vintage 50s Ceil Chapman formal dress

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Ceil Chapman ballerina-length dusty pink silk dress in rare larger size

Ceil Chapman was a top fashion designers during the 40s to 60s. She was reportedly Marilyn Monroe's favourite. Other celebrity clients included Grace kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Deborah Kerr.

Top quality in soft dusty pink silk organza. The fitted bodice is softly pleated over bust and shoulders finished with a silk corded bow.
Has rows of vertical silk cord embroidery work to waistline extending down the skirt and ending in beautiful bows. The bodice is boned for structure.

The magnificent skirt is cut on the cross to sit flat at waist. At the hem there are many triangular inset panels cut in to create the wonderderul full flounce.
Fully lined in pale pink acetate satin with an extra tulle layer for fullness Closes at the back with a long metal zip.
Please note
I have also added an extra crinoline which is not included in price.
 
Condition Excellent vintage condition. There a small smudge mark on lower hem at back which disappears in folds and a few very tiny pin-head sized holes in top layer of silk that are also not noticeable when on.

Size MEDIUM (approx AU 12)

Please check measurements to be sure as waist measurements were very small and the girls shorter in the 1950s. Measurements are taken flat on dress so remember to allow room to move. I recommend checking measurements against a dress you know fits.

Bust 96 1/2 cm (38 inches)
Waist 75 cm (29 1/2 inches)
Hips Free
Length from shoulder to waist
44 1/2 cm (17 1/2 inches)
Length from waist to hem
82 1/2 cm (32 1/2 inches)

ITEM: CCPD

SOLD
 

vintage 80s gardam dress

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A magnificent exclusive pure silk and ribbon lace gown by Gardams 

Circa 1980s gown by Gardams of Brisbane (known for their quality and workmanship) in oyster pink slub-silk .

The fitted, boned bodice has a dropped waist and the front is covered in suberb ribbon lace. The puff sleeves are trimmed with motifs from the lace and the flowers adorning the tops of sleeves and back of dress are also made from the ribbon lace.  

The balleneerina-length super-full skirt is gathered into dropped waist and has 2 layers of tullle underneath as well as being fully lined. Has zip at the back. 

In excellent condition. Only flaws I could find are a few very small brown insect marks which would be hardly noticable when on.

Size small (Approx AU8)

Please check measurements to be sure as waist measurements were very small and the girls shorter in the 1950s. Measurements are taken flat on dress so remember to allow room to move. I recommend checking measurements against a dress you know fits.

Bust: 86 cm (34 inches)
Waist: 63 1/2 cm (25 inches)
Hips: free
Shoulder to hem: 136 cm (53 1/2 inches)

ITEM: GPSD

PRICE: $345
(Includes postage within Australia)

50s Sylvia Ann bridal dress

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Divine vintage 1950s wedding dress by Sylvia Ann Bridal Originals

Ballerina-length wedding dress in creamy white nylon chiffon.Ultra- feminine styling with fitted bodice and a beautiful wide collar which extends over shoulders and balances the length and fullness of the skirt. It has a scalloped edge finished with guipure daisies. The white acetate lining of the bodice has a sweet-heart shaped neckline. 

The ballerina-length skirt is cut on the cross for extra fullness and is softly gathered on each side of waist. It is trimmed at the front with guipure daisies also. Lined in acetate satin and has a layer of white tulle for extra fullness. The dress closes at the back with a long metal zip.

Please note Shown with an extra full crinoline which is not included in price. 

Condition Excellent. Doesn't look to have ever been worn. There is a tiny, tiny area on top front of collar where collar turns over that looks like a little area of stressed fabric because it hasn't become a hole. Can't be seen when on.

Size (approx AU 8) 

Please check measurements to be sure as waist measurements were very small and the girls shorter in the 1950s. Measurements are taken flat on dress so remember to allow room to move. I recommend checking measurements against a dress you know fits.

Bust 86 cm (34 inches)
Waist 65 cm (25 1/2 inches)
Hips Free
Length from shoulder to waist
39 1/2 cm (15 1/2 inches)
Length from waist to hem
89 cm (35 inches)

ITEM: WSAD

PRICE: $325 
(Includes postage within Australia)