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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.

 Vintage 1950s Black and White Print Cotton Voile Summer Dress
Order #D2735
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Vintage 1950s Black and White Print Cotton Voile Summer Dress Size L

This great little summer dress is from the 1950s. It's a soft cotton voile in a very period black and white abstract print with a wide collar and large button front. The bodice has an easy fit while the full skirt is pleated at the waist. The front has pleated organdy modesty piece. The belt shown is modern and it not included.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 43", Waist: 32", Hips: Free, Shoulders: 17", CB Neck to Waist: 17", Waist to Hem: 26.5", Hem Sweep: 106".

Condition: excellent, no holes, or mends. The modesty piece is lightly soiled and can be removed to wash if desired.

Price: $45
 Vintage 1950s  Sky Blue and White Embroidered Eyelet Summer Sheath Dress Size
Order #D2728
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Vintage 1950s Sky Blue and White Embroidered Eyelet Summer Sheath Dress Size M/L

This sweet sleeveless summer dress is in a lined sky blue voile with vertical bands of machine embroidery and eyelet work in white. This has a slim sheath fit with a cap sleeve effect and an open neckline. The cap sleeves are cut in one with the bodice and have a shoulder split that is finished off with a fabric bow. Back metal zipper to close. This would work well belted, too .

Label: Henry-Lee

Size: Bust: 40", Waist: 32", Hips: 41", Shoulders: 16", Shoulder to Waist: 17", Waist to Hem: 26", Hem Sweep: 41".

Condition: excellent, no holes, or mends.

Price: $45
1950s Vintage Sheer Blue Paisley Cotton Top and Skirt Dress Set Size
Order #D2727
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1950s Vintage Sheer Blue & Purple Paisley Cotton Top and Skirt Dress Set Size M

This matching set has the effect of a dress or summer suit, with the advantages of separates. The fabric is a sheer cotton voile in a multi-color paisley print that is largely blue and purple. The jacket top has shirt cuffed sleeves, a button front and a wide, V neck pointed collar. It is nipped in a bit at the waist with a back peplum and has princess seam side front vents that are edged with tiny piping. The flared skirt is sunray pleated and unlined with a side metal zipper.

Label: Brie Originals

Size: A Vintage 14. Top: Bust: 42", Waist: 32", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 10", CB Neck to Waist: 15". Skirt: Waist: 28", Hips: 50", Waist to Hem: 27", Hem Sweep: 104".

Condition: excellent, no holes, or mends.

Price: $55
Vintage 1950s Magenta Pink Print Organza Party Dress Size
Order #D2723
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Vintage 1950s Magenta Pink Print Organza Party Dress Size M

This deep magenta and pink nylon print organza party dress has a soft pattern of mums. The lined bodice is fitted with a gored and flared sheer skirt over a slimmer cut taffeta lining. The scoop neck is split center front into an applied curved band. The fabric flower is a nice touch. Side metal zipper to close.

Label: Eve Carver Original

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 30", Hips: 42", Shoulders: 16", Shoulder to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: of lining: 49" , Organza: 98".

Condition: excellent, no holes, or mends.

Price: $55
1950s Vintage Cool Tones Print Stripe Cotton Shirtwaist Dress Sz
Order #D2732
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1950s Vintage Cool Tones Print Stripe Cotton Shirtwaist Dress Sz L

This sweet 1950s shirtwaist dress in a grey, blue, white and pale gold print stripe cotton has a summer feel. The stripe is well placed. Look at those edges to the sleeves and collar, plus the spacing of the pleats at the skirt waist to highlight the narrow patterned stripe. The dress has a button front with skirt placket and the small buttons on the collar points are a nice detail. Belt shown is modern and not included.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 43", Waist: 31", Hips: Free, Shoulders: 16", CB Neck to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: 123".

Condition: excellent, no holes, or mends.

Price: $45
1950s Vintage Grey Wool Tweed Sheath Dress with Black Details Sz
Order #D2733
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1950s Vintage Grey Wool Tweed Sheath Dress with Black Details Sz M

This tailored warm grey wool tweed sheath dress has great details. The front asymmetric overskirt is cut in a deep point with a black bound edge to match the neckline finish and the point is weighted by a single large black button. The sleeves are kimono cut with diamond gussets, making them bias and 3/4 length. There is a waist seam. Center back metal zipper to close. Belt shown is modern and not included.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 41", Waist: 30", Hips: 41", Shoulders: approx. 16", Sleeves: approx. 17.5", Shoulder to Waist: 17.5", Waist to Hem: 27", Hem Sweep: 43".

