Kumikyoku sleeveless wool pencil dress with roll collar

 

This is a stylish 1980’s sleeveless pencil dress by Kumikyoku, Japan. The fabric is a rich wool blend (88%) tweed with shades of beige, brown and grey, lined with polyester. The very elegant cut is further emphasized by the roll collar and the subtle slit on the left/front side of the dress. Opens with a long zipper at the back.

 

Estimated size:  S
Material:  88% wool / 12% nylon  –  polyester lining
Label:  Kumikyoku
Condition:  excellent

 

Shoulders:  14″1/4  –  36.5cm
Bust:  16″3/4  –  42.5cm
Waist:  15″1/4  –  39cm
Hips:  18″1/2  –  47cm
Hem:  19″  –  48cm
Length:  36″1/2  –  93cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Kumikyoku sleeveless wool pencil dress with roll collar

 

Kumikyoku sleeveless wool pencil dress with roll collar

 

Kumikyoku sleeveless wool pencil dress with roll collar

 

Kumikyoku sleeveless wool pencil dress with roll collar

 

Kumikyoku sleeveless wool pencil dress with roll collar

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Espeyrac royal purple floral dress with collaret collar

Espeyrac royal purple floral dress with colleret collar

 

This is a sumptuous 1980’s dress with collaret collar by Espeyrac. The fabric is a comfortable royal purple polyester / rayon blend with floral pattern. Bodice and skirt are lined. The dress opens with a long zipper at the back. The sleeves are buttoned and can also be worn open. A perfect dress for any festive occasion!

 

Size on the label:  taille unique (one size fits all) – would probably fit S best
Material:  55% polyester – 45% rayon  /  polyester lining
Label:  Espeyrac – créateurs en fête
Condition:  excellent

 

Shoulders:   15″1/2  –  39.5cm
Bust:   17″1/2  –  44.5cm
Waist:   17″  –  43cm
Hips:   18″1/2  –  47cm
Hem:   22″1/2  –  57cm
Length:   39″1/2  –  100cm
Sleeves length:   19″3/4  –  50cm
Sleeves width at armpit level:   6″1/2  –  16.5cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when buttoned:   4″1/4  –  10.5cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Espeyrac royal purple floral dress with colleret collar

 

Espeyrac royal purple floral dress with colleret collar

 

Espeyrac royal purple floral dress with colleret collar

 

Espeyrac royal purple floral dress with colleret collar

 

Espeyrac royal purple floral dress with colleret collar

Hanamura mint green and pink fitted long sleeve dress

Hanamura mint green and pink fitted long sleeve dress

 

This is a unique 1950’s dress by Hanamura Japan. The fabric is a mint green acrylic print with a warm and soft hand, perfect from fall to spring. The bust is fitted, and the dress opens with a row of six square buttons down the front and a hidden push button. The skirt is lined. The sleeves can be worn buttoned or open. Two belt loops on the side can accommodate a 1″ – 3cm belt.
The contrasting blue piping of the collar makes this dress even more special.The fabric used for this blue trim is of a more leathery texture and shows some pilling due to its vintage condition.

 

Size:  Japanese size 9 (estimated size XS)
Material:  acrylic  –  cupro lining
Label:  あなたのワードローブ ハナムラ (Your Wardrobe Hanamura)
Condition:  good vintage condition (some piling on the collar piping, otherwise fine)

 

Shoulders:  15″  –  38cm
Bust:  17″  –  43cm
Waist (slightly elevated):  13″1/4  –  33.5cm
Hips:  24″  –  61cm
Hem:  29″1/2  –  75cm
Length:  41″  –  104.5cm
Sleeves length:  22″  –  56cm
Sleeves width:  6″  –  15cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when buttoned:  3″  –  8cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Hanamura mint green and pink fitted long sleeve dress

 

Hanamura mint green and pink fitted long sleeve dress

 

Hanamura mint green and pink fitted long sleeve dress

 

Hanamura mint green and pink fitted long sleeve dress

 

Hanamura mint green and pink fitted long sleeve dress

Cordier rusty red, white and blue long sleeve dress with scarf

Cordier rusty red, blue and white striped long sleeve dress with scarf

 

This is a very unique 1970’s dress by Cordier, Japan. The fabric is a comfortable tricolore polyester print, with cupro lined skirt. The waist is elasticated, with ample space for the bust and the hips. The sleeves are elegantly tapered and close with three round buttons. The dress opens with a zipper on the back and comes with its own scarf. Vintage at its best!

