1930s White Floral Cutout Organza Dress

This is a magnificent example of a 1930s cut-out work, organza dress in really pristine vintage condition. It is an archetypal 1930s shirt-waister design that reaches ankle length and has a full A-line skirt. The entire design is a repeat cut out and embroidered floral pattern in stiffened organza cotton. This is a clever design whereby the bolero jacket is made to look like a separate part of the dress; it is joined at the side seams and across the shoulders. The design has tapered puff sleeves and opens to the front of the bodice with popper fastenings. For decoration, 3 original glass buttons have been placed along the button stand. There is further access along the waist side seam whereby there are additional poppers. The dress has a V neck collar but rounded lapels in keeping with the more feminine look of the piece. We have added a new organza scalloped ribbon as a belt as we felt this was a perfect accompaniment to the dress.

This piece would make an absolutely extraordinary wedding dress but on the other hand, would look equally good at a formal event or a summer garden party. Condition wise it's perfect - there are no marks or breaks in the organza that we can see. This dress would have been worn with a matching cotton underdress originally and presents absolutely beautifully worn alone for a more daring look. 1930s dresses of quality remain long standing investment pieces and are increasingly scarce. It is a best fit for a UK size 8-10 or US or US 4-6.

BUST - 32 in. (81.3 cm)
WAIST - 30 in. (76.2 cm)
HIP - 37 in. (94 cm)
LENGTH - 54 in. (137.2 cm)
SHOULDERS - 16 in. (40.6 cm)

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

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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