Condition: excellent, no holes, or mends.

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1950s Vintage Olive Green and Pink Print Blouse Sz L
Order #B413
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1950s Vintage Olive Green and Pink Print Blouse Sz L

This olive green, pink, soft white and black print cotton top is in the over blouse/jacket style. Looks like a jacket but has the weight of a blouse. It is unlined. The flat collar has notches and the princess line front closes with green buttons and bound buttonholes. There are notched side front pockets with tiny piped edges set in the seams. The 3/4 sleeves have narrow turn back cuffs.

Label: M & L Miller & Levine Boston Original

Size: Bust: 44", Waist: 34", Shoulders: 16.5", Sleeves: 16.5", CB Neck to Waist: 16.25"

Condition: excellent, no holes, or mends.

Price: $30
1950s Vintage Sky Blue Embroidered Wool Cardigan Sweater Sz XL
Order #SW165
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1950s Vintage Sky Blue Embroidered Wool Cardigan Sweater Sz L SZ 40

This really lovely sky blue wool cardigan is beautifully embroidered in cream, pale blue and cornflower blue flowers and leaves. There are French knots along the fronts and blue pearl buttons to close. The front edges are backed with grosgrain ribbon and the body of the cardigan is lined in silk. The sleeves have French knots and flowers to match. In other words, another wonderfully well-made 1950s sweater from Hong Kong.

Label: Exclusively designed by Monarch Ltd. (H.K.) K.P.O. Box 7327 Hong Kong

Size: Labeled a 46, this is incorrect. With the lining it will not stretch to more than 42"-43". Taken unstretched. Bust: 40", Waist: 35", Shoulders: 17", Sleeves: 21.5", CB Neck to Hem: 22"

Condition: excellent, no holes, or mends to the wool. The lining has wear and mends.

Price: $65
1950s Pink and Gold Floral Print Silk Vintage Dress SZ
Order #D2725
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1950s Pink and Gold Floral Print Silk Vintage Dress SZ L

This soft painterly floral print silk dress is very lightweight and moves beautifully. The colors are pink, lavender, gold, aqua and cream. We show it over a small crinoline. The open neckline has a flat round collar with fullness under it at the neckline. The short sleeves are kimono cut with diamond gussets and a small out seam vent with a bow to finish. The skirt is full with box pleats at the front and back, and knife pleats at the sides. Glass buttons and bound buttonholes close the front with a skirt placket. The matching belt is still present!

Label: none

Size: Bust: 42", Waist: 32", Hips: Free, Shoulders: approx. 16", CB Neck to Waist: 15", Waist to Hem: 27.5", Hem Sweep: 100".

Condition: color is fresh and there are shoulder area mends. Unfortunately, they used fuse-on materials and this cannot be removed without damage to the silk. This was also used to stabilize the back darts. So, it's a bit stiff in these areas. So, not perfect, but such a pretty fabric.

Price: $35
1950s Vintage Green and Cream Print Rayon Blouse Sz 38
Order #B412
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1950s Vintage Green and Cream Print Rayon Blouse Sz 38 L

This lightweight cold rayon blouse has a small floral print in olive, brown and green on a soft cream ground. The open roll collar has a crossover front with rhinestone button. The rest of the buttons are rhinestone, too. The short sleeves are shirred at the Outseam. The blouse has waist darts and a serged hem

Label: A Rhoda Lee Blouse

Size: Bust: 43", Waist: 37", Shoulders: 18", CB Neck to Waist: 16.5"

Condition: excellent, no holes, or mends.

Price: $30
1950s Rainbow Ribbon Stripe Taffeta Vintage Skirt Sz
Order #S159
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1950s Rainbow Ribbon Stripe Taffeta Vintage Skirt Sz S

This 1950s ribbon striped taffeta skirt has a rainbow of colors against a black background. There's royal blue, red, green, gold, purple, teal, kelly green, mint green, pink, and white. We show it over a small crinoline. The dirndl style skirt is set onto a wide waistband with inverted box pleats. Side metal zipper to close.

Label: none

Size: Waist: 26", Hips: Free, Waist to Hem: 29.5", Hem Sweep: 88".

Condition: excellent, no holes, or mends.

