I've just added a couple of new items to the shop including two lovely mid-century dresses.
|1950s dirndl dress|
This first one is all the way from Italy and has a quirky alpine/dirndl quality with its fitted top, full skirt and long, gathered sleeves. The skirt has three layers: a satin slip; a net skirt for added volume; and a delicate outer layer, which looks like a thin muslin, painted with a recurring polka-dot pattern. I love the pearl buttons and lace trim collar.
I found the second dress in an antiques shop in Oxford, hidden among the crockery and knick-knacks, several years ago. It's made from beautiful violet chiffon, printed with nostalgic sepia-coloured flowers. It's such a pretty, romantic dress - I can't wait for it to find a home.
|1950s sepia print evening dress|
Take a look in the shop for more photos!