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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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Late 1920s to Early 1930s Black Crepe Vintage Dress with Gold Embroidery SZ S

We have here an interesting transitional dress and  not the usual black crepe. I date this from the very early 30s, possibly even 1929 due to the easy waist, self tie to the back at the natural waist, and shaped hip flounce. The vestee front  has an asymmetric button placement while the un-embroidered bodice front  has buttons on the true center. The fabric is a black rayon crepe with machine embroidered old gold motifs with openwork centers. There is no lining, so a slip or skin will show through. There are no closures as this is a slide over the head dress.

Label: None

Size: Bust: 34”, Waist: 32”, Hips: 37”, Shoulders: 14”, Sleeves: 23”, CB Neck to Waist: 16”, Waist to Hem: 24”, Hem Sweep: 44”

Condition; Very Good, with no spots or stains or holes. The buttons have some wear and verdigris and the metallic thread has tarnished somewhat.

SOLD! 


Order #H893
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Era  Sequin Cloche Hat In Gold SZ S

I love this streamlined later 1920s hat. It’s an Art Deco era cloche completely covered in gold sequins. The  wonderful geometric pattern with chevrons, angles and bands is made by three different shades of shimmering gold sequins. The original lining is in place.  

Label: Frank R. Jelleff Inc. Paris New York

Size: Crown: 21.5“. No more than a 21.5” head.

Condition:  Exterior is excellent with the sequins intact. Lining has loss as shown. 

SOLD! 


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.

Price: $175


Order #MI651
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Black Sequin 1930s Vintage Evening Bolero Jacket with Floral Motifs SZ  S -M
MI651
A great little waist length jacket to dress up almost any top or dress. This 1930s bolero has flat black sequins overall, with five floral sprays in pink, blue, green and old gold spread over the fronts, back and short sleeves. The lining is a sheer netting. There are no closures.  

Label: None

Size: Bust: 38”, Shoulders: 15”, Sleeves: 9”, CB Neck to Waist: 15”

Condition: Excellent, and clean with sequins intact.

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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
1920s Vintage Black Beaded Net Tabard with Jet Cabochons and Fringe SZ M

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1920s Vintage Black Beaded Net Tabard with Jet Cabochons and Fringe SZ M

One of my recent happy finds. This mid 1920s black silk net tabard has open sides that are held together with large jet cabochons and two lower beaded straps at the hips. The jet cabochons are set on straps that also have wonderful, long beaded fringes with a chevron pattern. The bodice has large floral motifs with leaves in bugle beads and an allover linear background pattern that extends down to a deep border of flowers. A stunning garment. Is it wearable? Hard to say. The netting is fragile. It can be displayed. Possible worn with great care.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 36", Low Waist: 31", Hips: 40", Shoulders: 15", CB Neck to Hem: 22"

Condition: No stains. The shoulders have been reinforced with black lace (old work). There were losses at the shoulders and at the stress points at the hips were the cabochons straps are and these have been filled in with black cotton netting. We show close-ups of all these areas.

SOLD ON LAYAWAY! Price: $425
1930s Cream Cotton Eastern European Peasant Blouse with Blue Embroidery

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1930s Cream Cotton Eastern European Peasant Blouse with Blue Embroidery SZ S

The 1920s and 1930s saw a real vogue for Eastern European folk influenced garments. The craftsmanship on these pieces is always amazing. I think great blouse may be Hungarian. It’s all hand sewn in cream cotton with smocking and embroidery in blue and a dark bronze floss. The arm bands are pulled work. The neckline closes with snaps and there is a side closure as well. We show this with the closures on the right side rather than left as that places the embroidery band on the front. It works either way though. The long sleeves have smocked cuffs and the waist has a band of smocking as well.

Label: none

Size: Bust: full, Waist: 25", Shoulders: approx 14” - 15”, Sleeves: 26",
CB Neck to Waist: 16" - 17"

Condition: Excellent, with one very faint spot on the cuff. No holes.Some of the dark smocking thread were broken and have been restitched.

Price: $95

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