Price: $52
 Vintage 1940s Black & Red Velvet Sweetheart Evening Dress
Order #D2712
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Vintage 1940s Black & Red Velvet Sweetheart Evening Dress SZ S

This 1940s cotton velvet evening dress features boldly contrasting bands of red cotton velvet at the bust and again at the hip line. The bodice has a sweetheart neckline, pinched center front bust and released darts. The have padded sleeve headers give the short gathered sleeves the 1940s square shoulder look. The gored skirt is flared for a nice sweep. Side metal zipper to close.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 33", Waist: 25", Hips: 46", Shoulders: 14.25", CB Neck to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 41.5", Hem Sweep: 152".

Condition: Dry-cleaned and excellent but for the two spots as shown, at best line, the other at the right hip.

Price: $125
 Vintage Late 1940s Red & Black Wool Suit Set
Order #D2721
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Vintage Late 1940s Red & Black Wool Suit Set SZ M/L
  

This late 1940s wool 2 piece suit set in red and black tweedy wool has an open swing style jacket. The jacket has a loose fit with deep armscyes, wide sleeves and deep cuffs. The skirt is a straight cut with open tucks at the front waist and side slits. The jacket is lined in a bright red taffeta. Side metal zipper to close the skirt.

Label: none

Size: Jacket: Bust: 48", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 21", CB Neck to Hem: 24", Hem Sweep: 52". Skirt: Waist: 29", Hips: 42", Waist to Hem: 30.5", Hem Sweep: 45".

Condition: Excellent. No spots, holes or stains.

Price: $115
1950s Vintage Black & White Gingham Taffeta Dress
Order #D2720
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1950s Vintage Black & White Gingham Taffeta Dress SZ M

This 1950s rayon taffeta shirtwaist style dress is a black and white gingham dress features a fitted bodice, small shoulder pads, black velvet buttons and gathered elbow length sleeves set on a cuff. The skirt is a gathered dirndl style. Metal side zipper to close. This is a very lightweight dress.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 38", Waist: 28", Hips: Free, Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 18", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", Waist to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: 92".

Condition: Thee are needle or pin marks at the neckline, and a few scattered needle marks that indicate something was removed at the cuffs. There is very faint discoloration at the underarms as shown.

Price: $45
Vintage Green Damask 1950s Cocktail Dress
Order #D2719
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Vintage Green Damask 1950s Cocktail Dress SZ S

This pretty 1950s damask cocktail or party dress is a lovely, almost Kelly green. Not a yellow green or a blue green, but a true green. The princess lien bodice is fitted with a wide scoop neck and 3/4 sleeves. The skirt has a draped panel inset at the front and this is finished with a large bow. Bows decorate the sleeves at the outside hem vent as well. The skirt fullness is pleated at the waist and has its own green net underskirt. We show this over a small crinoline as well. Center back metal side zipper to close.

Label: ILGWU 1955-1963

Size: Bust: 34", Waist: 25.5", Hips: Free, Shoulders: approx. 15", Sleeves: 17", Shoulder to Waist: 15", Waist to Hem: 25", Hem Sweep: 70".

Condition: Excellent. No spots, stains or holes.

Price: $95
Vintage 1940s Black Beaded Crepe Dress SZ M
Order #D2718
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Vintage 1940s Black Beaded Crepe Dress SZ M

This 1940s black rayon crepe dress has a soft bodice, shoulder flanges, 3/4 sleeves with cuffs and a gored skirt. The main attraction is radiated black bugle beads at the keyhole neckline and right side front skirt pocket. Very Pretty. There are no shoulder pads currently. The dress closes with a side metal zipper.

Label: Fashioned by Form Fit Dresses New York

Size: I would call this a Petite. Bust: 40", Waist: 30", Hips: 44", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 18", CB Neck to Waist: 14.5", Waist to Hem: 22", Hem Sweep: 58".

Condition: this has been steamed. There is some fading along the top of the right shoulder as shown. No spots or holes.

Price: $65
 
Vintage 1940s Green Wool Gab Jacket SZ S-M
Order #O472
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Vintage 1940s Green Wool Gab Jacket SZ S - M

This 1940s green wool gabardine jacket comes with shoulder pads, great buttons and a wonderful nipped in waist silhouette. The pockets are faux. The flaps are set on, but that curved seam is a variation on the princess line that is visible above the pocket. Princess line back as well. The jacket is lined in green crepe de chine.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 38", Waist: 30", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 24", CB Neck to Waist: 16", Neck to Hem: 25".

