CLASSIC 1950S ORIGINAL DRESS
Gorgeous 1950s evening dress from Jean Allen in a beautiful soft cotton with a floral pattern in sumptuous blues. Lovely, flattering shape- very feminine.
Fastens at the back with a metal zip.
Excellent vintage condition. Petticoat not included.
For guidance, this dress is about size 8, however you’ll need to make sure you measure yourself as well and refer to the actual measurements below:
|Shoulder to Hem
We pack all our clothes carefully in tissue and ship promptly, so you can be confident that you’ll receive it safely and quickly! All items are cleaned then stored so may need a refresh.
Standard UK postage is included in the price, and if the dress isn’t right for you, it’s no problem to send it back for a refund.
Wear vintage and stand out from the crowd – see my other listings for more great original vintage clothes from the 20’s – 80’s.
Sizing, especially for vintage dresses, is always a problem!
For one thing, there is no actual standard of what ‘Size 12’ actually means. Different companies work to different rules, so size 12 Next is not the same as size 12 Marks & Spencer. On top of that, the general idea of size 12 in 1965 is not the same as the general idea of size 12 in 2015, so if a vintage dress has a size label, that’s not much help either.
So – this is how things work in The Looking Glass online shop. The actual dress measurements are specified in the description of the dress. Please note –these are measurements taken from the dress itself – which won’t be quite the same as the measurements of the body to fit in it!
A good way to check sizing is to compare against a similar dress of your own which you know fits you well. So, lay your dress out flat and measure across the bust, waist and hips with a tape measure. (For example, if you measure across the bust with the dress flat on the floor, and the measurement is 45cm, then double that to give you the total dress bust size of 90cm).
I do give dress sizes in my online shop for guidance, and just so you know, this is how I work it out:
||Bust in cm
||Waist in cm
||Hips in cm
||80 – 84
||62 – 66
||87 – 91
||84 – 88
||66 – 70
||91 – 96
||88 – 92
||70 – 75
||96 – 101
||92 – 97
||75 – 80
||101 – 106
||97 – 102
||80 – 85
||106 – 111
||102 – 107
||85 – 91
||111 – 116
Terms & Conditions
Your legal rights are all described in the UK Consumer Contract Regulations, and you have some additional rights to cancel orders and return items when buying online compared with buying in an actual shop. The basic principles of how we work are:
1. Our ethos is all about true period vintage clothing of the highest quality; we do not sell any retro reproductions and everything is to the best of our knowledge a genuine item of the period described. Every item is laundered or dry cleaned if possible and checked carefully, with skilled repair if needed, so that it is presented to you in the best possible condition. But these are always one-off items and around 40 to 80 years old, so like any antique, they are never going to be in perfect mint condition.
2. We want you to be thrilled with anything you buy from us. For UK buyers, the cost of basic standard postage is included in the price of the dress. If you have any reason to think that the dress you’ve bought is not right for you, please return it within 14 days, and we will give you a full refund of what you have paid us (you will need to pay the return postage cost and also any postage supplement for next day delivery, and of course the dress needs to be returned to us in the same condition as you received it).
3. For international buyers, an additional carriage charge is applied to purchases when you check out. If you return a dress, we will refund the basic price paid, but will not be able to refund the additional carriage charge, and you are also responsible for the cost of returning the dress to us.