Black and white check cotton 1950s dress w. broderie anglaise frill detail
B 34 W 28.5 L 39 BL 15.5 $100
Amazing vintage dress I bought for myself and would keep but is not my size (I didn't try it on in the shop) and I think it will be amazing on someone else. Metal zipper, zips down the side. Lining at the back of the skirt section is torn but you can't see (or feel, for that matter) this when worn. There is a tiny hole in the black ribbon in the frill which doesn't stand out at all, as pictured above. Otherwise excellent condition!
B 30 (plus a little more room) W 24 L 41.5 BL 15.5 $55
Bright red and sky blue floral sundress, with pin tuck details on the boned bodice. I bought this years ago from a vintage shop in North Fitzroy and love it, but have outgrown it. The bust/bodice is quite small but I know will be perfect for someone! Zips down the back and the straps have two button settings to make them the perfect length for you.
B 34 W 26 L 34 BL 15.5 size 8 $ 35
B 36+room; busty W 26 L 39 BL 15.5 $65
Absolutely amazing 1950s cotton sundress that I am sad to let go of but it just is not my size. It is for a taller (longer torso’d) lady than me, and is quite busty too – basically this was an Etsy purchase where the measurements provided disappointed. Still, the floral print and soft cotton are gorgeous and I spent several months (I bought it in winter) trying to convince myself that it could work on me, if I always stood at an angle... that kind of thing. Of course, it won't work on me. There were also a couple of flaws with this piece: a small rip near the bust (now fixed) and some pink marks in the skirt which I got out with some soakings, but I think in some lights can still be seen, and I’ve included a photo of the most obvious one – but as you can see, it’s really hard to spot at all (hooray for Napisan!). I also noticed a little tear in the fabric near the hem and haven’t sewn it up. Price reflects these issues. Zips down the side. Really soft and pretty summer dress.
W 26.5 L 30 (underskirt), 26.5 (gingham top skirt)* both from top of waistband WB4 $55
B 34 W 28 L 35 BL16 size 10 $65
B 34 W 26 L 37 BL 15 $100
Great vintage cotton sundress with red and white stripes and button detail on bodice. Metal zipper down the back. Cute short sleeves and square neckline. Love how the stripes go in different directions down the centre – a bit of a thing for me, it seems! I think there is slight yellowing under the arms, but I couldn’t photograph it or see it in that daylight, so they must be very faint, but I want to mention everything, obviously :) Great condition and great dress! All buttons are present and correct, the dress just folded a bit when I took photos and hid one of them!
B 35.5 W 24 L 38 BL 15.5 $65
Great very early 1960s (dated 1961 on the label) Lanz Original brown and white sundress. Very clean and simple, with a pleated skirt and small bows at the back, one on the waist and one at the neck. Does up the back with self covered buttons and hook and eyes. Attached waistband also does up with hook and eyes and is not floppy when worn! Was shortened a bit, falls to knee though! Great simple summer dress in a light cotton blend.