This was a special find, a handmade 1960’s dolly dress, and it’s now happily rehomed with its new owner. If you see it out on the town in the summer, then perhaps you can take a photo (with the owner’s consent of course!) and let me know.
The new owner of this gem said on Etsy: “Fab dress in wonderful condition. Can’t wait for summer so I can wear it to party’s. Great seller wouldn’t hesitate to buy from her again. Many thanks.” How kind!
It is rare to find a day dress in such amazing condition from the 60’s. A beautiful shade of green with silver flashes, this lovely A-line shape is a true icon from the period.
You’ll find more divinely vintage gems in my Frock & Stole Vintage Etsy Shop store. Hope to see you there soon x
My fur free vintage fashion collection continues to grow and I have so many pieces that I occasionally come across a piece that I had completely forgotten about! I am careful to store my collection so that it’s protected from damage, and I do have a personal collection that is outgrowing my storage room! So, over the next few months I will be selling vintage dresses and accessories to make space for new pieces.
This genuine vintage 1950’s bolero came from a trip to California. It’s a stunning piece from the ‘Candy’ brand and the label indicates it was sold in the ‘Jack Patterson’ emporium in Memphis.
I’ve said before that there is no such thing as ‘perfect vintage’, but this is spectacular. I honestly don’t think it’s ever been worn. The colours are still bright and the edging is superb. I can imagine this over a pretty vintage summer dress, or if you like to mix and match your decades, why not wear it with jeans and a camisole (or a polo neck for the autumn!).
This divine 1950’s rare jacket is available to buy on my Frock & Stole Etsy store. It’s a one-off, so when it’s gone, it’s gone!
Frock & Stole Vintage Joins Born Free USA’s International Fur Free Retailer Program
Washington, D.C. — The online retailer, Frock & Stole Vintage(www.frockandstole.com), dedicated to vintage dresses and accessories, became a member of the International Fur Free Retailer Program(www.furfreeretailer.com) this week. The announcement was made by Born Free USA and store owner, Lauren Bates.
Bates said, “As an animal advocate, I feel passionate about my brand not being involved with the cruel fur industry, and that includes not selling old fur. I am incredibly proud that Frock & Stole Vintage is the first online vintage dress boutique to be approved by Born Free USA’s Fur Free Retailer Program.”
According to Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA and the Born Free Foundation, “Retailers continue to step up worldwide to take a stand against the use of fur in fashion, thanks to companies like Frock & Stole Vintage. We are proud that the program is attracting companies like this and hope this wave continues.”
Jean Varon is a name that is often omitted from the roll call of 60’s and 70’s fashion designers, but his dress designs are varied and inspired. He designed costumes for Diana Rigg in ‘The Avengers’ and he’s thought to be the true inventor of the mini-skirt.
1960’s Carnegie Evening Dress
1950’s Blue & Silver Cocktail Dress
1970’s Jean Allen Peasant Dress
1960’s Lurex Mod Dress
Thank you for stopping by! I have always adored fashion, and I have a particular love of collecting quality vintage dresses, especially those that are quirky, rare, or just beautiful! My professional background has been in international PR and communications and I have been lucky to work with and advise ethical companies in the fashion and beauty industry. So, Frock & Stole Vintage enables me to combine my skills, experience and passions in one place! My mission is to rediscover, revive and rehome vintages dresses (like the ones above) that have amazing histories and need to be loved – so they can start a new chapter.