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New dresses!

Enjoy!

If this was my size, I would most definitely keep it ūüėČ

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

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Party fashion

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

Unique collar

A soft full-skirted sleeveless number- perfect for casual outdoor get-togethers.

Perfect summer dress (thankfully we have year-round summers!)

Bold florals

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.

Going dotty

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Classic Style – CopyKate fashion

While we don’t know if Kate Middleton wears vintage dresses, we know for sure that she embraces a return to fashion that is more elegant, graceful and ¬†feminine. In fact she’s the poster girl now for skirts that fall right at the knee or below, flattering slim cut (not tight fit) dresses and (gasp) long sleeves! Her much-adored wedding dress was the epitome of this classic style that has now become very much her trademark.

Thanks to the perennially stylish Duchess of Cambridge, these old-but-gold fashions are coming back in style. Not so much prim and proper but well-cut, well-made and a tad more conservative than contemporary fashion with their longer skirts and loose sleeves, vintage dresses make you feel more put-together and feminine. If Kate can look that fabulous while keeping covered up, give vintage styles a try and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to fall in love with them¬†too!

Grey dress with sailor tie

Lovely front detail

Elegant brown dress with floral hem

A detail of the fabric covered buttons at the back (the fabric on the buttons are matched to the patterns on the dress!)

Black satiny dress with lovely draped bodice

Wonderfully feminine - the draping is anchored by a ribbon on one shoulder

Demure paisley dress with original belt

You have to see this dress to appreciate its details such as the matching belt buckle and buttons.

Matching belt

Mustard and black dress with pleated skirt (sold)

Adorable buttons - as always!

Black chiffon dress with floral patterns

It has a very interesting sailor-like collar and scarf design

One of my favourite finds ever! A navy cotton dress with white boat neck collar. Casual yet classic. (sold)

The design at the back makes it even more special.

The little ribbon ties at the sleeves add just the right touch of decoration.

A breezy turquoise dress. Love the colour!

A versatile style you can wear anywhere

Another breezy number for the hot days we've been having. Sleeveless dress with zip-up front and ribbon-belt

Blooming lovely roses

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Summer brings cool cotton dresses

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)

 

Lovely details

 
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)

 
 

With belt

 
 
 

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New Dress Arrivals

New dresses, yay! We have classic shirtdresses with wonderful prints Рgreat 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)

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Fabulous Frocks

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)

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Fun Frocks

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)

Spring patterns

Cute little number (sold)

All eyes on these bold geometrics

Love those cute square buttons

Isnt this romantic? (sold)

Light floaty sleeves

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Why I heart vintage

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!

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I feel pretty

This sweet gingham number is so right for an afternoon of shopping, $36 (SOLD)

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