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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 to the preview of shoulder pads on the eve of war.

1920s Embroidered Black Wool Vintage Dress in the Ethnic Style
Order #D2617
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1920s Embroidered Black Wool Vintage Dress in the Ethnic Style
SZ M/L

This wonderful mid 1920s black wool day dress has delightful embroidery in an ethnic – perhaps Balkan or Slavic, style. Each gold wool insert (there are 5 total) is piped in gold wool and set with dozens of silver metal buttons. The over sleeves have a matching vent at the back, over a black silk satin bishop undersleeve with cuff. The abstract embroidery is a machine stitched small chain stitch in coral and old gold metallic thread. The front closes with snaps under the buttons.   

Label: none

Size: Bust: 43”, Waist: 45”, Hips: 49”, Shoulders: 16”, Sleeves: 23”, CB Neck to Hem: 43”, Hem Sweep: 56”

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains.

SOLD!
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
1930s Vintage Black Chantilly Lace Evening Tunic Over Blouse Size S
Order #B397
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1930s Vintage Black Chantilly Lace Evening Tunic Over Blouse Size S

This charming 1930s lace over blouse or tunic would have been intended to be worn over a matching slip or coordinating evening dress for dinner. In the 1930s and 40s, dinner dresses were not as bare in the shoulder and arms as evening or ball gowns. The style was for a dress that looked good while seated at a dining table, which meant more attention and detail in the bodice than a dress with narrow straps could accomplish. Sometimes these dressy tunics were easily removable for a dance after dinner. This one wouldn’t have been. It’s a black Chantilly type lace with long sleeves and a dee flared peplum. The stand neckline closes with a self-tie and a row of functional metal buttons with tiny rhinestones and loops, while the skirt has a row of some buttons at the center front. The closure is on the side with snaps and a hook. There are wide crochet belt loops – a velvet or satin sash would look wonderful.

Label: None

Size: Bust: 35”, Waist: 26”, Hips: 38”, Shoulders:14”, Sleeves: 20.5”, CB Neck to Waist: 15.5”, Waist to Hem Front: 18”, Hem Sweep: 52”.

Condition: Lovely. All buttons present, lace in good condition, no stains or holes.

SOLD on Layaway Price: $127
Early 1920s Deep Cream Silk Satin and Art Deco Lace Vintage Dress
Order #D2581B
Early 1920s Deep Cream Silk Satin and Art Deco Lace Vintage Dress
SZ S


This early 1920s dress has a fantastic Art Deco silk lace skirt overlay with a silk satin bodice and underskirt. The matching sleeve panels are attached to a silk slip type underbodice. The lace is embellished on the skirt with gathered roundels of silk ribbon and on the sleeves with ribbon edging. The outer bodice is a tabard style with open sides and soft tucks. The skirt is gathered. Plus! This has the boned pannier hoops occasionally seen in the early 20s skirts. Side closures with hooks and snaps. There was a sash at one time- there are still some snaps for it at the side.We will include the silk teddy that came with the dress. It has lovely tatting lace at the neckline and tucks at the front and back bust.

Label: none
Size: Dress: Bust: 34”, Low Waist: 31”, Hips: Full, Shoulders: 14”, Shoulder Neck to Waist: 18” Waist to Hem: 30”, Hem Sweep: Lining 49”, Lace 80” Teddy: Bust: 36”, Hips: 44”, Full Girth: 71”, Shoulder to Hem: 32”.

Condition: Exterior is good, with a repair under the shoulder snaps that is hidden when fastened, a spot on the front bodice a shown. And two small holes where the sash was attached at the left side. The ribbon trim is deteriorating – there is shredding in several places. Plus, one spot and a hole as shown at the hem area of the lace skirt. The underskirt has a large, but very faint moisture ring type spot. This has been washed. The ribbon straps of the slip have losses and have been reinforced with silk.
The attendant silk teddy has replacement straps, and a large hand sewn backing where the silk tore at the hem of the body where it snaps onto the crotch straps. There are holes are as shown. But as it appears to have been original with the dress, we will include it.

Price: $110
 1920s Vintage Black Velvet & Moir้ Evening Dress Coat SZ S
Order #O450
1920s Vintage Black Velvet & Moir้ 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 moir้. 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 1930s Print Silk Chiffon Day Dress in Yellows, Red & Lavender
Order #D2570B
Vintage 1930s Print Silk Chiffon Day Dress in Yellows, Red & Lavender SZ S/M

The 1930s brought us the prettiest, softest chiffon dresses. This one has a charming floral pattern in red, aqua and lavender on a soft yellow ground. The dress has a caped collar with small ruffled edge, an easy fit waist, and a tired skirt. The top circular flounce is set on with a scalloped seam. The longer tier is full and softly gathered.   There are crocheted belt loops on the side, no belt. No closures. 

Label: none

Size: Bust: 37”, Waist: 30”, Hips: 40”, Shoulders: 14”, Shoulder to Waist: 15.5”, Shoulder to Hem: 45”, Hem Sweep: 196”

Condition: No Spots or stain, no holes. The sash is missing. A ribbon would be lovely. 

SOLD!
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 appliqu้s down the shirred bust to about knee length. Very effective. This is a nightclub performance dress if ever I saw one. These are fabric appliqu้s 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 appliqu้s are all hand sewn on.

Price: $165

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