1950s A Dorn Model Rose Print Cotton Dress With Black Velvet Bow

This charming 1950s cotton dress has a print of rose bunches in an assortment of pastel shades - pink, lilac, yellow, jade green and white, which lie in between beds of gold printed daisies on a black background. The dress has a boat neckline with six inch wide straps which are gathered at the front and widen as they move over the shoulder towards the back of the dress. The fabric across the breast is ruched using irregular pleating to complement the texture of the straps. The bodice features an attractive velvet sash which continues around the back of the dress, where it consolidates in a bow with a popper fixture at the centre reverse at the mid back. There is a central button stand on the reverse of the garment with black velvet covered buttons. The bodice and skirt below the sash detail are made up of carefully tailored panels of fabric and flare out into a generous mid calf length skirt. There are deep forwards facing pocket details on either side of the skirt level with the hip. In wonderful condition, this piece would fit roughly size US 8, UK size 12. Shown with a petticoat but equally could be worn without.

  • BUST
    36 in. (91.44 cm)
    32 in. (81.28 cm)
  • HIP
    38 in. (96.52 cm)
    40 in. (101.6 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

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