1970s Vintage Cream Wedding Dress Approx Sz 10 by Jinoel of Mebourne


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1970s Vintage Cream Wedding Dress by Jinoel of Mebourne

Gorgeous authentic 70s Wedding dress. Its romantic and feminine lines can lend itself to well to the 1970 fashion trends popular today... but real 1970s! This dress has fine burgundy belt loops placed on each side of the waist, that can be easily removed. This suggests it may have had a burgundy velvet belt or ribbon at the waist possibly with floral accent.

Wear with a cream extra wide brim floppy hat with floral accents to complete the look.

Your imagination is endless with this lovely!


  • Maxi length on most
  • Fitted Cross Bodice with sheer ruffle and one side of the cross
  • Wide boat neck at the back with the ruffle continuing around the back of the neck.
  • Long sheer sleeve with ruffle cuffed wrist
  • Lined
  • Lace skirt (a line)
  • Zipper back
  • Cream

Measurements = Vintage size 14 / Modern Size 10

  • Waist: 70cm
  • Bust: 90cm
  • Hips: 95cm
  • Length: 150cm

May need a good hand wash or dry-clean to freshen the fabric up.


About the Fashion House

Jinoel - Melbourne Fashion House

On Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the retrospective celebration of the Jinoel fashion label at Como House mansion in Melbourne. Jinoel is an Australian fashion house active from the late 1950s through to the mid 1980s.

Melbourne fashion historian, Tom McEvoy, organised the event to bring recognition of  the label to the modern generation. Jinoel was the business of husband and wife team Jill and Noel Kemelfield. Jill was there today to tell her story and it was wonderful to hear so many of her anecdotes first hand.

Really, this was just like an episode of "This is Your Life". Tom has done similar retrospectives before for Elvie Hill and for the label Mr Simon, although Simon Shinberg died in 2012, so it was more of a tribute to his achievements. Elvie Hill was in her late 90s when Tom organised her show and it was wonderful to see the look on her face as she received the accolades of the presenters and the evident appreciation of the audience. On Saturday, Jill Kemelfield was centre stage at Como House.

"No-one will come", Jill told Tom when he organised the retrospective at Como. The event was sold out and even standing room only tickets were sold. What I loved about the show was that Jill told her own story, with humour and frankness.

Jill's early working years were spent learning piece work machining, then cutting and dressmaking for labels such as Trevola, and Douglas Cox, who had the licence to reproduce Dior outfits in Australia in the 1950s, even before Sydney label House of Youth.

In the mid 1950s Jill went to Zurich where she worked for the Marty label there and learnt couture techniques. She described alighting from the plane in Zurich wearing a tent coat and stilettos  - "Nobody told me about the snow," she said. "It's hard to look elegant when you have wet feet." I wish you could have seen the look on her face as she said this.

Jill & Noel Kemelfield