Strapless Aqua Swallows Black Cotton Dress - New!

    $340.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 inches + 89 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length on Mannequin: 16 inches + 41 cm

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

    Total Length on Mannequin : 46 inches + 117 cm 

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

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s black cotton dress

    * Fabric design features aqua swallows in flight

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Strapless bodice with slight sweetheart neckline

    * Bodice features pronged rhinestones 

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

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

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New! Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New!

    Vintage 1950s Blue & Green Cotton Kamehameha Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s cotton Hawaiian dress

    * Fabric design features alternate stripes with leaves etchings

    * Colours are aqua, green, chartreuse and navy

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless sweetheart bodice with wide straps and shelf bust

    * Gathers to bust insert above bust

    * Very full knife pleated skirt

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

    * Low swimsuit back with metal zipper

    * Straps at upper back are smocked

    * Label reads Kamehameha 

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

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

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Cotton Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Waist:  26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14 inches +  36 cm

    Total Length:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s calpreta cotton dress

    * Spectacular matchbox novelty print

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared neckline

    * Contrasting blue cotton bow attached that created a keyhole effect

    * Box pleated full skirt 

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads "Blacon"

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Late 1950s Pink and Gold Roses Cotton Dress - New! Late 1950s Pink and Gold Roses Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
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    • Late 1950s Pink and Gold Roses Cotton Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Pink and Gold Roses Cotton Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Pink and Gold Roses Cotton Dress - New!

    Late 1950s Pink and Gold Roses Cotton Dress - New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40.5 inches + 103 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Pretty late 1950s white glazed cotton commercially produced dress

    * Fabric design features columns of pink and gold roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with square neckline

    * Bodice has tucks at either side of front neckline (later modification)

    * Very full circle knife pleated skirt

    * Unlined, serged seams with hand finished hem

    * Side metal zipper and self belt

    * Label reads St Michael, Great Britain

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  The only issue of note is that the inside facing has been cut to make the modification at the neckline. The facing there has frayed. This is only noticeable from the inside of the dress, externally it presents flawlessly.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Late 1950s Deep Pink Roses Textured Cotton Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white textured cotton blend sundress

    * Fabric design features pink rosebuds and green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped oval neckline

    * Bodice has built in belt with gathers at bodice

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

    * Very full knife pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with unfinished hem

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

      

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from breaks in the boning, although this does not affect the wearability or presentation of the dress. The dress might need a hook and eye above the zipper to secure. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

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

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 46 inches + 117 cm

     

    Description

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

    * Material decorated with glitter dot highlights

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

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

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

    * Original self belt with scalloped edged that buckles at back

    * Side metal zipper

     

    Comment

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New! 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!
    • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!
    • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!
    • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!

    1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 21 inches +53 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Truly lovely late 1950s commercially made medium weight cotton dress

    * Fabric design features a foulard design in stripes and florals 

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Long sleeved bodice with jewel rounded collar

    * Both collar and sleeve edges are finished with black crochet trim

    * Full gathered skirt

    *Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Bobbie Brooks

    Bobbie Brooks was founded in 1939 by Maurice Saltzman and Max Reiter in Cleveland, Ohio. Originally called Ritmore Sportswear, Inc., the company was bought by Saltzman in 1953 and became Bobbie Brooks, Inc. (Note: The name Bobbie Brooks was used even before the name of the company was changed, possibly as early as 1941.) In 1959, it became the first woman’s garment-making company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. During the 1960s, Bobbie Brooks was one of the five largest garment manufacturers in the US, with fifteen factories producing 18,000,000 garments a year.

    Bobbie Brooks used an organized plan of choosing which garments to manufacture. This plan utilized a consumer board made up of 600 of their targeted consumers – junior-sized teens and young women. The company is now owned by Garan, and as of 2010, was carried in Dollar General stores. (Courtesy of the Vintage FashionGuild);

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age. Fabric remains crisp and bright with absolutely no fading. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Tangerine Ranuncula Print Dress- New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Tangerine Ranuncula Print Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Tangerine Ranuncula Print Dress- New!
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    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Tangerine Ranuncula Print Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Tangerine Ranuncula Print Dress- New!

