A while ago I went to Melbourne’s Vintage Clearance Centre sale. It was my first time going there and it was awesome! There were so many clothing, shoes and accessories to choose from. All dresses were $15, sequin tops were $20, tops and skirts were $5, boots were $20, and bags were $15. The hall that the sale was held at was huge! I didn’t realise how big the sale was going to be.
I was hesitant at first as there were so many people trying on and looking at all the clothing, so I started to look in a section that seemed more deserted. There were no change rooms at the place so you had to improvise a bit. Many people were just trying on clothing over the clothing they had on, which is what I had to do too. I wore a thinner type of dress with an A-line style, so I could easily try stuff on. There were no mirrors what so ever, so you can imagine how hard it was to pick a dress, without any way of knowing how it looked on.
I tried on a lot of dresses, but settled on two. This checkered 70s/80s does 50s style dress, which has pockets, and covered seams. And this semi sheer floral 50s dress. I’m assuming it is a 50s dress as it has a metal zipper on the side, looks hand made and is quite long. It is a bit big, but I love the print. The checkered dress fits quite nice, and I’ve worn it quite a lot, I haven’t worn the floral dress yet.
I took a few photos of some other dresses, that sadly didn’t fit me. I was excited to find so many 50s dresses priced at $15.
I though this 70s/80s dress was designed by Diane Freis, but I looked at the label and it wasn’t. I think her style was quite popular and was copied in her time.
The rest are all 50s dresses. This aqua number was simple, and I quite like the small waist ruching.
I liked the sleeves and diagonal pockets on the 50s blue dress.
This brown shift dress was particularly lovely, with the floral textured fabric, and the cute pussy bow tie.
This light lavender dress felt soft, I love the neckline, and love the overall dress shape. I love sleeves on dresses!
This 50s silver number, I think is particularly special. The material was quite satiny, and had horizontal stripes, and a lovely square neck line with a pretty bow! I do love bows on dresses!
I really wish these dresses were in my size, as I would have bought them all! How could you not with prices like $15! At least I have photos of them to admire.
It was a great day, and I didn’t go too crazy with my purchases. There were many dresses to choose from and can’t wait to go to the next one! Maybe I’ll find some 50s dresses in my size!
The next sale is on the 4th of May, if you live in Melbourne you should go check it out!