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

Order #H903
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Vintage 1920s Rose Pink Crochet Boudoir Cap

I believe this charming piece to be a 1920s boudoir cap. It’s rose pink crochet with the best crochet baubles on the sides. Being all crochet net, it’s very soft and somewhat flexible in size.The edge finish is lovely scrolls.

Label:None

Size: Crown: 22”, stretches up to 23”.

Condition: Excellent, with no spots, holes or stains.

Price: $45

Vintage Wide Brim Straw Cloche with Painted Flowers and Chenille Work
Order #H914
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1920s Vintage Wide Brim Straw Cloche with Painted Flowers and Chenille Work SZ 22.75

 The variety of decoration on 1920s hats continues to amaze me. This one is a summer straw in golden tan with applied paper flowers, painted in black, gold and orange. These are tacked on, then enhance with straw braid and chenille in outlines and fill stitching. The band and bow are a toned silk faille. The original lining with label is hanging by a thread, but still there.

Label: Mary Ann Chicago

Size: Crown: 22.75”, Brim Overall: 14” x 12.75”

Condition: Exterior of the hat is Very Good, with a few missing pieces of braid in the outlines. The ribbon is in great shape as well. As mentioned, the silk lining is shattering and hanging by a thread, but as it carries the label, we have left it attached. The future owner could remove and save this, and a wearable lining added if so desired. It could also be worn without a lining.

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Vintage 1920s Pale Blue Beaded Silk Chiffon Dress SZ XS
Order #D2552
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Vintage 1920s Pale Blue Beaded Silk Chiffon Dress SZ XS

Love these later 1920s, tubular silhouette dresses. It’s all down to the beading on these. This very pale blue dress has silver, clear and mercury glass beads in both an overall honeycomb pattern and a squiggle pattern, with white beaded flowers with gold centers at the edges of the patterned areas. The beaded borders at the neckline and dagged hems are more uniformly silver, while the lower skirt tier is generally darker beads than the upper tier. The dress is lined in an ivory china silk. There are no closures, this is a slip on dress.

Label: none

Size:Bust: 32”, Low Waist: 32”, Hips: 36”, Shoulder to Low Waist: 21”, to Hem:38.25”, Hem Sweep: 36”

Condition: No holes, and hand washed. The color is pale and seems a bit washed out in some areas, but the color of the slip also affects the color, as does the double layer under the skirt tier. There are 5 faint pink spots as shown on the bodice, they are faint and tend to be near the white flowers. These are scattered about and are shown.

 Price:$195
Vintage Late 1920s Persimmon Silk Chiffon
Dress and Jacket SZ S
Order #D2550
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Vintage Late 1920s Persimmon Silk Chiffon Dress and Jacket SZ S

This late 1920s dress has a waistline that is almost back to a natural position. The sleeveless dress has a scoop neck, gently gathered waist, and skirt with horizontal pin tucking at the waist. The skirt has a curved seam to mimic a yoke, with a gathered drape on the curve and a straight handkerchief panel dropping from the vertical shirred line. This has a row of Mother of pearl dangles, the skirt has an underlap under the drapes.The matching over blouse has scalloped edges, a soft fold over collar and sleeves with a deep split flounce. There are no closures, this is a slip on dress.

Label: none

Size: Dress: Bust: 36”, Low Waist:36”, Hips:37”, Shoulder to Low Waist: 18”, to Hem: 38”. Hem Sweep: approx. 40".
Jacket: Bust: 36”, Shoulders: 13.5”, Sleeves: 20”, CB Neck to Hem: 17.5”

Condition: No stains, one small hole on left shoulder blade of dress as shown, and one 1/8” at right underarm. The picot type machine edging of the jacket scallops had many losses. Most of these have been re-stitched with a narrow machine zig zag. Please see close-ups.

Price: $125
Vintage 1920s Cellophane Cloche Hat in Pinks and Salmon SZ XS
Order #H905
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Vintage 1920s Cellophane Cloche Hat in Pinks and Salmon SZ XS

Tiny flowers of velvet discs, plus green stems and buds. These 1920s hats! The detail is wonderful. This late Teens, early 1920s cloche has a narrow brim with wide pink binding and a turn up back. The wide band is with stain and grosgrain ribbon with a stain turn up at the back. The crown is tucked down at center back as well. The original lining is in place, although it has losses. And the front is thoughtfully indicated on the lining.

Label:Tenne Hats Imported Paris New York

Size: Crown: 20.5”

Condition: Exterior of the hat is Excellent. The silk lining has shattering as shown.

