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

    Vintage 1950s Berry Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    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

    * Striking 1950s quality crisp cotton with ivory background

    * Fabric design features pink berries with grey leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust with princess seaming

    * Full skirt with v-shaped magenta cotton insert

    * Self bows of the magenta fabric at the centre of each diagonal

    * Fully lined in Pellon for additional structure

    * Scooped back with closed-in metal zipper

    * Label reads Habe Garments

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from breaks in the Pellon lining.  Does not affect the presentation of the dress, as it is all internal. In my opinion the Pellon lining should be removed, it's very easily done. 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 Late 1950s Early 1960s Hydrangea Cotton Dress- New! Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Hydrangea Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Hydrangea Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Hydrangea Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Hydrangea Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Hydrangea Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Hydrangea Cotton Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small 

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Absolutely sensational late 1950s early 1960s white polished cotton dress

    * Fabric design features yellow and green hydrangeas with brown leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless sweetheart bodice with thin shoulder straps

    * Shelf bust with princess seaming

    * Neckline features petal bust and a self bow at centre

    * Very full panelled and seamed skirt

    * Lined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low squared back with metal zipper

    * Back features unusual U shaped seams with side gathers

    * Label reads Alma Leigh Made in England

     

    Condition 

    A beautiful and well constructed dress. So many intricate details, not the least of which is that sensational and unusual back skirt treatment. Fabric is high quality and unfaded and the dress itself is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, that might affect the wearability or presentation of the dress. The shoulder straps have been altered at one point and hand sewn in but not seen from exterior. 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 Olive Green Floral Cotton Dress- New! Beautiful 1950s Olive Green Floral Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Beautiful 1950s Olive Green Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Olive Green Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Olive Green Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Olive Green Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    Beautiful 1950s Olive Green Floral Cotton Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  35 inches + 89 cm 

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  46 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality crisp cotton olive green background dress

    * The dress fabric and finishing technique makes this a higher end dress

    * Fabric design features abstract floral design in avocado green orange and yellow

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide sweetheart neckline

    * Double darts either side at front and one each side at back

    * Very full tightly gathered skirt

    * Lined bodice in self fabric, raw seams with machined hem

    * Low scooped back with side, closed in metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age, it utilises high quality cotton fabric and  the finishing work is great. The bodice is fully lined in self fabric, an aspect usually seen in designer dresses. No notable flaws that I can see, colours are vibrant and unfaded and the cotton is crisp. 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 Designer Lilli Ann Black Fleck Suit- New! Vintage 1950s Designer Lilli Ann Black Fleck Suit- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Designer Lilli Ann Black Fleck Suit- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Designer Lilli Ann Black Fleck Suit- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Designer Lilli Ann Black Fleck Suit- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Designer Lilli Ann Black Fleck Suit- New!

    Vintage 1950s Designer Lilli Ann Black Fleck Suit- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large

    Jacket

    Bust:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Waist: 31 inches + 78 cm

    Sleeve from Shoulder: 23 inches +58.5 cm

    Jacket Length Long Side: 22.5 inches + 57 cm

    Jacket Length Short Side: 18 inches: 46 cm

    Skirt

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Length: 29 inches + 74 cm

    Hem 2 inches + 5cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  46 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm

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

     

    Description

    * High quality documented designer black wool suit

    * Fabric design features white flecks throughout

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Long sleeved jacket with cross over diagonal bodice

    * Asymmetrical peplum with banded hem

    * Jacket has swag decorated at tip with lush fox fur that secures at side

    * Rhinestone button secures tab at hip 

    * Fully lined jacket in black crepe, skirt has seat lined

    * Skirt has back kick pleat and secures at side with metal zipper

    * 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 clients know...:)

     

    Condition 

    This amazing and documented suit is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, presents spectacularly and looks hardly worn. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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

    Late 1950s Scenic French Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

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    Please note this item is sold and not available for general sale.

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Striking late 1950s medium weight cotton dress

    * Scenic print with French country scenes and picnic setting

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low neckline inset with cotton lace

    * Thin ivory cotton eyelet lace is sewn together to form the cups

    * Green trim echoes the line of the neckline finishing with a bow at centre bust

    * Very full skirt 

    * Unlined, pinked and raw seams with hand finished hem 

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition, as it has not had as much use and remains as bright as the day it was made.  Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Gorgeous 1950s Pink Cotton Pat Premo Designer Dress- New! Gorgeous 1950s Pink Cotton Pat Premo Designer Dress- New! Quick View
    • Gorgeous 1950s Pink Cotton Pat Premo Designer Dress- New!
    • Gorgeous 1950s Pink Cotton Pat Premo Designer Dress- New!
    • Gorgeous 1950s Pink Cotton Pat Premo Designer Dress- New!
    • Gorgeous 1950s Pink Cotton Pat Premo Designer Dress- New!

