Kumikyoku sleeveless wool pencil dress with roll collar

 

This is a stylish 1980’s sleeveless pencil dress by Kumikyoku, Japan. The fabric is a rich wool blend (88%) tweed with shades of beige, brown and grey, lined with polyester. The very elegant cut is further emphasized by the roll collar and the subtle slit on the left/front side of the dress. Opens with a long zipper at the back.

 

Estimated size:  S
Material:  88% wool / 12% nylon  –  polyester lining
Label:  Kumikyoku
Condition:  excellent

 

Shoulders:  14″1/4  –  36.5cm
Bust:  16″3/4  –  42.5cm
Waist:  15″1/4  –  39cm
Hips:  18″1/2  –  47cm
Hem:  19″  –  48cm
Length:  36″1/2  –  93cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Kumikyoku sleeveless wool pencil dress with roll collar

 

Kumikyoku sleeveless wool pencil dress with roll collar

 

Kumikyoku sleeveless wool pencil dress with roll collar

 

Kumikyoku sleeveless wool pencil dress with roll collar

 

Kumikyoku sleeveless wool pencil dress with roll collar

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Ballsey brown and blue dotted sleeveless pencil dress with tie collar

Ballsey brown and blue dotted sleeveless pencil dress with tie collar

 

This is a stunning and statuesque 1980’s sleeveless pencil skirt by Ballsey, Japan. Chocolate brown with blue dots, the fabric is a comfortable rayon/acetate blend, lined with polyester. The silhouette is fitted without being constrained. The asymmetrical tie collar adds a fantastic touch of elegance to the dress. Opens with a long zipper on the side.

 

Estimated size:  S
Material:  85% rayon / 15% acetate  –  polyester lining
Label:  Ballsey (made in Japan)
Condition:  excellent

 

Shoulders:   13″1/2  –  34cm
Bust:   16″1/2  –  42cm
Waist:   15″1/4  –  39cm
Hips:   18″1/2  –  47cm
Hem:   21″1/4  –  54cm
Length:   39″1/2  –  101cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Ballsey brown and blue dotted sleeveless pencil dress with tie collar

 

Ballsey brown and blue dotted sleeveless pencil dress with tie collar

 

Ballsey brown and blue dotted sleeveless pencil dress with tie collar

 

Ballsey brown and blue dotted sleeveless pencil dress with tie collar

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Elle Paris sleeveless red and white floral pleated mini dress

 

This is a 1980’s vintage sleeveless pleated summer mini dress by Elle Paris, comfortable, easy-wear and elegant for the hottest days of the year. It is made of a red and white floral polyester fabric, and is lined. The skirt is pleated from the waist down, and doesn’t require ironing. The dress opens with a long zipper on the back. The elevated waistline makes for a perfect silhouette, which is enhanced by a freely tied knot at the back.

 

Size:  will fit S best
Material:  100% polyester  – polyester lining
Label:   Elle Paris (French vintage, Korean label)
Condition:  excellent
Care:   easy

 

Neck:   10″1/2  –  27cm
Shoulders:   14″1/4  –  36cm
Bust:   18″1/2  –  47cm
Waist (elevated):   17″  –  43cm
Hips:   more than 24″  –  61 and still pleated
Hem:   more than 30″  –  76cm and still pleated
Length:   32″1/2  –  82.5cm (above knee)

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Elle Paris Sleeveless Red and White Floral Pleated mini dress

 

 

 

Elle Paris Sleeveless Red and White Floral Pleated mini dress

 

Elle Paris Sleeveless Red and White Floral Pleated mini dress

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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

 

Available on Etsy.

 

 

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

 

Available on Etsy.

 

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

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

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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

 

Wool and velvet rosewood halter top

Wool and velvet rosewood pink halter top

 

I’m very excited to show you one of the finds of the weekend because it’s absolutely gorgeous. If I was a few years (OK, make it twenty) younger I would love to wear this halter top. The combination of fabrics works wonders here. The bra part is made of a woven wool mixture with an interesting texture showing hints of red, pink, yellow, green, brown. The bodice and the straps are made of a rosewood colour velvet with black floral print. The back line is lightly elasticated.
This halter top will fit smaller busts.

Estimated size: S
Material: bodice and strap: polyester velvet, polyester lining
bra: 70% wool – 15% acryl – 15% nylon
Label: Par Avion
Condition: Excellent
Care: Easy

Bust:  14″1/2  –  37cm
Hem:  20″1/2  –  52cm
Length (from the armpit down):  16″1/2  –  42cm
Estimated cup size:  A – B

 

Wool and velvet rosewood pink halter top 2

 

Wool and velvet rosewood pink halter top

 

Wool and velvet rosewood pink halter top

 

Wool and velvet rosewood pink halter top

Blue and brown embroidered strap dress

Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer dress

This very elegant vintage handmade strap dress is perfect for a summer party. The beautifully textured fabric feels like a cotton/polyester or a cotton/silk blend, with brown embroideries. It is lined. The dress has a fitted bodice with a more ample, calf length skirt. It opens with a zipper at the back. The right side of the skirt shows an array of four (decorative) buttons, giving the illusion of a side slit.

Estimated size: S
Material: Cotton/Polyester, Silk lining.
Handmade dress, no label.
Condition: Excellent. There was a tiny tear in the lining, which was repaired.
Care: Easy.

Strap to strap bust opening:  10′  –  26cm
Bust:  17″  –  43cm
Waist:  15″3/4  –  40cm
Hips:  19″  –  49.5cm
Hem:  23″  –  59cm
Length:  40″1/2  –  103cm

Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer dress

 
Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer dress
Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer dress

Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer dress

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

Vibrant red floral pattern tunic mini dress 2

 

Vibrant red floral pattern tunic mini dress 3

 

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Lanz mini dress with green and blue honeycomb

Lanz mini dress with green and blue honeycomb 1

 

This stunning early 60’s sleeveless mini dress is probably an American import according to the manufacturer’s label, in flawless vintage condition. It is made of at least two layers of thick cotton fabric, padded and sewn so as to convey an interesting honeycomb texture to the dress. It is ideal for winter time. The dress opens with a long zipper along the back, the metallic buttons in the front are decorative. The unique belt held together with a navy blue cotton cord makes this dress a true fashion item. The neckline has a beautiful smoothly rounded shape. This dress has a fitted line that will look great on a slender body type.

Estimated size: XS
Material: Cotton
Label: Lanz original
Condition: Excellent

Collar: 8.5″ – 21.5cm
Shoulders: 13.2″ – 33.5cm
Bust: 16.2″ – 41cm
Waist: 12.8″ – 32.5cm
Hips: 18.8″ – 48cm
Hem: 23.2″ – 59cm
Length: 34″ – 87cm
Belt length no including the blue cord: 25″ – 64cm
Belt width: 2.2″ – 5.5cm

 

Lanz mini dress with green and blue honeycomb 2

 

Lanz mini dress with green and blue honeycomb 3

 

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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

 

Very light sleeveless mini dress with pink novelty print 2

 

Very light sleeveless mini dress with pink novelty print 3

 

Very light sleeveless mini dress with pink novelty print 4

 

Very light sleeveless mini dress with pink novelty print 5

 

Very light sleeveless mini dress with pink novelty print 6

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

 

Sleeveless cream lace dress with black Buta pattern and brink pink speckles 5

 

Sleeveless cream lace dress with black Buta pattern and brink pink speckles 6