The two gents running the store were lovely and they had some fantastic stock including a gorgeous 50s skirt and top set which sadly didn't fit across my bust/back.
Melbourne Autumnal DressBought from: Treasure Trove, Chapel Street (Near Windsor Station), Melbourne
Era: 1960s or late 1950s.
Fabrics: A polyester (possibly Dacron) synthetic fabric with very little texture with a slight sheen, in dark blues, olives, orange, browns and dusty pinks.
Interesting facts: The dress was in nearly perfect condition when I bought it. I thought "This is so close to new that it's almost deadstock!" After wearing it a few times, I understand why! The stiffness of the fabric and the way it moves when I walk causes it to puff up like a little t-pee around my belly in a really odd way. If it did the same thing to the original owner, I am not surprised that it only got worn a few times! I've tried wearing a petticoat underneath to try to solve the problem but with no luck so far. I might consider trying to weight the hem in some way...
Worn in oufits: here and here and here.