Vintage Jill Fitzsimon dress
Super sweet….this 1980s vintage dress by prominent Australian fashion designer, Jill Fitzsimon is in mint condition and looks to have been barely worn. I love the lines on this piece which, to me, have a 1940s vibe. The off-white coloured fabric is decorated with a navy and red motif throughout. All the original navy buttons remain and the elastic on the waist is in great condition. Subtle shoulder pads help give the dress shape and structure. The vintage label says a size 10 but please see measurements below for accurate sizing.
About the designer: Jill Fitzsimon
Jill Fitzsimon was a prominent Australian fashion designer in the 1980s. She was one of several esteemed designers in 1988 to be invited by the Australian Wool Corporation to create pieces made from Australian merino wool for the Bicentennial Wool Collection at the Sydney Opera House. She designed collections for Australia and also the United States, including a resort wear line and swimsuit line.
Fabric: 65% polyester and 35% cotton
Measurements according to the label:
Bust: 80cm (31.4 inches)
Waist: 60cm (23.6 inches)
Hips: 85cm (33.4 inches)
Dress length from shoulder to hem: 119cm (47 inches)
Will fit a modern-day Australian size 6, 8 or 10.
Please note, I’m modelling this one and in this picture, I was a size 10 with a D cup bust. I’m only 148cm tall (approx. 4’11”) so if you are average or tall in height, please take that into consideration, as this dress will sit higher on you.
This garment has been gently washed and is odour free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.