 

Size:  Japanese size 9 (estimated size S)
Material:   100% polyester  –  100% cupro lining
Label:   Cordier
Condition:   excellent

 

Neck:  7″1/4  –  18.5cm
Shoulders:  no seam
Bust:  about 22″  –  56cm
Waist (elasticated):  from 12″  –  30cm  to about  15″  –  38cm
Hips:  more than 30″  –  78cm
Hem:  more than 40″  –  100cm
Length:  43″  –  110cm
Sleeves length starting from the neck:  24″  –  61cm
Sleeves width at armpit level:  10″  –  26cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when buttoned:  3″  –  8cm
Belt loops:  1″1/2  –  4cm
Scarf length:  62″  –  154cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Cordier rusty red, blue and white striped long sleeve dress with scarf

 

Cordier rusty red, blue and white striped long sleeve dress with scarf

 

Cordier rusty red, blue and white striped long sleeve dress with scarf

 

Cordier rusty red, blue and white striped long sleeve dress with scarf

 

Cordier rusty red, blue and white striped long sleeve dress with scarf

 

Cordier rusty red, blue and white striped long sleeve dress with scarf

Atelier Kogure Tokyo Pleated Shirt Dress

 

This is a classy 1970’s pleated shirt dress with notched collar and long sleeves by Atelier Kogure, Tokyo. The fabric is an interesting fiber blend, somewhat see-through yet sturdy, and with a hint of a stretch. The dress opens with a row of three buttons in the front. Other than the buttons the bodice is held in place by push buttons and a hook button. The skirt is lined, and pleated from the hips down. The back of the dress is embellished with an inverted pleat down the bodice and another one down the skirt. The belt is included. Perfect from fall to spring.

 

Size on the label:  L  (more like an S/M)
Material:  Not indicated. Feels like a fiber blend containing polyester. Lined skirt.
Label:  Atelier Kogure Tokyo
Condition:  excellent

 

Shoulders:  16″  –  41cm
Bust:  18″  –  46cm
Waist:  15″1/2  –  39.5cm
Hips:  19″  –  48cm
Hem (when fully pleated):  21″  –  54cm
Length:  42″1/2  –  108cm
Sleeves length:  21″1/4  –  54cm
Sleeves width at armpit level:  7″  –  17.5cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when closed:  3″1/2  –  9cm
Belt length:  39″  –  99cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Atelier Kogure pleated shirt dress

 

Atelier Kogure pleated shirt dress

 

Atelier Kogure pleated shirt dress

 

Atelier Kogure pleated shirt dress

 

Atelier Kogure pleated shirt dress

Kuulei Sportswear rouge pink floral maxi dress

 

This is a 1970’s Hawaiian maxi dress by Kuulei Sportswear. This style is quite different from the Japanese vintage available in the Bijou Caillou shop. I first didn’t know where to place it, but I decided to go for it, be it only for the cool name of the brand and the unique retro Hawaiian style.
The dress has a long and comfortable A-line silhouette, with a satin like polyester fabric with deep red hydrangea pattern. The sleeves are bell shaped. There is one side pocket, and the dress opens with a long zipper at the back.

