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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SOLD: Janice Wainwright Orange Cocktail Dress

Happily rehomed and exploring a new chapter, this amazing Janice Wainwright vintage dress is one of my favourite finds from a much underrated designer. This super piece is so stunning and the condition was perfect, like most of my fur free vintage dress collection.

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I have a growing collection of vintage Janice Wainwright dresses and separates, some of which will be coming to my Etsy shop soon. Check out Frock & Stole Vintage on instagram for previews so you don’t miss out on any special pieces that could be perfect for you. See you soon x

SOLD: 1960s Mint Green Mod Dolly Dress

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.

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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