Out of this world floral kitty Copeland crazy bold dress suit. The suit consist of a typically 50s full skirt with a little bow tie to the waist, and matching jacket with pretty buttons to the front and a shawl collar, typical of the late 50s. Gently abstracted flowers with yellow centres. Fastens with original nylon zip.
Size: approx. 8 or 10
Condition: Dress has been altered and made slightly bigger- would be easiy enough to return it to its original size. Stitch marks where it has been taken out are visible, small tear (only a few mm) on jacket, otherwise good.
This week is the first of two 50s sales this summer. I have worked incredibly hard to bring you a wide selection of original 50s pieces along with repro 50s pieces too. I have SO many great brands up for auction including Horrockses, Blanes, Melbray, Cath Kidston, Maureen Baker Sportswear and Susan Small. Not only is there a HUGE selection of brands available but sizes also. I have garments in sizes 6,8,10,12,14,16 and 18! Get your bids in quick, you won’t see dresses like these again!
An update to my about me!
My name is Liz and I am the lady behind Advantage In Vintage. I have been trading in vintage since I was 17 and this has developed from a passion for all things old. My personal collection focuses on pieces from the 40s, 50s and 70s although I will quite often step outside this parameter when something has a particularly interesting print! I have what I believe to be the largest collection of Horrockses dresses (over 65 on the last count) and I also collect other key British read-to-wear brands of the 40s and 50s, with particular focus on Susan Small, Blanes, Alice Edwards, Sambo, Rhona Roy, California cottons and Vicor Josselyn although this list is by no means exhaustive (if you have any garments by these brands do feel free to contact me)! Via Advantage In Vintage I sell garments and accessories from Victorian to Modern. If I think it is interesting enough I will sell it!
I’m currently studying for a Masters in History of Design at the RCA and this acts as my fund for not only my cost of fees, but also enabling me to do more research. My current research is into the “Model House Group”- Again, if anyone has any more information do contact me.
I sell not only items from my own collection, but I also often sell for other people. Many items come from the collection of Naomi Thompson distinguished stylist and all round amazing lady of second-hand. Naomi is author of Style me vintage: Clothes and often items sold here will have been featured in her book.
Want to contact me? My email and phone number are listed in the “contact details” at the bottom of the page under “business seller information”.
If you are interested in my collection visit queen-tree.blogspot.co.uk for more information or “like” my Advantage In Vintage page on facebook where I will also be putting up previews of some of the items coming up on ebay.
Depending on parcel weight parcels might be posted by courier (MyHermes) or Royal Mail second class recorded. Please note: I aim to send out parcels within 24hrs of payment, but if I have a particularly busy week (As well as uni I also have a part time job!) it may take up to 4 working days for an item to be posted. If the item you are purchasing sells for over £100 the item will be sent special delivery so please wait for an invoice.
I combine on postage. Please wait for an invoice. Most items are styled with petticoats underneath. These are not included in the sale.
Items may be pegged or pinned to mannequin to show fit more accurately.
Photographs may be lightened/ darkened to try and show garments to their best advantage, I will always try and mention if the colour in the pictures is not quire right.
Most of the items I sell are vintage, this means they will not be like new items and show some age, but where possible I will always mention this!
I will accept all types of payment inc. cheque and postal order, just let me know! I expect payment within 5 days, if this will be a problem please ask, I don’t mind waiting longer just so long as I know.
I ship worldwide.
I do not accept returns unless goods are faulty. Returns are NOT accepted if garments do not fit. The buyer must pay return postage.
Good luck and happy bidding
Please note I work hard to take all of the pictures you see here. I fully understand that people often buy from me with the intention to sell on but please DO NOT reuse my images (or copy my description) without asking. In most circumstances this is fine, but I would prefer to be asked first!!!
Auction key words: Mad men, rockabilly, kitsch, novelty, conversational, floral, atomic, Hemsby, Goodwood, Twinwood, Festival, retro, revival, vintage, wiggle, full circle, pencil.