$ 179.00Drop waisted, easy fit, divine navy rayon crepe, this 1920s dress has it all. Buttons up the front with gold buttons that I actually suspect are quite a bit older than the dress itself. Gorgeous coffin pleats all round the skirt, short cuffed sleeves, mandarin style collar, and oh those buttons! About a medium size I'd say, and have I mentioned those great buttons?
$ 109.00Stunning ballet pink satin brocade dress from the 1940s. Boat neck in front swooping down to a scooped back. Wonderful box pleating around the skirt. The skirt is fully lined with a pellon ( stiff paper) lining built in. The bodice is lined in ivory--acetate I believe. There is a stunning pattern of oriental inspired butterflies what appear to be bamboo leaves throughout the fabric. In addition, as if that wasn't all enough ton make this dress fabulous, its made even more so by beaded embroidered areas at various points. Has metal zipper on the side. Slightly dolman, short capped sleeve. Two wonderful hip pockets built into the pleating of the skirt. Happily the matching belt is still with us. It has a permanent bow on it and attaches with hook and eye. Probably a small to medium. No label.
$ 26.00Cute little rayon PJ top circa 1940s. Pale mint green with ivory lace trim and ties from the front round to the back. Sleeveless. Would make a cute Summer top. Easy fitting and comfortable. There is a tag but it is so faded that the only thing I can make out is "Made of Rayon" . About a medium.
$ 99.00The most adorable little dress circa 1940s or 1950s. Navy blue background with a vertical striped pattern of small daisy like flowers and dots. Mild dolman sleeves, beautifully pleated full skirt. Dress feels like a cotton to me.Buttons up the back with matching fabric covered buttons, topped with a tiny bow at the back of the neck. At first glance it seems like the buttons should go up the front, but after much ruminating and trying it on my dress form this way and that I am convinced that the buttons are in back. There is room for a bust in the actual front, and none in back. The truly fun thing about this dress is the removable white Peter Pan collar. It comes on and off with little snaps along the neckline of the dress. You can wear it with the opening facing backwards, as I've shown, which then shows the little bow at the back, or you can turn it forward if you prefer, or just take it off altogether for a variety of looks. Small to Medium sized, I'd say. No label. One of the cutest dresses in my shop currently.
$ 159.00This is such a great dress! There are three pieces to it. First layer is the beautiful dusty rose colored slip, probably a rayon or acetate. It has spaghetti straps and a metal zipper up the side. It would be a darling dress all on its own! Then there is the actual overdress. Its a pewter silver color, woven of ribbons. Also probably a rayon or something similar. It has short sleeves, a cute collar and four very charming copper-ey buttons up the front --though those buttons are decorative only. It actually fastens with hidden snaps up the front. At one piunt someone added some elastic to the waist, I do not believe this was original. The third piece is the matching ribbon belt. The belt is really interesting. It closes with a hook but there are three snaps on the inside that you can adjust the belt to make it fit better. Its hard to describe, but needless to say is very clever! The underside of it is leather. There is no label.I'd say this is a mediumish size.
$ 66.00Lovely cotton velvet dress from the 1940s in darkest forest green. Has metal zipper on the side, and buttons up the front of the bodice. The label reads: Trudy hall Jrs. Slightly dolman sleeve, short, with a cuff embellished with a looped trim that is matched on the collar. Two wonderful hip pockets built into the pleating of the skirt. Thread loops for a belt and happily the belt is still with us and in matching green velvet. Probably a small.
$ 89.00 - Sold OutThe most cheerful yellow plaid tartan dress from the late 40s. So bright and pretty, I wish this would fit me, but alas, my loss is your gain. Feels like a linen cotton blend, very light weight flannel. So soft. Has one oversized hip pocket on the right side, and a matching belt with a pearlized buckle. Scoop neck, short dolman sleeves, almost a full circle skirt. Metal zipper and snaps and one hook and eye on the side. One wee button at the back of the neck and a small keyhole back below it. Medium sized, I'd say. No label. Looks just as good with or without a crinoline. The last photo shows it without.
