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

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

 

Available on Etsy.

 

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

 

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

 

Available on Etsy.

 

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

Otto Collection colorful butterfly blouse

Otto Collection colourful butterfly blouse

 

This is a light an comfortable 1990’s blouse by Otto Collection Japan. It is made of a colorful cotton fabric with butterfly and novelty print. The collar is lined with two rows of a sheeny, lustrous silver tone trim. The sleeves are 4/5 length and can be worn buttoned or open. They can also be rolled up and tied by a button mid-sleeve.

Size on the label:  L (western size would fit an S)
Material:  100% cotton
Label:  Otto Collection
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

Neck:  8″  –  20cm
Shoulders:  15″  –  38cm
Bust:  18″3/4  –  48cm
Waist:  17″3/4  –  45cm
Hem:  20″1/2  –  52cm
Length:  25″1/2  –  65cm
Sleeves length:  17″  –  43cm
Sleeves width:  6″1/2  –  16.5cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when buttoned:  4″3/4  –  12cm

Available here.

 

Otto Collection colourful butterfly blouse

 

Otto Collection colourful butterfly blouse

 

Otto Collection colourful butterfly blouse

 

Otto Collection colourful butterfly blouse

 

Otto Collection colourful butterfly blouse

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

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

 

Claudia Rame long burgundy wool sheath dress 2

 

Claudia Rame long burgundy wool sheath dress 3

 

Claudia Rame long burgundy wool sheath dress 4

 

Claudia Rame long burgundy wool sheath dress 5

 

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Ah Tricot black floral fitted dress

Ah Tricot black and red fitted floral dress 1

 

This is a stunning 1970’s dress by Ah Tricot Japan. It is made of a black acrylic jersey with red, orange and brown floral pattern, with a slight stretch to it. Bodice and skirt are lined. The dress opens with a row of five buttons along the front of the bodice, and further with a 7″1/2 (19cm) zipper down the skirt. The sleeves’ cuffs close with two buttons, but can also be worn open. Thin belt loops on each side can accommodate a 1″1/4 (3cm) belt, but the dress looks perfect without any belt. It is ideal from autumn to spring, and will fit and enhance beautiful slender silhouettes.

Size:  XS (Japanese size 7)
Material:  100% acrylic  –  100% cupro lining
Label:  Ah Tricot (Tokyo AN CO, LTD)
Condition:  excellent vintage condition

Shoulders:  14″  –  35.5cm
Bust:  15″1/2  –  39.5cm
Waist (slightly elevated):  12″  –  30.5cm
Hips:  19″1/2  –  49cm
Hem:  34″1/2  –  88cm
Length:  41″  –  104cm (about calf length)
Sleeves length:  21″1/2  –  54.5cm
Sleeves width:  5″1/4  –  13cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when buttoned:  3″1/4  –  8.5cm

 

Ah Tricot black and red fitted floral dress 2

 

Ah Tricot black and red fitted floral dress 3

 

Ah Tricot black and red fitted floral dress 4

 

Ah Tricot black and red fitted floral dress 5

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

 

Red and black floral wool dress 2

 

Red and black floral wool dress 3

 

Red and black floral wool dress 4

 

Red and black floral wool dress

 

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Red and black floral wool dress 7

 

Red and black floral wool dress 8

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

 

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

Silky mandarin collar novelty print dress

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

This stunning Mandarin style dress is a handmade item, probably from the 70’s. The hight quality polyester fabric has a very silky hand, and so does the lining. It can be worn with or without belt (I kind of like the belt version better). Sleeves are 4/5 length. The dress opens with a zipper running down the front of the bodice.

Estimated size: M
Material: Polyester, lining.
Handmade, no label.
Condition: Excellent.
Care: Easy.

Neck:  5″  –  12.5cm
Shoulders:  14″3/4  –  37.5cm
Bust:  19″  –  49cm
Waist:  18″1/2  –  47cm
Hips:  22″  –  56cm
Hem:  28″1/2  –  72cm
Length:  44″  –  112cm
Sleeves length:  19″1/2  –  50cm
Sleeves width at armpit level:  7″1/2  –  19cm
Sleeves width at the cuff:  4″3/4  –  12cm

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

 

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

 

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

 

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Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

Tie collar dress with red and green Paisley print

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This stunning Japanese handmade 70’s dress is made of a heavyweight polyester fabric and is fully lined except for the sleeves. Shoulders, skirt and sleeve cuffs are slightly pleated. The elevated waist conveys a beautiful line to the dress, made even more special by the tie collar which can be worn open or tied. The dress is buttoned (with interesting red and gold square buttons) from neck to waist, then opens with a zipper 8″ (20cm) down the skirt. Sleeves are about 3/4 arm length, with buttoned cuffs. There is a very thin threaded black belt loop on each side of the waist that can accommodate a 1.5″ (4cm) belt. Length is just below the knee. Ideal for spring and autumn time.

Estimated size: S
Material: Polyester, lining
Tailor made dress
Condition: Excellent, but with sweat stains on the lining in the armpit area.

Shoulders: 14.5″ – 37cm
Bust: 16.5″ – 42cm
Waist (elevated): 14.2″ – 36cm
Hips: 20″ – 51cm
Hem (pleated): 28.5″ – 73cm
Length: 37″ – 94cm
Sleeves length: 17.7″ – 45cm
Sleeves width at the cuff when buttoned: 3.6″ – 9.5cm

 

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