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

 

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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

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

 

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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

 

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

Ropé Japan pastel yellow embroidered sleeveless dress

Ropé pastel yellow embroidered sleeveless mini dress

 

This is an exquisite 1960’s sleeveless summer dress by Ropé, Japan. The fabric is a delicate see-through embroidered rayon / nylon blend of a pastel vintage yellow, almost nude color. The dress is lined, and opens with a long zipper on the back.

 

Estimated size:  S
Material:  60% rayon / 40% nylon   –   polyester lining
Label:   Ropé (made in Japan)
Condition:  very good

 

Shoulders:  14″  –  36cm
Bust:   16″3/4  –  43cm
Waist:   14″1/2  –  37cm
Hips:   18″  –  46cm
Hem:   22″  –  56cm
Length:   33″1/2  –  85cm

 

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Ropé pastel yellow embroidered sleeveless mini dress

 

Ropé pastel yellow embroidered sleeveless mini dress

 

 

Ropé pastel yellow embroidered sleeveless mini dress

 

Ropé pastel yellow embroidered sleeveless mini dress

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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

 

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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

Kumikyoku Sis aqua blue striped mermaid skirt

Kumikyoku Sis aqua blue mermaid skirt

 

This is a very elegant 1980’s mermaid skirt by Kumikyoku Sis, Japan. The fabric is a wool / rayon blend with a soft, satin hand. It is lined. The pastel aqua blue and nude stripes of the fabric are tailored in a bias cut with a clever half-wrap design to convey beautiful drape and silhouette to the skirt. It opens with a zipper on the side.

 

Size:  2 – would fit XS best
Material:  56% wool /  44% rayon   –   polyester lining
Label:  Kumikyoku Sis (made in Japan)
Condition:  excellent

 

Waist:   12″1/2  –  31.5cm
Hips:   17″  –  43cm
Hem:   26″1/2  –  67cm
Length:   24″1/2  –  62.5cm
Zipper:   7″1/4  –  18.5cm

 

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Kumikyoku Sis aqua blue mermaid skirt

 

Kumikyoku Sis aqua blue mermaid skirt

 

 

Kumikyoku Sis aqua blue mermaid skirt

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

 

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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

 

Le Tians navy, grey and white daisy floral blouse

Le Tians navy, grey and white daisy blouse

 

This is a very comfortable Japanese 1970’s floral blouse by Le Tians. The care instructions label has faded out but the fabric feels like viscose. The blouse closes with a row of four buttons (there is a spare button on the inside). The neckline is uniquely pleated. Sleeves are 3/4 length, very comfortable and convey a great silhouette to the arms. The blouse is shoulder padded.

 

Size:  Japanese size 9 (will fit S and M)
Material:  feels like viscose
Label:  Le Tians
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

 

Shoulders (seam to seam):   16″  –  41cm
Shoulders (including shoulder pads):   16″3/4  –  42.5cm
Bust:   21″  –  53.5cm
Hem:   21″1/4  –  54cm
Length (back):   22″  –  56cm
Length (front):   23″1/2  –  60cm
Sleeves length:   15″1/2  –  39cm
Sleeves width:   7″1/4  –  18.5cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when buttoned:   5″  –  12.5cm

 

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Le Tians navy, grey and white daisy blouse

 

Le Tians navy, grey and white daisy blouse

 

Le Tians navy, grey and white daisy blouse

 

Le Tians navy, grey and white daisy blouse

 

Le Tians navy, grey and white daisy blouse

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

 

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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

 

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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

Pasefile Madras plaid orange, pink and turquoise wrap skirt

Pasefile Madras plaid wrap skirt

 

This is a vibrant Japanese 1970’s summer wrap skirt by Pasefile. The fabric is a light cotton Madras plaid weaving shades of pink, orange and turquoise. There is an additional strap and button on the inside of the skirt to secure it in case of sudden gusts of wind. There are two large pockets on each side.

 

Size:  Japanese size M (would fit S and XS best)
Material:  100% cotton
Label:  Pasefile
Condition:  Excellent

 

Waist:  adjustable (approximately 13″ to 15″ /  33 to 38 cm)
Hips:  adjustable (approximately 18″ to 19″1/2 /  46 to 49cm)
Hem:  adjustable, depends on waist and hips (approximately 22″ to 24″ /  56 to 61cm)
Length:  23″1/4  –  59cm

 

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Pasefile Madras plaid wrap skirt

 

Pasefile Madras plaid wrap skirt

 

Pasefile Madras plaid wrap skirt

 

Pasefile Madras plaid wrap skirt

 

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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

 

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Handmade lilac short shift summer dress

 

Handmade lilac short shift summer dress

 

 

Handmade lilac short shift summer dress