Early 1960s Designer Sunflower Silk Blend Cocktail Dress - New!(

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$290.00 AUD
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Size: Small

Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

Hips: open

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

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 44 inches + 112 cm 

Zipper Length: none

Hem Length: none

Seam Allowance: generous seams but boning can present a problem

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



* Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s ivory silk-blend commercially made dress

* Fabric design features giant sunflowers in brown shades with burgundy red centres

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

* Bodice with a low square neckline and shoulder straps

* Princess seams with a self bow on both sides at front below the hip line

* Low back with metal zipper closure

* Fully lined in calico cotton, boned for structure 

* Serged seams and well made

* Label reads Ricci Michaels, Mayfair

Ricci Michaels was an upscale establishment based in London’s Mayfair. This firm featured high -quality and well-made clothing using luxurious fabrics.  The firm was known to advertise in the upscale Vogue Magazines of the period. (courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)




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

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



Absolutely stunning dress with a flattering silhouette. Love the colour scheme too. The Mayfair location highlights this dress as high-end British made fashion. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


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

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

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