1930s Chiffon and Lame Rose Print Dress

This 1930s chiffon dress has a beautiful rose pattern print and features delicate champagne coloured lame detail. It is cut in a classic bias cut shape, with a lightly weighted cowl neck finish. The fabric is an ever so slightly sheer chiffon in a deep black colour, with a pink rose lame design that repeats with several different sizes of the same rose. It has a beautiful V shaped seam detail to the front and under the bust, with delicate cap sleeves and a narrow waistbelt with a small, bow shaped diamante clasp. The dress is cut longer at the back than at the front, which creates a beautiful, train like effect to the rear hem. For a dress of this age, it is an exceptional example; in wonderful vintage condition without fault. There are no issues with the fabric and it appears unaltered. Unlabelled but a well-made couture piece from the period.

The timeless appeal of lame and a classic design make it perfect for modern day dressing, either for a formal occasion or as part of a more everyday outfit, as shown on our model. Sally is a UK size -10 and had some fun showing us how versatile this piece is dressed down with a leather belt and boots! Due to its bias-cut shape, it would best suit a size 8 to small 12 UK, or 4-8 US.

Bust - 39 in. (99.1 cm)
Waist - 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Hip - 44 in. (111.8 cm)
Length - 56 in. (142.2 cm) - 65 in. (165.1 cm)
Shoulders - 18 in. (45.7 cm)

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

What payment methods do you accept?

Cash, credit/debit card, bank transfer, contactless, Paypal