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

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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

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

Kastane long sleeve floral dress with stretch bust

Kastane floral dress with stretch bust

 

This is a wonderful 1970’s style short dress by Kastane. It is made of a navy cotton fabric with floral pattern framing the front, back and hem. The squared bust line is fitted and can be stretched. Long sleeves are buttoned at the cuff but can be left open. The dress opens with a zipper at the back, and the skirt is lined. A great dress for all seasons!

 

Estimated size:  XS
Material:  100% cotton  –  polyester lining
Label:  Kastane (made in Japan)
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

 

Neck opening:  10″  –  25.5cm
Shoulders at the seam:  12″3/4  –  32.5cm
Shoulders at the puff:  15″  –  38cm
Bust when unstretched:  13″1/4  –  33.5cm (meant to be stretched)
Elevated waist under the bust line:  13″1/2  –  34.5cm (can be stretched)
Hips:  23″  –  59cm
Hem:  27″  –  68cm
Length:  34″ –  86cm
Sleeves length:  22″  –  56cm
Sleeves width:  6″1/4  –  16cm
Sleeves width at the cuff when buttoned:  3″1/4  –  8.5cm
Zipper:  15″  –  38cm

 

Kastane floral dress with stretch bust

 

Kastane floral dress with stretch bust

 

Kastane floral dress with stretch bust

 

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Kastane floral dress with stretch bust

 

Kastane floral dress with stretch bust

Handmade old pink and pigeon blue summer dress

Old pink and pigeon blue handmade floral dress 1

 

This is a wonderful Japanese handmade dress estimated from the 1970’s. The fabric is a floral polyester crepe with shades of old pink, blue/grey, brown, and cream. Bodice and skirt are lined. The neckline is slightly pleated. The dress opens with a row of six beautiful square vintage buttons   from neck to hips. Four pleats from the waist down the front of the skirt. It can be worn with or without a belt. A fantastic party dress!

[the belt is not included]

 

Estimated size:  M
Material:  polyester crepe  –  lining
Handmade dress, no label
Condition:  excellent

 

Neck:  7″  –  18cm
Shoulders:  14″1/2  –  37cm
Bust:  19″  –  48.5cm
Waist:  17″1/2  –  44cm
Hips:  21″  –  53.5cm
Hem (when pleated):  25″  –  64cm
Length:  40″1/2  –  103cm (about calf length)
Sleeves length:  10″1/2  –  26.5cm
Sleeves width:  6″1/4  –  16cm
Belt loops:  1″1/4  –  3.5cm

 

Old pink and pigeon blue handmade floral dress 2

 

Old pink and pigeon blue handmade floral dress 3

 

Old pink and pigeon blue handmade floral dress 4

 

Old pink and pigeon blue handmade floral dress 5

 

Old pink and pigeon blue handmade floral dress 6

Rouge Vif cream and blue floral skirt

Rouge Vif cream floral skirt 1

 

This beautiful 1990’s floral skirt by Rouge Vif (ルージュ・ヴィフ) is made of a thick cotton poplin with a linen hand. It opens with a zipper on the back and is lined with a silky cupro fabric. Two stitched pleats on the front and two on the back enhance its elegant A line. Length is just below the knee. Perfect for spring and for showing off a slim waist!

Estimated size:  XS (Japanese size 1)
Material:  100% cotton – 100% cupro lining
Label:  Rouge Vif (made in Japan)
Condition:  Excellent

Waist:  12″  –  30.5cm
Hips:  17″3/4  –  45cm
Hem:  26″  –  66cm
Length:  25″  –  63.5cm
Zipper:  7″  –  18cm

 

Rouge Vif cream and blue floral skirt 2

 

Rouge Vif cream and blue floral skirt 3

 

Rouge Vif cream and blue floral skirt 4

 

Rouge Vif cream and blue floral skirt 5

Orange and blue floral shirt with four-button cuffs

Orange and blue floral shirt with 4 button cuffs

 

This 70’s floral shirt is made of a polyester fabric with a certain stretch and is therefore extremely comfortable. The flowers are of vibrant tones of orange, blue, olive green, yellow and white on a bordeaux background. The shirt has a fitted waistline and is buttoned front up. The sleeves cuffs can be worn open or closed, with an interesting row of four buttons.

Estimated size: S
Material: Polyester
Label: Bosquet
Condition: Excellent
Care: Easy

Neck:  5″ – 13cm
Shoulders:  15″1/4 – 39cm
Bust:  17″1/2 – 45cm
Waist:  16″ – 41cm
Hem:  20″ – 51cm
Length:  25″ – 64cm
Sleeves length:  22″1/2 – 57cm
Sleeves width: 6″1/2 – 16.5cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when closed: 3″3/4 – 9.5cm

 

Orange and blue floral shirt with 4 button cuffs

 

Orange and blue floral shirt with 4 button cuffs

 

Orange and blue floral shirt with 4 button cuffs

 

Orange and blue floral shirt with 4 button cuffs

Blue and brown embroidered strap dress

Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer dress

This very elegant vintage handmade strap dress is perfect for a summer party. The beautifully textured fabric feels like a cotton/polyester or a cotton/silk blend, with brown embroideries. It is lined. The dress has a fitted bodice with a more ample, calf length skirt. It opens with a zipper at the back. The right side of the skirt shows an array of four (decorative) buttons, giving the illusion of a side slit.

Estimated size: S
Material: Cotton/Polyester, Silk lining.
Handmade dress, no label.
Condition: Excellent. There was a tiny tear in the lining, which was repaired.
Care: Easy.

Strap to strap bust opening:  10′  –  26cm
Bust:  17″  –  43cm
Waist:  15″3/4  –  40cm
Hips:  19″  –  49.5cm
Hem:  23″  –  59cm
Length:  40″1/2  –  103cm

Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer dress

 
Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer dress
Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer dress

Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer 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

 

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Deep night blue summer dress with small golden square pattern

Petroleum blue cache-coeur dress

Petroleum blue cache-coeur dress 1

I received this dress from my friend Tonia in Basel. It is not Japanese vintage but I like it very much and I think it deserves a feature on this blog. The dress is in clear 1930’s style so I am tagging it with 30’s even if it is probably not as old as that. I love the bias cut of the skirt with its uneven hemline (slightly longer on the sides and shorter in the middle). I also like the stylish sleeve placket, uncharacteristically placed at the back of the arm. A beauty!

 

Size: S
Material: Viscose
Label: King Louie
Condition: Excellent

 

Petroleum blue cache-coeur dress 2

 

Petroleum blue cache-coeur dress 3

 

Petroleum blue cache-coeur dress 4