    $240.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  37 inches + 94 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s black and white swiggle pattern background

    * Fabric design also features tangerine and red ranunculus 

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with heart shaped neckline

    * Full skirt tightly gathered at waist

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Scooped back with side closed-in zipper

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Amazing Deadstock 1950s Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New! Amazing Deadstock 1950s Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Amazing Deadstock 1950s Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Amazing Deadstock 1950s Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Amazing Deadstock 1950s Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Amazing Deadstock 1950s Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

    Amazing Deadstock 1950s Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16.5 inches + 42 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Absolutely amazing dead stock with tags 1950s scenic print dress

    * Fabric design features typical English hunting scene

    * This is a classic John Wolf print

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with flap around upper bodice

    * Bodice has self bow at centre neckline

    * Contrasting panel insert down front  with gathers either side at bust

    * Very full circle box pleated skirt

    * Lined bodice, pinked seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper at side

    * Label reads Exton Garment - New Zealand

     

    Condition 

    Oh my! This is an incredible dress. Not only is it a John Wolf print but the fabric is pristine, showing the design in all its glory. The construction of the dress is excellent and there is gorgeous detailing on the bodice. Truly an exceptional dress, free from flaws. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage 1950s Pink, Purple and Blue Floral Sprays- New! Vintage 1950s Pink, Purple and Blue Floral Sprays- New! Quick View
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    Vintage 1950s Pink, Purple and Blue Floral Sprays- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Larger

    Bust:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Under Bust: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 17 inches + 43 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  46.5 inches + 118 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 11.5 inches + 29 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Wonderful 1950s commercially made cotton white background dress

    * Fabric design features floral sprays in pink, purple, blue & yellow

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep oval neckline with collar and crossover ties

    * Full skirt with inverted pleat at front and applied pockets either side

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low v-shaped back with peaked collar

    * Side metal zipper

    * Label reads Dorothy Hubbs

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from breaks in the boning, although this does not affect the wearability or presentation of the dress. The dress might need a hook and eye above the zipper to secure. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1950s Green & Black Geometric Novelty Print Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Green & Black Geometric Novelty Print Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s Green & Black Geometric Novelty Print Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Green & Black Geometric Novelty Print Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Green & Black Geometric Novelty Print Dress- New!

    $210.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Larger

    Bust:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Under Bust: 40 inches + 100 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Unusual 1950s cotton dress with white background

    * Fabric design features black, green and white dots to form a geometric pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with V shaped neckline

    * Bodice has faux placket at front with green square buttons

    * Tiered skirt with fuller bottom layer

    * Unlined, raw seams with machined hem

    * Back with geometric detail on bodice with side metal zipper

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    1950s Black Designer Black Silk Chiffon Cocktail Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 35 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 64 cm

    Waist: 26 -27 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: 38 inches _ 

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality inky black silk chiffon designer cocktail dress

    * Gorgeous silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Strapless bodice with pleated shelf bust

    * Fishtail back has swag loop and tails with ostrich feather trim

    * Bodice is boned for support

    * The swag loop can be left to hang at back, draped around neck or elsewhere

    * Fully lined with couture finishing

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Edward Abbott 

    Edward Abbott was a clothing business that specialised in a range of medium to higher priced evening clothes. The head designer was Wilson Folmar who worked there from 1957 to 1964.

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, other than a minor snag in the tail at the bottom, not a hole. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Vintage Early 1950s Merlot Wool Designer Jacket- New! Vintage Early 1950s Merlot Wool Designer Jacket- New! Quick View
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    • Vintage Early 1950s Merlot Wool Designer Jacket- New!
    • Vintage Early 1950s Merlot Wool Designer Jacket- New!