Condition: this has been steamed. There is significant discoloration at the lining underarms. And two small mended moth bites as shown in close-ups. No spots or holes.

Price: $60
1940s Pink and Grey Rayon Striped Vintage Jacket SZ L
Order #O473
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1940s Pink and Grey Rayon Striped Vintage Jacket SZ L Tall

This 1940s summer weight jacket is a great grey and pink shadow stripe rayon. The stripes are handled well- mitered on the collar points, bias on the cuffs and mitered bias on the large, square patch pockets. The waist has tucks to shape it in and there are large shoulder pads. The buttons are a dark mother of pearl and the belt is a coordinating contrast grey. This is unlined. It is long waisted for our mannequin, and due to the label, I'd say sized for a taller woman.

Label: Taller Modes

Size: Bust: 43", Waist: 30", Shoulders: 16.5", Sleeves: 22", CB Neck to Waist: 18", Neck to Hem: 26.75".

Condition: this has been steamed. No spots or holes.

Price: $99
1950s Aqua Blue Border Print Vintage Dress SZ
Order #D2716
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1950s Aqua Blue Border Print Vintage Dress SZ S

This 1950s sheer aqua summer weight dress is a sheer, almost a chiffon over taffeta liner. The border print is very sweet with a black and white raised print with flowers and scallops. The short sleeves have attached split cuffs and shoulder pads while the front of the dress closes with covered buttons and rouleau loops. The collar is a pleated ruffle. The gathered skirt has the border print and the sash is a length of black grosgrain ribbon. The dress is a bit short waisted, please check the measurements.

Label: none

Size: I would call this a Petite. Bust: 33", Waist: 25", Hips: 42", Shoulders: 14.5", CB Neck to Waist: 14.5", Waist to Hem: 28", Hem Sweep: 66".

Condition: this has been cleaned. There is some darkening to the covered buttons and a mended L shape tear at the back hem as shown.

Price: $95
Vintage 1950s Rose Pink Barbara Carol Knitted Wool Dress Set SZ M-L
Order #D2711
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Vintage 1950s Pink Barbara Carol Knitted Wool Dress Set SZ M / L Tall

We have here a lovely warm pink wool knitted dress and cardigan set by Barbara Carol. The short sleeved dress has a ribbed skirt and open knit sleeve and neckline treatment. The waist is elasticized. The cardigan has marching knit at the cuffs, collar and waist. This closes with small pink rhinestone buttons. A pretty set, and in a wearable size.

Label: Barbara Carol New York 100% Pure Wool

Size: Measured flat and unstretched. Sweater: Bust: 38", Waist: 29", Shoulders: 17", Sleeves: 19.5", CB Neck to Hem: 20". Dress: Bust: 38",Waist: 29", Hips: 36" unstretched, up to 44", Shoulder to Waist: 18", Waist to Hem: 31", Hem Sweep: 40".

Condition: this has been cleaned. The underarms of the dress have a faint yellowish cast. No spots or holes.

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 Vintage Black 1950s Draped Jersey Cocktail Dress SZ S
Order #D2709
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Vintage Black 1950s Draped Jersey Cocktail Dress SZ S

This is a nicely draped black silk jersey cocktail is well made with a hand ruched bodice. The sleeves are shirred to match. The front scoop neck line sips to a deep V in the back. The ruching continues to the hip line and then the simple skirt takes over. The bodice and skirt are lined in black taffeta. Center back metal zipper to close.

Label: none

Bust: 35",Waist: 26", Hips: 36", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 16", Shoulder to Waist: 15.5",Waist to Hem: 33", Hem Sweep: 44".

Condition: No spots or holes, no mends.

Price: $75
Vintage 1950s Red and Cream Ladies Summer Suit SZ M-L
Order #D2713
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Vintage 1950s Red and Cream Ladies Summer Suit SZ M / L

I am a big fan of cream of white garments with red or blue details. Why? They look so cool for summer. This 1950s summer suit is a wonderful example of what I am talking about with its red piping trim. The jacket has mother of pearl buttons with red contrast stitching, red piping on the Peter Pan collar, turn back cuffs and red piped back half belt. Very sharp. The skirt is gored for easy walking and closes at the side with a metal zipper.

