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Vintage Handmade, size S brown & gold embellished cocktail dress

£60.00

Product description

The ‘Handmade Heroines’ selection from Oxfam Online offers a unique alternative to high street fashion.

We have chosen a fantastic range of garments which have been handmade and worn with loving care by their previous owners before being donated to Oxfam.

So if you are feeling inspired to break away from your usual wardrobe choices but haven't got the skill to create your own garments from scratch then these ‘Handmade Heroines’ are the perfect choice to enable you to make your own one off fashion statement.

This is a wonderful brown dress which is adorned with gold coloured couched braid in a swirling floral design. The fabric is fairly thick with a grosgrain texture. This sleeveless dress has a V neckline and is cut square at the back. It is cut in vertical panels, fitted to the waist then flaring out to the skirt. It fastens down the back with a metal zip. Although difficult to date this dress has the cinched in waist and feminine fit and flare silhouette that is reminiscent of 1950's style.

A real handmade heroine this dress oozes elegance and needs only simple jewelery to complete the look.

Please note that unfortunately there is some light staining under the arms and at some point darts in the back have been let out which has created two slightly lighter areas where the fabric was once tucked.

Garment measurements
Bust 34"
Waist 30"
Hips 50"
Length from shoulder 40"

Item details

Size:
S
Colour:
Brown
Brand:
Handmade
Condition:
Used: fair
Decade:
Not specified
Type:
Cocktail dress

Standard UK Delivery £3.95 per order

Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

The ‘Handmade Heroines’ selection from Oxfam Online offers a unique alternative to high street fashion.

We have chosen a fantastic range of garments which have been handmade and worn with loving care by their previous owners before being donated to Oxfam.

So if you are feeling inspired to break away from your usual wardrobe choices but haven't got the skill to create your own garments from scratch then these ‘Handmade Heroines’ are the perfect choice to enable you to make your own one off fashion statement.

This is a wonderful brown dress which is adorned with gold coloured couched braid in a swirling floral design. The fabric is fairly thick with a grosgrain texture. This sleeveless dress has a V neckline and is cut square at the back. It is cut in vertical panels, fitted to the waist then flaring out to the skirt. It fastens down the back with a metal zip. Although difficult to date this dress has the cinched in waist and feminine fit and flare silhouette that is reminiscent of 1950's style.

A real handmade heroine this dress oozes elegance and needs only simple jewelery to complete the look.

Please note that unfortunately there is some light staining under the arms and at some point darts in the back have been let out which has created two slightly lighter areas where the fabric was once tucked.

Garment measurements
Bust 34"
Waist 30"
Hips 50"
Length from shoulder 40"

Size:
S
Colour:
Brown
Brand:
Handmade
Condition:
Used: fair
Decade:
Not specified
Type:
Cocktail dress

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £8.00

Outside Europe: £15.00

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Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

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