1960s Jane Frye Silk Green Dress with 3D Floral Applique


Designed by Jane Frye, this pretty sleeveless dress is almost certainly an early 1960s piece. It is crafted from soft, lightly textured silk or a silk blend in three complementary hues of green and adorned with sculptural appliqué of roses, buds, leaves and vines. A two-toned belt encircles the waist and is clipped onto a large bow at the front with an adjustable hook-and-eye clasp. The skirt is softly pleated at the waist and falls to the mid-calf. The whole dress is lined with pale chartreuse silk. A very high quality and wearable piece; the original label reads “Jane Frye - Minocqua” - an area of Wisconsin, USA.

I absolutely love design and like to think that it was inspired by the Christian Dior dress that Elizabeth Taylor wore to the 1961 Oscars where she won for her performance as a call girl in Butterfield 8. Marc Bohan designed the “Siorée à Rio” (Party in Rio) dress for Dior's Spring 1961 collection, sparking admiration from fans the world over and inspiring fashion designers for years to come. We have attached this Dior dress as a reference point and hope you agree!

The Jane Frye is in excellent vintage condition with no flaws of any note. Due to the age of this piece, it does not have a composition or size label. The fabric does not have any stretch to it so please check the below measurements closely. We estimate the dress is best for sizes UK 8-10 or US 4-6 with a petite waist. Our model 6-8 and 5ft 4in. (163cm) and this dress was slightly roomy on her. 


Bust - 36 in (91 cm)

Waist - 25 in (64 cm)

Hip - 38 in (97 cm)

Length - 41 in (104 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.

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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.

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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.

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Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

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