ARCHIVE - 1950s Monochrome Latticework Lace Dress

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This unusual latticework lace monochrome dress is from the late 1950s and is the perfect choice for a special event. The dress is made of a white cotton lining that has been meticulously overlaid with a beautiful black geometric cotton lace. The dress features a square neckline with scalloped edged lace placement. Two bust darts on the front and double darts on the front and back waistline provide the wearer with a beautiful hourglass or 'wiggle' shape. The metal zip closure at the back is in great condition, paired with a decorative bow tie clasp and popper closure at the top. The dress hem has a functional pleat for ease of movement and falls at the mid-calf on our model who is 5'7'' and can be easily hemmed to suit. Overall, the dress is in great vintage condition - if we are being very picky, the white lining has slightly discoloured with age to more of a pale cream but this looks white when the dress is being worn. Unlabelled but a very well made piece, probably from the USA and a best fit for up to size UK 10 or US 6.


STRAP WIDTH: 1.5 in (3.81 cm)
BUST: 34 in. ( 86.36 cm )
WAIST: 28 in. ( 71.12 cm )
HIP: 37 in. ( 93.98 cm )
LENGTH: 47. ( 119.38 cm )


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