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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Gallarda Galante chocolate brown and orange square neck short sleeve top

Gallarda Galante chocolate brown and orange square neck short sleeve top

 

This is a 1980’s square neck top by Gallarda Galante, Japan. Chocolate brown framed by orange borders, it is delicately adorned with rows of small colorful fabric beads. This is a unique top, perfect for spring or autumn, and will fit small busts/shoulders best.

 

Estimated size:  XS
Material:
body: 64% cotton – 17% polyester – 11% linen – 5% acryl – 3% nylon
small decorative beads:  70% cotton – 30% nylon
Made in Japan
Label:  CARPET – for usual luxury people (Gallarda Galante)
Condition:  very good

 

Neck:   9″3/4  –  25cm
Shoulders:  no seam
Bust:   15″1/2  –  39.5cm (can be stretched some)
Waist:  15″1/2  –  39.5cm
Hem:   14″1/2  –  37cm
Length:   21″  –  53.5cm
Sleeves width:  6″3/4  –  17cm

 

Available on Etsy

 

Gallarda Galante chocolate brown and orange square neck short sleeve top

 

Gallarda Galante chocolate brown and orange square neck short sleeve top

 

Gallarda Galante chocolate brown and orange square neck short sleeve top

 

Gallarda Galante chocolate brown and orange square neck short sleeve top

 

Gallarda Galante chocolate brown and orange square neck short sleeve top

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

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

 

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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)

 

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Brown and orange fitted shirt dress

 

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Remalon red and black floral wool dress

Red and black floral wool dress 1

 

This is a beautiful 1980’s Remalon wool dress made in Japan. The vivid red and brown floral pattern on black background will brighten up any winter day. Four pleats run all the way down the front of the dress. Bodice and skirt are lined, sleeves cuffs are buttoned. It opens with a long zipper on the back. It can be worn with or without a belt, and is ideal for winter time.

Estimated size: S to M
Material: dress 100% wool – lining 100% cupro
Label: Remalon
Condition: good (some signs of wear in the armpit area, which are not noticeable when the dress is worn)

Neck:  6″  –  15cm
Shoulders:  15″1/2  –  39.5cm
Bust:  19″  –  48cm
Waist:  16″  –  41cm
Hips:  21″  –  54cm
Hem:  26″  –  66cm when pleated
Length:  42″  –  106cm (below the knee to calf length)
Sleeves length:  21″1/2  –  54.5cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs:  4″  –  10cm
Zipper:  20″1/2  –  52cm
Belt loops can accommodate a 1″1/2  –  4cm belt

 

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Red and black floral wool dress

 

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Orange and turquoise pinwheel flower dress

Orange and turquoise pinwheel flower print dress

 

This beautiful Japanese long sleeve 70’s dress is made of a fairly heavyweight polyester fabric, with lined bodice, which makes it well suited for spring or autumn days. Orange and beige pinwheel flowers with touches of turquoise are printed on a chocolate brown background. Daylight gives subtle hints of shimmer to the fabric. The dress opens with a row of five buttons down the front, from collar until about hip level. The shoulder line is softly and elegantly pleated, the waistline is slightly elevated. The sleeves’ cuffs can be left open, or closed with two buttons. The dress can be worn with or without a belt (there is a 1″1/4 – 3cm belt loop on each side of the waist).

Estimated size: S
Material: Polyester, lining
Label: my mammy
Condition: Excellent
Care: Easy

Neck:  6″3/4  –  17cm
Shoulders:  15″  –  38cm
Bust:  17″1/2  –  45cm
Waist (slightly elevated):  15″  –  38cm
Hips:  20″  –  51cm
Hem:  29″  –  74cm
Length:  38″1/2  –  98cm
Sleeves length:  20″1/2  –  52cm
Sleeves width:  6″1/2  –  16.5cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when closed:  3″3/4  –  9.5cm
Belt loops can accommodate a 1″1/4  –  3cm wide belt

 

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Orange and turquoise pinwheel flower print dress

 

Orange and turquoise pinwheel flower print dress

 

Orange and turquoise pinwheel flower print dress

 

Orange and turquoise pinwheel flower print dress

 

Daisy and poppy wrap skirt

Daisy and poppy wrap skirt
This Japanese 70’s wrap skirt is an easy going yet elegant garment, ideal for daily summer wear. It is made of cotton with a light denim/canvas hand. White daisies and brown/orange poppies are printed on a dark grey background. The skirt wraps around the hips once, closing on the back, with a long belt, and two pockets in the front.

Estimated size: S
Material: Cotton
No label
Condition: Excellent
Care: Easy

Waist:  adjustable (about 13″ to 15″ /  33 to 38 cm)
Hips:  adjustable (about 18″ to 20″ /  46 to 51cm)
Hem:  adjustable, depends on waist and hips (about 25″ to 28″ /  64 to 71cm)
Length:  22″  –  56cm (about knee length)

Daisy and poppy wrap skirt

 

Daisy and poppy wrap skirt

 

Daisy and poppy wrap skirt

 

Daisy and poppy wrap skirt

 

Daisy and poppy wrap skirt

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

Tawny brown wool mini dress

Tawny brown wool mini dress 1

This classy 60’s Japanese handmade mini dress is made of yellow-brown wool with hints of orange and green, and is entirely lined. It opens with a long zipper in the back. The four large acrylic buttons in the front are decorative, and might have been added after the dress was already made, or by a different owner, because they are sewn through the lining with black thread not matching the rest of the dress design. The dress has a beautiful fitted line that will suit slender silhouettes (chest area might feel quite tight depending on your body type).

Estimated size: XS
Material: Wool, lining
Handmade dress
Condition: Very good (a very slight tear, barely visible, in the front of the skirt area)

Neck: 7.25″ – 18.5cm
Shoulders: 15″ – 38cm
Bust: 17″ – 43cm
Waist: 15.5″ – 39cm
Hips: 18″ – 46cm
Hem: 22″ – 56cm
Length: 35.5″ – 90cm
Sleeves length: 9.5″ – 24cm
Sleeves opening width: 4.4″ – 11cm

 

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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.

 

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Chocolate brown Mammina Tokyo dress with small red flower pattern

Chocolate brown Mannina Tokyo dress with small red flower print 1

This classy shoulder padded 80’s dress is by Mammina Tokyo. It is of a heavy weight fabric that naturally follows the shapes of the body for an elegant silhouette. The bodice is a very tight fit, with ample space from the hips down. Sleeves are also extremely fitted. Sleeves and collar are outlined in black, small detail that adds to its originality. The bust is slightly pleated. Long zipper at the back of the dress. Length is just below the knee. A beautiful dress for autumn days…

Estimated size: S / XS
Material:
Label: Mammina Tokyo
Condition: Excellent

Collar: 6.5″ – 16.5cm
Shoulders from seam to seam: 13.2″ – 33.5cm
Shoulders including shoulder pads: 15.75″ – 40cm
Bust: 15.75″ – 40cm
Waist: 13″ – 33cm
Hips: 21″ – 54cm
Length: 40″ – 102cm
Sleeve length (from the tip of the shoulder pad): 10″ – 26cm
Sleeve width at its end: 4.75″ – 12cm

 

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