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1940s & 1950s Fashion
In our most popular department we show 1940s wartime fashions, from wool suits to crepe evening gowns, 
plus the ever popular post war New Look full skirt silhouette that showed such long lasting influence through the 50s.

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Vintage 1950s Black Wool Suit by Lord & Taylor SZ S

This super tailored suit is a smooth finish deep black wool. The jacket has a fly front closure with hidden buttons and is very tailored with a nipped in waist. The skirt has two tiers with a matching front detail to the fly on the jacket. This is a well-made, structure, winter weight suit. The jacket is lined in black crepe. Skirt closes with side metal zipper. 

Label: Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue

Size: Jacket: Bust: 36", Waist: 27", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 22", CB Neck to Waist: 15", to Hem 22".  
Skirt: Waist: 25", Hips: 37", Waist to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: 42".

Condition: The hidden buttons have been replaced and there is one 1/16" moth hole on the skirt at the side back, upper tier.

Price: $99  
Order #B404
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Vintage 1930-1940s Gold Sequined Black Crepe Blouse SZ S

This late 1930s, early 1940s black rayon crepe over blouse, (or blouse with deep cleavage), has a wide midriff waist with Rouleau and button closures, wrist length fitted sleeves and deep armceyes. Plus, gold beads and sequins lavishly placed at the front neckline and over the shoulders as long epaulettes. It's a very graphic design. this once probably matched a formal crepe dress. 

Label: none

Size:  Bust: 34", Waist: 27", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 21", CB Neck to Waist: 13.5", to Hem 17".  

Condition: No holes, stains or mends. 

SOLD!
 
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Vintage 1950s Pale Peach Cashmere Cardigan by Ballantyne SZ S

Ballantyne of Peebles made very nice cashmere cardigans. This one is a pale peach with white buttons, a wide ribbed midriff waist and 7/8 sleeves with turn back cuffs. The armholes are fully fashioned. 

Label: Ballantyne of Peebles 100% Pure Cashmere Made in Scotland

Size:  Measured flat and un-stretched. Bust: 34", Waist: 23", Shoulders: 13.5", Sleeves: 20", CB Neck to Waist: 19". 

Condition: No holes, stains. There are three mends. The largest is shown. 

Price: $42  

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Vintage 1950s Tailored Black Wool Jacket by Irene Lentz SZ S

Irene Lentz's jackets have the best tailoring. This black wool suit jacket (no skirt) has an extremely wide lapel and collar that almost covers a lovely welted breast pocket on the right side. The buttons are covered with tiny bound buttonholes. And the jacket is nipped in with darts. Shoulder pads, of course. And hem weights.  Those front hip pockets? The right one is somewhat standard and ends in the dart. The left one? This one is an open welted slit, set higher on the hip than the right. It's not a pocket, and the lining on the back is fully finished. Perhaps a slot for a scarf? Or hankie? What you see in the photos is the fabric of an unrelated skirt. The jacket is fully lined in black silk.

Label: Irene exclusively for L.S. Ayres and Co. 

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 27", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 20", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", to Hem 23".

Condition: No holes, stains or mends. 

Price: $135  
Order #D2644
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Vintage 1950s Tailored Blue Silk Blend Suit by Irene Lentz SZ S

I am so happy to have these Irene pieces to offer. This navy blue silk/wool suit has the decorative buttons Irene was known for, plus curved darts, curved pockets with a coordinating curved hem and welt pockets. The sleeve cuffs are curved at the back to echo the rounded lapel revers. The back has a waist seam that matches up to the curved darts and a center vent. And there are hem weights. The skirt has a hand set metal zipper and waist tucks. The feature buttons are navy blue crowns with gold coiled rims. The jacket is fully lined in black silk.

Label: Irene Exclusively for L.S. Ayres and Co

Size:  Bust: 37", Waist: 26", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 18.5", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", to Hem 23.25". 
Skirt: Waist: 24", Hips: 36.5", Waist to Hem: 24.25", Hem Sweep: 37". 

Condition: No holes, stains or mends. The skirt had been let out in at the sides, and this has been restored, including the hand set zipper. The hem has new hem tape. Freshly cleaned.   

