ARCHIVE - Valentino 1980s Floral Print Silk Shift Dress

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This vibrant 1980s silk dress with matching belt by Valentino is in superb vintage condition and is easily adaptable to suit a variety of occasions. The fine abstracted floral print is subtly textured and blends between monochrome and bursts of primary colour and emerald green and is fully lined in black silk. The dress has a modest crew neckline embellished with a large frill which descends to a point between the breasts to the centre waistline and features a row of 4 x pearlescent buttons. The starched waistband is 1.5" wide and is neatly synched to accentuate the waist and hips. The skirt fabric is gathered below the waistband to form a straight skirt that finishes just below the knee with hidden side pockets on each hip. There is a concealed central button stand at the reverse and a zip fastening from the base of the spine to the mid thigh. The dress is consolidated perfectly with a buckle belt in matching fabric. There is substantial padding on the shoulders that can be removed if desired. In excellent condition the waist is deceptively small and would best suit a US size 6, UK size 10.

LENGTH -96.5 cms/ 38"
BUST - 96.5 cms / 38"
WAIST - 68.5 cms /27"
HIP - 91.4 cms / 36"

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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