$ 129.00Fantastic vintage 50s New Look party dress in red with black lace bodice and hem. Utterly gorgeous! Full skirt, mid length, spaghetti straps that tie together on the shoulder, metal zipper down the back. This is the PRETTIEST dress and perfect for just about any event. Small to extra small size range. This dress HAD a label, but someone at some point in time cut it out, so your guess is as good as mine as to who designed it. They had talent though!
$ 89.00Simply gorgeous Emma Domb silk cocktail dress in a lovely salmon color silk. Beautiful horizontal pleats around the torso. Fully lined. Zipper down the back, short cap sleeves.
$ 69.00Stunning cocktail party wiggle dress from the 1960s. Amazing color and so soft! Satin, with black plastic button front, two pockets and applique details. Side zipper ( not metal) as well as the buttons down the front makes it really easy to get into. This is a larger size ( I've pinned it to fit the dress form).
$ 69.00Beautiful lemon yellow 60s maxi dress. Would be darling shortened! Has a matching tie belt. Taffeta with a slight floral pattern to the fabric. The skirt is fully lined.
$ 39.00Lovely black silk velvet dress from the 30s. They just don't make velvet like this anymore. Its so soft and fine. This is a very simple cut, below the knee, V neck with matching velvet buttons, and some smocking at the shoulders and a bit below the bust. long sleeves that snap at the cuff. Snaps at the side, loops for a belt but no belt anymore alas. Smaller size I'd say. No label. Please see condition below as this dress has some issues.
$ 38.00This is one of those pieces I couldn't leave behind no matter the damage. This was stunning in its day and is still amazing. It was too small for my dress form so I have displayed it pinned to the dress form. Pale lemoney yellow organza or organdy with a white print of bows and flowers, semi sheer full length party dress from the 30s or possibly 40s. Over a solid opaque yellow acetate slip. Short puff sleeves, fitted bodice with a gather at the décolleté, deep scoop back with decorative fabeic covered buttons up it, and then a long flowy skirt. Metal zipper on the side of both dress and slip. No label. This is a great deal for someone who may want to upcycle pieces of it, or likes a shabby look, or has better seamstress skills than I do. Also good for a costume or as a pattern or study. Please read condition below.
$ 39.00Just stunning black wiggle dress circa late 1940s or earlier 50s. Feels like a silk faille. Feast your eyes on that amazing polonaise!!! Two big bows gather it up to a flounce on either side. There is an entire pencil skirt underneath with its own separate zipper. Peekaboo keyhole opening at the collar and another bow at the back of the neck atop another keyhole opening. No label. Probably a small size. Please see condition below. So much to love about this dress.
$ 35.00 - Sold OutGlorious full length gown from about the 40s. I believe this is dupioni silk. Strapless, heart shaped neckline gathered in the center with a bit of smocking and touched with a fluff of back lace. Simple full skirt. Metal zipper and a hook and eye at the side. Medium size I'd say. No label. Please see condition below as this dress has some issues and is sold as is.
$ 30.00 - Sold OutPretty black slip circa 1940s. Meant originally as a slip underneath a dress, but would make a fantastic slip dress now. There is an interesting panel of chiffon down the front of the bodice, lace trim round the top of the bodice and flesh colored spaghetti straps. Metal zipper on the side. Medium size, I'd say. Label reads: Toni Tyler Please see condition below as this has some issues. Feels like a rayon.
$ 24.00I love the lavender-ey pink color of this pretty party dress. Its circa 1950s or early 60s. Would have had a little bolero jacket or top over the bodice and the hooks for that are still there. Its too small for my dress form by a bit so it's pinned in back but the zipper works great. This is an opaque layer of acetate or rayon with a sheer chiffon that feels like a poly maybe over the top. Full skirt but not a full circle, would be great with a crinoline, which I have not shown it with here. Sleeveless, wide waistband with a pellon lining to help it hold its shape. Zipper in the back. No label. Please see condition below as it has some issues. Small size, I'd say. Or extra small.
$ 49.00Just stunning New Old Stock dress with originals labels and tags, circa late 50s or early 60s. Rayon velvet bodice with tank style straps. Skirt is silk organza. Medium size I'd say. Label says: Renoir Originals, For Talls. Please see condition below.
