$ 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).
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 52.00Lovely khaki silk dress from the later 40s, possibly early 50s. Shirtwaist style with matching fabric covered buttons up the front and one snap at the waist. Stylized pockets at both left breast and right hip. Sleeves are wonderful cuffed, though I've shown them uncuffed here. Label reads: An Original by Alexanders of California. Hand Detailed"
$ 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.
$ 75.00Beautiful vintage black lace dress circa 1950s. Wiggle style with pretty opening at the neckline and a dramatic V back. Has a side metal zipper. Fully lined in what feels like a black rayon faille. Small size, I'd say. No label.
$ 52.00Perfect little black lace wiggle dress from the 1950s. Capp sleeves with the slightest touch of pouf at the shoulder. Fully lined in acetate. Metal zipper up the back. No label. About a small/medium.
$ 109.00Yes, THAT Gloria Swanson. She had a clothing line from 1951 to 1981. This is a perfectly perfect little summer sundress in brown and white gingham check with a matching little jacket from the very early 1950s. The dress is wiggle shape with a sweetheart neckline, no sleeves, side metal zipper and wonderful deep hip pockets embellished with soutache and diamantes. Thread loops for a belt but no belt. The jacket has short dolman cuffed sleeves, four matching fabric covered buttons, and more of that soutache and diamante trim round the collar. The front portion of the jacket's bodice is lined in solid brown but the back is unlined. There are little shoulder pads. Cotton, I believe and small-ish sized. Label reads: Gloria Swanson Original. Gosh, this is so cute!
$ 79.00Gorgeous navy blue dress circa very early 1950s, possibly later 40s. This dress would be fantastic for a taller woman. Simple, classic shape, long dolman sleeves with snaps at the cuffs, slightly bullet shape bust, high neckline with cute Peter Pan collar and just look at all that beading! Ok, now take a look at the skirt in back. The front of it is very simple but oh that back view! All those curved seams over the hips opening up into pleats, just wow! There is a metal zipper up the back to the waist, the fabric covered buttons all up the back, and snaps right at the back of the neck. Thread loops for a belt, but no belt. No label though there was one once, you can see the left over bits of it. In the medium range I'd say, and again, seems quite long all over so good for a taller girl.
$ 38.00Fun black cocktail dress from about the 1950s. Wiggle dress style, sleeveless, with a scoop neck in front and lower V neck in back. Cummerbund style detailing at the slightly empired waist, and then a lovely big bow in back! Has metal zipper down the back. No designer label though there are the remains of a faded Lot # label. Id say this is in the small range. Please read condition below.
$ 59.00Darling peach and white Polkadot dress from the 1950s. Easy fitting blousy top, pencil style skirt, short sleeves. Large size heading towards extra large. I believe this is a rayon or similar. Label reads: Forever Young By Puritan.
$ 56.00Fantastic 50s-60s party dress in sky blue silk satin. Wide satin bow at the waist in back. Metal zipper. Small size, too small for my dress form so I pinned it on.
$ 75.00Super pretty 1950s dress in a brown and tan novelty flower print. Fabric feels like a lightweight cozy poly flannel, very soft. A dramatic box pleat on the back of the skirt from the bottom of the zipper down and check out that interesting flipped up flounce at the hip, its like an upside down peplum or something! Cute! The skirt and bodice are lined, the sleeves are not. No label. Probably about a medium.
$ 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.
$ 59.00Fantastic 50s-60s cocktail dress in sky blue silk Asian inspired satin. Boat neck, wiggle shape, dolman sleeves. Metal zipper down the back. Fits about like a modern size 4-6.
$ 68.00Stunning white crepe dress with beading and sequins from the 1960s. Would make a fantastic wedding dress, but is equally perfect for any cocktail or dressy event. Cute little bows at either side of the waist, metal zipper up the back, sleeveless. The sequins and beads make the shapes of flowers up the bodice. There are string belt loops but no belt. No label.