    Gorgeous 1950s Pink Cotton Pat Premo Designer Dress- New!

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    This product is sold out

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

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 64 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: 5 inches + 13 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality crisp cotton designer sundress

    * Fabric design alternative strips of pink and white floral lace

    * The pink strips have drawn thread work

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with cross over straps emanating from centre front

    * Bodice is boned for support

    * Contrasting strip down front of bodice and skirt as well

    * Strip is decorated with self bows at intervals

    * Very full knife pleated skirt

    * Lined bodice in white cotton, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Pat Premo

    Pat Premo

    Pat Premo was one of the handful of California designers that drove the west coast wing of the American sportswear initiative. She began her career making "little golf dresses" out of superior fabrics like Egyptian lawn cotton, with meticulous, intricate tailoring and dressmaker details. The Pat Premo label was started by Pat and her husband, Bill Schiminke in the 1940s. The label become known for its  unique fabrics and prints and for its well-fitting lines that were always beautifully finished. Of particular note, was her fondness for horizontal stripes which contrary to common wisdom she found highly flattering.. The company ceased production in the 1970s.

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  In fact, it looks hardly worn. The only thing of note is that the label might need a few more stitches to secure firmly. The dress itself, is unfaded and the fabric is crisp..  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 Sage Green Ticking Stripe Cotton Dress- New! Late 1950s Sage Green Ticking Stripe Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Sage Green Ticking Stripe Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Sage Green Ticking Stripe Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Sage Green Ticking Stripe Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Sage Green Ticking Stripe Cotton Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Sage Green Ticking Stripe Cotton Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 40 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s to Early 1960s sage green background cotton dress

    * Fabric design features ticking stripes in olive and fawn

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Three quarter sleeves on bodice with shirtfront collar and opening

    * Semi opened darts at front and back

    * Hidden placket with early plastic zipper down front

    * Full skirt with knife pleating at waist

    * Unlined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem 

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from a slight unravelling of one of the open darts. As a result, it's slightly lower that the corresponding dart. Not really noticeable when worn and an easy fix. 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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    Rare 1940s Cotton Knit Rainbow Dress Ensemble- New! Rare 1940s Cotton Knit Rainbow Dress Ensemble- New! Quick View
    • Rare 1940s Cotton Knit Rainbow Dress Ensemble- New!
    • Rare 1940s Cotton Knit Rainbow Dress Ensemble- New!
    • Rare 1940s Cotton Knit Rainbow Dress Ensemble- New!
    • Rare 1940s Cotton Knit Rainbow Dress Ensemble- New!

    Rare 1940s Cotton Knit Rainbow Dress Ensemble- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Measurements taken flat and at rest. There should be enough stretch to accommodate another couple of inches

    Short Sleeved Top

    Bust:  32 inches + 81 cm 

    Waist: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Length from Outside Shoulder: 21 Inches + 53 cm

    Long Sleeved Top

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Natural Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Length From Outside Shoulder: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Length Of Sleeve: 18 inches + 46 cm

    Skirt

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 36 + 91 cm

    Length Skirt:  32 inches + 81 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * Rare to find three piece 1940s cotton knit ensemble

    * Background is smokey blue in colour with large rainbow striped

    * Stripes are in indigo blue, terracotta, lemon, purple and ecru

    * Cotton is a nobbly knit

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and undulating skirt

    * Short sleeved, ribbed top with rounded neckline in matching blue, 

    * This top has decorative contrasting strips at intervals

    * Long sleeved ribbed top has a v shape with rainbow stripes on the neckline

    * A gold metallic Deco stripe also accents the top

    * Skirt has a threaded through elastic band and two rows

      

    Condition 

    I can't tell you how rare it is to find a three piece 1940s set, especially one as striking as this one. This gorgeous ensemble is in excellent condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see, the elastic is a little relaxed but functions adequately. The cotton knit allows for some stretch so you can easily add another couple of inches to the measurements provided. 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 Green Leaf Cotton Dress Ensemble- New! Vintage 1950s Green Leaf Cotton Dress Ensemble- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Green Leaf Cotton Dress Ensemble- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Green Leaf Cotton Dress Ensemble- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Green Leaf Cotton Dress Ensemble- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Green Leaf Cotton Dress Ensemble- New!

