Luminous Le Francais Dress

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This suberb silk original vintage dress is at least 50 years young. A little bit decadent and a lot fabulous!

The delightful cut and style is immaculately flattering to the body. This dress looks great with your favourite footwear! The colour and floral pattern alone makes for a stunning 'head turner'.

Then, just wait until you fill it all out ... c'est magnifique!

Circa: 1940-1970
Label: na
Origin: France

: Silk
Condition: Good. Some fading however does not detract from wearing

Modern Size Indicator*: 12 - 14
Measurements: Available on request
Vintage Size Indicator: na

Fit: Fitted bust to full skirt
Fixtures: Original

NOTE: Sale Items/Damaged Items cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned. Colors may display differently on various devices.

HISTORY IN THE MAKING where 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 lifestyle and events. This original dress had slight fading in a couple of areas however, Sara found the same fabric in another garment to create a wonderful adaptation and preservation of the original look. Finishing touches were made with a the creation of the perfectly buckled accentuated waist. Adding accoutrements and a spectacular millinery creation by designer Claire Hahn, Sarah crafted a perfect picture for her entry to The Ned Prix de Fashion 2022 competition (June 2022).

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.

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Still not sure? We'll gladly hold this item for you for 24 hours while we provide measurements of this item on request. Don't miss out - email us today.

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