Price: $265
 
Order #D2645
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Vintage 1950s Tailored Plaid Wool Suit by Irene Lentz SZ S

Irene Lentz's suits have the best tailored details. This muted green, grey and rose plaid suit has mitered side front insets rather than darts or princess seams. Very clever and it's very difficult to achieve this the matching pattern. The collar is also unusual. The jacket fastens with 8 small buttons and bound buttonholes. And there's a back vent. It is lined in dark grey crepe de chine. The skirt has 4 small waist tucks at the front, a hand set side metal zipper and a very deep back vent return hung off a partial lining. 

Label: Irene and L.S. Ayres and Co. Indianapolis

Size: Bust: 36.5", Waist: 28", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves with cuffs: 20.5", CB Neck to Waist: 16.5", to Hem: 24.5".
Skirt: Waist: 25", Hips: 38", Waist to Hem: 26", Hem Sweep: 40".

Condition: No holes, stains or mends. Freshly cleaned.  

Price: $275
Order #D2630
1940s Vintage 2 Tone Grey Wool Suit SZ M

This sleek late 1940s exhibits a wonderful use of both a contrast yoke and a curved nifty applique. The tailored jacket has a fold over collar and yoke with appliqued finish front and back. The shoulders are padded and the two-piece sleeves have slim cuffs. The waist is fitted with triple darts and has slightly stand away pockets. The front closes with buttons and bound buttonholes. This is lined in crepe de chine. The skirt is straight with a back-kick vent and a side metal zipper.

Label: Imported Fabric Made in Great Britain
 
Size: Jacket: Bust: 39", Waist: 30", Shoulders: 17", Sleeves: 24.5", CB Neck to Waist: 16.5", Neck to Hem: 25".
Skirt: Waist: 26.5", Hips: 40", Waist to Hem: 28.5", Hem Sweep: 47".

Condition: The jacket has three rewoven moth holes: one on the right shoulder front as shown, two on the right undersleeve near the bicep, also shown. No stains or spots.

Price: $165
1940s Vintage Red White and Blue Plaid Taffeta Party Dress
Order #D2631
1940s Vintage Red White and Blue Plaid Taffeta Party Dress SZ XS

A festive dress, this rayon taffeta party dress is red, white and blue plaid with a gathered skirt yoke and gathered skirt, both set off by large matching cording. The darted bodice has a square neckline and small cap sleeves. I rather like the mitered effect at the corner of the neckline. Side metal zipper to close.
Label: none
Size: Bust: 33", Waist: 25.5", Hips: Free, Shoulders: approx. 14.5"-15", CB Neck to Waist: 15", Waist to Hem: 40.75", Hem Sweep: 163".

Condition: No spots, stains or holes.

Price: $79
1950s Vintage Davidow Wool Suit in Brown Tweed
Order #D2138
1950s Vintage Davidow Wool Suit in Brown Tweed SZ S

Another one from my personal stash. This suit is a Davidow in brown wool tweed. With matching belt. The jacket has a button front in the patented Davidow system, meaning it's not lined along the button section for less bulk on the front of the body. The jacket hem has small curved vents at the side fronts and back darts. The front has two standing welt breast pockets and a Peter pan collar. The sleeves end in button vents. The skirt is straight with a side metal zipper. The narrow belt is covered to match, the jacket lining is crepe de chine as is the partial skirt lining. Side metal zipper on the skirt.  

Label: Davidow London Paris New York, ILGWU Label 1955-1963. 

Size: Jacket: Bust: 38", Waist: 32", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 19", CB Neck to Waist: 16.5", to Hem: 19".
Skirt: Waist: 28", Hips: 40", Waist to Hem: 23.5", Hem Sweep: 45"

Condition: Clean, no spots or stains or holes. There is a tiny mend at the sleeve cap, the leather belt backing has breaks at the belt holes as shown, and the lining has color lightening at the armhole. The skirt was let out to this size.