    Vintage 1950s Green Leaf Cotton Dress Ensemble- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Large

    Bust:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 17 inches + 43 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  49 inches + 124 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 cm

    Bolero Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s green background cotton dress and bolero ensemble

    * Fabric design features falling white leaves with black scrolls

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with chemise bodice, thick straps and turnover trim

    * Bolero is short sleeves with scallop detail around edges at front and on sleeves

    * Very full skirt with attached pockets also scalloped and self belt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Side closed in metal zipper 

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, perhaps a light mark or two but hardly noticeable. Nothing to detract from presentation.Fabric is strong and colours are unfaded. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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


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

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    Late 1950s Abstract Floral Cotton Dress- New! Late 1950s Abstract Floral Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    Late 1950s Abstract Floral Cotton Dress- New!

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    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 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s quality glazed cotton ivory background dress

    * Fabric design features abstract flowers and leaves in shades of green & tangerine red

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with amazing added lengths of fabric across bodice

    * These are tied at centre with yellow trim that also decorates edges to create criss - cross effect

    * Double spaghetti straps that are looped on shoulders

    * Very full gathered skirt with attached stiffened calico crinoline

    * Bodice lined in ivory taffeta, hem is machine stitched

    * Low back metal zipper at side

    * Label reads Marldena Model 

    Marldena is, i believe a British label. I don't know any history of this company but I have found several dresses of theirs over the years. All have been of higher quality than what one would normally find, particularly in their choice of fabrics and design details.   I think this dress is an excellent example of what I am speaking about.

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

    Special Orders
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    1950s Designer Bronze Lace Dress Suit- New! (ON HOLD) 1950s Designer Bronze Lace Dress Suit- New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
    • 1950s Designer Bronze Lace Dress Suit- New! (ON HOLD)
    • 1950s Designer Bronze Lace Dress Suit- New! (ON HOLD)
    • 1950s Designer Bronze Lace Dress Suit- New! (ON HOLD)
    • 1950s Designer Bronze Lace Dress Suit- New! (ON HOLD)

    1950s Designer Bronze Lace Dress Suit- New! (ON HOLD)

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Jacket

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 17.5  inches + 44.5 cm

    Skirt

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Total Length from Waist Band:  29 inches + 74 cm 

    Hips: Free

    Hem Length: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Incredible 1950s New Look designer suit in a bronze colour

    * Fabric is cotton lace in a floral pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Jacket with long sleeves and turnover cuffs

    * Rounded collar with front button closure

    * Buttons are glittery rhinestones

    * Full cone stiffened skirt

    * Lined in bronze silk taffeta both jacket and skirt

    * Impeccable tailoring with high-end finishing

    * Label reads Rafi, New York

    Handelsman and Raiffe was one of the high-end coat and suit manufacturers in New York. I can find very little information about this company, but judging by the few ads I've located, they made gorgeous and expensive garments. Harry Raiffe was the designer, and the company's label was Rafi, New York. The advertisement featured in the photographs below is a glorious full skirted Rafi suit in Forstmann wool with a little lace collar. The skirt was lined in Pellon for added body. Sold in 1952 for $130 (about $1,278 in today's dollar)."  (Courtesy of Couture Allure Fashion Blog

     

    Condition 

    This wonderful suit is so close to the wedding suit worn by Grace Kelly at her civil wedding ceremony to Prince Rainer. It is in wonderful condition with no  flaws to note. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

    Photography
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    1950s Green and Chocolate Roses Border Print Dress - New! 1950s Green and Chocolate Roses Border Print Dress - New! Quick View
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    1950s Green and Chocolate Roses Border Print Dress - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 36 inches + 91.44 cm

    Waist: 28 inches +  71.12 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 43 inches + 109.22 cm

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s border print cotton day dress

    * Chocolate brown roses and rosebuds with sage green leaves on white background

    * Classic silhouette with fitted bodice and full skirt

    * Bodice features shirtfront fastening with light brown buttons

    * Sleeveless with wide shawl collar that crosses over at front neck through a loop

    * Skirt has a slightly flared front panel but remainder is fully gathered for a wonderful
      shape.

