If this was my size, I would most definitely keep it 😉
Breezy printed cream dress with sash
Love the prints!
We see less and less cotton dresses – this one is just lovely.
Blue and black cotton dress
Front of dress
Back of dress
Formal enough for office, yet stylish enough for nights out – this shirtdress just has the right combination.
Grey long-sleeve shirt dress
Two words describe this frock – sweet and simple.
Sleeveless navy dress with ruffled bodice
Re-fashioned from a vintage dress
Want to be the belle of the ball? Try these one-of-a-kind frocks!
The vintage version of the little black dress. The lace cap-sleeves gives it a bit of a goth edge.
Satiny black dress
Love the lace sleeves
This salmon-pink frock stands out in the crowd.
Pretty in salmon-pink
A soft full-skirted sleeveless number- perfect for casual outdoor get-togethers.
Perfect summer dress (thankfully we have year-round summers!)
You’ll feel so elegant in this sheer blue number with a soft swirly skirt
All you need is a sash at the waist to complete this divine dress.
'Diamantes' on the collar!
This number with a pussy bow is serious enough for work but also fun with coloured stockings and heels.
Patterned grey dress
The grey goes perfectly with a gold brooch!
A simple and sweet sleeveless dress (what my mum would call a three-hole-cut dress)
Sweet & Simple. Everyday wear.
Flashes of colour
We don’t get many blouses, so grab this sheer number before it’s gone. Features the requisite belt loops for a skinny belt.
For a modern look, roll up the sleeves.
We’ve got such nice vintage dresses in lately that I’ve decided to ditch the shapely mannequin for this post in order to get the news to you pronto! Hope the new 2-D presentation works as well.
The first one’s not cotton, but the blue just makes you cool all over… Looks big but cinch it at the waist and it’ll be fine.
Cool blue shirt dress (sold)
The buttons are retro cool too
Smart checked shirt dress with pockets (sold)
Cute cotton dress with stretchy fabric waistband (sold)
It might be black, but it’s also vintage cotton, which is softer than usual and very cool to wear. The surprise is in the broderie anglaise (lace, cutwork and embroidery) hem.
Black cotton dress (sold)
Broderie Anglaise detail
We don’t get many sleeveless dresses so this one’s a great find. Plus it comes with the original belt! Looks big here sans belt.
Sleeveless polyester dress (sold)
New dresses, yay! We have classic shirtdresses with wonderful prints – great for work, then off to play!
Citrus Pop! Cheery shirtdress
Elegant brown and green shirtdress (sold)
Love the gold-edged buttons and belt buckle!
Retro brown and ember shirtdress
Swinging patterns! Miss Sophisticate black and grey full-skirted shirtdress
Indigo Girl full-skirted dress (sold)
Chic Checkers with full-skirt
Cute side buttons
Demure stripes (sold)
Pretty Floral with neck bow
Finally, the odd one one – a pretty sleeveless breezy number!
Tangerine Dream (sold)
If you’ve not worn a vintage dress before, here’s what you’re missing:
The longer skirt lengths make you feel so much more ladylike, the softness of the fabric gives you amazing comfort and mobility and if the colours still look so fresh today, you know they’ll stay the same for a long time coming. And we havn’t even mentioned their unique prints and patterns, plus the fact that no one else will have the same dress. That part is almost guaranteed.
Take a look at what’s new in the shop (prices start at a pleasing $36!):
The tinge of blue perks up this lovely design (sold)
A closer look
A smart navy blue number with sheer top and lined skirt (sold)
A closer look at the repeated motif
Stay cool in this breezy sleeveless number with pleated skirt (sold)
A closer look at the floral pattern
Another floral dress thats extremely silky and cool on the skin (sold)
A closer look. Has buttons running up the back.
A fantastic look. We love the graphic line drawings and the combination of grey with pops of turquoise. (sold)
A closer look
Paisleys back and this one wows! (sold)
A closer look- stylish buttons!
Great-looking dresses need similarly handsome hooks, here’s what we’re hung up on lately:
Vintage-y looking hooks, made of metal and ceramic
Love the Parisian flavour! Metal and ceramic hook (sold)
Only one of each design available (sold)
New dresses have just arrived and we’re glad to report there’s not a plain surface in sight!
The 60s were all about patterns and prints and here you’ll have your pick of pretty florals and geometric motifs. As usual, prices are kept very affordable so everyone can wear vintage =)
Expect to spend no more than $60 for your authentic vintage outfit, with most cotton dresses going for $36. Flock to these frocks now.
Breezy sleeveless cotton dress (sold)
Happy florals with ruffle skirt panels
Balmy tropical prints
A closer look
This dress feels like springtime (sold)
Cute little number (sold)
All eyes on these bold geometrics
Love those cute square buttons
Isnt this romantic? (sold)
Light floaty sleeves
Perhaps it all started when my Mum showed me an actual dress she wore when she was younger (and thinner, haha). This was pre-kids, and she has something like a 22-inch waist!
She explained that everyone tailored their clothes, or made their own in the good ol’days and she had this one made for a special occasion. Isn’t it lovely? I’m shorter than she is so I would have to alter the length to wear it.
~My Mum's Dress~
I especially love details like this hand-stitched cotton strap which holds slippery bra straps in place. No I don’t think they had strapless bras in those days =) In fact, I own another vintage dress with the same considerate feature. Why do they not do this anymore? Strapless bras are not the most comfortable thing to wear anyway.
So simple but does the job
In my next post, I’ll show you the elegant mesh bag she carried with the dress, which looks as good today as it did then. I just think items passed down from parent to child are just so precious (even if it’s not something valuable) The item becomes a tangible, visible bond between the generations. Do you have something your parents used to own but is now your very own vintage prize? Share it with us!
This sweet gingham number is so right for an afternoon of shopping, $36 (SOLD)