I have a soft heart. Once in a while I find something I can't pass up, even though it has what I consider an issue that makes it not quite right to show with my regular merchandise. But as I said, I'm a softie and I still hope I can find great homes for these treasures. This section lists these finds at wonderfully low prices. Perfect for that one time only wear, or as a costume or to be upcycled.
All items in this section are final sale.
$ 18.00Fitted cropped top from the 50s, just dripping sequins in a fantastic S line pattern with interchanging soutache ribbon in between. Sleeveless, scoop neck. Completely covered in sequins. Fully lined in acetate or rayon. Remarkably light weight and flexible. Metal Zipper up the back.
$ 25.00 - Sold OutPretty little step in from the 1920s. Blush peach chiffon trimmed in ivory lace and peach silk ribbon. There are silk ribbon shoulder straps and matching lace panels at either hip as well. This seems to me like a mediumish size. Please see condition below as this 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.
$ 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.
$ 15.00 - Sold OutPretty blush pink slip circa 1940s. Wider shoulder straps, dropped waist, interesting seams at the diagonal down the torso in front. No label. Larger size. This darling does have some issues, please read below
$ 35.00 - Sold OutPretty black chiffon dress circa 1940s. Meant originally to be worn over another layer obviously. Covered buttons all up the front and a sweeping skirt with lace inserts. So pretty. Medium size, I'd say. Please see condition below as this has some issues.
$ 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.
$ 12.00Cute black lace pencil skirt circa 1950sblack metal zipper down the back with one button at top. It is too small for my dress form so I just pinned it in back as you can see in the photos. There is no label. Fully lined. Extra small size, I'd say.
$ 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.
$ 15.00Fancy gold damask shirtwaist style dress circa 1950s. Five covered buttons up the front and a metal zipper. Pretty tie bow at the neck. Long sleeves with three buttons at the cuffs. The fabric feels like it could have some silk in it but I don't think it's 100% silk. Bodice is lined. No label, probably in the medium size range.
$ 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.
$ 20.00Pretty peacock blue maxi dress form the 60s. Chiffon over a satin lining which is itself lined in something that feels like a light rayon or possibly silk blend. Sleeveless, higher scooped neck and slightly lower back. Buttons up the back. There is a zipper up the back on the lining and then little buttons up the back on the chiffon. In the photo the zipper on the lining is undone. No label. Small to medium I'd say. Please see condition below.
Good vintage condition. The satin layer is actually in great condition, the only thing I've been able to spot on that is a faint watermark on the skirt and some minor color fade and a small amount ( maybe an inch long) of disintegration in the armpits. One could open up those armpits and make them a little bigger, cutting out the damaged bit completely. The chiffon is another story unfortunately. Its falling apart in several places, and the rest has faded areas. I think I'd just remove it entirely and maybe recycle the good parts of it for something else. The satin in this would make a lovely dress on its own. Also, the zipper on this dress needs to be repaired. Priced accordingly and why its in my Scratch and Dent section and as is.
Measurements when lying flat. Doubled at bust and waist.
Armpit to armpit across bust: 35"
Shoulder to Waist: 16"
Shoulder to bottom hem: 57"
Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected. Please feel free to convo me with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.
$ 20.00 - Sold OutFun nylon dress from the 60s in olive green with a vaguely horseshoe pattern of blue, dark green and white. Metal zipper down the back, no label. Big fun collar and bodice detail. 3/4 sleeves. Plus size ( its pinned to my dress form).
$ 14.00Orange Sherbet Colored gabardine jacket. Swing shape. 3/4 sleeves, pearlized oversize buttons and two pockets. Would make a great maternity jacket, though I' not aware that this was its initial intended use. Would also be cute over skinny jeans and boots. label reads: Aquarius MFG California.
$ 20.00Cute sunny yellow mod dress from the 60s. 3/4 length chiffon sleeves, and starburst beads scattered across the front. Metal zipper up the back. Sheath shape. I think this is a heavier cotton or cotton blend.