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

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

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

Canna aqua green light summer dress with art deco pattern

Canna aqua green summer dress with art deco pattern

 

This beautiful Japanese 1970’s aqua green summer dress is a delight to wear. Very light, it is made of a sheer polyester chiffon fabric with art deco pattern. The skirt is lined, the bust isn’t. The waistline is elasticated, slightly elevated, and allows ample space for the bust and the hips. The dress opens with a long zipper at the back. There are two belt loops on the side allowing for a 1.5″ – 4cm belt if a different one needs to be worn.

 

Size:  Japanese size 11 (estimated size S)
Material: 100% polyester chiffon  –  100% cupro lining
Label:  Best Fashion Canna (made in Japan)
Condition:  the dress is in very good condition. The belt shows its age, but the dress wears very well without a belt as well.

 

Neck:  7″  –  18cm
Shoulders:  14″1/2  –  37cm
Bust:  18″  –  46cm
Elasticated waist:  11″1/2  –  29cm when fully relaxed (can be stretched)
Hips:  more than 25″  –  64cm
Hem:  32″  –  82cm
Length:  41″  –  104cm
Sleeves length:  10″  –  25cm
Sleeves width:  6″  –  15cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs:  5″ –  12.5cm
Belt:  to first hole: 25″1/2  –  65cm   to last hole: 27″3/4  –  70.5cm

Available here.

 

Canna aqua green summer dress with art deco pattern

 

Canna aqua green summer dress with art deco pattern

 

Canna aqua green summer dress with art deco pattern

 

Canna aqua green summer dress with art deco pattern

 

Canna aqua green summer dress with art deco pattern

Light chiffon dress with novelty print and froufrou pleated collar

Light chiffon dress with novelty print and froufrou pleated collar

 

This Japanese 1970’s dress is made of a light and sheer polyester chiffon fabric with novelty print in shades of olive green, brown, mustard, red and navy. The skirt is lined. The dress opens with four buttons down the bodice, framed by froufrou pleats. The belt is adjustable and closes with a beautiful art deco brass buckle.

Size:  Japanese size 13 –  S/M to M
Material:  polyester chiffon  –  lining
No label
Condition:  excellent

Neck:  7″  –  18cm
Shoulders:  16″  –  41cm
Bust:  21″1/2  –  55cm
Waist:  18″1/2  –  47cm
Hips:  28″  –  71cm
Hem:  32″ –  82cm
Length:  42″  –  107cm
Sleeves length:  11″1/4  –  28.5cm
Sleeves width:  7″  –  18cm
Belt:  adjustable to 33″1/2  –  85.5cm

Available here.

 

Light chiffon dress with novelty print and froufrou pleated collar

 

Light chiffon dress with novelty print and froufrou pleated collar

 

Light chiffon dress with novelty print and froufrou pleated collar

 

Light chiffon dress with novelty print and froufrou pleated collar 1

 

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress 1

 

This is a Japanese 1970’s long sleeve dress made of a comfortable polyester fabric with good drape for a gorgeous silhouette. It is unlined and the fabric is somewhat sheer when seen against the sun. The dress opens completely with a full row of buttons down the front. Sleeves can be worn with the cuffs buttoned or open. The belt adds that special 70’s twist for a great autumn/spring look.

Estimated size: S
Material: Polyester, unlined
Label: Turlle (?) Kyoto-Tokyo
Condition: very good

Neck:  5″  –  12.5cm
Shoulders:  14″  –  36cm
Bust:  16″  –  42cm
Waist:  14″1/2  –  37cm
Hips:  18″1/2  –  47cm
Hem:  27″  –  69cm
Length:  40″  –  102cm (below knee)
Sleeves length:  21″1/2  –  55cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when buttoned:  3″1/2  –  9cm
Belt width:  1″1/2  –  4cm
Belt length:  36″  –  92cm (with a hidden snap fastener for a perfect look)

 

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress 3

 

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress 4

 

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress 5

 

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress 2

 

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress

 

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress 7

Silky mandarin collar novelty print dress

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

This stunning Mandarin style dress is a handmade item, probably from the 70’s. The hight quality polyester fabric has a very silky hand, and so does the lining. It can be worn with or without belt (I kind of like the belt version better). Sleeves are 4/5 length. The dress opens with a zipper running down the front of the bodice.

Estimated size: M
Material: Polyester, lining.
Handmade, no label.
Condition: Excellent.
Care: Easy.