$ 30.00 - Sold OutSuper fun genuine vintage 1950s does 20s flapper girl dress in black nylon with black fringe trim. This is circa 1950s. I had so much fun discovering all the nifty stuff about this costume. For one, its a step in, so your crotch is covered when you kick those legs up! And then it has covered snaps all down one side, and garters to hold your stockings up. The neckline is covered in rhinestone trim, as are the velvet shoulder straps, and then at some point someone added that broach to the center of the bust line. I don't believe it was original to the dress as it looks much more contemporary. There are layers upon layers of black fringe, and then this one random area of dark orangey-red just for fun at the right bust. I'd say in the small to medium size range. There is one small cloth label that proclaims it to be "Style 925". Please see condition below.
$ 28.00Fantastic vintage 50 wiggle dress in black crepe. Short sleeves, metal zipper in back, and a cute rolled waist with two little bows in front. No Label. This dress is still very cute but does have issues, thus being in my scratch and dent section. Please see below.
$ 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.
$ 30.00Beautiful baby dress in white cotton circa early 1900s. French seams, two real shell buttons in the back. High empire waist, short cap sleeves made of fluttery handkerchief edged swiss dot trim. There are rows of pintucking all round the bottom of the skirt and then gorgeous cutwork below that. Delicate lace at the neck. Just beautiful!
$ 219.00This is a stunning dress from the 1920s, possibly early 30s in the softest, most delicious, black silk velvet. It is tooo small for my dress forms so I pinned her to show her shape. Look at that gorgeous antiqued gold tone beading round the neckline! There is a ruched ribbon of black velvet going down the bib of the bodice which is echoed at the sleeve cuffs. The cuffs have hook and eye closures. There is a slight drop waist with an asymmetrical waist seam for a bohemian, gypsy feel. There is no opening in this dress ( no zipper or snaps or anything, it merely pulls over the head) so do be sure you have room to get into it, per the measurements. There is the tiniest of labels at the back that reads: Cash's, and then a scattering of small labels with numbers on them, various sizes I suppose. Extra small to small I'd say.
$ 30.00Beautiful white cotton girls smock or over dress. This would most likley have been worn over a slip underneath. Longer sleeves with beautiful scalloped cuffs. Pintucking and cutwork lace at the collar then that's trimmed in the same scalloped trim as the cuffs. Empire waist, very high. Two tiny buttons at the back of the neck then its open all down the back. The bottom hem is pintucked all the way round in several rows. Its just gorgeous. I'd say this is for a slightly older baby, but do please see the measurements as child sizing is not my forte.
$ 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?
$ 99.00Absolutely wonderful and charming 1920s day dress. White rayon top with a deep V neck ( someone added a snap at some point for modesty to hold this closed) bordered in a white and blackish-green trim. There's a line of horizontal pintucking all round the bottom of the bodice. The skirt is a black crepe and just has wonderful pleating and pintucking both front and back. There's so much to love about this dress. Sleeveless, dropwaist, easy comfortable fit, and so so cute! Label reads: None. About a medium to large. Please see condition as this beauty does have some issues.
$ 86.00Beautiful vintage black crepe dress from the late 30s, or early 1940s. This dress has an amazing bodice in front as it has interesting pleats from the shoulders towards the collarbone and soft dolman short sleeves that give it a flutter look without the flutter sleeves. But what makes this dress extra cool is the bodice in back. That gorgeous box pleat with the keyhole peekaboo neckline above all topped off with two pearlized round buttons! How perfect with a gorgeous updo! And don't miss the darling pleats on the skirt in back too. Has a side metal zipper and there are thread loops for a belt but no belt. Small to medium size, I'd say.
$ 89.00Oh how I wish this fit me. Beautiful vintage black crepe dress from the late 30s, or early 1940s. I adore the body hugging fit and the slightly raised collar and cuffed sleeves. The sleeves are 3/4, and the skirt is a straight pencil style. Has a side metal zipper and there is a matching belt that is sewn on at either side. . Small to extra small, I'd say. No label.
$ 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".
$ 72.00This is a darling floral print cotton dress from the 1930s. Short sleeves with just a bit of pouf at the shoulder. Pleating at the skirt at the waist. Side snap and one hook and eye. Fun watercolor floral print of blues and yellows and browns on a light background. Mediumish size. No label.
$ 219.00Beyond beautiful black dress from the later 1940s, or early 1950s. Makes me think of a Black Swan. The most amazing bodice with a black velvet modesty panel across the bust and then black lace and velvet straps over the shoulders. The velvet carries all down the back to a bow at the waist and extra long ends hanging down the skirt. Just gorgeous! Almost a full circle skirt. Has metal zipper on the side. No label. A lovely larger size, and great for a taller girl too! Yay! It's just a hair too big for me or I'd have kept this one for sure.