     

    Comment

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age with no damage of note. Perhaps a very slight darkening under arm scythe but really hardly worth mentioning.

    We are more than happy to answer any inquires about this item and to negotiate a mutually agreeable lay-by arrangement.  If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - drop us a line, we would love to accommodate you with a listing!

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

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    Vintage 1970s Green and Black Colour Block Maxi Dress- New! Vintage 1970s Green and Black Colour Block Maxi Dress- New! Quick View
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    Vintage 1970s Green and Black Colour Block Maxi Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    PLEASE NOTE THE FABRIC ALLOWS FOR SOME STRETCH

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: 36 inches +  91cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  58 inches + 147 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 21 inches + 53 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Bold 1970s crimplene maxi dress

    * Colour block pattern in inky black and emerald green

    * Classic silhouette with gently undulating skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with cross over halter neckline and shelf bust

    * Skirt has long strips of black and green fabric 

    * Back has rolled collar and opposing colour pattern to skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Commercially made but only care label remains.

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, looks hardly worn. The care instructions would indicate that the is a British made garment. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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


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

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

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

    1960s White Linen Pink Floral Embroidered Party Dress - New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist up to: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

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

    Total Length: 42 inches + 107 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage early1960s white linen dress

    * Embroidered trailing floral pattern on skirt in pinks and greens

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and sculptured skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with thin straps and bib design at front

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

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

    * Tulle panniers at each hip for shape

    * Working back metal zipper

    * Old store stock with original tags.

    * Label reads Georgette Triliere

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see. The dress is old store stock, never worn, with the original tags.  So many special features to this dress: the embroidery, 3D rose applique, tulip shaped skirt, front bib panel, organza border, low back...it's a true stunner! Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

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


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

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

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

    Photography
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  • 1970s to 1980s 3D Coral Chiffon Designer Party Dress  - New! 1970s to 1980s 3D Coral Chiffon Designer Party Dress  - New! Quick View
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    1970s to 1980s 3D Coral Chiffon Designer Party Dress - New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 32 inches + 81.3 cm

    Waist: 26 inches (absolute maximum )+ 66 cm

    Hips: 35 inches + 89 cm

    Total Length: 43 inches + 109. cm

     

    Description

    * Curve-hugging, hourglass ruched silk chiffon over satin cocktail dress

    * Huge 3D multi layered floral roses at hemline

    * Sweetheart neckline with spaghetti straps

    * Superb construction with additional pink crepe lining

    * Side zipper with hook and eye closures to conceal zipper

    * Designer label Lillie Rubin, USA  Hard to date this dress - it could possibly be 1980s but the label is one that was prevalent in the 1960s - 1970s. Later labels dropped the script font.

     

    Lillie Rubin
    The Lillie Rubin fashion line of special occasion and cocktail wear was founded in 1945 in Miami, Florida.  Many well known designers contributed to the collections over the years including Joan Leslie, Johnny Herbert, Robert David Morton, Molly Paris, Pierre Cardin, Fora King, Giorgio Sant' Angelo. Advertisments for the Lillie Rubin collection regularly appeared in Vogue magazine.The company ceased production in 1990 when it was bought out by Cache’. 

     

    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
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    Photography
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  • Vintage 1950s Green and Yellow Floral Cotton Sundress- New! Vintage 1950s Green and Yellow Floral Cotton Sundress- New! Quick View
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    Vintage 1950s Green and Yellow Floral Cotton Sundress- New!

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small 

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 24 - 25 inches + 61 - 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s cotton sundress with ivory background

    * Fabric design features a cascade of yellow and orange flowers with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with bateau neckline with cross over peaks on shoulders

    * Bodice is in polished cotton in a sage green colour

    * Very full gathered skirt with green piping around waist and self bow at centre front

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Lower back neckline with metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This is such a beautiful dress and it's in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see. Tiny bit of stress at zipper back. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

    Photography
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  • Vintage 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86- 91 cm 

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 6 inches + 15 cm

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s light ivory cotton voile dress

    * Fabric design features diagonal columns of cascading blue & white long stem roses

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide oval neckline

    * Neckline and armholes are decorated with bright blue cotton piping

    * Very full skirt, heavily gathered

    * Lined bodice in white voile, raw seams and hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Saba Juniors 