Price:$99
1950s Vintage White Dress with Caribbean Calypso Novelty Embroidery
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1950s Vintage White Dress with Caribbean Calypso Novelty Embroidery SZ S/M

One more from my personal stash. This shirtwaist style summer dress is white rayon in a linen weave with full covered button front and gently eased skirt. The front is fully decorated with bands of brightly colored embroidered Jamaican/Barbadian? Calypso musicians and palm trees. The bands are framed with pulled work. It's a wonderful summer dress. I show it with a modern red patent belt that will be included.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 37", Waist:31", Hips: 45", Shoulders: 15.5", CB Neck to Waist: 15.75", Waist to Hem: 23", Hem Sweep: 50"

Condition: Clean, no spots or stains or holes. This has been altered to let out the sides seams. There is a slight trace of the crease still.

Price: $125
1950s Vintage Brown and Black Plaid Dress and Jacket Set
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1950s Vintage Brown and Black Plaid Dress and Jacket Set SZ M

This lightweight shirt sleeved dress with matching shirt jacket and belt is in a brown and black small-scale window pane plaid.  The jacket fronts and collar are finished with a black braid to coordinate with the black buttons. The jacket sleeves are kimono cut as are the short dress sleeves. The dress hem has a kick pleat and there is a center back metal zipper to close. 
 
Label: Carriage Trade Hyde Park Cincinnati

Size: Dress: Bust: 40", Waist: 28", Hips: 40", Shoulders: approx. 15.5", CB Neck to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 27", Hem Sweep: 46"
Jacket: Bust: 40", Waist: 30", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 17.65", Back Neck to Waist: 17", to Hem 20".

Condition: Clean, no spots or stains or holes.

Price: $55
1950s Vintage Green Taffeta Party Dress
Order #D2624
1950s Vintage Green Taffeta Party Dress SZ S
This full skirted rayon acetate taffeta dress has a smooth front with pleated sides and back. The square neckline has a tucked finish at the front. The wide straps become a back collar and ride over narrow straps that keep the dress up. There is a net underskirt, although we do show this over a small crinoline. The back features the wide panels and a large bow, flat bow. This closes with a center back metal zipper.

Label: none

Size: Dress: Bust: 35", Waist: 26", Hips: Free, Shoulder to Waist: 17.5", Waist to Hem: 27.5", Hem Sweep: Very full.

Condition: Clean, no spots or stains. There is a wear spot at the side waist as shown, as well as some stress pulling at the waist seams. We have given this dress a good steam, but a professional press would be in order.

Price: $55
  
Order #D2620
1950s Vintage Rose Pink Satin and Net Party Dress by Perullo David Hart SZ S

This highly detailed satin and net party dress is lovely. The neckline and overskirt edges are scalloped, the back skirt is tiers of net, the waist seam is piped, and the stains is machine embroidered in metallic pink and cream, And there's a taffeta lining with horsehair braid on the hem. The fitted bodice has an off the shoulder neckline and boning at the side fronts and side back. David Hart was apparently a maker of dance and party dresses from the late 40 to early 60s. 

Label: Perullo David Hart

Size: Dress: Bust: 36", Waist: 26", Hips: Free, Shoulder to Waist: 16.5", Waist to Hem: Front: 31", Back: 33". Hem Sweep: Very Full

Condition: Dry-cleaned, no holes. There are two areas of tan small spots as shown on the sides of the overskirt.These fall into the folds. There is a discreet mend at the right armhole as shown.

Price: $185
1950s Cream Lace Party or Cocktail Dress
Order #D2622
1950s Cream Lace Party or Cocktail Dress SZ S

This late 1950s - early 60s party dress is a deep cream cotton lace over taffeta with a satin sash. The bodice is fitted with kimono cut sleeves, and a bateau neckline that dips at the back. The flared skirt is gored with a full taffeta lining. The sash has a crossover tie at the front, but hooks at the back. Center back metal zipper to close.

Labels: An Original Jr. Theme New York. ILGWU label 1955-1963.
 
Size: Dress: Bust: 34", Waist: 25", Hips: approx. 48", CB Neck to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: Front 22.5", Back: 24.5". Hem Sweep: 108"

Condition: No spots or holes. The taffeta lining had hung out extensively, so the dress was re-hemmed to the length of the lace.  

