1960s Floral Brocade Shirtwaister Dress

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Circa 1960s

VV Size Bette

This is a gloriously kitch and super cute dress from the mid 1960s.  It features a button through front to the waist, wide pointed collar, short sleeves and box pleats to the skirt all the way around.  Finished with a lapped zipper to the side. The fabric is a good weight brocade with a raise lattice in white, and a colourful print of very retro flowers in teals, blues, greens, purple and orange. The buttons are pale yellow plastic and the buttonholes are hand-bound.

Miss Fern is also modelling some 1960s drop earrings which you can find here.


Exceptional condition.  Presents immaculately with no flaws.


All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.

  • Bust - 36.5" (92.5cm)
  • Waist - 30" (76cm)
  • Hips - 39"(99cm)
  • Cuff - 11" (28cm)

Our model, Miss Fern, normally wears a size Audrey and is 5'9" tall.

Please note we take all measurements in inches and provide a conversion to centimetres to the nearest 0.5cm for your reference.


There is a 1"(3cm) hem which could be lowered by 5/8th" (2cm) if desired. There is a generous back seam in the bodice totalling 1.5" (4cm) which could also be let out for more bust room. The side seam without the zip has a 2" (5cm) seam. There are also bust and waist darts. It would be possible to add one pocket if desired. If you would like to arrange alterations prior to shipping with our skilled seamstresses, please make a note a checkout and we will get in touch to discuss. 


Please note our Authentic Vintage items are not held at the boutique location as it's just too small! We're able to arrange for items to be sent there if you wish to try them on, however this will need to be requested - drop us a line via our contact page to arrange!