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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.



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1920s Vintage Grand Black Satin Beaded Dress in White and Silver SZ M/L

A killer dress in black satin and a good size! We don’t see these too often anymore. This 1920s dress is beaded in a grand pattern of white and clear glass rocailles and old mercury silver bugle beads. The hem is dagged, and there is shirring under the beaded shoulder appliquιs. It is a heavy dress - the beading is extensive and solid. The cut is very straight, with next to no waist or hip definition.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 44”, Hips: 46”, Shoulders: 16.5”,Shoulder to Hip: 24”, Shoulder to Hem: 42”, Hem Sweep: 50”

Condition: Excellent, with no holes or stresses and the beading is intact. There is some lightening of the black color to brown at the center front neckline as is shown.

SOLD!


Order #O441
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1920s Vintage Faux Fur Coat with Fur Collar SZ S

This rich coat has the best faux fur with a sleek, light reflective texture. The collar is real fur. The cut is very 1920s, with a high button and loop closure at the neck, and two more button and buttonhole closures at the low waist. The buttons are mottled plastic, most likely Bakelite. The sleeves have intricate seaming as shown and another button at forearm. The shoulders seem a bit narrow.

Label: John Grisdale Ltd. York & Darlington Coats-Furs-Gowns

Size: Bust: 41”, Low Waist: 38“, Hips: 42”, Shoulders: 15”, Sleeves: 24”, CB Neck to Hem: 44”, Hem Sweep: 58”

Condition: Coat Excellent, with no holes or stresses. The fur collar has a stiff area at the center back - shown in a close-up and above and to the left of the dark area in the photos.

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Order #D2553
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1920s Vintage Pink Chiffon Beaded Party Flapper Dress SZ S

It’s so great to find a beaded chiffon dress all in one piece! And in a color. This party dress is a sheer pink chiffon with symmetrical beading of mercury silver bugle beads, white glass rocailles and small silver rocailles. The sleeves are edged with twists of glass beads, and the bugle beads are used to create borders at the armholes ( which are also piped), waist and zigzag hem. This gives the dress a ‘tank ‘ appearance. The sleeves match , but may have been a later element of the design.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 35”, Waist: 32”, Hips: 36”, Shoulders: 14.5”, CB Neck to Low Waist: 20”, CB neck to Hem: 37”, Hem Sweep: 122”

Condition: Small stain at CF neckline as shown, one small hole at left front shoulder as shown, and small smudge at left sleeve hem. Solid with no hanger stress.

SOLD!


Order #O443
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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.

Price: $105


Order #D2551
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1920s Vintage Cream Satin Evening or Wedding Dress SZ S/M

Is this a wedding dress? Possibly. The long sleeves might indicate that. The look is great though -long soft, scrunched sleeves, simple bodice and lots of skirt. There are three elements to the skirt: 2 curved tiers set on the left side, and then a shaped and asymmetric lower skirt with a deep hem drape. There are no closures. The wrists do have a snap. Neckline and sleeve hems are bound with the matching satin.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 37”, Waist: 36”, Hips: 38”, Shoulders: 16”, Sleeves: 26”,CB Neck to Low Waist: 21”, CB neck to Hem: 42”, Hem Sweep: approx. 80”

Condition: Excellent, with no holes or stresses. The fabric has storage creases, we have steamed this.

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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.

RESERVED Price: $175
1920s Gold and Chocolate Felt Vintage Hat with Stunning Ostrich Plumes

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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.

Price: $116

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