Label: Weathervane tailored by Handmacher a Celanese fabric

Size: Jacket: Bust: 40", Waist: 31", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 20", CB Neck to Waist: 17", Neck to Hem: 22.5".
Skirt: Waist: 29", Hips: 42", Waist to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: 56".

Condition: this has been cleaned. There is a very faint pink cast along the left side front , please be sure to see the close-up. The skirt has been hemmed up 1". No spots or holes.

Price: $125
Vintage 1950s Multi Color Houndstooth Plaid Ladies Swing Coat SZ L-XL
Order #O470
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Vintage 1950s Multi Color Houndstooth Plaid Ladies Swing Coat SZ L / XL

What a nice wool coat! I do love a swingy coat, especially a tailored one. Lots of room to layer up underneath and still be able to move. The fabric is a fine scale houndstooth plaid in black, cream, blue, teal and rusty brown. It reads grey overall, but it isn't. The cut is generous with shoulder pads, a straight flared front (with pockets) and a gored, swing back. The buttonholes are bound, and the sleeves have a nice flare at the wrist. It's lined in rust rayon tissue faille with flannel interlining. This will be warm.

Label: 100% virgin wool Miron worsted

Size: Bust:48", Waist: 50", Hips: Free, Shoulders: 17.5", Sleeves: 25", CB Neck to Hem: 43.5", Hem Sweep: 86".

Condition: wonderful condition, ho holes, no stains.

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1950s Vintage Yellow Parisian Novelty Print Rayon Dress SZ S
Order #D2715
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1950s Vintage Yellow Parisian Novelty Print Rayon Dress
SZ S

The fashion for novelty travel prints was one some of us wish we hadn't missed the first time around. This early 1950s rayon shirtwaist dress is in a cream, yellow, golden brown and aqua blue toned print of Paris complete with gendarmes, street scenes and Eiffel Tower. The bodice has dolman style short sleeves, a soft darted fit with fold over collar and button front with covered buttons. The skirt has a one button placket and a draped and lined peplum. The belt is modern and not included.

Label: Tailored Junior

Size: I would call this a Petite. Bust: 34", Waist: 27", Hips: 40", Shoulders: approx.15", Bicep: 11.75", CB Neck to Hem: 15", Waist to Hem: 21.5", Hem Sweep: 41".

Condition: I believe this skirt was shortened by raising the waist as the placket is rather short. In addition, the matching peplum was hand sewn on,(now it's set in the seam as it should be), which is not consistent with manufactured construction at the time. The aqua blue on the peplum is strong, while the blue on the rest of the dress is faded and has some dye runs. The dress must have been washed while the peplum was off at some point? It's a mystery. No holes, some darkening on the buttons.

Price: $95
 Vintage 1950s Black and Pink Slubbed Wool Ladies Suit
Order #D2708
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1950s Black and Pink Slubbed Wool Ladies Suit SZ S/M

This cute 1950s wool suit is in the great tri color slubbed wool weave of the 1950s. This time, it's a black ground with pink and white slubs, a classic color combo. The boxy jacket has raglan sleeves, a button front with fab pink leather rimmed buttons, flap and button detail at the high hip and turn back cuffs. The straight skirt has a kick pleat and side metal zipper. The jacket is lined in black taffeta.

Label: none

Size: Jacket: Bust: 42", Waist: 40", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 20", CB Neck to Hem: 22.5". Skirt: Waist: 26", Hips: 38", Waist to Hem: 27", Hem Sweep: 44".

Condition: Excellent with no holes or stains.

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 Vintage 1950s Purple Silk Satin Cocktail Dress by Oleg Cassisni SZ
Order #D2710
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Vintage 1950s Purple Silk Satin Cocktail Dress by Oleg Cassini SZ S/M

This dress is a knockout in purple satin and velvet. It's very much an hourglass sheath shape with a boned bodice and a nipped in waist. The bodice has a velvet plastron with satin buttons and bound buttonholes plus large velvet loops and sash ends falling from the V point. There are quite a few darts and some rather unusual. Metal zipper to close.

Labels: Oleg Cassini and Saks Fifth Avenue

Size: Bust: 38", Waist: 28.5", Hips: 38", Shoulder to Waist: 15", Shoulder to Hem: 43.5" ,Hem Sweep: 42".

