Vivavintageclothing Vintage Dress

This early 1930's cotton day dress has ivory and burgundy flowers scattered over a pale green background. The bodice has a cute mini-sweetheart neckline, slightly puffed sleeves, and 9 decorative, carnelian-colored, molded plastic buttons. The skirt has two pleats on each side, sewn down until the hip, and then released to the hem. The original belt has a matching fabric-covered buckle. The dress fastens with snaps at the side seam, and a tiny button at the back of the neck. Housedresses like this one were meant to fit loosely, so please compare to a garment you have for best fit. It is probably a petite, since the shoulder to waist measurement is proportionally shorter. Bust: measures 50" flat, to fit up to a 46" loosely Waist: 44" flat, up to 41" loosely Hip: 50" flat, up to 46" loosely Length: 41" Shoulder seam-to-seam: 18" Shoulder to waist length: 15.5"
  • 59 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    Charcoal tie-dye panné velvet 1980's dress with beaded appliqués $75

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  • 59 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    Slinky black 70's tunic dress with rhinestones NOS $85

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  • 61 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    A fabulous "haute hippie" evening or hostess gown from c.1970, this berry and gold floral print maxi has an Oscar de La Renta Boutique (RTW) label. Made of soft, slinky polyester, the dress has a semi-fitted bodice that fastens in front with covered buttons (and snaps below the waist), and full sleeves with covered snaps at the wrists. Brighter gold stripes and floral designs decorate the bottom half of the sleeves and the skirt hem. The dress is unlined, in excellent condition, with no noted flaws. Bust: 39" flat (with no bust darts) to fit around 36-38" Waist: up to 31" Hip: free Length: 53"

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  • 62 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    You'll be cute and ready for action wearing this 1950's navy rayon gabardine bowling/uniform dress! The button-front bodice has a monogram (MLA) at the left shoulder, small shoulder pads, and is fitted with darts at the waist. Below the matching belt, a metal zipper is hidden underneath the packet, allowing you to easily step into (and out of) the dress. The skirt flares slightly to the hem, and large diagonal pockets at each hip and short, cuffed sleeves complete the simple and sporty look. The dress is in excellent condition. Bust: 32-34" Waist: 24-25" Hip: up to 37" Length: 39"

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  • 62 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    This chic 1960's sheath dress is made of lusciously soft silk in a vibrantly colored and very unique feather print. The shape of the dress is simple with clean lines that do not compete for attention with the eye-catching fabric. It has a small ruffle at the high v-neckline, the tiniest of cap sleeves, and darts for subtle shaping. The dress closes with an "invisible" zipper in back, and is lined with orange silk. This dress came from the upscale Chicago retailer Stanley Korshak. It is in excellent condition. Bust: 36" Waist: 30" Hip: 36-38" Length: 38"

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  • 62 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    Vibrant orange flowers (with hints of pink, green and white) are blooming all over this 1960's dropped-waist dress with matching scarf. The "flapper" shape with its low waist was all the rage at one point in the 1960's, and the simple lines of this cheery dress are totally 60's-does-20's. Even the removable scarf, draping over the neckline in front and threaded through lucite-buttoned loops at each shoulder to tie and hang low in the back, shows the influence of the 1920's. The fabric though, is pure 60's: very bright! Bust: 36-37" Waist: free High hip (at dropped waist seam): 36" flat, to fit up to 34" Length: 38"

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  • 62 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    Ornamented with large white paillettes and flocked with white polka dots, this 1960's mini dress is charmingly dotty! The grey fabric is a soft, lightweight blend, possibly cotton and rayon, and is a great weight for spring and summer. Each of the large, round white sequins around the neckline is attached with a single white metal stud. Below, the fabric is gathered at the upper part of the bodice, before falling straight to just above the knee, with darts in back for subtle shaping. The dress closes with a back zipper, and is lined with pale grey muslin. Bust: 36-37" for best fit, but up to 38" Hip: 36-38" (measures 40" flat) Length: 34"

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  • 62 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    A never worn, NWT 1950's sundress in pastel yellow cotton, this sweet summer frock has purple, green and white embroidery in leaf designs decorating the front of the bodice and the front panel of the skirt. The wide waistband of the skirt is cinched with a matching yellow fabric-covered belt, above a gathered, full skirt. The dress closes in back with a metal zipper, and the original hangtag is attached to one of the string belt loops. Bust: 35-36" Waist: 28" Hip: free Length: 42"

