ARCHIVE - 1950s Worth London Couture Brown Lace and Pink Sheath Dress

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A superb 1950s couture sheath dress from Worth London, in a striking combination of pale pink satin silk and brown lace. The slip underlay is designed in a luxurious soft rose pink silk with chocolate brown chiffon trim and is accessed from the rear with a central fastening zip. The lace overlay has a simple rounded neckline and capped sleeves, also with an original metal zip closure running down the back. The lace is made up of a delicate floral pattern in the same shade of brown as the trim on the underskirt.

This dress, although unlabelled, can confidently be attributed to the house of Worth whose London operations were run from an atelier on Grosvenor Street from 1911. We purchased a large collection of couture dresses bearing both Paquin and Worth labels from descendants of the family who ran the House from 1952 - 1956.

A beautifully understated occasion wear dress and versatile enough to be worn either night or day. In impeccable vintage condition, with no stains or flaws to note. The pink satin slip has been professionally let out at some point but only seen by a trained eye! It would best fit up to a 8-10 UK, or 4- 6 US.

Bust - 36 in. (91.3 cm)
Waist - 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Hip - 38 in. (96.5 cm)
Length - 36 in. (91.4 cm)
Shoulders - 14.5 in. (36.8 cm)

Pickup currently unavailable at CIRCA VINTAGE


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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