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

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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

 

Handmade emerald green dotted long sleeve mini dress

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

This emerald green mini dress is a Japanese handmade gem from the 1960’s. The fabric is a synthetic fiber blend with a slight stretch. The white dots are more conspicuous in reality than they appear to be on the pictures. The dress is fully lined, beautifully fitted, and opens with a long zipper on the back. The sleeve cuffs can be worn open, or closed with a push button.

 

Estimated size:  XS
Material:  feels like a synthetic fiber blend – lining
Handmade, no label
Condition: good vintage condition, an area of somewhat muted dot pattern on the right shoulder but nothing eye catching (see picture).

 

Neck:   5″3/4  –  14.5cm
Shoulders:   13″1/2  –  34cm
Bust:   16″1/4  –  41cm
Waist:   14″  –  35.5cm
Hips:   17″1/2  –  44.5cm
Hem:   25″1/2  –  64.5cm
Length:   32″1/4  –  82cm
Zipper:   19″1/2  –  50cm
Sleeves length:   20″  –  51cm
Sleeves width:   5″  –  12.5cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

Leo d’Or Cream Midi Shirt Dress

Leo d'or cream midi shirt dress

 

This is a classy 1970’s shirt dress by Leo d’Or, Japan. Even though the dress comes with a brand label, there is no fabric content description but it feels like a synthetic fiber jersey, cream color with light touches of brown. The skirt is lined. The dress opens with a long row of buttons all down the front. The belt is a dark brown velvet ribbon, but the belt loops could also accommodate a different belt up to 1″1/4 – 3cm wide.

 

Estimated size:  M to L
Material:  feels like a synthetic jersey  –  polyester lining for the skirt
Label:  Ladies fashion Leo d’Or – made in Japan
Condition:  excellent

 

Shoulders:  15″1/4  –  38.5cm
Bust:  18″1/2  –  47cm
Waist:  16″1/2  –  42cm
Hips:  21″  –  54cm
Hem:  34″1/2  –  88cm
Length:  40″  –  102cm
Sleeves length:  10″1/2  –  26.5cm
Sleeves width:  6″1/4  –  16cm

 

Available on Etsy

 

Leo d'or cream midi shirt dress

 

Leo d'or cream midi shirt dress

 

Leo d'or cream midi shirt dress

 

Leo d'or cream midi shirt dress

 

Leo d'or cream midi shirt dress

Pennyblack chocolate brown polka dotted mini dress

Pennyblack chocolate polka dotted mini dress

 

This is a very elegant 1980’s summer dress by Pennyblack, Italy. The fabric is a light polyester chiffon with some sheer. The dress is lined and opens with a zipper on the back. In classic 1980’s style, it is designed to be fitted around the hips and with ample space for the bust and shoulders. How this dress will fit you depends a lot on your hip measurements.

 

Size:  USA:8    I,J:42    GB:12   F,B:40   CH,A,NL,D:38
(I would estimate it as an S, depending on your body type)
Material:  polyester  –   lining: 60% acetate / 40% cupro
Label:  Pennyblack – made in Italy
Condition:  excellent

 

Neck:  10″  –  25cm
Shoulders: no seam, from end of sleeve to end of sleeve:
22″1/2  –  57.5cm
Bust:  21″  –  53cm
Waist:  15″1/4  –  39cm
Hips:  19″  –  48cm
Hem:  18″  –  46cm
Length:  33″1/2  –  85cm
Sleeves opening:  7″1/4  –  18.5cm
Zipper:  21″  –  53.5cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Pennyblack chocolate polka dotted mini dress

 

Pennyblack chocolate polka dotted mini dress

 

Pennyblack chocolate polka dotted mini dress

 

Pennyblack chocolate polka dotted mini dress

 

 

Pennyblack chocolate polka dotted mini dress

Hanasaki red, blue and white light summer dress

Hanasaki red blue white light summer dress

 

This is a festive 1970’s dress by Hanasaki, Japan. It is made of a sheer polyester crepe with paisley, floral and geometrical pattern. The bust is fitted and unlined. The pleated skirt is comfortable and lined. The dress opens with a long zipper at the back. The belt adds another special touch to this beautiful summer dress.

Size:  Japanese size 7 (S to XS)
Material:  100% polyester  –  rayon lining for the skirt
Label:  Hanasaki
Condition:  excellent

Neck:  5″  –  12.5cm
Shoulders:  13″1/4  –  34cm
Bust:  16″1/2  –  42cm
Waist (slightly elevated):  13″  –  33cm
Hips (when pleated):  19″  –  48cm
Hem (when pleated):  25″1/2  –  65cm
Length:  40″1/2  –  103cm
Sleeves length:  10″  –  25.5cm
Sleeves width:  5.8″  –  15cm
Belt length:  67″  –  170cm

Available here.

 

Hanasaki red blue white light summer dress

 

Hanasaki red blue white light summer dress

 

Hanasaki red blue white light summer dress

 

Hanasaki red blue white light summer dress

 

Hanasaki red blue white light summer dress

Renown Look burgundy floral see-through pleated dress

Renown Look burgundy floral see through pleated dress

 

This dress is a 1970’s gem by Renown Look (レナウンルック) Japan. It is made of a see-through polyester eyelet fabric with a delicate silky hand. The beautiful fabric is a burgundy floral print with shades of purple, green, brown, beige. Only the skirt is lined. The dress opens with a zipper on the back. The sleeves are buttoned at the cuffs. There are two small belt loops on each side of the elasticated waist that can accommodate a 0.8″ – 2cm belt. This dress will fit smaller busts best.

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

Neck:  7″1/2  –  19cm
Shoulders:  14″  –  35.5cm
Bust:  more than 17″  –  43cm
Elasticated waist when fully relaxed:  11″3/4  –  30cm (can be stretched)
Hips (pleated, without stretching much):  18″1/2  –  47cm
Hem (pleated, without stretching much):  26″1/2  –  68cm
Length:  41″  –  104cm
Sleeves length:  12″  –  31cm
Sleeves width:  7″1/2  –  19cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when buttoned:  5″  –  13cm

You can find it here.

 

Renown Look burgundy floral see through pleated dress

 

Renown Look burgundy floral see through pleated dress

 

Renown Look burgundy floral see through pleated dress

 

Renown Look burgundy floral see through pleated dress

 

Renown Look burgundy floral see through pleated dress

 

Renown Look burgundy floral see through pleated dress