PROM DRESSES AND BALL GOWNS - tulle, satin, chiffon and lace for special occasions
This is just a small sample of the 50s dresses available.

FP90  Pink taffeta dress with pleated waist    £200
A fab Fred Perlberg dress in shell pink taffeta with pleated cummerbund, embroidered bodice, side metal zip and stiff net underskirt (also shown with petticoat).  Bust: to 38", waist: to 30".  Sold - identical dress in mauve available.


FP92  Dusty pink lace dress with diamante detail    £75
Dusty pink lace dress, fully lined and trimmed with soft pink satin.  Diamante detail at the front neck and side metal zip.  Labelled "Miss Bea Tween Fashions for under 5'5" ".  Bust: to 42", waist: to 32"


FP80  Polka dot tulle and velvet prom dress  £200
White tulle dress with blue flocked polka dots and boned blue velvet bustier top.  Waist: 26".


FP91  Dark dusty pink lace dress   £125
Dark dusty pink lace dress, fully lined and with boned bustier bodice and back metal zip.  Bust: 34", waist: 27".  


FP81   Red satin dress with fur trim   £150
Heavy red silk satin dress with shoestring straps and fur trim (easily removed).  Waist: 27/8", bust 34".


FP100  Yellow taffeta prom dress    £200
Gigi Young dark yellow taffeta dress with crossover bow detail on the skirt.  Bust: 38", waist: 30".


FP101  Pale dusty pink lace dress with rhinestone brooch detail  £125
Pale dusty pink lace elegantly fitted dress, fully lined with soft pink satin trim at cuffs and neckline and teardrop-shaped rhinestone brooch detail at the left side of the pleated neckline.  Bust: 40", waist: 30", hips: 38".


FP102  Pale sage green dress with dangling jewel detail   £75
Pale sage green fitted dress with dangling jewel detail at the bustline.  Flattering neckline and unfinished hem.  Bust: 42", waist: 32", hips: 38".


FP96  Heavy black satin dress with crossover front  £175
Heavy black matte satin dress with crossover front, cap sleeves and very sculptural outline.  Own black net petticoat attached.  Bust: 39", waist: 29".


FP97  Pale pink ruched dress  £125
Pale pink lightweight rayon? dress with alternating panels of lace and ruching.  Bust: 38", waist: 28".


FP77  Pale sage green taffeta dress with diamante buttons   £150
Rustling taffeta dress with ruched and boned under-bodice, trimmed with diamante buttons.  Size 10.


FP78  Pink/cream taffeta dress with chiffon shoulder straps/drapes   £175
Shell-pink and cream patterned taffeta dress with flattering crossover chiffon bust detail that drapes round the shoulders and ties at the back.  Size 10.


FP98  Black satin dress with button-front  £150
Heavy matte lack satin dress with button-front and square neckline.  Bust: 40", waist: 30".


FP79   Red velvet dress with double shoulder-strap detail   £100
Flattering princess lines and double shoulder-straps.  Size 8/10.


FP42  Black heavy silk faille and velvet dress  £225
Heavy black silk faille dress with velvet bow detail at the front and stiff pellon lining to the skirt.  By Suzy Perette.  Size 8.  Similar dresses available in size 8 and 10.


FP83   Pleated and tiered chiffon cocktail dress   £150
Gorgeous flirty Fortuny-pleated chiffon dress with shoestring straps and tiered skirt.  Size 10.


FP33  Blue tulle over pink taffeta prom dress with roses     £200
Size 8/10.
Lots of different-coloured tulle prom dresses too.


FP72  Gold satin prom dress with HUGE skirts     £300
The skirts go much bigger than this with more petticoats for a REALLY grand entrance!  By Mike Benet.  Size 8 (waist 25/26", bust 32").


FP74  Dusky pink lace dress with chiffon swags     £250
Lavishly beaded, full-skirted 3/4 length prom dress with chiffon shoulder straps that trail at the back in graceful streamers.  Size 12.


