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La Dolce Vita - Vintage 50s handmade coat dress in blush pink brocade

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Enjoy La Dolce Vita in this retro classic with its perfect vintage vibes and classic 50s cut. Make it retro all the way, or switch it up for a tailored twist on a modern outfit. The cuffs can be turned up for that classic 50s look, or worn flat for a slightly longer sleeve length. Add a mantle of pearls a la Hepburn, an immaculate coif, and you're ready to go!

Add versatility to the options list: in the 50s, dress coats like these were worn either as an overcoat or a dress. Two outfits in one!

The streamlined, trim silhouette looks sharp thanks to the hand-tailored, custom-made origins. Hand-finished seams, detailed tailoring, and attention to detail make this an exquisite, truly collectable piece with lasting quality.


We discovered the backstory of this garment, too: this was a custom-made piece, hand-tailored in the 1950s for an Italian woman's wedding, being a coat designed as part of her going-away outfit. The original owner has kept this stored away all these years, only recently deciding to downsize her collection. We were so excited to source such a unique garment with such a beautiful history! You'll wear this special piece knowing it's had a special significance and a sweet, beautiful history.


Please note that due to the garment's age, there are a few, minor areas of slight fading and discolouration, as shown in photos. We are selling the garment as is, at a reduced price because of this. However, the garment can be dyed to refresh the colour, or even for a personal twist - the latter could be quite fun and original!



Handmade tailored coat, which can also be worn as a coat-dress. Double breasted with large pearlescent buttons, fitted 7/8 length sleeves with pointed cuff.

*** PLEASE NOTE that as this garment is tailored, it is important to carefully take note of the garment measurements below, to ensure the garment will fit.

Bust:
87cm / 34.25"

Waist:
66cm / 26"

Hip:
96cm / 37.75"

Length (from inside shoulder/neck point to hem):
90cm / 37.75"

Sleeve length:
51cm / 21"

Bicep:
35cm / 13.75"

Sleeve opening (at cuff seam, not edge):
21cm / 8.25"

Across shoulders:
38.5cm / 15"


Dress and accessories not included
Enjoy La Dolce Vita in this retro classic with its perfect vintage vibes and classic 50s cut. Make it retro all the way, or switch it up for a tailored twist on a modern outfit. The cuffs can be turned up for that classic 50s look, or worn flat for a slightly longer sleeve length. Add a mantle of pearls a la Hepburn, an immaculate coif, and you're ready to go!

Add versatility to the options list: in the 50s, dress coats like these were worn either as an overcoat or a dress. Two outfits in one!

The streamlined, trim silhouette looks sharp thanks to the hand-tailored, custom-made origins. Hand-finished seams, detailed tailoring, and attention to detail make this an exquisite, truly collectable piece with lasting quality.


We discovered the backstory of this garment, too: this was a custom-made piece, hand-tailored in the 1950s for an Italian woman's wedding, being a coat designed as part of her going-away outfit. The original owner has kept this stored away all these years, only recently deciding to downsize her collection. We were so excited to source such a unique garment with such a beautiful history! You'll wear this special piece knowing it's had a special significance and a sweet, beautiful history.


Please note that due to the garment's age, there are a few, minor areas of slight fading and discolouration, as shown in photos. We are selling the garment as is, at a reduced price because of this. However, the garment can be dyed to refresh the colour, or even for a personal twist - the latter could be quite fun and original!



Handmade tailored coat, which can also be worn as a coat-dress. Double breasted with large pearlescent buttons, fitted 7/8 length sleeves with pointed cuff.

*** PLEASE NOTE that as this garment is tailored, it is important to carefully take note of the garment measurements below, to ensure the garment will fit.

Bust:
87cm / 34.25"

Waist:
66cm / 26"

Hip:
96cm / 37.75"

Length (from inside shoulder/neck point to hem):
90cm / 37.75"

Sleeve length:
51cm / 21"

Bicep:
35cm / 13.75"

Sleeve opening (at cuff seam, not edge):
21cm / 8.25"

Across shoulders:
38.5cm / 15"


Dress and accessories not included

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Refunds are only given for faults, and only accepted providing that the item is returned in its original condition within 14 days of receiving item.

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

~~ Sizes/measurements ~~

Considering that buying clothes online can be tricky, I measure the garment's maximum or minimum girth where applicable. I aim to be as clear as possible with measurements and I strongly encourage using my guidelines and measuring yourself before purchasing. Feel free to contact me to get further measurements or clarification are required!

Shipping policies

Orders will be shipped to the address listed with Paypal (or Etsy if you pay by another method). If you would like your item shipped to a different address just let me know during the checkout process or by convo.

I aim to get your order in the post within 48 hours of payment confirmation. Purchases made on a Friday or over a weekend won't be sent until Monday.

Orders within Australia take approximately five working days.
Air mail out of Australia to the rest of the world can take up to 2-3 weeks.

Every effort is made to ensure orders are well protected during postage - as such I cannot accept any responsibility for any items lost or damaged during delivery! For extra assurance I will be happy to upgrade post or add insurance.

~~ International Buyers ~~

Buyers are responsible for all customs fees, taxes, tariffs, or receiving fees incurred. Buyers are responsible for knowing and abiding by any import restrictions to their country from Australia.

Additional policies

~~ Packaging ~~

I use recycled packaging where possible; if you prefer new packaging, please contact me and I will happily oblige. I do make the prettiest and best of my recycled materials however!


~~ Quality ~~

Each original design item is meticulously handmade in a pet-free, smoke-free environment and is guaranteed to be made with love and care. If there are any concerns please feel comfortable to convo me!

All vintage items are quality checked, washed, and if necessary repaired or reinforced. The aim is to curate and present finds based on their iconic, collectable, and distinctive qualities as well as their rarity.

Please note that original design pieces are created by hand, so no two items are identical - this makes each item extra special, really!


~~ Custom orders ~~

No custom orders are made at this time.
~~ Packaging ~~

I use recycled packaging where possible; if you prefer new packaging, please contact me and I will happily oblige. I do make the prettiest and best of my recycled materials however!


~~ Quality ~~

Each original design item is meticulously handmade in a pet-free, smoke-free environment and is guaranteed to be made with love and care. If there are any concerns please feel comfortable to convo me!

All vintage items are quality checked, washed, and if necessary repaired or reinforced. The aim is to curate and present finds based on their iconic, collectable, and distinctive qualities as well as their rarity.

Please note that original design pieces are created by hand, so no two items are identical - this makes each item extra special, really!


~~ Custom orders ~~

No custom orders are made at this time.

La Dolce Vita - Vintage 50s handmade coat dress in blush pink brocade

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Size: XS US women's letter
  • Clothing style: Pin-up & rockabilly
  • Jacket style: Overcoat
  • Pattern: Floral
  • Closure: Buckle
  • Feedback: 14 reviews
  • Favorited by: 9 people
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