Neck:  5″  –  12.5cm
Shoulders:  14″3/4  –  37.5cm
Bust:  19″  –  49cm
Waist:  18″1/2  –  47cm
Hips:  22″  –  56cm
Hem:  28″1/2  –  72cm
Length:  44″  –  112cm
Sleeves length:  19″1/2  –  50cm
Sleeves width at armpit level:  7″1/2  –  19cm
Sleeves width at the cuff:  4″3/4  –  12cm

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

 

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

 

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

 

Silky Mandarin collar novelty print dress 7

 

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

Deep night blue summer dress with small golden square pattern

Deep night blue summer dress with small golden square pattern

 

This beautiful deep blue summer dress is so comfortable one feels like wearing it every day! It came without a belt so I added one just to see the result, and I think it does the trick! The fabric is a very lightweight viscose/polyester with a subtle shimmer. It is unlined and slightly sheer when seen against the sun. Buttoned half way down the front of the dress. Length is below knee.

Estimated size: M
Material: Viscose / Polyester
Label: 17-2
Condition: Excellent
Care: easy

Neck:  7″ – 17.5cm
Shoulders:  no seam, the shoulders are starting from the neck
Bust:  20″1/2 – 52cm
Waist:  22″ – 57cm
Hips:  24″1/2  –  62cm
Hem:  27″ – 69cm
Length:  42″ – 107cm
Sleeves length (starting from the neck):  13″ – 33cm
Sleeves width:  8″3/4  – 22cm

 

Deep night blue summer dress with small golden square pattern

 

Deep night blue summer dress with small golden square pattern

 

Deep night blue summer dress with small golden square pattern

 

Deep night blue summer dress with small golden square pattern 5

 

Deep night blue summer dress with small golden square pattern

Cappuccino brown speckled daisy summer dress

 

appuccino brown speckled daisy summer dress 1

 

This wonderful Japanese handmade dress (I would say form the 70’s) is my favourite in the collection so far. Everything about it is perfect. The high quality cotton fabric is easy-care and very comfortable, with beautiful colours and print. Bodice and skirt are lined, sleeves are somewhat sheer. The elevated waist is highlighted by a belt, which works really well with the asymmetrical bodice design. The three buttons in the front are functional, and there is also a long zipper on the side of the dress. Beautiful knee length fitted silhouette.

Estimated size: S/XS
Material: Cotton, lining
Tailor made dress
Condition: Excellent

Shoulders (seam to seam): 13.3″ – 34cm
Bust: 17″ – 43cm
Waist (elevated): 14.2″ – 36cm
Hips: 18.7″ – 48cm
Hem (pleated): 23.5″ – 60cm
Length: 38″ – 97cm
Sleeves length: 10.5″ – 26cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when buttoned: 5.3″ – 13cm
Belt width: 1.5″ – 4cm
Belt length: 32.25″ – 82cm, with a hidden snap fastener for a perfect look.

 

Cappuccino brown speckled daisy summer dress 2

 

 

appuccino brown speckled daisy summer dress 3

 

Cappuccino brown speckled daisy summer dress 4

 

Cappuccino brown speckled daisy summer dress 5

Lanz mini dress with green and blue honeycomb

Lanz mini dress with green and blue honeycomb 1

 

This stunning early 60’s sleeveless mini dress is probably an American import according to the manufacturer’s label, in flawless vintage condition. It is made of at least two layers of thick cotton fabric, padded and sewn so as to convey an interesting honeycomb texture to the dress. It is ideal for winter time. The dress opens with a long zipper along the back, the metallic buttons in the front are decorative. The unique belt held together with a navy blue cotton cord makes this dress a true fashion item. The neckline has a beautiful smoothly rounded shape. This dress has a fitted line that will look great on a slender body type.

Estimated size: XS
Material: Cotton
Label: Lanz original
Condition: Excellent

Collar: 8.5″ – 21.5cm
Shoulders: 13.2″ – 33.5cm
Bust: 16.2″ – 41cm
Waist: 12.8″ – 32.5cm
Hips: 18.8″ – 48cm
Hem: 23.2″ – 59cm
Length: 34″ – 87cm
Belt length no including the blue cord: 25″ – 64cm
Belt width: 2.2″ – 5.5cm

 

Lanz mini dress with green and blue honeycomb 2

 

Lanz mini dress with green and blue honeycomb 3

 

Lanz mini dress with green and blue honeycomb 4