Condition: No holes or stains. We have seen a formal length version of the dress which was strapless. I think these  straps were a custom addition done by Saks. Straps have fading and slight fraying at the hanger spot. There is a lot of excess strap sewn inside with plenty to let down for size, or enough to seam out the fade and reset.

Price: $175
1940s Vintage Pinstripe Ladies Wool Suit SZ M
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1940s Vintage Pinstripe Ladies Wool Suit SZ M

This ladies' tailored 1940s suit in a brown on brown woven wool pinstripe has great peaked lapels and a 3 button front. Very strictly tailored, this one! The three pockets are menswear style as well with flaps set in welts and a standing welt at the breast pocket. There is no back vent in the jacket, which is fully lined. The gored skirt has a front kick pleat and a side metal zipper.

Label: none.

Size: Jacket: Bust: 40", Waist: 32", Shoulders: 18", Sleeves: 23.5", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", to Hem: 26.5".
Skirt: Waist: 30", Hips: 40", Waist to Hem: 25", Hem Sweep: 48".

Condition: Clean, no spots, one small moth hole on the lapel as shown. The lining has wear and spotting.

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 Vintage 1950s Cream Beaded Hong Kong Cardigan Sweater SZ 38
Order #SW160
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Vintage 1950s Cream Beaded Hong Kong Cardigan Sweater SZ 38

This pretty fur blend wool cardigan from the 1950s has loads of white glass and pearl beading. Not just on the fronts, either, but fronts, back shoulders, wrists and even the waistline. This is lined in white, with pearl buttons, 3/4 length sleeves and ribbed sleeves and waist.

Label: Fur Blend Kung Brothers Hong Kong Hilton Arcade

Size: Labeled a 38. Measurements taken flat and unstretched. Bust: 38", Waist: 26", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 18.5", CB Neck to Waist: 19.75".

Condition: Clean, no spots, no holes.

Price: $65
 Vintage 1950s Aqua Blue Sweater Knit Dress Set SZ M/L
Order #D2702
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Vintage 1950s Aqua Blue Kimberly Sweater Knit Dress Set SZ M/L

This aqua wool knit sweater top and skirt by Kimberly is from the 1950s. The details are sweet with 4 small applique flowers, worked yarn covered buttons and ribbed turn back cuffs to match the front and waist ribbing. The skirt is accordion pleated with an elastic waist.

Labels: Kimberly 100% Pure Wool and ILGWU 1955 - 1963 label.

Size: Measurements taken flat and unstretched. Top: Bust: 40", Waist: 30", Shoulders: approx. 17", Sleeves: 19", CB Neck to Hem: 19.5".
Skirt: Waist: approx. 30", Hips: 40", Waist to Hem: 28.5", Hem Sweep: 56".

Condition: Clean, no spots, no stains.

Price: $125
1950s Vintage Blue Silk Ladies Sheath Dress and Jacket Set SZ L
Order #D2704
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1950s Vintage Blue Silk Ladies Sheath Dress and Jacket Set SZ L

This gorgeous blue dupioni silk dress is from the later 1950s. The dress is sleeveless with a gathered front neckline and a curved yoke. The dress is sheath style, with a belted waist and back kick pleat. Side metal zipper to close. The fitted but unlined matching jacket has a 5 buttons front with covered buttons and bound buttonholes, bracelet length sleeves with cuffs and a fold over collar.

Label: Konishi Sapporo Japan.

Size: Jacket: Bust: 41", Waist: 30", Shoulders: approx. 17", Sleeves: 19.5", CB Neck to Waist: 16", to Hem: 21".
Dress: Size: Bust: 41", Waist: 30", Hips: 42", Shoulder to Waist: 15", Waist to Hem: 30", Hem Sweep: 50".

Condition: Clean, no holes. Scattering of faint spots at left front of skirt at tucks and wear on belt buckle and belt underneath it.

Price: $125
1950s Black Wool and Velvet Winter Vintage Coat SZ
Order #O468
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1950s Black Wool and Velvet Winter Vintage Coat SZ M

This coat makes the most of the texture and color change between eyelash wool and rayon velvet. The photos have been lightened slightly for detail. The raglan sleeve coat is swingy, with multiple panels from shoulder to hem of black velvet. The sleeves are wool with turn back cuffs. The front closes with 4 covered buttons with neat black velvet triangular insets. The black satin lining is wool backed for warmth.

