ARCHIVE - 1990s Bespoke Turquoise Sequinned and Embroidered Dress

£575.00 Sold out
This 1990s bespoke made intricately decorated gown is crafted from the most stunning ombre shades of turquoise manmade chiffon. It features a fitted bodice with internal boning for extra shape and support. The top section has a classic sweetheart neckline which is embroidered with floral designs in a paler turquoise thread, silver sequins and accented with teal-coloured diamantes. The straps are embellished with diamante detail, with a circular rosette attached to the top of each shoulder. The back of the dress is cut in a low, flattering V shape, with a central embellishment and eight adjoining diamante straps. The skirt is gathered around the waist and flows into a beautifully lightweight skirt, which contains intricate insert panels with further sections of silver and diamante embroidery. The skirt is made up of three layers - an inner white lining, a plain chiffon, and then the outer layer of embellished turquoise. It fastens down the back at the base of the bodice with a crossover pop stud fastening, and concealed metal zip.

A genuine one of a kind dress; this belonged to a lady who was a fabulously wealthy heiress and had all her clothes made for her. This dress would be ideal for a grand special occasion party or event and is in wonderful vintage condition. We noted a handful of faint pulls in various locations on the skirt; however, these are completely lost in the folds of the fabric. It would best suit a size 8-10 UK, or 4-6 US.

Bust - 34 in. (86.4 cm)
Waist - 27 in. (68.6 cm)
Hip - 41 in. (104.1 cm)
Length - 58 in. (147.3 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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