FP103  Pale pink Lilli Diamond dress with lace overlay   £100
Fitted, figure-hugging dress by Lilli Diamond with palest salmon pink lace overlay and back metal zip.  Bust: 42", waist: 35", hips: 42".


FP58  Floral chiffon puffball dress by Helga   £220
Not all puffball dresses work....this one does.  Watercolour green floral silk chiffon, fully lined, with double-layered shelf bust.  Back metal zip and boned bodice with shoestring straps.  Waist 26" max, bust 32/33"


FD32 Pale pink and salmon satin dress   £175
This dress is SO flattering on, with its princess lines and full skirt.  Made of shell pink satin that reverses to matte salmon, it has a scoop neck back and front, a back metal zipper and a bow in the small of the back.  Unlined and shown with a crinoline (not included).  Will best fit a 32/33" bust and 26" waist.


FP26 Gigi Young cream satin dress with black lace bodice and red satin cummerbund   sold but more Gigi Young dresses available

Heavy cream satin dress with black lace overlay on bodice and red ruched cummerbund with huge bow at the back (shown).  The skirt is not a full circle but a tulip shape with its own stiffened interlining and attached petticoat.  Back metal zip  Labelled "Gigi Young New York". Will best fit a 33" bust and a 26" waist max.

DRESSES - for evening or day wear


FD68  Flame-coloured silk dress with bow detail    £150
Beautiful orangey-pink summer dress in tissue-fine silk with bow detail at the front  of the bodice and little straps.  Waist: 27/28", bust 34".


FD69  Dark blue satin cocktail dress  £250
Gorgeously constructed heavy blue satin cocktail dress with front drape and bow at hem, labelled by Herbert Sondheim (father of the more famous Stephen).  Size 8/10.


FD70  Pink silk faille dress with crossover bust detail    £150
Heavy silk faille in shocking pink.  V-front and back.  Size 8/10.

FD133-webFD71  Shocking pink chiffon dress    £150
Perfect summer party dress in lightweight silk chiffon
by Suzy Perette.  Size 8/10.


      FD72  Shocking pink 2-piece velvet suit    £150
      Sassy suit with sharp little pencil skirt and side-buttoning 
      jacket with large fold-over collar.  Waist: 26", bust: 33", hips: 


FD58  Heavy black velvet dress with silk faille bow decoration     £350
Labelled "Claudia Young for Young Modes".  Size 10.


FD41  Turquoise satin dress by Suzy Perette  £200
Size 8.fd113web

FD113  Dusty pink organza dress with soutache ribbon and rhinestone decoration - s12 £175
Pretty garden-party dress of crisp organza over taffeta, sprinkled all over with soutache ribbon decoration studded with prong-set rhinestones.  Cap sleeves, side metal zip, matching belt.  Bust: up to 38", waist: up to 28".  Waist to hem: 28".


FD73  Sleek black velvet cocktail dress with draped neckline   £150
By Suzy Perette.  Size 8.
Dozens of little black dresses available......


FD74  Vibrant red silk dress with shaped hem and neckline   £150
Size 8/10.


FD36 Gigi Young soft beige/pink lace dress  £150
Pale pink dress with an overlay of soft beige lace.  Flattering princess seams and sweetheart neckline with V-back and back metal zip.  Shoulders and sleeves are lace only.  Labelled "Suzy Perette New York".  Will best fit a 34" bust and 27" waist max.


FD115  Pink lace sweetheart neckline dress  £95
Calf-length skirt.  Soft lace.  Size 12.


FPxx Red ribbed satin dress   £135
Deep V-back.  Will best fit a 34" bust and 27" waist max.


FD29 Yellow damask Suzy Perette dress     £125
Butter yellow lightweight damask dress labelled "Suzy Perette, New York".  Low boat-neck, 3/4 sleeves, back metal zip and box-pleated skirt that's not quite full-circle.  Excellent condition except for a very faint mark where the hem has been let down (invisible when worn!).  Shown over a crinoline petticoat (not included).
Bust: 36".  Waist: 26".   Shoulder to waist: 16.5".    Waist to hem: 27.5".


