Janice Wainwright: UK vintage dress designer rare two-piece top and skirt

Janice Wainwright is one of my favourite British designers. With a career spanning the 60s into the 80s she created some of the most amazing pieces that ranged from billowing 70’s dresses decorated with devore velvet, to 20’s flapper style cocktail dresses with the most amazing draping. In the 80’s, sharp tailoring was the order of the day as seen in this rare Janice Wainwright 80’s fashion film

When I uncover a vintage Janice Wainwright design, I find it very difficult to let it go! I think she stands happily alongside Ossie Clark, Thea Porter and Jean Varon and her choice of exquisite fabric and embellishment never ceases to delight. I have quite a personal collection of a range of Janice Wainwright’s iconic pieces, some of which I can even squeeze into! Continue reading

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Why Vintage dresses are ‘fur free’ at Frock & Stole Vintage

The unique vintage prom dresses, day dresses and evening dresses at Frock & Stole Vintage are fur free. I have always worked with ethical companies and non-profits, and that includes cruelty free fashion and beauty brands. So it will come as no surprise that when I decided to set up a unique UK vintage dress boutique that it would have to be fur free!
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Some say wearing fur should be a personal ‘choice’, however I will never be able to agree with this view point.
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SOLD: 1950s Bolero Jacket – happily rehomed

I must admit I was sad to see this 1950s beauty leave, but I’m sure she’ll have a lovely new home.

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 hope she’ll have lots of new adventures with her super-stylish new owner!

I only source and sell practically perfect vintage dresses and accessories, so be the first to see the latest vintage gems in my Etsy store.

Hope to see you there! x