Orange and navy short sleeve novelty print shift dress

Orange and navy novelty print short sleeve shift dress 1

 

This is a Japanese 1970’s short sleeve shift dress, gorgeous with its long row of round buttons. The fabric is a medium weight polyester novelty print with tones of orange and white on navy and blue. The dress is unlined, and can be worn with or without a belt.

 

Size:  Japanese size 13 (would fit M best)
Material:  polyester, unlined
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

 

Neck:   7″1/4  –  18.5cm
Shoulders:   15″3/4  –  40cm
Bust:   20″3/4  –  53cm
Waist:   20″1/2  –  52cm
Hips:   22″  –  56cm
Hem:   25″  –  64cm
Length:   38″1/4  –  97.5cm
Sleeves length:   8″1/2  –  22cm
Sleeves width at the end:   6″1/4  –  16cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Orange and navy novelty print short sleeve shift dress

 

 

Orange and navy novelty print short sleeve shift dress

 

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

 

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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

m. purple and green Douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

m. purple and green douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

 

This is a statuesque 1970’s Douglas tartan maxi dress by m. Japan. Sleeveless and ankle-long, it elegantly elongates the silhouette and is a very comfortable wear. The fabric is a bottom weight polyester purple and green tartan. The dress opens with a zipper on the side.

 

Size on the label:  2  (will fit an S best)
Material:  polyester
Label:  m. (made in Japan)
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

 

Neck:   7″1/4  –  18.5cm
Shoulders:   13″1/2  –  34cm
Bust:   16″1/2  –  42cm
Waist (elevated):   15″1/2  –  39.5cm
Hips:   19″1/2  –  49.5cm
Hem:   22″1/2  –  57cm
Length:   50″1/2  –  128.5cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

m. purple and green douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

 

m. purple and green douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

 

m. purple and green douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

 

m. purple and green douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

 

m. purple and green douglas tartan sleeveless maxi dress

 

m. purple and green douglas tartan sleeveless maxi 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

Handmade lilac short shift summer dress

Handmade lilac short shift summer dress

 

This is a bubbly Japanese handmade short shift dress. Made of a light polyester chiffon fabric with some sheer, it is an easy and comfortable wear for summer time. The dress is lined. It closes asymmetrically with three beautiful vintage buttons and a hidden push button.

 

Estimated size:  S
Material:  polyester chiffon –  polyester or cupro lining
No label, handmade dress
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

 

Neck:  5″1/2  –  14cm
Shoulders:  14″1/4  –  36.5cm
Bust:  18″  –  46cm
Waist:  17″  –  43cm
Hips:  19″  –  48.5cm
Hem:  22″3/4  –  58cm
Length:  34″3/4  –  88.5cm
Sleeves length:  7″3/4  –  19.5cm
Sleeves width:  6″1/4  –  16cm

 

available here

 

Handmade lilac short shift summer dress

 

Handmade lilac short shift summer dress

 

 

Handmade lilac short shift summer 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

Sleeveless pink tweed fitted midi dress with velvet ribbon

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

This little pink beauty doesn’t come with any label but is likely to be Japanese handmade. It is vintage made perfection. The tweed fabric uses shades of pink, brown, orange, cream. The neckline is softly squared. The velvet ribbon is sewn on and elegantly enhances the waistline. The dress is lined and opens with a zipper on the back. Stunning in all seasons!

Estimated size:  S
Material:  tweed (feels like a blend of cotton, wool, silk) –  lining
No label, handmade
Condition:  excellent

Neck opening:  10″1/2  –  27cm
Shoulders (strap end to strap end):  13″  –  33cm
Bust:  15″1/2  –  39.5cm
Waist:  14″1/4  –  36cm
Hips:  17″1/2  –  44.5cm
Hem:  19″1/2  –  49.5cm
Length:  37″  –  94cm
Zipper:  20″  –  51cm

Available here

 
Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Claudia Rame long burgundy wool sheath dress

Claudia Rame long burgundy wool sheath dress 1

 

This is an Italian 1980’s long sheath dress. Made of wool, the fabric is a double knit comfort stretch with textured burgundy and black stripes, made to effortlessly enhance the body’s natural silhouette. The buttoned slit on the back of the neck gives the dress an extra fashion twist . A perfect balance between comfort and elegance! Since it is made of wool the label says dry clean. I have tried machine washing it at lowest temperature and there is no problem at all doing so. Ironing isn’t necessary either if you like a textured fabric!

Estimated size:  S (according to the label: 1 – Ita 42 – CH, D, NL 36 – FRA 40 – USA 8)
Material:  100% wool – unlined
Label:  Claudia Rame – disegnata da Brunella – made in Italy
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

Neck:  5″1/4  –  13.5cm
Shoulders:  15″  –  38cm
Bust:  17″  –  43cm
Waist:  14″1/2  –  37cm
Hips:  16″  –  41cm
Hem:  17″1/2  –  44.5cm
Length:  43″1/2  –  110.5cm (about lower calf)
Sleeves length:  24″  –  61cm
Sleeves width:  5″1/2  –  14cm
Sleeves width at the wrist:  3″1/2  –  9cm

 

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