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No flaws that I can see other than the zipper waist has been reinforced by hand, really not noticeable. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

    Photography
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    Vintage 1959s Pink Roses Scroll Cotton Sundress- New! (On Hold ) Vintage 1959s Pink Roses Scroll Cotton Sundress- New! (On Hold ) Quick View
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    Vintage 1959s Pink Roses Scroll Cotton Sundress- New! (On Hold )

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

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Note: All measurements taken flat and stretched seam to seam

     

    Description

    * Fetching 1950s cream cotton dress 

    * Fabric design features bouquets of dusky pink roses set amidst pink ribbon scrolls

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with spaghetti straps

    * Shelf bust with upper bodice featuring narrow pin tucks

    * Very full skirt with double row of threading to waistline almost looks like smocking

    * Unlined, pinked and raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper 

    * Commercially made, no label remains

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age. Nothing to detract from the presentation or wearability of this beauty. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

    Vintage 1950s Pink Floral Cotton Dress Ensemble- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Under Bust: 35 inches + 89 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Bolero Length: 14 inches +  36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41.5 inches + 105.5 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6 cm

    Zipper Length: 7.5 inches + 19 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s quality crisp cotton dress and matching bolero

    * Fabric design features blue rose patches on a pink background

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless chemise bodice with wide straps 

    * Bolero has capped sleeves and a crossover front that secures with press studs

    * Full box pleated skirt with original belt (no buckle) secures with press studs

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Side closed-in metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    A very pretty dress set in wonderful condition too.  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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    Late 1950s Brick Red & Black Swiggle Dress- New! Late 1950s Brick Red & Black Swiggle Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Brick Red & Black Swiggle Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Brick Red & Black Swiggle Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Brick Red & Black Swiggle Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Brick Red & Black Swiggle Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Brick Red & Black Swiggle Dress- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39.5 inches + 100 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 12.5 inches + 31.75 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s brick red background acetate rayon blend dress

    * Fabric design features abstract swirly pattern in black

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Shirt sleeved bodice with wide boat neckline (can be worn slightly off shoulder)

    * Very full skirt with knife pleating

    * Lined bodice, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low v-shaped back with closed in metal zipper

    * Bodice partially lined in red cotton, hand sewn hem and pinked seams

     

    Condition 

    This intriguing dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see.  However, the print on this dress is quite intriguing on this dress. It is reminiscent of the Rorschach ink blot tests. Each time I look at the print I see new things: feathers, canoes, temples, cornWhat do you 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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    Rare 1950s Poodle Print Sage Green Cotton Novelty Dress- New! Rare 1950s Poodle Print Sage Green Cotton Novelty Dress- New! Quick View
    • Rare 1950s Poodle Print Sage Green Cotton Novelty Dress- New!
    • Rare 1950s Poodle Print Sage Green Cotton Novelty Dress- New!
    • Rare 1950s Poodle Print Sage Green Cotton Novelty Dress- New!
    • Rare 1950s Poodle Print Sage Green Cotton Novelty Dress- New!

    Rare 1950s Poodle Print Sage Green Cotton Novelty Dress- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s sage green cotton dress

    * Gorgeous novelty print of poodles in black, green and white

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low scooped neckline

    * Bodice has contrasting dark green piping and a stripe insert at centre front

    * Insert features brown shiny buttons along bodice

    * Gathered skirt with huge border print of poodles

    * Brown shiny shoe buttons used for dog's eyes

    * Back metal zipper, belt loops but no belt

     

    Condition 

    This highly sought after novelty print dress is in great vintage condition for its age with the only flaw I can see is that there is a fade line where the dress was let down. Easy to remove by putting in a pink tuck at that location and have the striped portion start  slightly higher. That would eliminate the fade line completely,  Shoe button eyes might need to be reinforced at some stage as the cotton thread is slightly loose. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage Early 1960s Black Wool Dress with Rhinestones- New! Vintage Early 1960s Black Wool Dress with Rhinestones- New! Quick View
    • Vintage Early 1960s Black Wool Dress with Rhinestones- New!
    • Vintage Early 1960s Black Wool Dress with Rhinestones- New!
    • Vintage Early 1960s Black Wool Dress with Rhinestones- New!
    • Vintage Early 1960s Black Wool Dress with Rhinestones- New!

    Vintage Early 1960s Black Wool Dress with Rhinestones- New!

