Tocca white and pastel blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

This is a gorgeous 1980’s floral pastel mini dress by Tocca, Japan. A wonderful texture is conveyed by the blue flowers, see-through embroidered and supported by another layer of white cotton background fabric. Both layers are further lined with polyester. The dress’ silhouette is smooth, elegant, and extremely well crafted. It opens with a long zipper on the back.

 

Size on the label:  0  (estimated size S)
Material:
– embroidery:  56% nylon / 44% cotton
– support fabric:  100% cotton
– polyester lining
Label:  Tocca (made in Japan)
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

 

Neck:  10″  –  25.5cm
Shoulders:  14″  –  35.5cm
Bust:  16″1/2  –  42cm
Waist:  16″  –  41cm
Hips (at the bodice/skirt border seam):  18″  –  46cm
Hips (below the seam, pleated part):  23″  –  58cm
Hem:  31″  –  79cm
Length:  34″  –  86.5cm
Sleeves length:  3″1/2  –  9cm
Sleeves width:  about 5″  –  13cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

 

 

Tocca white and baby blue floral embroidered short sleeve mini dress

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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

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

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

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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Vibrant red floral pattern tunic mini dress

Vibrant red floral pattern tunic mini dress 1

This exuberant floral tunic comes in straight from the Japanese 90’s and was designed by apart by lowrys. It is made of a thick polyester fabric, easy of care and almost impossible to wrinkle. Its line is anti-50’s style, with the waist being wider than the bust and the hips, and a tapered hemline. The contrasting black zipper on the back of the dress gives it a special finish. Volume is created by the pleats smoothly falling from the shoulders. Arm opening is wide. There is a pocket on each side of the dress. Length is above knees.

Size: Japanese size M (estimated western size S/M)
Material: 98% Polyester / 2% Polyurethane
Label: apart by lowrys
Condition: Excellent

Neck: 8″ – 20.5cm
Shoulders: 13.8″ – 35cm
Bust: 21.5″ – 55cm
Waist: 22.2″ – 57cm
Hips: 20.5″ – 52cm
Hem: 19″ – 48cm
Length: 33″ – 84cm

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Very light very mini sleeveless dress with pink novelty print

Very light sleeveless mini dress with pink novelty print 1

 

This very sexy mini summer dress must have been the star of the Japanese 70’s. It is made of an extremely light viscose crepe fabric with a fragile silky feel, delicate and easy to wrinkle, sheer when seen a against the light. It was tailor made and hand sewn, with the fabric manufacturer’s label (Reimon d’or Original Print) running along all the back of the dress on the inside. The clumsy looking seamwork on the inside of the dress makes it a true collectable!

Estimated size: S / XS
Material: Viscose crepe
Label: Fabric manufacturer: Reimon d’or Original Print
Condition: Excellent

Collar: 6.75″ – 17cm
Shoulders: 13.75″ – 35.5cm
Bust: 17.7″ -45cm
Waist: 15.8″ – 39cm
Hips: 19.3″ – 49cm
Length: 31.8″ – 81cm

 

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Short turquoise green dress with orange and yellow floral pattern

 

Short turquoise blue dress with orange and yellow floral pattern 1
A very beautiful and colourful short dress from the 70’s, extremely comfortable to wear in summer, sheer when seen against the sun. Bodice is rather fitted, with a slightly elevated waistline. Length is above knee. Beautiful brass buttons half way down the front. Notched collar. Unlined.

Estimated size: S (Japanese size 9)
Material: 75% Polyester / 25% Linen
Label: Nona
Condition: Very good. Due to its vintage condition the fabric shows some slight plush.

Shoulders: 14″ – 36cm
Bust: 17″ – 43.5cm
Waist: 15.75″ – 40cm
Hips: 19.5″ – 50cm
Length: 35″ – 90cm
Hem: 23.5″ – 60cm
Sleeves: 8.5″ – 22cm

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