This vintage 'Elizabeth de Frere' designer original dress is at least 50 years young and in fantastic condition. Vintage silk designed to delicately reflect colour and cut when worn to enhance YOU. The elegantly cut design and, feminine details of this dress makes this unique dress a style winner!
Wear this dress with one of our Painted Bird Kimono for an art deco inspired look. Or, a pashmina or classic jacket over top for evening warmth. This dress will take you through events and weddings in effortless chic with your favourite complimentary accessories and footwear! Imagine with beautiful strappy gold sandals ... c'est manifique!
Circa:1940 - 1970 Origin: Private Collection NZ Label: Elizabeth de Frere
Fabric: Silk and beads Condition: Very good commensurate with age and love. Some discolorations from the gelatin beads from laundering however we believe it actually serves to enhance the exquisite beading. Sight fading at shoulders and a couple of areas of darker discolouration as pictured. Absolutely wearable as it or entirely renewable.
Modern Size Indicator*: 12 - 14 Waist/Fit: Shoulder 42, Bust 52, Waist 49 cm, Drop Waist/Hip 49(Laid flat) Vintage Size Indicator: na
Fit: Tailored Fixture: Original
NOTE:Sale Items/Damaged Items cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned.
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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