$ 25.00Fantastic vintage 50 wiggle dress in silk satin damask with silver embroidery and gold velvet soutache. This is a true wiggle as there is no split in the skirt. Sleeveless tank style with a low v back. Fully lined in silk. She's too small for my dress forms so I've pinned her on. There is no specific designer label but it does have a label that says it was "Made In British Crown Colony of Hong Kong" This dress is still wearable but does have issues, thus being in my scratch and dent section. Please see below.
$ 89.00Beautiful vintage black crepe dress from the late 30s, or early 1940s. Take a look at that divine bodice design with the mesh panel in the décolletage, the swooping "upside down" collar and the fabric covered buttons. There is a nude nylon panel behind that mesh for modesty as well, by the way and an elastic band that one can bring up over the back of the neck to help the front hold it's shape. The sleeves are 3/4, it is slightly drop waisted and the skirt is a straight pencil style with a wonderful additional panel down the front that swings out when one walks. Has a side metal zipper and there are thread loops for a belt but no belt. Small to medium size, I'd say. Label says " International Original, New York".
$ 38.00Lovely deep rust colored satin handbag circa the 1930s, with a single matching strap and gold tone clasp closure. This darling little bag is lined in dark brown satin. It has two interior compartments, one about the right size for keys or a smaller cellphone, he other for a lipstick. No label. Measures about 9" tall including the clasp but not the strap, and about 8.5" wide at its widest. It packs flat so excellent for travel!
$ 219.00Beyond beautiful black dress from the later 1940s, or early 1950s. I wish wish, wish I had a dress form small enough for this so you could get the real feel for it, but it's too small so I've had to pin it. Hopefully that will be enough. Its utterly divine. The most amazing bullet shape bodice just full of gorgeous beading all round the bust front and back and then soft black tulle over the shoulders. Fantastic gather at the hip on one side and then this fall of liquid black silk satin skirt which has a small rounded cornered slit on one side. Has metal zipper on the side, but curiously on the right, not the left as usual, and yes, I've made sure which side is front and back. No label, probably homemade though very, very well by an excellent seamstress, but that may explain the zipper.
$ 89.00This is a stunning dress from the 1940s, possibly later 30s in black silk velvet. Has metal zipper on the side. Smocking at either shoulder from the collar, and embroidery at the cuffs and the front of the torso in the shape of little flowers. The cutest little rosette made of lace at the left breast. This embroidery gives a slightly quilted feel to these areas. Really sweet. No label. Short puffed sleeve--like a leg-o-mutton but short- small shoulder pads. Probably a small to medium.
$ 28.00Gorgeous black beaded clutch from the 1950s. Black silk covered in black and white microbeads in aa leaf pattern on one side, and the other side is a broader scattering of beads in lines. The clasp is set with rhinestones. There is a small interior pocket apart from the large one of course. And then on the outside is another small zipper compartment. There is no chain and it doesn't look like the ever was one. The bag is very fexible and its my impression that this was meant to fold in half to be carried more easily as a clutch and to hide the metal zippered pocket. Its just a gorgeous bag. There is a label that says it was Handbeaded and made in Jong Kong
$ 169.00Beyond beautiful black dress from the 1950s. The silkiest, liquid silk satin. Like a raven's wing. In the right light there's a hint of a blue sheen even, its that black. Fitted bodice with a slightly dropped waist. Princess seams, full skirt though not quite a full circle and you can see my very full crinoline is a bit too much for it, sleeveless and the shoulders are meant to be worn wide. Metal zipper up the back. I'd say small to medium sized. No label but made very well. Whomever made this even put a bit of blue grosgrain ribbon inside the waist horizontally which, I believe, is meant to keep the seams from pulling as its quite form fitted. Smart! Its not all the way round though, there are some long ends hanging inside so I think someone else unstitched part of it off at some point. You'll see it. Doesn't affect the exterior at all.
$ 40.00Perfect little black cotton velvet top from the 50s, possibly later 40s. The neckline is daring with scallops and studded with rhinestones. Princess seams in front. Ever so slightly rounded shape to the bottom hem across the front. Metal zipper on the side. Label reads: Vicki Lynn. I'd say this is a medium size.
$ 52.00Beautiful black cotton velvet dress from the 60s. Scoop neck, short semi-cap sleeves, soft bullet style bust, slightly empire waist ( its got that ribbon under the bust but its shaped through the natural waist) with 3 satin ribbons running round to the back where they come to a point and are topped off with a satin bow. Lined round the neckline with satin. The skirt is lined with black muslin. Metal zipper up the back. label reads: Sue Brett Junior Fashions. Extra small I'd say.
$ 128.00Stunning black silk chiffon cocktail or party dress from the early 1960s. Fit and flare style with the skirt fully pleated all the way round the waist. Gorgeous shawl collar draped at the front. Fully lined. Loops for a belt but no belt. Skirt is almost a full circle. Metal zipper up the back. Label reads: Miss Elliette California. PLEASE NOTE: The photo of the back shows a gap near the waist, that is NOT a flaw or a deliberate keyhole, its just that this dress was a HAIR too small for my dress form, Lola, so I pinned it on and left the gap. The zipper works great and it is solid across the back. Oh,, and the faded look in one of the photos is just light in my camera, the dress is crisp black.