    $360.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm (can stretch more)

    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: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 13.5 inches + 34 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking late 1950s to early 1960s black wool blend dress

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and curvy skirt

    * Cap sleeved bodice with bateau neckline

    * Bodice has shelf bust and is decorated with prong set rhinestones

    * Skirt is straight with a kick pleat at back

    * Skirt is scattered with smaller rhinestones all in a geometric pattern

    * Fully lined in black satin with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

    * Label reads "Harco Original "

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in great condition for its age.  It presents beautifully and has fantastic styling. The rhinestones are really brilliant but don't show up as much in the photos.  The fabric has some stretch and could accommodate an extra inch or so. No notable flaws that I can see, apart from one tiny pin hole on lower skirt where a rhinestone might have once been. Rhinestone spider for presentation 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.

     

  • Vintage 1950s Black and Green Check Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Black and Green Check Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Black and Green Check Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Black and Green Check Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Black and Green Check Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Black and Green Check Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Black and Green Check Dress- New!

    $340.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 19 inches + 48 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Quality 1950s gingham pattern dress

    * Fabric colours are emerald green and black

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with wide oval neckline

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

    * Dropped waist  with placket running down front to hem

    * Decorative placket with shiny black multi faceted buttons

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

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Low back with metal zipper

     

    Condition 

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

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

  • Vintage Late 1930s Pink Cotton Lace Dress- New! Vintage Late 1930s Pink Cotton Lace Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage Late 1930s Pink Cotton Lace Dress- New!
    • Vintage Late 1930s Pink Cotton Lace Dress- New!
    • Vintage Late 1930s Pink Cotton Lace Dress- New!
    • Vintage Late 1930s Pink Cotton Lace Dress- New!

    Vintage Late 1930s Pink Cotton Lace Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small 

    Bust:  32 - 34 inches + 81- 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Sweet late 1930s early 40s pink lace dress

    * Fabric design features a floral pattern

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and slightly flared skirt

    * Three quarter sleeves bodice with upright v-collar

    * Bodice has shelf bust with placket & mock buttons, fastened with snaps under

    * Slightly gathered skirt fuller at back 

    * Self tie belt decorated with three half circles

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Side placket with snap fastening

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, Please note that the dress is semi sheer and I have a pink petticoat underneath for demonstration purposes.  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 Stylised Waratahs Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Stylised Waratahs Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Stylised Waratahs Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Stylised Waratahs Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Stylised Waratahs Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Stylised Waratahs Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Stylised Waratahs Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 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: 9 inches + 23 cm

    Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please ensure your own fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s black textured cotton dress

    * Fabric design features abstract Waratahs in red with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved shirt front bodice with peaked neckline

    * Bodice is open to waist and secures with three black buttons

    * Very full panelled circle skirt 

    * Unlined bodice, pinked seams with machined hem

    * Round neckline at back with side metal zipper

    * Commercially made label reads Jonell

      

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see. The seam above the zipper has been hand sewn but is secure and does not show from front. Fabric is very strong and the colours are bright and unfaded. 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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    Early 1950s Striped Rose Print Cotton Dress- New! Early 1950s Striped Rose Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Early 1950s Striped Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Early 1950s Striped Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Early 1950s Striped Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Early 1950s Striped Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!

    Early 1950s Striped Rose Print Cotton Dress- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Under Bust: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Waist: 30  inches + 76 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 10 inches + 26 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Special early 1950s white cotton background dress

    * Fabric design features black and white stripes overlaid with pink & blue roses

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless button through bodice with Nehru collar

    * Bodice has pin tucks on the shoulders and upper bust for contrast

    * White placket down the front with black glass squared buttons

    * Full gathered skirt with applied large pockets also pin tucked

    * White piping around inserts at collar and pockets

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Side metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This special dress is in excellent condition for its age.  The pin tucks are a true marvel! Attention to detail has ensured that only the back stripes with blue roses are visible, adding a wonderful contrast and texture to the remainder of the dress. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

    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 and Purple Roses Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Pink and Purple Roses Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Pink and Purple Roses Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Pink and Purple Roses Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Pink and Purple Roses Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Pink and Purple Roses Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Pink and Purple Roses Dress- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Special Order

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 64 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 117 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches +

    Zipper Length: 15  inches + 34 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Striking 1950s sateen dress with ivory background

    * Fabric design features impressionist purple and pink roses with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with rounded neckline

    * Bodice has diagonal darting

    *Full pleated skirt with self fabric belt

    * Belt has purple

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

     

     

    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.