$ 149.00Beautiful black rayon dress from the later 1940s, or early 1950s. Full circle skirt. Slightly blouse-y bodice with a neckline that's sewn in such a way as to make it look somewhat twisted. The shoulder straps tie so its nice and adjustable as far as length there goes. Has metal zipper on the side. No label. Probably a small to medium.
$ 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.
$ 219.00 - Sold OutOne of the most stunning dresses I've ever had in any of my various shops. Beautiful silvery grey lace over blush acetate lining. From the later 1940s, or early 1950s. Full circle skirt. There is a layer of grey tulle between the lace and the lining. Cross the heart bodice, short illusion sleeves, and illusion shoulders and upper back. Metal Zipper on the side. Thread loops for a belt, but no belt. No label. About a large medium, I'd say.
$ 46.00This is such a cute dress. Pink with white trim at sleeve cuffs and neckline and at the top of the hip pockets. Cute little white stitching is a nice touch too. This is from the later 40s or early 50s. Has a side metal zipper, and a snap at the front of the bodice where a modesty panel was added to give it a semi sailor look. Its linen, I believe, but doesn't wrinkle that much so probably a blend with something else. Label reads: None. A larger size too!
$ 129.00This stunner is a 1940s or 50s prom or party dress that looks like it could have been ( but wasn't) a ballerina's dress for Swan Lake. It was certainly inspired by it! Bodice is boned, and is strapless, and is covered in loosely gathered white tulle. Then those "wings" across the bust! To die. Beautifully studded with rhinestones or diamantes. Metal zipper on the side. I've shown this with a crinoline that's a bit short for it as I don't have a full length one, but imagine it with a full length! So lovely. Dress is white acetate with two layers of white tulle over it. Label reads: None. Small size, I'd say.
$ 75.00Beautiful vintage black ribbon dress circa late 1940s or early 1950s. Wiggle style with criss cross bands of narrow ribbon. Beautifully detailed neckline. Cap sleeves. darts at the bust and a few pleats at the waist. Small shoulder pads. Feels like a silk blend or rayon to me. Has a side metal zipper. Medium to smaller large size, I'd say. Unlined. No label.
$ 149.00This is a stunning party dress from the 1940s in black velvet. Has metal zipper on the side. Absolutely darling neckline and sleeves with scalloped edges. label reads: Betty Brief. Slightly dolman sleeve, small shoulder pads. This is either a silk or a rayon velvet, so soft!!! Thread loops for a belt but alas no belt. My trick is too use grosgrain ( or velvet) ribbon in whatever color you like to create a tie on belt! Probably a small to medium
$ 62.00This is a darling gingham print nylon dress from the 1940s. Super cute collar detail! A few small gathers at the skirt at the waist at either hip. Side metal zipper. A loop for a belt at both sides but alas, no belt. Medium size, I'd say. No label.
$ 135.00Beautiful classic vintage black crepe dress from the early 1940s. Simple and elegant style with that classic 1940s shape. So the wonderful design element here is that enormous bow at the hip, finishing off the band around the hips of faille. Its not really either a peplum or polonaise as its part of the actual main body of the dress instead of draping over it, but with that additional little row of loped fringe, it sort of looks like it. I adore the itty bitty little pointed collar, the fantastic looped fringe trim at the sleeve ends and again along the edge of the faille hip panel, and the two tiny pleats, well more like darts, at the center front and back of the skirt. Has a side metal zipper. Label reads: Kay Collier, Designs For Youth Medium to large size, I'd say.
$ 65.00Beautiful vintage black lace dress circa the 1940s. Wiggle style through the body opening up into a fishtail bottom, with inserts of black sheer silk-like rayon. The neckline is trimmed in ruffled, scalloped lace, the shoulder straps are about 1.5" wide and are lined with sheer mesh for more stability and strength, and there are darts at the bust. There are loops at the waist for a belt, but no belt. I thing a black velvet ribbon tied at the waist as a belt would be beautiful here. No closure, meant to pulled on. Small size, I'd say. Unlined so a slip would be in order unless you're quite a bit braver than I. No label but you can see the remains of where one once was.