 

Size on the label:  medium  (would probably fit an L as well)
Material:  100% polyester – unlined
Label:  Kuulei Sportswear – made in Hawaii
Condition:  excellent

 

Neck:  8″1/2  –  22cm
Shoulders:  13″  –  33cm
Bust:  18″  –  46cm
Waist:  25″  –  64cm
Hips:  28″  –  71cm
Hem:  41″  –  105cm
Length:  52″  –  132cm
Sleeves length:  10″  –  25.5cm
Sleeves width:  14″  –  36cm

 

Available on Etsy.

Kuulei Sportswear rouge pink floral maxi dress

 

Kuulei Sportswear rouge pink floral maxi dress

 

Kuulei Sportswear rouge pink floral maxi dress

 

Kuulei Sportswear rouge pink floral maxi dress

 

 

Kuulei Sportswear rouge pink floral maxi dress

Tocca white and pastel blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

This is a gorgeous 1980’s floral pastel mini dress by Tocca, Japan. A wonderful texture is conveyed by the blue flowers, see-through embroidered and supported by another layer of white cotton background fabric. Both layers are further lined with polyester. The dress’ silhouette is smooth, elegant, and extremely well crafted. It opens with a long zipper on the back.

 

Size on the label:  0  (estimated size S)
Material:
– embroidery:  56% nylon / 44% cotton
– support fabric:  100% cotton
– polyester lining
Label:  Tocca (made in Japan)
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

 

Neck:  10″  –  25.5cm
Shoulders:  14″  –  35.5cm
Bust:  16″1/2  –  42cm
Waist:  16″  –  41cm
Hips (at the bodice/skirt border seam):  18″  –  46cm
Hips (below the seam, pleated part):  23″  –  58cm
Hem:  31″  –  79cm
Length:  34″  –  86.5cm
Sleeves length:  3″1/2  –  9cm
Sleeves width:  about 5″  –  13cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

Ballsey brown and blue dotted sleeveless pencil dress with tie collar

Ballsey brown and blue dotted sleeveless pencil dress with tie collar

 

This is a stunning and statuesque 1980’s sleeveless pencil skirt by Ballsey, Japan. Chocolate brown with blue dots, the fabric is a comfortable rayon/acetate blend, lined with polyester. The silhouette is fitted without being constrained. The asymmetrical tie collar adds a fantastic touch of elegance to the dress. Opens with a long zipper on the side.

 

Estimated size:  S
Material:  85% rayon / 15% acetate  –  polyester lining
Label:  Ballsey (made in Japan)
Condition:  excellent

 

Shoulders:   13″1/2  –  34cm
Bust:   16″1/2  –  42cm
Waist:   15″1/4  –  39cm
Hips:   18″1/2  –  47cm
Hem:   21″1/4  –  54cm
Length:   39″1/2  –  101cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Ballsey brown and blue dotted sleeveless pencil dress with tie collar

 

Ballsey brown and blue dotted sleeveless pencil dress with tie collar

 

Ballsey brown and blue dotted sleeveless pencil dress with tie collar

 

Ballsey brown and blue dotted sleeveless pencil dress with tie collar

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Purple, Navy and white floral short sleeve shift dress

Navy purple and white floral short sleeve shift dress

 

This is a lovely shift dress from the Japanese 1970’s. The fabric is a purple, navy and white floral polyester, lined with rayon. The pleated collar enhances the bust line very elegantly. The dress opens with a zipper on the back. The demo belt is not included but the dress comes with its own fabric belt.

 

Estimated size:  would fit S or M best, depending mostly on your shoulder measurements.
Material:  polyester  –  rayon lining
No brand label, made in Japan
Condition:  excellent

 

Neck:   6″1/4  –  16cm
Shoulders:   14″1/2  –  37cm
Bust:   19″  –  48.5cm
Waist:   21″  –  53cm
Hips:   22″1/2  –  57cm
Hem:   25″  –  64cm
Length:   43″  –  109cm
Sleeves length:   9″1/2  –  24cm
Sleeves width:   6″3/4  –  17cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Navy purple and white floral short sleeve shift dress

 

Navy purple and white floral short sleeve shift dress

 

Navy purple and white short sleeve shift dress

 

Navy purple and white floral short sleeve shift dress

Elle Paris sleeveless red and white floral pleated mini dress

 

This is a 1980’s vintage sleeveless pleated summer mini dress by Elle Paris, comfortable, easy-wear and elegant for the hottest days of the year. It is made of a red and white floral polyester fabric, and is lined. The skirt is pleated from the waist down, and doesn’t require ironing. The dress opens with a long zipper on the back. The elevated waistline makes for a perfect silhouette, which is enhanced by a freely tied knot at the back.

