I got this dress at an op-shop thinking it was from the 80s but on closer inspection I think it may be older, possibly even from as far back as the 40s. I'm no expert at dating vintage but it has some details that you don't usually find on more modern garments. It has a metal side zip, bound buttonholes and a little hook by the top button with a thread loop. The label also looks quite old.
I love the scalloping on the sleeves and the decorative stitching details on the bodice and skirt.
I was really excited by this dress because I hardly ever find real vintage clothing at the op-shop.