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  • 62 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    This NOS, 1950's day dress is made of vibrant turquoise cotton trimmed with sweet white piqué on the pretty portrait collar, and a white piqué bow. The bodice is fitted with darts through the bust, waist and high hip areas, where it has a dropped waist seam. Below the dropped waist, the skirt is pleated. This pleated section of the skirt has an under layer of stiff white muslin to give it shape. The original belt fastens at the natural waist. The dress opens in front with one set of white buttons (the other set is decorative). Bust: 36" Waist: 29" Hip: 32" at dropped waist seam/high hip Label: Aldenaire, the Junior Shop

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  • 63 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    Lemon yellow cotton is embroidered with a whole garden of colorful flowers, encircling the hem of the full skirt on this 1950's NOS sundress by Cover Girl of Miami. The fitted bodice has narrow straps and piping around the scoop neckline, and the full skirt is pleated below the piped waistband. The bodice of the dress is lined with a second layer of yellow cotton, while the skirt is just a single layer unlined. The dress closes in back with metal zipper. From a large group of deadstock 50's and 60's dresses we recently acquired, this darling dress, although missing its original hangtags, has never been worn, and is in near mint condition. Bust: 33-34" Waist: 23-24" Hip: free Label: Cover Girl of Miami

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  • 63 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    This 1950's cocktail wiggle dress is made of lovely silk, with a "soft focus" floral print in gold, orange, green, grey and off-white. The design of the surplice bodice is fabulous, with a notched neckline, draping diagonally across the bust, and ending at the left side of the piped waist seam, where a giant bow tucks underneath the front layer. The skirt portion of the dress is narrow, with a kick pleat for ease of walking. The lining has very minor yellowing to the fabric at the underarm area, not visible from the outside. The dress is in excellent condition. Please check the measurements, as this dress is sized for a classically 1950's hourglass figure: larger in the bust and hips, and smaller in the waist. Bust: 38-40" (C-cup probably) Waist: 28" Hip: 40" Label: Modern Miss

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  • 63 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    What could be more classic than this 1960's Irish linen dress with its clean lines and stylish yet elegant details? It reminds me of either Jackie O or Michelle Obama, First Ladies known for their excellent clothing choices! This bright blue linen dress is feminine, yet gives the impression of calm simplicity--and who doesn't need more of that? The shape of the dress skims over the body, not too fitted and not too loose. The mod-tastic design elements include: a seam at the round neckline, the v-shaped seam that defines the bodice before heading straight down the center of the skirt, and decorative pocket flaps at the hips. The dress closes with a back zipper and is unlined. Bust: 36" (measures 38" flat) Waist: free Hip: up to 36" comfortably (measures 39" flat) Label: 100% Irish Linen, Made in Ireland by Adams exclusively for Arthur Originals

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  • 63 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    This 1970's Hawaiian maxi-dress is covered with a bouquet of neon-bright, Asian-inspired flowers on a candy pink background. The spectacular colors are matched by the great style of this dress, with its sexy, fitted, tie-front, empire bodice and ruffled, A-line skirt. In back, the dress has a square neckline and closes with a zipper. The dress is unlined, and the acrylic fabric has a soft hand, almost like cotton. This fantastic, boldly colored dress is in excellent to mint condition, appearing to be unworn. Bust: 34-35" Waist: 30" at the empire waist seam Hip: up to 38" Length: 55" Underarm to empire waist seam: 4.5" Label: Pomaré Tahiti, Hawaii, 100% Acrylic

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  • 63 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    This kelly green 1950’s wool knit cocktail dress packs an extra glamour punch, with prong-set green and clear rhinestones and tiny metal studs! The dress is dotted with rhinestones from the elegantly draped neckline (which has a weight inside to hold its shape) to the slim skirt, with the highest concentration of sparkle decorating the waist area. The dress is lined a darker green taffeta, and closes with a side metal zipper. At one time, the dress had a pocket next to the zipper, which has been sewn shut. It is in excellent condition, a great 50’s wiggle-type dress in a great color. Hot for the holidays!

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  • 63 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    Crisp and elegant as a pair of white gloves on Grace Kelly, this never worn, textured white "wiggle" dress from the 1950s and its matching swing coat make a lovely set. The original hangtag tells us that the "linen-like" white fabric is a blend of cotton, rayon and acetate. The sleeveless, fitted dress has a square neckline in front and back, cute hip pockets, and dainty pearl beading on the bodice. It is unlined and closes with a back metal zipper. Unlike the narrow silhouette of the dress underneath, the matching coat has a full, swingy shape. The cute, pointed collar is wired inside to keep it standing upright. The short sleeves have equally pointy, diagonal cuffs. The coat is lined in palest pink taffeta.