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Vintage 1920s Ivory Cotton and Handmade Lace Dress SZ M/L
Order #D2566
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Vintage 1920s Ivory Cotton and Handmade Lace Dress SZ M/L

This mid-1920s dress in a sheer ivory cotton is so soft and summery. The cut is very simple of course, with a drooped waist and gathered skirt sides. The sleeves are open over the shoulders with crocheted cords across to the back. The lace panels are the stars of this dress. The felt gird is quite open, with small tatted corners. The floral appliquιs are corded linen. Plus there is net insertion at the joins. The self-fabric sash is tacked on in a few spots, but could be readjusted for a larger size with new tacks. There are no closures, this is a slip on dress.

Label: none

Size: Dress: Bust: 42”, Low Waist: 40”, Hips: 54”, Shoulders: 14“-15”, Shoulder to Low Waist: 21.5”, Shoulder to Hem: 45”, Hem Sweep: 64”

Condition: One small spot as shown. I see 2 small breaks to the filet ground. Lace on skirt has been mended, also shown. The sides have been taken in, although it was done in French seams to match the rest of the construction.

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Vintage Late 1930s Black Crepe Evening
Dress with Gold Sequins SZ M
Order #D2568
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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 appliquιs down the shirred bust to about knee length. Very effective. This is a nightclub performance dress if ever I saw one. These are fabric appliquιs 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 appliquιs are all hand sewn on.

Price: $195
Vintage Mid 1930s Dark Chocolate Brown
Velvet Dress SZ S/M

Order #D2560
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Vintage Mid 1930s Dark Chocolate Brown Velvet Dress SZ S/M
 
What a wonderful deep dark chocolate velvet. This mid-1930s dress was well thought out. The radiating cartridge pleats at the slightly raised neckline really take advantage of the natural highlights of the velvet pile. These release into ease for the bust. The theme is carried through at the Ύ length sleeves where the pleats release into a lovely bishop sleeve effect. These have elastic inside to snug them up to the arm as desired. The armhole is deep for a soft fit. The front skirt gore is set on with a typical 30s ‘V’ seam at the dropped waist seam. The back of the dress is fitted in at the waist with vertical darts. Closures include covered buttons and loops at the back neckline and a side placket with snaps and hooks.

Label: none

Size: Dress: Bust: 38”, Waist: 32”, Hips:39”, Shoulders: approx. 14”, Sleeves: 21”, Shoulder to Waist: 16.5”, CB Neck to Hem: 47”, Hem Sweep: 52”.

Condition: no spots or stains. A few light crushes to the pile. The elastic in the sleeves cuffs has been replaced.

Price: $135


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French Early 1930s Vintage Marabou Shoulder Capelet
SZ S/M


This little shrug/capelet/shoulder warp is so light! It weighs next to nothing. Can’t you see this with a bias silk gown and long opera gloves? The base is pink silk crepe with marabou and ostrich feathers hand sewn on. It closes with a single hook closure at the front neck line.

Label: Made in France

Size: Depth Center back: 12”, Shoulders: approx. 14.5”

Condition: very Good, with small stains ( shown) to the lining that do not show to the outside.

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1930s Vintage Cream Silk Bias Cut Evening Gown Dress

Order #D2526
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1930s Vintage Cream Silk Bias Cut Evening Gown Dress
SZ S


It's always a treat to find these slinky bias cut 1930s dresses. This one is a crinkle finish satin in cream. The dress has a cowl neckline, deep V back, trained hem, front seaming and darts, plus a back waist seam. The back bodice panels are lined in chiffon. There is s a lot of hand sewing on the garment. The bias cut skirt has seaming in a back V, with asymmetrical skirt seaming and a back godet. As you can see, the CB seam is off center.There are no closures as this is a slide over the head dress.

Label: None

Size: Bust: 33“- 35”, Waist: 24” - 26”, Hips: up to 36”, Shoulder to Waist: 16”, Shoulder to Hem Front: approx. 60” depending on size of hips , Waist to Hem Back 56”. Hem Sweep: 132”

Condition: Clean. There are two small spots on the left front bodice, one small hole as shown that fall sunder the cowl folds at the left front shoulder ( corsage pin holes?) and two small weak breaks in the skirt, all as shown.

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1920s Gold and Chocolate Felt Vintage Hat with Stunning Ostrich Plumes

Order #H889
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1920s Gold and Chocolate Felt Vintage Hat with Stunning Ostrich Plumes

This gorgeous hat dates from the very late Teens, say, 1918, to the early 1920s. It’s a sturdy, stiff golden orange felt with a deep crown and a chocolate brown fur felt brim with matching band. The plumes are ostrich, dyed to match the felt, and set on wires loops. The lining is matching silk satin.

Label: None

Size: Crown: 23” Brim overall: 15.5” X 14”

Condition: Excellent. No stains, holes or signs of wear except for minuscule moth divots. This hat appears unworn. This lining is silk with a piped oval tip, and is set in correctly for the period.

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