60s Does 40s Hardford Frocks Tafetta Dress

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Circa 1960s

A stunning dress from Hardford Frocks made from a sharkskin tafetta fabric in a stunning claret colour. Although we've aged this as 60s origin there is a lot more about the style and cut of this dress that is 1940s. Only the faceted black buttons give it away as later. Very glamourous in a rare larger size.


Annoyingly there was a small nick on the hem of the dress that looks like it had been caught on something, and our seamstresses have expertly hidden this in the hemline without compromising the original garments construction. Otherwise excellent condition.


All vintage clothing measurements are taken with the garment lying flat and doubled. These are then used against our unique sizing system to determine size. We would strongly recommend measuring a garment that currently fits you well and compare, because often there is very little give in vintage fabrics. 

  • Bust - 50"  (127cm)
  • Waist - 39.5" (100cm)
  • Hip - 50" (127cm)

Our model, Miss Ruby, normally wears a VV size Hedy (one size bigger than Grace) and is 5'4" tall.

Please note we take all measurements in inches and provide a conversion to centimetres to the nearest 0.5cm for your reference. If you require any additional measurements, please get in touch and we'll be happy to help.


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!