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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.

 Vintage 1920s Deep Brown Egyptian Assuit Shawl
Order #A570
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Vintage 1920s Deep Brown Egyptian Assuit Shawl

  These metal embroidered Assuit shawls are always a favorite. The weight of the metal embroidery on the cotton netting makes them drape beautifully. This one is deep with brown with three diamond motifs, small filler pieces and wheat geometric borders.

Label: none

Size: Width: 21", Length: 88".

Condition: excellent.

Price: $225
 Vintage 1920s Cream Egyptian Assuit Shawl
Order #A572
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Vintage 1920s Cream Egyptian Assuit Shawl

  These cream metal embroidered Assuit shawls are not as frequently found as the darker tones. The weight of the metal embroidery on the cotton netting makes them drape beautifully. This one is a light cream with a central seven diamond motif, and rows of brass ending at zigzag borders.

Label: none

Size: Width: 28", Length: 80".

Condition: no holes, but light soiling along fold line and a little dinginess.

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 Vintage 1920s Chocolate Egyptian Assuit Shawl
Order #A569
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Vintage 1920s Chocolate Brown Egyptian Assuit Shawl

These metal embroidered Assuit shawls are always a favorite. The weight of the metal embroidery on the cotton netting makes them drape beautifully. This one is deep chocolate brown with abstract geometric motifs, some reminiscent of houses and plant life.

Label: none

Size: Length: 78.5", Width: 25".

Condition: excellent, no holes or tarnish. Very bright metal with a lot of shine.

Price: $250
 Vintage 1930s Cream Silk and Lace Dress SZ S
Order #D2706
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Vintage 1930s Cream Silk and Lace Dress SZ S

This simple, unlined, mid 1930s dress appears to have been home sewn. It is a lightweight crepe de chine with lace yoke and sleeves. It has a loose fitting bodice, front skirt yoke and straight skirt with stitched down pleats that release at the knee level. The topstitching isn't the best, which is part of why I think it was home sewn.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 37", Waist: 28", Hips: 36", Shoulders: 16", CB Neck to Waist: 15", Waist to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: 56".

Condition: has been handwashed. There are some pinkish areas on the back bodice. The neckline binding has flaws as shown. This dress was a slip over the head with no placket or closure and as such was too narrow in the waist to fit over the shoulders of even my SZ 2 dress form. We have had a small placket in matching silk added at the left side with a waist hook and 2 snaps. If you want an all original dress, this would be easy to remove and re-stitch the side seam. No holes.

Price: $75
1930s Vintage White Rayon Gab Swing Back Suit SZ M
Order #D2701
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1930s Vintage White Rayon Gab Swing Back Suit SZ S/M

We just don't see these white rayon gabardine summer weight suits from the 1930s anymore. This one is wonderfully styled with a 1/2 belted swing back jacket with deep cuffs and patch pockets. The front button closure is a narrow double breasted set up with old gold metal buttons. There are no shoulder pads and it is unlined. The skirt closes with a side metal zipper and has a short split vent at the center front.

Label: remains of a "Tailored by" label.

Size: Jacket: Bust: 44", Waist: Belt is 27" to 30.5", Hips: Free, Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 24", CB Neck to Hem: 24".
Skirt: Waist: 26", Hips: 35", Waist to Hem: 27.5", Hem Sweep: 48".

Condition: Clean, no spots, no holes. The belt backing had dried out and broken up and has been replaced with white belt backing.

Price: $175
Ladies Vintage 1930s Blue Knit Swimsuit NRA Label
Order #MI689
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Ladies Vintage 1930s Blue Knit Swimsuit NRA Label SZ S

Love these 1930s knit bathing suits! This one is a combination blue and white knit with a heathered effect. The coordinated knit straps are blue, red and black. These are set in a X for the back, always a neat look. The suit has the typical short interior legs of the time. And with the NRA Blue Eagle label, it's easy to date to 1933 - 1935.

Label:Fine Sportwear made under the Knitted Outerwear Code Authority NRA

Size: Take Unstretched then stretched. Bust: 26" to 32", Waist:21" to 24", Hips: 28" to 34", Shoulder to Crotch: 28.25".

Condition: Clean. No stains. One area on the front where the blue fibers have broken, but the white have not. Suit has an overall, even fade. The trunks are brighter underneath the skirt.

Price: $100

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