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1970s Gina Fratini Patchwork Boho Floral Print Dress

A Gina Fratini 1970s boho luxe version of a prairie dress with two contrasting fabrics in a patch work design. The first is a harlequin or checkerboard print in muted blues, cream and mauve and the second is a pretty floral print in a summer garden palette. The high 'Victoriana' neckline is lace trimmed whilst the front bodice has a faux frilled bib with 5 shell buttons and puff half sleeves. The skirt flows into a frilled hem with a deep flounce. A separate long reversible fabric waist belt is designed to tie at the back. It has the original long metal back zip and hook and eye at the nape of the neck. This is a very early 1970s or late 1960s design and in our opinion, the fabrics are a silk, wool, cotton mix of very fine quality.

This dress is in superb, worn once, condition. The original size label reads UK14 but this would equate to a UK 8-10 or US 4-6 in modern sizing.


Gina Fratini was a British designer who set up her business in 1964. She was renowned during the 1970s and early 1980s for her romantic gowns which were of elaborate construction. She was a favourite of Princess Diana who wore her designs on several state occasions. Elizabeth Taylor famously chose a medieval style Gina Fratini gown for her second marriage to Richard Burton.

Measurements (all laid flat):
Bust 34"
Waist 28"
Hips 34/36 (bias cut so some give)
Sleeves cuff width 5" (10" round)
Across shoulders (outer edge seam to seam) 14"
Centre back to waist 16"
Skirt length (waist to hem) 40"
Dress length (centre back to hem) 56"

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

Usually ready in 24 hours


Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

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