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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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

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

Canna aqua green light summer dress with art deco pattern

Canna aqua green summer dress with art deco pattern

 

This beautiful Japanese 1970’s aqua green summer dress is a delight to wear. Very light, it is made of a sheer polyester chiffon fabric with art deco pattern. The skirt is lined, the bust isn’t. The waistline is elasticated, slightly elevated, and allows ample space for the bust and the hips. The dress opens with a long zipper at the back. There are two belt loops on the side allowing for a 1.5″ – 4cm belt if a different one needs to be worn.

 

Size:  Japanese size 11 (estimated size S)
Material: 100% polyester chiffon  –  100% cupro lining
Label:  Best Fashion Canna (made in Japan)
Condition:  the dress is in very good condition. The belt shows its age, but the dress wears very well without a belt as well.

 

Neck:  7″  –  18cm
Shoulders:  14″1/2  –  37cm
Bust:  18″  –  46cm
Elasticated waist:  11″1/2  –  29cm when fully relaxed (can be stretched)
Hips:  more than 25″  –  64cm
Hem:  32″  –  82cm
Length:  41″  –  104cm
Sleeves length:  10″  –  25cm
Sleeves width:  6″  –  15cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs:  5″ –  12.5cm
Belt:  to first hole: 25″1/2  –  65cm   to last hole: 27″3/4  –  70.5cm

Available here.

 

Canna aqua green summer dress with art deco pattern

 

Canna aqua green summer dress with art deco pattern

 

Canna aqua green summer dress with art deco pattern

 

Canna aqua green summer dress with art deco pattern

 

Canna aqua green summer dress with art deco pattern

Light chiffon dress with novelty print and froufrou pleated collar

Light chiffon dress with novelty print and froufrou pleated collar

 

This Japanese 1970’s dress is made of a light and sheer polyester chiffon fabric with novelty print in shades of olive green, brown, mustard, red and navy. The skirt is lined. The dress opens with four buttons down the bodice, framed by froufrou pleats. The belt is adjustable and closes with a beautiful art deco brass buckle.

Size:  Japanese size 13 –  S/M to M
Material:  polyester chiffon  –  lining
No label
Condition:  excellent

Neck:  7″  –  18cm
Shoulders:  16″  –  41cm
Bust:  21″1/2  –  55cm
Waist:  18″1/2  –  47cm
Hips:  28″  –  71cm
Hem:  32″ –  82cm
Length:  42″  –  107cm
Sleeves length:  11″1/4  –  28.5cm
Sleeves width:  7″  –  18cm
Belt:  adjustable to 33″1/2  –  85.5cm

Available here.

 

Light chiffon dress with novelty print and froufrou pleated collar

 

Light chiffon dress with novelty print and froufrou pleated collar

 

Light chiffon dress with novelty print and froufrou pleated collar

 

Light chiffon dress with novelty print and froufrou pleated collar 1

 

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress 1

 

This is a Japanese 1970’s long sleeve dress made of a comfortable polyester fabric with good drape for a gorgeous silhouette. It is unlined and the fabric is somewhat sheer when seen against the sun. The dress opens completely with a full row of buttons down the front. Sleeves can be worn with the cuffs buttoned or open. The belt adds that special 70’s twist for a great autumn/spring look.

Estimated size: S
Material: Polyester, unlined
Label: Turlle (?) Kyoto-Tokyo
Condition: very good

Neck:  5″  –  12.5cm
Shoulders:  14″  –  36cm
Bust:  16″  –  42cm
Waist:  14″1/2  –  37cm
Hips:  18″1/2  –  47cm
Hem:  27″  –  69cm
Length:  40″  –  102cm (below knee)
Sleeves length:  21″1/2  –  55cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when buttoned:  3″1/2  –  9cm
Belt width:  1″1/2  –  4cm
Belt length:  36″  –  92cm (with a hidden snap fastener for a perfect look)

 

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress 3

 

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress 4

 

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress 5

 

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress 2

 

Brown and orange fitted shirt dress

 

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Deep night blue summer dress with small golden square pattern

Deep night blue summer dress with small golden square pattern

 

This beautiful deep blue summer dress is so comfortable one feels like wearing it every day! It came without a belt so I added one just to see the result, and I think it does the trick! The fabric is a very lightweight viscose/polyester with a subtle shimmer. It is unlined and slightly sheer when seen against the sun. Buttoned half way down the front of the dress. Length is below knee.

Estimated size: M
Material: Viscose / Polyester
Label: 17-2
Condition: Excellent
Care: easy

Neck:  7″ – 17.5cm
Shoulders:  no seam, the shoulders are starting from the neck
Bust:  20″1/2 – 52cm
Waist:  22″ – 57cm
Hips:  24″1/2  –  62cm
Hem:  27″ – 69cm
Length:  42″ – 107cm
Sleeves length (starting from the neck):  13″ – 33cm
Sleeves width:  8″3/4  – 22cm

 

Deep night blue summer dress with small golden square pattern

 

Deep night blue summer dress with small golden square pattern

 

Deep night blue summer dress with small golden square pattern

 

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Deep night blue summer dress with small golden square pattern

Petroleum blue cache-coeur dress

Petroleum blue cache-coeur dress 1

I received this dress from my friend Tonia in Basel. It is not Japanese vintage but I like it very much and I think it deserves a feature on this blog. The dress is in clear 1930’s style so I am tagging it with 30’s even if it is probably not as old as that. I love the bias cut of the skirt with its uneven hemline (slightly longer on the sides and shorter in the middle). I also like the stylish sleeve placket, uncharacteristically placed at the back of the arm. A beauty!

 

Size: S
Material: Viscose
Label: King Louie
Condition: Excellent

 

Petroleum blue cache-coeur dress 2

 

Petroleum blue cache-coeur dress 3

 

Petroleum blue cache-coeur dress 4

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

Grey houndstooth and copper floral pattern dress

Grey and copper floral pattern dress 1

 

This Japanese 1970’s dress is made of a beautiful polyester fabric that feels very smooth and silky, with a slight shimmer. It is unlined, and sheer when seen against the light. The grey and dark green houndstooth pattern is overlayed with large copper orange flowers and other decorative art nouveau type symbols with touches of yellow. The waistline is slightly elevated. Notched collar. Length is just below the knee. Sleeves are about 4/5 down the arm. Buttoned half way down the front.

Estimated size: S
Material: Polyester
Label: Clover Pigeon – Nishii
Condition: Excellent

Shoulders: 13.5″ – 35cm
Bust: 18″ – 46cm
Waist: 15″ – 38.5cm
Hips: 20″ – 51cm
Hem: 29.5″ – 75cm
Length: 39.5″ – 100cm
Sleeves: 21″ – 53.5cm

 

 

 

Grey and copper floral pattern dress 2

 

Grey and copper floral pattern dress 3

 

Grey and copper floral pattern dress 4

 

Grey and copper floral pattern dress 5