 

Size:  will fit S best
Material:  100% polyester  – polyester lining
Label:   Elle Paris (French vintage, Korean label)
Condition:  excellent
Care:   easy

 

Neck:   10″1/2  –  27cm
Shoulders:   14″1/4  –  36cm
Bust:   18″1/2  –  47cm
Waist (elevated):   17″  –  43cm
Hips:   more than 24″  –  61 and still pleated
Hem:   more than 30″  –  76cm and still pleated
Length:   32″1/2  –  82.5cm (above knee)

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Elle Paris Sleeveless Red and White Floral Pleated mini dress

 

 

 

Elle Paris Sleeveless Red and White Floral Pleated mini dress

 

Elle Paris Sleeveless Red and White Floral Pleated mini dress

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Lumière turquoise, pink and white V neck Chinese vintage midi dress

Lumière turquoise, pink and white V neck midi dress

 

This Chinese vintage dress is a very cute see-through polyester knit by Lumière. The turquoise, white and deep pink tones are given a festive turn by knit-in golden threads (difficult to see on the photographs), adding a bubbly sparkle to the garment. The dress opens with a zipper on the back and is very comfortable. Sleeves are 3/4 length and slightly flared. Two thin belt loops on the side can accommodate a 1″ – 2.5cm belt, but the dress wears very well without a belt too. It is easy-care and easy to iron.

 

Size on the label:  L (will fit an S best)
Material:  polyester knit  –  polyester mesh lining
Label:  Lumière
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

 

Neck:   8″  –  20.5cm
Shoulders:   14″1/2  –  37cm
Bust:   17″1/2  –  44.5cm
Waist:   16″1/2  –  42cm
Hips:   19″  –  48cm
Hem:   22″  –  56cm
Length:   38″1/2  –  98cm
Sleeves length:  15″  –  38cm
Sleeves width at the armpit:   6″  –  15.5cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

 

Lumière turquoise, pink and white V neck midi dress

 

Lumière turquoise, pink and white V neck midi dress

 

Lumière turquoise, pink and white V neck midi dress

 

Lumière turquoise, pink and white V neck midi dress

 

Lumière turquoise, pink and white V neck midi dress

Copper and black dotted floral long sleeve dress

 

This is a gorgeous and elegant 1970’s Japanese long sleeve dress. It is made of a polyester fabric with copper, purple and green dotted flowers on a black background. The shoulder line is beautifully pleated. The waist is adjustable with a built-in belt, tied with a knot. The bodice is lined. The dress opens with a zipper on the back. The sleeves close with a button but can also be worn open.

 

Size:  Japanese size 11 (will fit S best)
Material:  polyester  –  lining
No label
Condition:  excellent

 

Neck:   7″3/4  –  19.5cm
Shoulders:   14″  –  36cm
Bust (pleated):   17″1/2  –  45cm
Waist (slightly elevated):  adjustable up to 18″  –  46cm
Hips:   22″  –  56cm
Hem:   25″1/2  –  65cm
Length:   42″1/2  –  108cm
Sleeves length:   21″1/2  –  54.5cm
Sleeves width:   6″  –  15cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when buttoned:   3″1/4  –  8.5cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Copper and black dotted floral long sleeve dress

 

Copper and black dotted floral long sleeve dress

 

Copper and black dotted floral long sleeve dress

 

Copper and black dotted floral long sleeve dress