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Swanky Vintage | BOB by Dawn O'Porter

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Our range of Swanky Vintage is iconic and collectable. We love labels such as Courreges, YSL, Geoffrey Beene, Jean Muir and Dior, to name but a few. Prices here range from £200 up to whatever we happen to find. For our more affordable collection, please look to our BOB Vintage collection.

£600.00
In 1960s Paris, after a fitting with Coco Chanel, Hanae Mori decided to pursue her dream of becoming Japan’s foremost couture designer. This dress, which also has a matching cropped jacket, is a fine example of how she achieved this goal. In this piece, traditional Japanese design aesthetics are combined...
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£220.00
Jean Varon made a move from away from the avant-garde in the early seventies, towards making softer, more feminine garments. Exemplifying that is this dress; combined of two key elements, a fitted satin bodice with a deep neckline and a divine full chiffon skirt. A hand printed balloon-like pattern covers...
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£290.00
Named after the boutique where Biba first started life in London’s Kensington, the Abingdon Mauve dress is a real tour de force. The conspicuous cuffs, fastened by no less than six buttons, are what make this dress so striking. The shape is relatively paired back, but extremely flattering. Worn with...
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£280.00
Louis Feraud broke onto the Parisian fashion scene after Brigitte Bardot began wearing his designs in the 1950s and it isn’t difficult to see what attracted her. The 100% soft silk fabric of this dress is adorned with an abstract triangle pattern in bold tones. The lime base colour is...
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£285.00
Jean Varon is known for wild twists on cocktail and this vintage dress couldn't be more that. A classic LBD but with the most bonkers sleeves imaginable. This is how to wear a little black dress and still be the most exciting person in the room.  The bellowing sleeves are...
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£220.00
Adele Simpson was famous for her practical ready-to-wear garments. Her designs were favoured by politicians and journalists and you can see why with this structured fifties number. The fabric is durable and has retained its shape beautifully. The well placed darts and chic satin panel beneath the bust create a...
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£160.00
This stunning piece by 1960s Royal College of Art alumni Anne Tyrrell is incredibly wearable. The dress, made with yards and yards of high quality silvery grey jersey, conjures images of a draped Grecian goddess. The angel sleeves and empire line add to this feeling of luxury and would flatter...
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£280.00
This incredibly collectible piece of American fashion heritage is Geoffrey Beene at his ground breaking best. One of America’s true design pioneers, Beene challenged the American fashion establishment by creating haute couture for women that married comfort and luxury. This citron green tuxedo style dress is testament to his originality...
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£520.00
The unmistakable tailoring of André Courrèges is in full force here with this exquisitely designed full length cape. The influence of both futurism and modernism are clear to see in the design's classic streamlined shape. Definitely one to impress with, this cape is not for the faint of fashion heart....
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£320.00
This is 1980s dream work from the genius and highly collectible designer Emanuel Ungaro for his prêt-à-porter line, Parellele. The fabric of this impeccably well-made Italian designer piece is a pale yellow, light and airy silk crepe de chine. The dress is cut to perfection with both back and side...
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£330.00
Jean Varon is a great designer to search for when looking for funky 60s party dresses and bonkers 70s styles. This is a very cute bright pink dress from the 60s, but you'll see a nod to 20s sportswear with its dropped waist and tennis vibes.  There are twenty two...
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£285.00
If there was the perfect black cocktail dress, then this would be it. Susan Small was well renowned for her party dresses between the 60s and 70s, and none screams party better than this.  The dress is formed from three layers. The underdress has three hoops in the body, which...
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£360.00
This black chiffon maxi dress is a vintage must have, designed by one of Britain's fashion trailblazers John Bates. The gold embroidered square neck and empire line give the dress a touch of fairytale romance whilst the sheer long sleeves add a sensual elegance. For a true bohemian look, pair...
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£180.00
Channel your inner 1930s starlet in this fabulous handmade taffeta gown. The slate grey fabric is complemented by mauve flowers and would look perfect at any black tie event. To the front the corset is simple and chic, but the beautiful peplum detailing at the back makes this dress a...
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£280.00
Bill Blass was a New York based designer who won numerous awards. This incredible 80s shift dress is him at his finest. Such quality, and such class with a little dose of fun in the two, circular pockets with slits for openings.  The gorgeous shade of green harmonises perfectly with the...
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£220.00
You know those nights where you want to wear something chic, sexy and easy but you want to cover your arms and you don't have anything that quite matches to throw over your dress? Well, here is the answer. This fabulous Jean Varon cocktail mini dress with attached lace cape is...
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£290.00
This Marjon Couture vintage evening gown is peachy perfection. The intricate beadwork on the cuffs and waistband is enough to whet the palate of any enthusiastic sartorialist. The chiffon is lightweight, airy and falls beautifully when the wearer moves. The cut-out sleeves invoke a sort of Persian vibe. Some heavy...
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£280.00
If there was one dress used to demonstrate the real meaning of the word 'chic' this might be it. This stunning Norell Tasell winter dress might just be the ultimate in winter style. Two pockets on the front add subtle detail, and an attached neck tie has five small poppers...
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£415.00
Hardy Amies was best known for being dressmaker to the Queen, and you can see a touch of her style in this fabulous dress. Made from a heavy weave fabric in a cobalt blue, this gorgeous piece exhibits exceptional tailoring and detailed structure. Four bold brass buttons down the front suggest...
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£280.00
Bill Blass was a New York based designer who won numerous awards. This incredible 80s shift dress is him at his finest. Such quality, and such class with a little dose of fun in the two, circular pockets with slits for openings.  The gorgeous shade of green harmonises perfectly with the...
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