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

 

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

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

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Kumikyoku Sis aqua blue mermaid skirt

 

Kumikyoku Sis aqua blue mermaid skirt

 

 

Kumikyoku Sis aqua blue mermaid skirt

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

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Pasefile Madras plaid wrap skirt

 

Pasefile Madras plaid wrap skirt

 

Pasefile Madras plaid wrap skirt

 

Pasefile Madras plaid wrap skirt

 

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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

 

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

 

Orange and turquoise pinwheel flower print dress 2

 

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

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

 

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Sleeveless cream lace dress with black Buta pattern and brink pink speckles

Sleeveless cream lace dress with black Buta pattern and brink pink speckles 1

 

This is a stunning 60’s sleeveless lace dress, cream colour with black Buta pattern and pink speckles. It was tailor made, hand sewn and fully lined (the name of the owner is sewn with yellow thread on the lining in the back of the neck). It is a tight fit and designed to show off shoulders and soft curves. Zipper on the back.

Estimated size: S
Material: Cotton lace, silk lining.
Condition: Excellent. The lining is yellowed by age but this only makes it a better vintage item.

Neck: 6″ – 15cm
Shoulders: 13″ – 33cm
Bust: 17″ – 43cm
Waist: 14.75″ – 37.5cm
Hips: 19″ – 48cm
Hem: 22″ – 56cm
Length: 38.5″ – 98cm

 

Sleeveless cream lace dress with black Buta pattern and brink pink speckles 2

 

Sleeveless cream lace dress with black Buta pattern and brink pink speckles 3

 

Sleeveless cream lace dress with black Buta pattern and brink pink speckles 4

 

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