$ 69.00 - Sold OutGosh this bag is phenomenal! OK, lets start with the beautiful needlepoint outer shell. Its gorgeous. So Victorian looking. Now, because this is a patented 3 way handbag from bags by Edwards, lets unhook the little clasps at the top and remove that outer shell. Flip it over and reattach it. Its now a black leather bag! Woo hoo!!! But wait, let's take that outer shell back of again and what do we have here? Oh, just a gorgeous black faille handbag. All three versions have that divine Lucite handle of course, and inside is a lovely large compartment and two other smaller compartments, one of which is zippered. Edwards got the patent for this 3 way bag in 57. And we're so glad they did! I love this bag. About 12.5" wide, 9.25 " tall (not including handle) , 3.5" wide at the base.
$ 75.00Super pretty 1950s dress with a black bodice and black and white print skirt. There is a Peter Pan collar and cuffs on the short sleeves made o the same fabric as the skirt. A short zipper up the skirt and then the bodice closes up the back with five buttons and one snap at the very top and a second snap at the waist. A great box pleat the very front of the skirt. The sleeves are kinda neat, you can fold up the top, black layer, as I've done in the photos, or leave it down so the black and white just peeks out. The skirt is lined, the top is not. I believe the top is a silk blend (maybe linen?), and the skirt a cotton blend. Its super cute either way. No label.
$ 28.00I've not seen another one quite like this one from Coblentz. Brown Suede trimmed and handled with some sort of reptile, I'm guessing crocodile, or alligator. Nice hard base and wide opening so its easy to see and get to what you want in it. Gold tone clasp and corners of the opening. Three interior pockets of various sizes, including one zippered ( metal zipper). Comes with a tortoise shell plastic comb! :) About 10.25" wide, 5.75 " tall (not including handle) , 5" wide at the base.
$ 120.00Gosh this dress is everything! I almost kept it but its a bit too big for me in the bust. This print though. To die for. Late 50s or early 60s. Sleeveless, scoop neckline with a bit of pleating for interest. gathered skirt at the waist. Full skirt, but not a full circle. Completely opaque, you wont need a slip under this if you don't wish to wear one. I believe this is a poly. Metal zipper up the back. Label reads: An Original by Selma. Large size too!
$ 58.00Gorgeous little vintage sweater from about the 1950s. Sweet pale blue color shot through embroidered with scroll flourishes in two darker shades of blue. Pearlized buttons up the front. Long sleeved cardigan style. Medium size, I'd say. Label reads: Goepple Sportswear Mills Inc., Orlon, Acrylic Fiber
$ 98.00Stunning wool wiggle dress from the early 1960s. Above the elbow length sleeve, slight boat neck, princess seams in the bodice and wonderful flattering pleats at the hips in front for the slight bubble shape in the skirt. And the neatest fold over detail effect at the collar with a matching covered decorative button front and center. The fabric is like a wool barkcloth. Fully lined. Metal zipper up the back. Label reads: Jeannette Alexander of California. Nice larger size too.
$ 86.00Absolutely gorgeous early 1960s dress in peacock blue felt. Metal zipper up the back, full skirt. High neckline, and sleeveless style. And of cpurse the utterly charming extra large pearlized buttons up the front. Princess seams. Belt loops though no belt. Small to medium size, I'd say. No label, though there is a Lot # Label.
$ 64.00Boho style maxi dress circa 1960s. Wonderful ethnic print skirt, sleeveless black bodice with a triangle keyhole neckline. Great wide matching belt. Zipper down the back, feels like a poly. No label, looks homemade. I'd say this is a mediumish.
$ 92.00Very special 1960s dress in offwhite lace. High, empire, waist. Box pleat in the front and center of the skirt, simple squared neckline. The body of the dress is fully lined. The long sleeves are not. Metal zipper up the back. This would make a gorgeous wedding dress ( and probably was ), or a fabulous party dress. No designer label, but there is a Union Made label. Small size, Id say, possibly extra small. As you can see from the photos its a hair too small for my dress form, Lola, so I just zipped it as far as I could get it. It does zip fine all the way though, zipper works perfectly.
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