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Vintage 80s Shirt Waister Dress

Sale price £29.00 Regular price £34.00

Peachy Orange 80s shirtwaister dress by Formalities with shoulder pads, which are easily removed if need be.

  • Elasticated waist and belt.
  • Faux pocket flaps on the chest
  • Short sleeves.
  • This feels like a soft brushed rayon or cotton poly mix so it drapes nicely
  • The belt has a covered buckle.
  • Mother of pearl buttons down the front.
  • Measures laid flat, edge to edge:
  • size on label is 1980s 12.
  • 16" across shoulders
  • 26" to 30" waist
  • Belt holes from 28.5" to 32", total belt length 36"
  • 40" bust edge to edge
  • Nape to waist 17.5"
  • Waist to hem 32.5"
  • In great wearable condition

Vintage sizing is very different to modern day sizes, they usually are at least 2 sizes smaller depending on the era of manufacture. So to ensure a good fit please go by the measurements provided. I measure the garment laid flat edge to absolute edge then double, which give the maximum, you will need to measure your own clothes to compare sizing


All items will be sold 'As Is'. Most items are either; dry cleaned,steam cleaned, hand washed or put through the washer unless they arrive in good order or are too old and fragile or otherwise noted.

If they're likely to have attracted a moth then they go straight in the freezer for a few days to kill eggs, this is especially so with fur.

We describe these items to the best of our ability. We check each item carefully and will try to list any notable flaws. These are vintage items and wear consistent with age is normal and should be expected.

Items may be larger or smaller than my mannequin or model and may be clipped or pinned to show fit.


In our opinion vintage garment possibly in original packaging, never used. – mint condition as new and may have original labels or in original packaging These items will not be unpacked or washed as it would compromise their originality, therefore they may have fading, staining or other issues from years of storage.


The item has been worn but is in a perfect or near perfect vintage condition.


Worn, with some general, but minimal signs of wear.

4. GOOD :

Will show signs of wear possibly needing a small repair or missing a button.

5. WORN :

Well worn with signs of wear such as a tear, several missing buttons or areas of staining.

6. POOR :

Not fit for wear, but a useful item for research or display.

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