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  • 63 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    Did anyone say cocktail party? This lovely black rayon velvet dress from the 1950’s is ready to circulate, martini in hand! Black pleated grosgrain ribbon and iridescent sequins add a touch of glitz to the streamlined simplicity of the fitted bodice and narrow skirt. The ribbon and sequins trim the pretty neckline and the single pocket at the hip—and how great to have a pocket in your cocktail dress—you never know when you might need one . . . The dress is unlined, closing with a side metal zipper. It is in very good condition, with some minor marks in the pile of the velvet from normal wear, and one slightly larger area of pile flattened, smaller than a dime, on the front of the skirt near the hem (see close-up photo). The dress has been mended under each armhole, where the edge of the underarm split about a half an inch on each side. This will not be noticeable when the dress is worn, and is hardly noticeable at all.

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  • 64 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    Bright citrus colors of orange, yellow and green, mixed with white and dark gold, pack a powerful punch on this paisley-patterned 60's dress. This NOS dress has a streamlined, clean shape, not too fitted, its front shoulder yoke decorated with a single yellow button just below the round neckline. The paisley fabric feels like a rayon blend, medium-weight and a bit stiff. The dress is lined in bright yellow taffeta, and has its original paper "Lot/Size" tag inside. It closes with a back metal zipper, and is in mint, unworn condition. This totally mod-tastic, colorful dress will cheer you up on even the gloomiest spring day! Bust: 36-38" Waist: up to 32" Hip: 36" Length: 37"

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  • 64 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    This early 1970's mini dress is made of medium-weight cotton with a floral print: ivory flowers with purple and blue centers on a dark brown background. This youthful little mini has a matching belt with white plastic rings. The overall shape is a bit boxy, and looks best with the belt fastened loosely over the hips or low at the waist. It has a v-neckline, two patch pockets, and closes in front with round plastic buttons. It is above mid-thigh in length on our mannequin, but will be a bit longer on a more petite lady (see length measurement). The dress is unlined, in excellent condition. Cute for spring and summer with flat sandals, this dress will also look great with tights, boots and a cardigan next fall. Bust: 39" flat, to fit around 36" Waist: free Hip: 41" flat, to fit around 38" Length: 32.5"

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  • 65 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    Get your boho groove on with this 1970's bold floral print maxi dress. The fabric is a medium-weight polyester, in shades of navy, green pink and white. The fitted bodice has a flattering, wide band of smocking at the waist, where the flowing skirt is gathered. The three-quarter sleeves are full with elastic at the cuffs. The dress closes with a back metal zipper, and is unlined. It is in excellent condition. Bust: 32-33" Waist: 22" flat, stretches up to 29" Hip: free Length: 50" (4" hem, to lengthen if need be)

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  • 66 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    Avocado green is spiced up with lots of bright orange embroidery on this 1960's mini shift dress from Mexico. The fabric is crisp, possibly linen, or a linen and cotton blend. The shape of the dress is somewhat boxy, with slight shaping from darts at the bust and waist area. The short sleeves are cut all in one with the front and back panels of the dress. They have cool cutouts, held closed by 5 strips of fabric at the shoulders and down the upper arms. The dress is definitely mini, stopping well above the knee on our mannequin. The label is from a dressmaker or designer in Puerto Vallarta, so the dress may have been purchased originally as a souvenir from a 60's trip to Mexico. Bust: measures 36" flat, to fit best on a size 34" bust or smaller. Waist: measures 36" flat, best for a 30" waist or smaller. Hip: measures 40" flat, to fit 36" or smaller. Length: 33"

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  • 66 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    The perfect 50's dress for a summer picnic, this green-on-white striped cotton sleeveless dress has cute black accents. The striped fabric is turned horizontally for the bodice and the front of the skirt, and diagonally for the large patch pockets and the back of the skirt. The small shawl collar and the very full skirt are quintessentially 50's. Faceted black plastic buttons match the shiny black patent belt. Moss green cotton fabric is sewn into the lining of the pockets and at the edge of the armholes, to peek out and match the green stripes. This adorable cotton day dress is in excellent condition. It would also look great worn with a full crinoline (it is shown here without one). Bust: 34-36" Waist: 26-27" Hip: free Length: 42"

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  • 66 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    The perfect 50's dress for a summer picnic, this black-on-white striped cotton sleeveless dress has adorable red accents. The striped fabric is turned horizontally for the bodice and the front of the skirt, and diagonally for the large patch pockets and the back of the skirt. The small shawl collar and the very full skirt are quintessentially 50's. Faceted red plastic buttons match the shiny red patent belt. Red cotton fabric is sewn into the lining of the pockets and at the edge of the armholes, to peek out and match the buttons and belt. (This did not bleed when is was laundered in cold water.) This cute cotton day dress is in very good condition. Bust: 34-36" Waist: 26-27" Hip: free Length: 42"

