1960s Black Crepe and Georgette Column Dress


This mid 1960s black column dress is chic, sophisticated and perfect for any formal occasion. It has a georgette fabric neckline which is slightly transparent, rounded to both the front and back. The bodice is made from a soft black crepe and is gathered round the bust for a flattering fit, with vertical keyhole detail to the centre. The dress fastens down the back with the original zip and hook and eye closure. The crepe skirt flows down from the high point of the waist in a classic empire cut - a very typical silhouette for the era. It has two neat front pleats and has a small slit up the left hand side seam, reaching to around knee height. This piece would look fabulous for a black tie cocktail event, accessorised with vintage jewellery and an elegant pair of heels.

The dress is in very good vintage condition overall with just a small abrasion near the the under bust side seam. It does appear that the neckline was lined in a cream georgette but this has been removed; however, we rather like the sheerness of the neckline as it is now. The designer's name is no longer in the dress but it is an American made piece for a high-end department store with the ILGWU label used between 1964 and 1973. We feel it would best fit up to a size 8 UK, or 4 US. Our model is a UK 6-8 and 5ft 4in (163cm) and this was slightly roomy on her bust but otherwise fit her well. 


BUST: 32 in. ( 81.28 cm )
WAIST: 27 in. ( 68.58 cm )
HIP: 35 in. ( 88.9 cm )
LENGTH: 55 in. ( 139.7 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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