$ 159.00 - Sold OutThis is a stunning party dress. Late 1930s, early 1940s black taffeta, sort of a moire, but an intersting oval pattern. Beautifully detailed neckline adorned with a perfect bow, pleating through the bust, and a full circle skirt ( or very close to full). There is a side metal zipper and loops for belt, though the belt is no longer with us. Short cap sleeves, slightly dolman. No label. A wonderful, feminine dress!
$ 96.00Beautiful vintage black rayon dress from the 1940s. This dress is as amazing in front as in back. There is a Peter pan collar, with smocking underneath that nd again at the waist, and then coffin pleating in between. Beautiful wide fitted waist then a loose pleated skirt. Short sleeves with more pleats in them. Then in back is a fun keyhole opening underneath the metal zipper at the back of the neck. You could stitch that up if you wanted, and indeed it may have been originally. But I like it so much as is so I left it. There is more pleating here in back as well. And to top it all off, this darling little loose buckled half belt! Small to medium size, I'd say. No label.
$ 68.00Beautiful vintage black rayon dress from the 1940s. This dress is as amazing in front as in back. The bodice is a shiny silky fabric that could actually have some silk in it, patterned with large spiral-ey circles. Short sleeves and dramatic shoulder pads. V neck and smocking at the shoulders. The skirt has four tiers separated with large horizontal pintucks. Then in back are fun pleats at the waist in the bodice and interesting panels from the waist getting wider as it goes down. Metal zipper at the side. Small size, I'd say. No label.
$ 99.00This is a stunning dress from the 1940s in black satin. It may be a silk satin, it feels like it to me, but I can't wear to it. Either way its very fine quality material. Has metal zipper on the side. Dolman capped sleeves with substantial shoulder pads. Smocking at the cleavage, and a fantastic bit of peplum in the front. No label. Thread loops for a belt but no belt alas. About a small I'd say.
$ 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.
$ 64.00Beautiful vintage black taffeta dress from the 1940s. Darling pearlized buttons down the front and cute pleating and matching buttons on the sleeves. But what makes this dress extra cool is that underneath the pearlized buttons, are four hidden buttons to help with getting in and out of the dress without sacrificing the charm of the many small buttons on the front. It also comes with a side metal zipper to make things even easier! Medium to large size.
$ 65.00Beautiful vintage black taffeta dress from the 1940s. Short sleeves with velvet pointed cuffs. Matching velvet trim round the V neckline with a modesty panel across the bust. Flirty pleated draping at one hip. Shoulder pads. Fantastic velvet belt with metal buckle. Side metal zipper. Large to extra large size, I'd say.
$ 89.00Black Velvet is so hard to photograph, I never seem to be able to do it justice. This dress is so gorgeous. Silk velvet in night black. Slightly empire waist with cross your heart neckline and a bow detail. On said bow there resides one wonderful rhinestone broach. This broach is missing a few stones, but its barely noticeable and simply adds to the overall charm of this dress. Or replace the broach altogether if you wish! In addition there are two hip pockets, so popular in the 40s! Side metal zipper. This is the softest, most wonderful dress, its the kind of dress you want to cuddle, just as much as wear. Medium Sized.
$ 69.00Pretty Spring floral dress from the 40s. The print on this is so fresh and pretty with its blue and purple flowers! Scoop neck, short dolman sleeves. This is a sheer nylon or rayon and would need a slip under it. Zipper on the side. Medium sized, I'd say. No label.
$ 59.00 - Sold OutLovely boucle knit dress from the 1940s. Above the wrist, blouse-y sleeves, shoulder pads, and a slightly blousey top. Feels like a rayon yarn perhaps. Not wool, its not itchy, might even be silk or a silk blend or cotton. Perfect for fall weather. Mustard yellow color. Pulls over the head and there is a zipper at the back of the neck. Unlined, no label. I'd say medium to large sized. Please see condition below.
$ 325.00Stunning 1940s wedding gown in a champagne / darker ivory satin. Absolutely beautiful! Short sleeves, shoulder pads, sweetheart neckline and princess seams, metal zipper on the side, and all these lovely flower appliques on the sleeves, bodice, down the front of the skirt and along the bottom front of the skirt. The satin on this is super soft. No label. Small size, I'd say.
$ 79.00 - Sold OutPerfectly perfect little summer sundress circa 1940s. Pretty pink and lavender checked print. Wonderful boxed pleats in the front of the skirt, and oh yes, it comes with a little short bolero jacket that buttons to the two buttons on the bodice of the dress. The dress has a side metal zipper, and wide spaghetti straps. Cotton, I believe, and medium-ish sized. No label. Such a cute dress.