1980s does 40s Chiffon Secretary Dress

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A delightfully prim frock from the early 1980s with union tags by KH II Sportswear label. This beauty is a great example of its time, and reminds us of the film "9 to 5" with Dolly Parton.

The styling has several nods to the 40s with the gathered sleeve head, the contrasting alice collar & cuffs, and the asymmetrical fastening pleated bodice. It has an elasticated waist and the 5 bodice buttons are covered with the same fabric as the dress.  The contrasting cuff has buttons that match the bodice.

The dress is semi-sheer and unlined so you may wish to wear a slip underneath. There is a coordinating floral brooch, the petals made from the same fabric as the dress and stiffened.  This can be removed and worn any where on the dress you desire.  The original thread belt loops are present but there is no original belt.

Please see last photo for true colour.


Excellent condition, no flaws.

Measurements & Details

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"

Waist 20-34"

Hip 37"

Length from shoulder 40"

length from waist 25 1/4"

back shoulder 14 1/4"

bicep 13"

cuff 7 3/4"

There is a 1" hem allowance, no playable seam allowance.

Our model, Miss Fern, usually wears VV Size Audrey (one size smaller than this dress) and is 5’9”/175cm tall


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!