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  • 67 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    Blue and white interlocking circles form the print on this 1920’s cotton day dress. The bodice and cuffs have sky blue cotton trim, which is echoed by the sky blue and white diagonally striped low-waisted sash. The sash is sewn to the front of the dress, and narrower, print fabric ties pull in the waist at the back. 3 decorative buttons trim the area below the open neckline and pointed collar. The dress has no openings; it is designed to be pulled over the head. The medium-weight cotton fabric is sturdy, and the dress is in excellent condition and very wearable. Bust: approx. 34” to 36” (flat measurement is 40”) Waist: free Hip: approx. 34” to 36” (flat measurement is 38”) Length: 41”

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  • 67 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    Gorgeous garnet rayon velvet and an unusual draped, square neckline make this late 1940's cocktail dress something special. The deep square neckline has two folds of fabric starting at the padded shoulders and draping softly over the bust. The bodice is fitted with two pleats on each side, and the skirt is gathered into the waist seam for a bit of fullness as it falls to the hem. Bust: 36-38" Waist: 30" Hip: up to 40" Length: 46"

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  • 67 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    Crisp and elegant as a pair of white gloves on Grace Kelly, this never worn, textured white "wiggle" dress from the 1950s and its matching swing coat make a lovely set. The original hangtag tells us that the "linen-like" white fabric is a blend of cotton, rayon and acetate. The sleeveless, fitted dress has a square neckline in front and back, cute hip pockets, and dainty pearl beading on the bodice. It is unlined and closes with a back metal zipper. Unlike the narrow silhouette of the dress underneath, the matching coat has a full, swingy shape. The cute, pointed collar is wired inside to keep it standing upright. The short sleeves have equally pointy, diagonal cuffs. The coat is lined in palest pink taffeta. This adorable 50's 2-piece set is in very good condition. Bust: 34" Ribcage: 29" maximum Waist: 24-25" Hip: 36" Length: 45"

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  • 67 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    The royal blue polyester Italian knit fabric of this 1970's dress is accented with bright, tomato red trim at the fold-over neck, the shoulders and sleeve hems, on the side of the skirt, and around the large patch pockets. The top half of the dress is a ribbed knit, and the skirt is a smooth, flat knit. The ribbed knit fabric of the bodice will hug your curves, and stretches enough for ease of movement. The cute patch pockets button closed with gold metal buttons, and the dress closes with a back zipper. This dress is in excellent condition, and would look great with the addition of a gold-tone metal chain belt. Bust: measures 24" flat, stretches up to 38" Waist: 24" flat up to 30" Hip: up to 36" Length: 40"

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  • 67 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    Lovely lime green, flowing silk chiffon panels drape over an avocado green silk chiffon under dress on this 1960's cocktail beauty by Greek-American designer Stavropoulos. Known for his use of draped chiffon and designs reminiscent of classical antiquity, Stavropoulos (according to Answers.com) was "one of a small number of designers in America who exclusively produced ready-to-wear clothes of the quality and caliber of Parisian haute couture." This elegant dress is no exception, with double-layered chiffon panels in front and back, rather toga-like, and draped chiffon sleeves that will float gracefully with your every movement. Underneath the darker chiffon panels is a lighter green chiffon under dress semi-fitted with darts, over a lemon yellow crepe lining. All of the edges of the chiffon panels are hand rolled and finished. Bust: 32-33" Waist: 26" Hip: 34" Length: 38"

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  • 67 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    An apparel company once well known for their stylish, affordable and washable dresses, L' Aiglon made this lovely late 50's or early 60's shirtwaist dress. Although it appears to be fancy silk or rayon brocade, the dress is actually 100% cotton. Bright coral, avocado green and gold designs are woven on a bronze-brown background. The demure round neckline and full, gathered skirt are classic 1950's styling, and the two patch pockets on the fitted bodice are a cute detail. Bust: 32-34" Waist: 24-25" Hip: free Length: 39" Shoulder seam-to-seam: 14.5" Shoulder to waist length: 14.5"

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  • 68 months ago Vivavintageclothing »

    The black and off-white satin of this Lilli Diamond 50’s cocktail dress reminds me of an animal print. Although they are hard to see in the bold pattern, clear rhinestones dot the front of the dress from the bodice to about knee-level. The just-off-the-shoulder sleeves and sweetheart neckline bare a lot of skin (great for showing off a fabulous vintage rhinestone necklace . . . ). The bodice of the dress is gathered in the center, and the straight skirt is also gathered a little at the waistline. Topping it all off is a wide black taffeta sash with a dramatic side drape. The dress may also be worn without the sash, which hooks closed over the waist, but is not actually attached to the dress. Bust: 32-34” Waist: 24-25” Hip: up to 36” Label: Original Lilli Diamond of California

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