Price: $65
1950s Vintage Black Velvet and Silk Cocktail Party Dress by Suzy Perette SZ S
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1950s Vintage Black Velvet and Silk Cocktail Party Dress by Suzy Perette SZ S

This chic LBD is a 1950s Suzy Perette. The front is deceptively simple, with a black velvet fitted torso and an apron front over a silk underskirt. At the sides, the apron front ends, to show a back with black velvet skirt and black silk draped in a V shape with tucks and a large bow. The understructure is gran, with stiffening and a net crinoline. The front has narrow shoulder straps that widen at the top and go into extended shoulder line back. Center back metal zipper to close. 
Please note that this is a tad long waisted for my mannequin. 

Label: Suzy Perette

Size:  Bust: 34", Waist: 26", Hips: Full, Shoulder to Waist: 17", Front Waist to Hem: 24", Back Shoulder to Hem: 42", Hem Sweep: 64"

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains. 

Price: $149
1950s Vintage Pink and Watermelon Print Cotton Party Dress SZ S
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1950s Vintage Pink and Watermelon Print Cotton Party Dress SZ S

This charming dress in a sweet, soft cotton print has a lovely bateau neckline and a deep V back. The soft, cap sleeve bodice has a wide, attached wrap sash. We wrapped it twice around the waist, but it would also do well tied once and the long ends hanging. The long, full skirt has loads of tiny knife pleats at the waist. Center back metal zipper to close. 

Label: A five-thirty p.m. fashion

Size: Bust: 38", Waist: 27", Hips: Full, Shoulders: 15 1/2"- 16", Shoulder to Waist: 17", Waist to Hem: 30.5", Hem Sweep: 117"

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains.

Price: $95
Vintage 1950s White, Blue and Purple Floral Rayon Summer Day Dress SZ M
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Vintage 1950s White, Blue and Purple Floral Rayon Summer Day Dress SZ M

This home sewn dress is in linen weave that I believe to be a rayon blend. It has been interlined with a white batiste throughout. The floral is very perky turquoise, blue, olive green and purple flowers on a crisp white ground. The neckline is a scoop. The dress is cut without a waist seam on the front and back panels, and with a waist seam at the side fronts and backs. Here there is a waist seam and darts in the skirt panels. These is a nice flare to the hem. Center back metal zipper to close. As I mentioned this was home sewn. Apparently, they ran just short of fabric at the underarm seams of the sleeves, and whipped down the raw edges to the interlining to just butt at the seam. Also, they didn't like the low scoop of the back neckline, and mounted on an inset there prior to setting in the zipper. 

Label: none

Size: Bust: 37", Waist: 32", Shoulders: 15.5", Shoulder to Waist: 16", Hips: 47", Shoulder to Hem: 41", Hem Sweep: 62".

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains. There are two straps of matching fabric left from the making, and these will be included. Perhaps enough for a belt? Or two side belts? 

Price: $39
 Vintage 1950s Pink Knit Dress and Jacket Set by Barbara Carol
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Vintage 1950s Pink Knit Dress and Jacket Set by Barbara Carol
SZ S/M

This is a 2-piece set with sweater/jacket and dress. There is no belt. Both the bolero jacket and the dress have fancy knit borders: at the dress neckline, jacket collar, and both sets of sleeve hems. The skirt of the dress has knit in accordion pleats. The dress slips on, the bolero has small rhinestone buttons.

Label: Barbara Carol New York 100% Wool

Size: Measurements taken flat and un-stretched. Dress: Bust: 34", Waist: 27", Hips: 35", Shoulders: approx.15.5", Shoulder to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 27.5", Hem Sweep: 50"
Jacket: Bust: 34", Waist: 26", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 16.5", CB Neck to Hem: 18".

Condition: Very Good, No holes. One mend in the jacket right next to the buttonhole as shown. 

Price: $99
 Vintage 1950s Blue Print Bathing Swimsuit or Romper
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Vintage 1950s Blue Print Bathing Swimsuit or Romper by 
Rose Marie Reid SZ S

This is so cool. I like the blue, white, yellow and very pale pink batik style print very much. It's a Rose Marie Reid swimsuit, too. The bodice is darted to fit with horizontal center bust darts, boned seams over the bist, double spaghetti straps and elasticized side back panels to hug the body. The short style bottom has an internal lining that snugs to the legs with elastic. The back closes with a zipper.