     

  • Sophisticated 1950s Mocha Gaberdine Wool Suit- New! Sophisticated 1950s Mocha Gaberdine Wool Suit- New! Quick View
    • Sophisticated 1950s Mocha Gaberdine Wool Suit- New!
    • Sophisticated 1950s Mocha Gaberdine Wool Suit- New!
    • Sophisticated 1950s Mocha Gaberdine Wool Suit- New!
    • Sophisticated 1950s Mocha Gaberdine Wool Suit- New!

    Sophisticated 1950s Mocha Gaberdine Wool Suit- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium 

    Jacket

    Bust: 40 inches + 102 cm 

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: 42 inches + 107 cm

    Jacket Length from Outside Shoulder: 23 inches + 58 cm

    Sleeve Length: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Skirt

    Waist 29 inches + 74 cm ( can move button for larger fit) 

    Length: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous early 1950s mocha wool gaberdine suit

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Jacket has long sleeves and dramatic rolled pleated collar

    * Collar can be worn upright or flat

    * Front fastening with self buttons and flap pockets

    * Great a-line skirt with front and back seams and back kick pleat

    * Jacket fully lined with matching mocha crepe

    * Skirt unlined with side metal zipper fastening

    * Label reads Youthmore Originals

     

    Condition 

    This is a fantastic and extremely well made suit. It is also in excellent condition for its age - I cannot find any faults of note. The collar can be worn up as pictured or flat on the shoulders, looks great either way. Lots of seam inside skirt so can be enlarged if desired. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small / Medium

    Bust: 34 -36 inches +  86 - 91 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 68.58 cm

    Hips: free

    Length:  43 inches + 109.22 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s pink rosebuds on blue background nylon dress

    * Halter neckline

    * Classic 1950s silhouette with full skirt

    * Side metal zipper

    * Dress is semi-sheer

     

    Comment

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in very good condition for its age, some seam stress. Shown with a crinoline, which is not included. 

    We are more than happy to answer all inquires about this item or to negotiate a mutually agreeable lay-by arrangement.  If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - drop us a line, we would love to accommodate you with a special listing!

    This dress is for sale at various forums. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance if this rare circumstance arises.

     

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    Measurements

    Size:  Small - Medium

    Bust:  37 inches + 94 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 106 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s light cotton blend dress with ivory background

    * Fabric design features floral garlands and stripes

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with cummerbund waist in self fabric

    * Bodice has diagonal darts at centre bust and a row of decorative buttons

    * Full gathered skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This eye catching dress is packed with features, especially in the bodice area which makes it so special. In excellent condition too! Please note that the colour in real life is closest to the first photograph. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

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


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

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

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

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

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 27 inches + 68 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

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

     

    Description

    * Vintage Late 1950s cotton dress

    * Fabric design includes violets in varying shades of blue

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and flared skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with square neckline

    * White pleated inset at bust with piping and a self fabric bow

    * Skirt is tightly gathered

    Label reads Pat Premo

    Pat Premo

    Pat Premo was one of the handful of California designers that drove the west coast wing of the American sportswear initiative. She began her career making "little golf dresses" out of superior fabrics like Egyptian lawn cotton, with meticulous, intricate tailoring and dressmaker details. The Pat Premo label was started by Pat and her husband, Bill Schiminke in the 1940s. The label become known for its  unique fabrics and prints and for its well-fitting lines that were always beautifully finished. Of particular note, was her fondness for horizontal stripes which contrary to common wisdom she found highly flattering.. The company ceased production in the 1970s.

     

    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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    Measurements

    Size: Medium - Large

    Bust:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Under Bust: 42 inches + 107 cm

    Waist: 44 inches + 112 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: n/a

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: none

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

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s early 10960s lush deep blue sapphire velvet coat

    * Designed for evening wear with shorter sleeves to allow for gloves

    * Raglan sleeves with rounded collar that can be worn as a standup via snaps

    * Inset pockets on each side

    * Three large self covered fabric buttons for closure

    * Fully lined in purplish satin

     

    Condition 

    The coat is on excellent condition for its age.  No notable flaws that I can see, perhaps some slight crushing due to it being stored for ages. I am sure this will reduce with subsequent cleaning. Although, to be quite frank, hardly noticeable now.  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.