Glorious handmade 70s vintage cotton embroidered and ruffled dress, an amazing example of this style. Later on in the 70s this style was often replicated in polyester and acrylics with printed patterns. Very rare to find one with real embroidery!



- white cotton with yellow, orange, lime and brown embroidery on sleeves and hem in a very Asian inspired design

- gorgeous ruffle details on bust

- structured style bust with a slight flared full skirt

- zip fastening up the back

- fully lined, excluding the sleeves

- bell style sleeves



Good condition, no marks but the elastication has gone from the sleeves (can be easily replaced although does not affect the dress and the sleeves still have their bell shape) and there is a tiny slight fault at the waist on the back by the zip, shown in photos


Sizing and Measurements

Will best fit a UK 12 depending on desired fit


Shoulder seam to seam - 16"

Armpit to armpit - 18"

Bust - will fit up to around a 38"

Waist - 30"

Length from shoulder seam to hem - 55.5"



No labels, feels like cotton with silky polyester lining



Very early1970s


Savannah -Early 70s Embroidered Dress

  • Due to the one off vintage nature of each piece and the small size of the business (I am just a one woman show!) I can only accept returns in exchange for shop credit, please check the Shipping and Returns page for more info and contact me with any questions.

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