This French vintage original maxi dress is at least 50 years young and in excellent condition. Vintage fabric designed to flow and slink with you when worn to enhance YOU. The delicate design and, feminine cut of this dress makes this unique dress a style winner!
Wear this maxi on its own or use as a funky winter base pairing with a slim sleeved blouse underneath. This dress will take you through the seasons in effortless chic with flats, strappy sandals or boots in winter!
Circa:1940 - 1970 Source/Origin: France Label/Brand: na Fabric/Materials: Chiffon Easy Care (Poly/Nylon/Acrylic) wash and wear Condition: Excellent commensurate with age and love Modern Size Indicator*: 8 - 10 Measurements: Available on request Vintage Size Indicator: na Fit: Fitted at waist Fixture: Original
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HISTORY IN THE MAKINGwhere did the dress go ... Sara Allpress, designer at Accentuate Bikinis (pictured) provides the perfect example of using an exquisite piece of our vintage collection and making it your own. Creating a modern unique look to emulate your lifestyle and events. Her delicate frame required softening of the piece by altering the length for a more flattering hemline. Finishing touches were made with a the creation of the perfectly buckled belt to accentuate her waist. Pairing with existing accoutrements and a spectacular gelatin floral headpiece creation by designer Claire Hahn, Sarah crafted a perfect picture for her entry to the Hawkes Bay Racing, Caroline Meo Bayleys, Fashion in the Field competition (October 2021).
Our vintage items are rated as follows:
Excellent: Near or near to new quality, with no noted flaws and may often be presented in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock) all commensurate with age and love
Very Good:May have some minor issue, as noted
Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or may not detract from the garment when worn
Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair
We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.
Still not sure? Just email us the details of this piece and your measurements, and we can check if it will fit before you purchase.
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