Label: Consumer Protection

Size: Bust: 44", Hips: 54", Shoulders: approx. 15" -16", Sleeves: 23", CB Neck to Hem: 46", Hem Sweep: 86".

Condition: Clean, no stains or holes.

Price: $105
 Vintage 1940s Raspberry Taffeta Evening Gown
Order #D2689
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Vintage 1940s Raspberry Taffeta Evening Gown SZ S

This 1940s crisp raspberry rayon taffeta evening gown or party dress has wide black machine made lace trim. The bodice has straps with an off-the-shoulder gathered bertha over a gathered princess line bodice. The skirt is flared and full with a deep, lace-edged peplum gathered at the waist. Side metal zipper to close.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 34", Waist: 26", Hips: 50", Shoulder to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 41". Hem Sweep: 160".

Condition: Aired and ozone treated. There is still a slight "age" odor. No holes, one spot on skirt as shown.

Price: $105  
 Vintage 1940s Blue and Pink Gauze Party Dress
Order #D2688
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Vintage 1940s Blue and Pink Tricolor Gauze Party Dress SZ L

I admit it,this is a 'different" dress. We date this tricolor dress in two tones of blue and pink to the early 1940s. It is certainly home sewn. The lining is blue taffeta. The bodice has wide gauze straps and a shallow sweetheart neckline. The many gored skirt is gently gathered. The bodice is lined, but unstructured and there is a side metal zipper to close. The hem of the gauze top layer is unfinished and is uneven and shorter than the lining. Please note that the rhinestone dress clip is not included.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 40", Waist: 35", Hips: 48", Shoulder to Waist: 16.5", Waist to Hem of Gauze Layer: 37, Hem Sweep: Lining: 100", Gauze: 180".

Condition: Hand washed, and ozone treated. There is still a slight "age" odor. No holes or stains. The dress should be hemmed to your desired length.

Price: $65  
 Vintage 1950s Wool Multi-Color Check Wool Suit
Order #D2694
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Vintage 1950s Wool Multi-Color Check Wool Suit SZ S/M

The lively wool is what I believe is called a district check. It's woven in rust, gold, teal green and pale blue. And yet it reads brown form a distance. The label close-up photo shows the colors best. This is a tailored suit with 4 working flapped pockets, a 5 button front, turn back cuffs and a fitted waist. The skirt has 6 gores with flare for east walking and a side metal zipper to close. The jacket is lined in dark green crepe.

Labels: It's a Towncliffe and NRB Coat and Suit Industry

Size: Jacket: Bust: 38", Waist: 32", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 23.5", CB Neck to Waist: 16", to Hem: 22".
Skirt: Waist: 27", Hips: 41", Waist to Hem: 30", Hem Sweep: 60".

Condition: No holes or stains. Lining has discolorations at back of neck and underarms.

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1950s Vintage Navy Polka Dot Summer Suit Dress SZ XL
Order #D2680
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1950s Vintage Navy Polka Dot Summer Suit Dress SZ L

This nicely sized summer weight suit is navy and white polka dot and that is always a cool choice. The fabric is a lightweight acetate crepe with a bouncy hand. The waisted jacket has a fold over collar, rimmed covered buttons, flared 3/4 sleeves with cuffs and a seamed on peplum. The gored skirt has a side metal zipper to close.

Label: Boston Maid

Size: labeled an 18 1/2. Skirt: Waist: 35", Hips: 46", Waist to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: 58".
Jacket: Bust: 46", Waist: 36", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 18.5", CB Neck to Waist: 16", to Hem: 19.5".

Condition: Excellent, feels crisp and unworn.

Price: $85
1950s Vintage Rose Pink Wool Dressmaker Jacket
Order #O466
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Early 1950s Vintage Pale Rose Pink Wool Dressmaker Jacket SZ S

This sweet jacket has lots of dressmaker touches: curved pockets, bound buttonholes, notched front edge, even wired collar points for shaping. This is shaped and nipped in at the waist for a curvy silhouette. There is also a matching button tab at the side by the hip pockets. Nice. The lining is crepe. The patent referred to on the label was for the construction techniques of the now missing skirt. It was applied for in 1944 and granted in 1945.

Labels: Hyde Park the Patented Body Drum Shape Retaining skirt & National Recovery Board Coat and Suit Industry

Size: Bust: 39", Waist: 27", Hips: 40", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 23", CB Neck to Waist: 16", CB Neck to Hem: 24".

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains.