Label: Rose Marie Reid Everglaze Easy Care Fabric

Size: Bust: 32 - 34", Waist: 24" - 26", Hips: 38", Shoulder to Waist: 15"-16.5", Outseam: 12", Half Girth : 28.5"
Condition: Excellent. Clean, no holes, no stains.

Price: $85
1940s Black Wool Belted Vintage Coat SZ S/M
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1940s Black Wool Belted Vintage Coat SZ S/M

This stylish 1940s coat come from a nice old Louisville ladies shop. The coat has a self-belt with covered buckle, padded shoulders, and horizontal tucks across the front bodice and yoke line. The coat closes with old silver and gold rhinestone buttons. The fronts of the skirt has gathers at the sf, the back is gores. This is lined in black crepe.  

Label: Fleischer's Syracuse, NY Louisville, KY

Size: Bust: 40", Waist:28", Hips: 42", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 24.5", CB Neck to Waist: 18", Neck to Hem: 41", Hem Sweep: 66".

Condition: Cleaned and ready to wear, no holes or stains. There are 2 rhinestones missing from the buttons. 

Price: $105
1940s Blue, White and Rust Rayon Print Chiffon Vintage Dress SZ S/M
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1940s Blue, White and Rust Rayon Print Chiffon Vintage Dress SZ S/M

This wonderful rayon chiffon day dress from the 1940s has 2 tone windowpane plaid overlaid on a fine black and white fern and berries print. The bodice is softly fitted with waist shirring, cap sleeves, and button and loop packet (glass buttons!). the skirt is gathered at the front and gored at the back. Side metal zipper to close. The slate blue and rust grosgrain belt may not be original to the dress, but it from the same estate. 

 Label: A ToniKaren

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 26", Hips: 54", Shoulders: 15.5", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", Waist to Hem: 24". Hem Sweep: 68".  

Condition: Cleaned and ready to wear, no holes, two faint spots on the bodice as shown. Wear to the buckle as shown.

Price: $64
1940s Blue, White and Rust Rayon Novelty Aztec Print Vintage Dress SZ S/M
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1940s Blue, White and Rust Rayon Novelty Aztec Print Vintage Dress SZ S/M

This wonderful rayon novelty print day dress from the 1940s has a bold print with slate blue and rust abstract shape and Aztec or Inca? Inspired black line drawings on an ivory ground. It's a wonderful print. The short sleeve top and a button front with pleated peter pan collar. The soft skirt is gathered at the front and gored at the back. Side metal zipper to close. There are flanges at the shoulders and tucks at the waist for bust line fullness.  The black faille belt is not original, but comes from the same estate. 

Label: Styled by Lynbrook

Size: Bust: 38", Waist: 26", Hips: 48", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 6", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", Waist to Hem: 28". Hem Sweep:68".  

Condition: Cleaned and ready to wear. There is a period darned mend and some small spots as shown in close-ups. The Collar has been flipped as there is wear on the unseen lining underneath.    

Price: $68
 Vintage 1940s Black Wool Swing Jacket SZ M
Vintage 1940s Black Wool Swing Jacket SZ M

This big shoulder swing jacket from the 1940s in black wool has a generously cut back, wide cuffed sleeves, and long point collar with a one button closure. The princess line front is cut with a scalloped seam that gives it the appearance of a shoulder yoke. The front standing welt pockets are cut on the slant. This is fully lined. Younger's was a fine old Louisville store that carried coats and furs. 
 
Label: Younger's est.1911 Louisville, KY.

Size: Bust: 42", Waist: 56", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 25", CB Neck to Hem: 28.5". Hem Sweep: 56". 

Condition: Cleaned and ready to wear. No holes or stains.   
   