    Vintage Early 1950s Merlot Wool Designer Jacket- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches +81 cm

    Waist: 29 inches + 74 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 18 inches + 46 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder:  22 inches + 56 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * High quality 1950s merlot coloured wool crepe designer jacket

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist

    * Long sleeved jacket with peaked collar and shoulder pads

    * Attached lush fox fur to collar

    * Front closure with self fabric buttons and press studs

    * Insert pockets with rows of wide pin tucks

    * Fully lined in merlot coloured satin

    * Label reads Bonwit Teller

    Bonwit Teller was a high quality ladies apparel store, founded by Paul J. Bonwit (1862-1939). Born in Germany, Bonwit moved to the US in 1883, working in New York and Nebraska before returning to New York and joining Rothschild & Company. By 1897, he became partners with Edmund D. Teller and by 1911 their store was located on 5th Avenue.

    In the 1920s and 1930s they carried French models, including duplicates of Lanvin, Patou, Vionnet and Maggy Rouff, custom mades, and American-made garments including designs by Nettie Rosenstein. They were noted for the quality of their merchandise and the salaries they paid.

    In 1930, Floyd Odlum brought needed capital to the company, and in 1934, Bonwit sold out to Odlum. His wife Hortense Odlum became the first woman president of a major department store in the US. Since 1946, Bonwit Teller was owned by the Hoving Corporation, Genesco, Allied Stores Corporation and finally the Hooker Corporation in 1987. In May 1990, Donald Trump demolished the Fifth Avenue store in order to make room for the Trump Tower, and the firm of Bonwit Teller no longer was in business. (courtesy of The Vintage Fashion Guild)

      

    Condition 

    This stunning jacket is so sophisticated and in wonderful condition too. Such a versatile colour and perfect for skirts, dresses or trousers. The only issue I could find is that the label is hanging on by a thread and needs to be resewn. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • 1950s Blue Roses Taupe Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New! 1950s Blue Roses Taupe Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New! Quick View
    • 1950s Blue Roses Taupe Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!
    • 1950s Blue Roses Taupe Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!
    • 1950s Blue Roses Taupe Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!
    • 1950s Blue Roses Taupe Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!

    1950s Blue Roses Taupe Embroidered Cotton Dress Set - New!

    $290.00 AUD


    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Top

    Bust up to: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Length: 20 inches +  51 cm

    Skirt

    Waist up to: 26.5 inches + 67 cm

    Hips: Free

    Length skirt: 25 inches + 63.5 cm 

        

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s medium weight cotton dress

    * Embroidered taupe scroll raised flock pattern

    * Dress features huge cabbage roses in a duck egg blue shade

    * Wonderful silhouette with nipped waist and ultra wide skirt

    * Shirt sleeved bodice with deep rounded neckline

    * Very full gored panelled skirt with wide waistband and belt loops

    * Side metal zipper fastening for both skirt and top.

    * Skirt has additional button fastening at waist band

     

    Condition

    Gorgeous dress set with the most exquisite fabric. The raised scroll work embroidery pattern is very tactile and compliments the huge cabbage rose garland design. This dress set is in excellent vintage condition with no issues to note other than the buttons at waistband are miss-matched ... leave as is or replace buttons. In any case not at all visible when worn with a belt, ribbon etc. Please note there is no room to move buttons to provide for larger waist size.

     

     

    Shop Policies

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

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

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

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

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

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    • Vintage 1950s Pink Roses Stripe Cotton Dress - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Pink Roses Stripe Cotton Dress - New!

    Vintage 1950s Pink Roses Stripe Cotton Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large

    Bust: up to 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Under Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 9.5 inches + 24 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s ivory background cotton dress

    * Fabric design features alternative stripes of white with leaves and pink roses

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Cap sleeved bodice with V shaped surplice neckline

    * Shelf bust with diagonal strip of fabric under bust for contrast

    * Skirt features fabric cut as a diagonal which matches perfectly at centre seam

    * Unlined, pinked seams with machined hem

    * Side metal zipper, belt loops but missing belt

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see that would detract from the presentation or wearability of the dress. The fabric is crisp and the design is both beautiful and eye catching. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Wool Lilli Ann Designer Dress- New!

    $590.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 64 cm

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

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + cm

    Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Elegant late 1950s designer dress

    * Black and rose pink knobbly wool

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Bodice with 3/4 sleeves and large portrait collar

    * Collar and cuffs decorated with black wool fringing

    * Packet at front with hidden metal zipper

    * Straight skirt with inset diagonal pockets on each side

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

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

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

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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