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

 

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

Kimijima Boutique Pastel Yellow Boucle Tweed Dress

Kimijima Boutique yellow boucle tweed dress

 

This classy Kimijima Boutique dress is a 1960’s delight in flawless Jackie Kennedy style. The fabric is a light boucle tweed with pastel yellow tones. The silhouette is fitted, with a soft square neckline. The dress opens with a long zipper on the back, and has two side pockets.

Estimated size:  S to XS
Material:  67% cotton / 33%nylon  –  cupro lining
Label:  Kimijima Boutique Japan
Condition:  excellent vintage condition

Neck:  9″1/2  –  24cm
Shoulders:  14″1/2  –  37cm
Bust:  16″1/2  –  42cm
Waist:  14″  –  36cm
Hips:  17″1/4  –  44cm
Hem:  19″  –  49cm
Length:  34″1/2  –  88cm (above knee)
Zipper:  20″1/2  –  52cm

 

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Kimijima Boutique yellow boucle tweed dress

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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Tawny brown wool mini dress 3

 

 

Tawny brown wool mini dress 4

 

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.

 

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Chocolate brown Mammina Tokyo dress with small red flower pattern

Chocolate brown Mannina Tokyo dress with small red flower print 1

This classy shoulder padded 80’s dress is by Mammina Tokyo. It is of a heavy weight fabric that naturally follows the shapes of the body for an elegant silhouette. The bodice is a very tight fit, with ample space from the hips down. Sleeves are also extremely fitted. Sleeves and collar are outlined in black, small detail that adds to its originality. The bust is slightly pleated. Long zipper at the back of the dress. Length is just below the knee. A beautiful dress for autumn days…

Estimated size: S / XS
Material:
Label: Mammina Tokyo
Condition: Excellent

Collar: 6.5″ – 16.5cm
Shoulders from seam to seam: 13.2″ – 33.5cm
Shoulders including shoulder pads: 15.75″ – 40cm
Bust: 15.75″ – 40cm
Waist: 13″ – 33cm
Hips: 21″ – 54cm
Length: 40″ – 102cm
Sleeve length (from the tip of the shoulder pad): 10″ – 26cm
Sleeve width at its end: 4.75″ – 12cm

 

Chocolate brown Mannina Tokyo dress with small red flower print 2

 

Chocolate brown Mannina Tokyo dress with small red flower print 3

 

Chocolate brown Mannina Tokyo dress with small red flower print 4

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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Short turquoise blue dress with orange and yellow floral pattern 3

 

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