Price: $76 
1950s Vintage Black Crepe and Lace Wiggle Dress
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1950s Vintage Black Crepe and Lace Wiggle Dress Size S

This dress will fit like a glove! The bodice and sleeves are bands of crepe and l black Chantilly lace/ The band across the bust is lined in blush, the rest are backed with black netting. The under bust is defined with a black velvet bow. The crepe bands on the sleeves and bodice are pin tucked for texture. The midriff and skirt are black crepe and are molded to the figure. There is a thin lining and a back-kick pleat. Side metal zipper to close.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 27", Hips: 36", Shoulders: 14.75", Sleeves: 18", Shoulder to Waist: 16.5", Shoulder to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: 42".

Condition: No holes in the crepe. There are a few small breaks in the net of the lace that are still backed by the net under lining. There is an old repair to the lace on the outside of one sleeves.

Price: $52
1950s Blue and Green Print Vintage Silk Day Dress
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1950s Blue and Green Print Vintage Silk Day Dress SZ S

I love this fabric. What a grand abstract print in blue, green, black and white. This dress has a very unusual cut. Very. The sweetheart neckline is caught with a large scarf like tie. And then below that, there are two more ties and cutouts that expose the midriff. These ties seem to be removable if you want bare skin there. Or you can leave them and have a lot of flowing fabric as shown. The bodice has a dropped waist. The sleeves are below elbow, and the skirt is draped at the front with a front swing, plus pleats and flare at the center back. The dress closes with a metal zipper at the center back that does not go break the neckline and pulls downward rather than the standard up direction.

Label: none, most likely home sewn.

Size: Bust: 35", Waist: 28", Hips: 48", Shoulders: approx. 15.5", Sleeves: 20", CB Neck to Waist: 18", Waist to Hem Front: 31" Back: 32", Hem Sweep: 146".

Condition: One spot as shown at the front neckline, and one mended hole with small adjacent spot as shown in the skirt.

Price: $75
1950s New Look Lace Vintage Wedding Dress, Crinoline and Veil
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1950s New Look Lace Wedding Dress, Crinoline and Veil SZ XS

This beautiful all lace gown was worn by three different brides, first in 1953, again between 1953 & 1955, and in 1977. The purchaser can be given the family history. It's a lovely champagne lace over white satin, with a strapless lining, wire lace collar and long sleeves with wrist points. The waist is dropped. The very gathered skirt sweeps to a chapel train over 2 net underskirts and a satin lining. There are sequin appliques at the collar, waist and down the skirt side front. The back closes with classic fabric covered button and loops. 
The dress is shown over the original net hoop style crinoline. We are also offering the original tiara with the replacement veil from 1979.

Labels: dress: By Marie of Pandora and hoop: Crinolines and Hoops, Inc. by Fred Perlberg

Size: Dress Bust: 31.5", Waist: 24", Hips: full, Shoulders: 14.5", Sleeves: 22", CB Neck to Waist: approx. 15.5", Waist to Hem Front: 40", Back: 61".
Tiara: Crown: 21", Veil length: 27".

Condition: Good. The underarm lace has been repaired, but will need work to be worn again. There is also a break in the lace at the right collarbone area of the bodice. The bust was taken in for the 1977 wearing.

Price: $175
Order #D2413
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1950s Multi Colored Print Silk Shirtwaist Vintage Dress SZ S

This early 1950s shirtwaist dress I lightweight silk has a bold printed motif in red, blue, green, pink and wine on a black ground. The bodice buttons at center front as befits a shirtwaist style, with covered buttons and bound buttonholes. There are 3/4 button cuff sleeves. The lined, knife pleated full dirndl style skirt closes at center front as well. The belt shown is modern and is not included.

Labels: 1955-1962 ILGWU Label and manufacturer's paper tag.

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 26", Hips: 48", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 19.5", CB Neck to Waist: 15.75", Waist to Hem: 24.5", Hem Sweep: 83".

Condition: no spots or holes. There is a dart type repair at the back underarm of the right sleeve as shown. This is 3" long total.

Price: $99
Order #D2575
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1950s Black Faille Ladies Vintage Suit with Velvet Accents SZ L

This tailored rayon faille and velvet 1950s skirt suit has a lot of dressmaker details, form the bound buttons holes and rimmed velvet buttons to the decorative faille and velvet collar tab and the single pocket with matching tabs. The velvet collar is asymmetrical, too, all the better for a large brooch as we have shown. The jacket has waist darts to snug it in. The skirt has an easy walking cut with a side metal zipper to close. The brooch shown is not included.

