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1920s & 1930s Fashion
Welcome to the world of the 1920s and 30s, with beaded gowns, flapper dresses, cloches and both the Depression Era
glamour of bias cut 1930s evening dresses and the preview of shoulder pads on the eve of war.


1920s Silk and Lame Printed Vintage Stole Shawl
Order #A565
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1920s Silk and Lame Printed Vintage Stole Shawl

This is a 1920s stole – rectangular rather than square. It is fringed on all edges, though. The fabric is an oyster toned jacquard silk with gold lame leaf fronds woven throughout. Down the center of the stole runs a band of fronds printed in red, green and yellow. As you can see, the fringe is quite deep and hand knotted.

Label: none

Size: Width: 34“, Length: 52”, plus depth of fringe: 19”

Condition: There are two repairs. These are areas that were backed with a toned silk organza and the threads couched down. Both front and back of the areas are shown. The one near the hem edge is 5.5” long, the other is 10” up from the other end of the shawl and is 4” X 2.5” in an irregular shape. One long side of the shawl was hand sewn in a tuck to narrow the piece. This has been unpicked and steamed, but crease lines show. The fringe has been untangled and steamed, there are several thin tassels and as usual for this type of shawl, the fringe edges are a bit frayed.
A good piece for re-enactors or wear.

Price: $95
Vintage 1930s Black Lace Evening Dress SZ M
Order #2610
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Vintage 1930s Black Lace Evening Dress SZ M

This nicely sized 1930s black lace dress comes with an integral black crepe lining with matching lace hem band, so the pesky problem of finding a slip is solved. The lace is a lovely, soft rayon with an Art Deco pattern. The easy fit bodice has elbow length sleeves with shaped flounces, a loose belt with Art Deco rhinestone clasp, and a kerchief style fichu that ties center front and is weighted. This appears to be removable if you wish. The skirt is gathered on at the low hip. There are no side closures – this is a slip-on dress. 
Color note – this dress is very black; the photos have been lightened for detail. 

Label: none

Size: Bust: 38”, Low Waist: 35”, Hips: 42”, Shoulders: 15.5”, Sleeves: 17 at front”, CB Neck to low Waist: 18”, CB Neck to Hem: 55”, Hem Sweep of Slip: 58”

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains. One mend at center back of the skirt.  

Price: $175
1930s Vintage Black Lace Evening Dress SZ M
Order #D2612
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1930s Vintage Black Lace Evening Dress SZ M

This nicely sized 1930s black lace dress comes with an integral black crepe lining with matching lace hem band, so the pesky problem of finding a slip is solved. The lace is a lovely, soft rayon with an Art Deco pattern. The easy fit bodice has elbow length sleeves with shaped flounces, a loose belt with Art Deco rhinestone clasp, and a kerchief style fichu that ties center front and is weighted. This appears to be removable if you wish. The skirt is gathered on at the low hip. There are no side closures – this is a slip-on dress. Color note – this dress is very black; the photos have been lightened for detail.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 38”, Low Waist: 35”, Hips: 42”, Shoulders: 15.5”, Sleeves: 17 at front”, CB Neck to low Waist: 18”, CB Neck to Hem: 55”, Hem Sweep of Slip: 58”

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains.

Price: $175
 1920s Vintage Black Velvet & Moiré Evening Dress Coat SZ S
1920s Vintage Black Velvet & Moiré Evening Dress Coat SZ S

This lovely evening dress coat is lightweight in black velvet with a silk lining. The front panels, neck ties, cuffs and circular flounce are all in a rayon moiré. The sleeves are quite long with the added ribbon cuff, but wasn’t meant to be turned back as it is not lined and the seam would show. There are the typical 1920s back neck darts as shown. The construction on this is good, but most likely home or dressmaker made. 

Label: none

Size: Bust: 38”, Waist: 38”, Hips:38”, Shoulders: 14”, Sleeves: 26.5”, CB Neck to Hem: 41”, Hem Sweep: 114”
 
Condition: Excellent with No stains, holes, or signs of wear. 

Price: $145
Vintage Late 1930s Black Crepe Evening
Dress with Gold Sequins SZ M
Order #D2568
Vintage Late 1930s Black Crepe Evening Dress with Gold Sequins SZ M

This very late 1930s to early 1940s dress is a beauty in black crepe with a sweetheart neckline, fitted body and dropped waist seam. The skirt is gored with a tulip flare at the hem. But what you are looking at is the cascade of gold sequined and glass beaded appliqués down the shirred bust to about knee length. Very effective. This is a nightclub performance dress if ever I saw one. These are fabric appliqués with sequins and beads, and the fabric matches the dress crepe. These are all hand sewn onto the gown. The side closes with a metal zipper.
Label: none

Size: Dress: Bust: 38”, Waist: 30”, Hips: 38”, Shoulder to Waist: 16.5”, Shoulder to Hem: 62”, Hem Sweep: 138”.

Condition: no spots or stains. As mentioned the appliqués are all hand sewn on.

Price: $165

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