Price: $60
 Vintage 1950s Painted Silk Chiffon Evening Dress in Cream
Order #D2662
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Vintage 1950s Painted Silk Chiffon Evening Dress in Cream SZ XS

What a lovely effect. The hand painting on the bodice, skirt and scarf end is truly charming. This strapless evening dress has a very long scarf attached at the right side neckline with shirring. It's long enough and wide enough to be worn as a shawl wrap or around the neck as a scarf. The bodice is boned at the side backs and has a V point at the waist. The gathered skirt is circular. The dress is lined in cream taffeta. Side metal zipper to close.

Label: none

Size: Bust:31", Waist: 25", Hips: 42", Side Front Neckline to Waist: 10.5", Waist to Hem: 37". Hem Sweep of lining: 90", of Skirt: circular.

Condition: Cleaned. There are no holes, but there are several small scattered tan spots and tan staining as shown at the scarf and bodice join.

Price: $100
1950s Vintage Red and Black Knit Skirt Suit
Order #D2676
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1950s Vintage Red and Black Knit 2pc Skirt Suit SZ M/L

This late 1950s to early 1960s black and red wool figured knit skirt suit has a gently fitted jacket and flared skirt. The jacket has black piped edges, 7/8 sleeves and glass buttons. The skirt is 4 gore with flare, an elastic base to the waist and hanging tapes. It works with the metal zipper at either the side or the back. All I could find on this label was that it was in existence from 1939 to 1999.

Labels: Made in France for Odys de Paris & The House of Tweed Wellesley Hyannis Boston

Size: Skirt: Waist: 28", Hips: 44", Waist to Hem: 25", Hem Sweep: 74".
Jacket: Bust: 42", Waist: 33", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 21", CB Neck to Waist: 16.5 ", Neck to Hem: 22".

Condition: Excellent. The buttons are vintage glass but are replacements.

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Vintage 1950s Gold Lame Brocade Cocktail Dress
Order #D2665
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Vintage 1950s Gold Lame Brocade Cocktail Dress SZ M,BR.

This classy lame brocade sleeveless cocktail or dinner dress has a round neckline, draped bodice with a shirred back and a sweetheart neckline at the back. The skirt is flared with waist pleats and has lovely movement. The front is fitted with seaming and darts as shown. The bodice is interlined in taffeta and the skirt is lined in satin crepe. Center back metal zipper to close.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 35", Waist: 28", Hips: 40", Shoulders: 15", Shoulder Neck to Waist: 16.5", Waist to Hem: 26.5", Hem Sweep: Lining: 52", Skirt: 90".

Condition: Clean and steamed. There is a grouping of faint spots at the neckline as shown. No holes or mends.

Price: $65
1950s Heather Grey and Mauve Flecked Suit by Kolmer
Order #D2561
1950s Heather Grey and Mauve Flecked Suit by Kolmer SZ S/M

This 1950s ladies suit is a neat coordinating set with a flecked wool swing jacket (no front closures) and a solid weave heather wool skirt. The jacket collar and lapels match the skirt as do the inset trims bands on the deep shaped sleeve cuffs. The jacket also has welt pockets. The straight skirt has wide flanged side front pockets, a deep inverted box kick pleat and a side metal zipper to close.

Label: a Kolmer Petite

Size: Jacket: Bust: 40", Shoulders: 15.75", Sleeves: 22.5", CB Neck to Hem: 22.5".
Skirt: Waist: 27", Hips: 41", Waist to Hem: 28.5", Hem Sweep: 50".

Condition: Excellent. No stains or holes.

Price: $95
1950s Hot Pink Wool Crepe Suit by Davidow
Order #D2652
1950s Hot Pink Wool Crepe Suit by Davidow SZ M

This late 1950s lady's suit is a wonderful bright hot pink wool crepe with a boxy jacket with 4 flaps, 3/4 sleeves and the patented Davidow button front. The bottom pockets are functional. The skirt is a straight cut with kick pleat and both pieces have a crepe de chine lining.

Labels: Davidow London Paris New York, US Patent 2,318,295 & B. Altman & Co. Fifth Avenue New York

Size: Jacket: Bust: 41", Waist: 34", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 19.5", CB Neck to Hem: 21.25".
Skirt: Waist: 28", Hips: 40", Waist to Hem: 25.75", Hem Sweep:50".

Condition: Excellent. No stains or holes.

Price: $75