Labels: Emerson Fashion by Aldo (under the neck facing).

Size: Jacket: Bust:43", Waist: 35", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 23", CB Neck to Waist: 16". To Hem: 22". Skirt: Waist: 32", Hips: 44", Waist to Hem: 30", Hem Sweep: 52".

Condition: no spots or holes. Skirt has been let down 1.25" and a facing added.

Price:$80
Order #D2581
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1950s Vintage Blue Velvet Party or Cocktail Dress SZ M

This 1950s blue cotton velvet party or cocktail dress is a nice size. The wide midriff is outlined with 5 bias stain bands, while the full skirt is knife pleated all around. The bateau neck bodice has elbow length sleeves and darts to hit. Center back metal zipper to close.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 39", Waist: 28", Hips: Full, Shoulders: approx. 15.5", Sleeves: approx. 16", Shoulder to Waist: 16.5", Waist to Hem: 28", Hem Sweep: 106".

Condition: Excellent with no spots, stains or holes.

Price: $120
Order #D2580
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Vintage 1950s Coffee, Black and White Woven Striped Dress SZ M

This Fit 'n Flare belted dress from the 1950s has a lovely flared skirt with hip pockets, and black velvet ribbon detailing at the wide collar. And it even has its original belt. The ribbon weaves in and out of the collar, and has a sweet bow at the center. The fabric is a blend, probably rayon, acetate, possibly some silk, in a weave with body and sheen. Center back metal zipper to close.

Label: Made in U.S.A.

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 32", Hips: 50", Shoulders: approx.16", Shoulder to Waist: 15.75", to Hem: 44", Hem Sweep: 105". 

Condition: Excellent with no spots, stains or holes.

Price: $105

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Vintage 1950s Celadon Green Orlon Cardigan SZ M  

A Sweet Cardigan. This is a waist length style, with 3/4 sleeves in a soft celadon green the neckline is finished with a nylon knit applique facing. Simple hook and loop to close at the round neckline. This RN number is registered to Waco Sportswear of NC.

Label: 100% Orlon Acrylic

Size: Bust: 40", Waist: 32", Shoulders: 16.5", Sleeves: 19", CB Neck to Waist: 19" 

Condition: Washed, but there is faint discoloration on the facing. No holes or other spots.

Price: $22
Order #D2586
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1950s Vintage Black Moire Dinner or Party Dress SZ S

This fitted 1950s dress comes complete with its own attached boned foundation slip with stiffened petticoat. The fabric is a deep black moire - we had to lighten the photos for detail, and it looks a bit blue. It isn't. The bodice has a flattering neckline with a deep V front and wide squared off back and a draped bust that shows off the moire pattern. This is finished with 2 flat bows. The 3/4 sleeves are kimono cut in one with the body. The back waist has a two piece belt that hooks on each sides. The full, interlined skirt rises to the center front, with inverted box pleats all around. Dress closes center back with a metal zipper.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 34", Waist: 25", Hips: Full, Shoulders: approx. 15.5", Shoulder to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 27", Hem Sweep: 102".

Condition: Excellent with no spots, stains or holes.

Price: $119
1940s Striped Print Rayon Vintage Day Dress in Grey, Green and Ivory SZ M
Order #D2570
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1940s Striped Print Rayon Vintage Day Dress in Grey, Green and Ivory SZ M

Come spring, you will want this late 1940s dress. It's a rayon in a linen weave in a grey, green, ivory and black printed floral stripe. The bodice is cut on the bias with a solid ivory toke edge with eyelet trim. The cap sleeves are cut in one. The skirt has shirring at the side fronts for fullness. Closes center back with a metal zipper. There are belt loops, but no belt. Black would look great with this.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 37", Waist:30", Hips: 46", Shoulders: approx. 15", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", Waist to Hem: 30", Hem Sweep: 58".