FD9  Pale pink lace Lilli Diamond dress     £55
Beige/pale salmon soft lace wiggle dress - wearable size.  Back metal zip.  Fully lined in soft peach acetate.  Labelled "Lilli Diamond."
Bust: 40/42".f21web
Waist: 34".
Hips: 42".

                                         FD12 Salmon lace wiggle dress with rhinestones   £75
Soft, salmon-coloured satin dress with horizontal bands of pinky-beige lace.  The cross-over bodice comes to a V front and back, and is dotted with prong-set rhinestones at the front.  Little satin bow at the front, and back metal zip. 
Bust: 34/36".    Waist: 26".     Hips: to 38".      Length: 43".
Also available in rose pink, lilac and aqua.


FD4 Pink/gold full-skirted dress with diamante clip     £105
Subtly shimmering pink and palest gold flecks cover this 50s full-skirted dress.
Diamante brooch sewn onto one shoulder.  Side metal zip.  Size: 10/12
(Shown with crinoline petticoat, not included.)


FD7  50s bustier dress with full fishtail skirt       sold
Shapely 50s soft black rayon dance dress with boned bustier bodice accented with black
velvet and beaded trim.  The mid-length skirt has a beautifully shaped fishtail back for added fullness. 
Bust: 34-36", waist: 28".

SUMMER DRESSES - cool cotton, voile and linen

FS36  Floral cotton dress with velvet ribbon trim   £100
Lovely summery crisp cotton dress with velvet ribbon trim interlaced through the bodice and flattering princess seams.  Back metal zip.  Size 8 (bust 32/3", waist 26").


FS5 Mauve/blue linen dress with beads and drop-shoulders  £150
Lovely fresh summer dress of lavender-blue linen (I think) with a pattern of white beads and little bead-edged cutouts.  Narrow shoulder straps keep it up so that the other straps can drape gracefully off-the-shoulder.  Fully lined in stiffened white cotton.  (Shown with crinoline petticoat for extra fullness.)  Bust: 35/36".  Waist: 26/27".


FS2  Suzy Perette watermelon cotton dress    £150
Size 10


FS3  Floral chiffon dress for summer weddings     Sold
Similar ones in different colours available.

FS39-webFS7  Pink cotton dress with tschiffli embroidery  £75
Size 6/8, for someone under 5'2".


FS6 Blue cotton sundress with broderie-anglaise trim        £65
Little blue denim-look fine cotton sundress with 3 strips of broderie-anglaise at the hem, threaded with black velvet ribbon.  Low scoop neck and side metal zip.  Bust: 32B/C, waist: 22/24".  Waist to hem: 23".


FS8  Blue cotton summer dress with tulip hem - wearable size   £75

Size 12.


FA32 Mocha floral embroidery stiletto shoes     £40
Sweet shoes embroidered in shades of mocha and cafe au lait with plastic heels.  UK size 4 (Eur 37).  Very good condition.

Similar pairs of sexy, stylish 50s stilettos in various colours available, all in lovely condition and sizes 3 to 6 (36 to 39).  Please note that vintage shoes tend to run narrow - ask for photos and details.


FO11 Plastic beaded bag        £50
Kitsch bag of woven gold-coloured and yellow/white plastic-covered wire with white plastic beads.  Lined in cream hessian-type material.  Clear flexible plastic flap with twist fastening.  6" across, 4" high, with beaded handle loops.


FO4 Fake fur coat   £75
Synthetic fur coat that will fit pretty much any size.  Excellent condition with satin lining.


FO28 Fake fur coat    £65
Size 12/14.

1950s dresses and accessories


Prom dresses
Alternative wedding dresses
Cocktail dresses
Special occasion dresses
Summer dresses

FP62  Showstopping scarlet tulle prom dress with flower corsage £500
You will need a Marilyn Monroe figure for this one (or something stuffed down your bra like I have here...).  Taffeta bustier top with side metal zip, huge flower corsage at the waist, and multi-layered tulle skirts.  Waist: 25/26", bust 35/36".