Condition: When we purchased this, the small pin was in place. Then we realized it was covering a hole. The hole has been mended and the pin put back. Please see photos. No stains, spots or other holes.

Price: $65
 1950s Vintage White Shirtwaist Dress by Dorothy Hubbs
Order #D2565
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1950s Vintage White Shirtwaist Dress by Dorothy Hubbs SZ S

1950s shirtwaist dresses are usually so straightforward. This one? Not so much! The front has the big buttons and bound buttonholes, but these are used to create a V to the waist over a matching modesty liner. The skirt is accordion pleated and swingy as all get out. We show this with a narrow black belt, but it would look fantastic with almost any color. Center back metal zipper to close.

Label: Dorothy Hubbs Originals

Size: Bust: 37", Waist: 27", Hips: Free, Shoulders: 16", CB Neck to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 24.5", Hem Sweep: 104"

Condition: Excellent, no stains or holes, very fresh.

Price: $59
1950s Vintage Blue Roses Organza Print Dress
Order #D2544
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1950s Vintage Blue Roses Organza Print Dress SZ S

Such a sweet and lovely soft dress. The fabric is a soft nylon organza over taffeta. The draped bodice has a wide midriff shirring with short sleeves. The gathered skirt has a deep hem and has its own soft rayon taffeta liner. Perfect for a party, outdoor or in. Add a hat, and you are ready for Derby time.

Label: Carol Craig New York and ILGWU 1955 - 1963

Condition: The back has been altered in the past, as it appears the zipper was taken in from waist to neck, then restored. The back neckline facings were mangled in these efforts and we have extended these back to the original size with silk organza. This does not show from the exterior.

Size: Bust: 34", Waist: 26", Shoulders: approx. 15", Hips: of lining 44", Shoulder to Waist: 17", Waist to Hem: 28", Hem Sweep: lining: 106", exterior 104"

Price: $59
1950s Vintage Black and Silver Chinese Style Pajamas
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1950s Vintage Black and Silver Chinese Style Pajamas SZ M

I know - these are Chinese in style, but made in Japan. The fabric is a woven rayon in black with silver grey leaves and a scrolling foliage background. The front closes with a piped edge and small rouleau frogs. The top is loose with straight sleeves and a mandarin collar. The pants have a deep yoke front and elastic waist back.

Label: Best Quality Made in Japan

Size: Labeled an M. Top: Bust:38", Waist: 36", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 17.5", CB Neck to Hem: 23.5".
Pants: Partial Elastic Waist. Waist: 28" - 32", Hips: 40", Waist to Hem: 30", Thigh: 23".

Condition: Clean. No holes or spots, some wear to one of the loops.

Price: $49
1950s Vintage Cream Lace and Chiffon Party Dress
Order #D2533
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1950s Vintage Cream Lace and Chiffon Party Dress SZ S

This lovely dress is a lacy confection in cream. It's a soft lace over silk chiffon with pearls at the neckline. The sleeveless bodice has a fitted midriff with scalloped V neck line. The gathered skirt has three tiers of lace over silk chiffon with a cream crepe lining. CB metal zipper to close.

Label: Velma's Miami Beach Long Island

Size: Bust: 35", Waist: 25", Hips: Free, Shoulder to Waist: 15.75", Waist to Hem: 27", Hem Sweep of Lining: 106"

Condition: Clean. No spots or stains. Some breaks to the net of the lace on the bodice.

Price: $93
1950s Beautiful Blue Printed Silk Vintage Shirtwaist Dress
Order #D2522
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1950s Beautiful Blue Printed Silk Vintage Shirtwaist Dress SZ M

The photos don't do this breezy dress justice. The fabric is brilliant and wonderful. I think it's a Persian influenced black printing blues pinks and greens. The bodice had a button front, wide self belt and kimono cut sleeves. The full skirt has inverted box pleats. Size metal zipper to close. d.

Label: McArthur Ltd & ILGWU 1955 - 64 label

Size: Labeled a 14. Bust: 37", Waist: 28", Hips: full, Shoulders: approx 16", Sleeves: 13", CB Neck to Waist: 16.75", Waist to Hem: 27", Hem Sweep: 108".

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

Price: $105
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