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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.


1940s Vintage Three Piece Wool Suit and Coat Set in Slate and Rose  
Order #D2246
1940s Vintage Three Piece Wool Suit and Coat Set in Slate and Rose SZ SZ S

I am letting this one loose from my personal stash. I am such a sucker for 1940s suits with matching coats. This one from Swansdown, has a slate blue/grey and rose plaid fitted jacket, coordinating solid wool skirt and matching plaid clutch coat. The coat has shoulder pads, four pockets with bias cut flaps, deep sleeve cuffs and a straight cut to work with the linear plaid. It is lined in slate crepe. The suit jacket is fitted with matching pocket flaps and shoulder pads and is also lined in slate crepe. The straight gored skirt has a front kick pleat and side metal zipper.

Label: Miron 100% Virgin Wool styled by Swansdown

Size: Jacket: Bust: 37”, Waist: 28”, Shoulders: 15”, Sleeves: 24”, CB Neck to Waist: 16.5”, to Hem: 24.25”.
Skirt: Waist: 26.5”, Hips: 39”, Waist to Hem: 27.75”, Hem Sweep: 47"
Coat: Bust: 42”, Waist: 44”, Hips: 50”, Shoulders: 16”, Sleeves: 24.5”, Center Back Neck to Hem: 36”.

Condition: Clean, no spots or stains or holes. The only flaw is a broken and missing button at the top of the jacket.

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1950s Vintage Midnight Blue Silk Cocktail Party Sheath Dress
Order #D2623
1950s Vintage Midnight Blue Silk Cocktail Party Sheath Dress SZ S

This fitted late 50s, early 60s party or cocktail sheath dress is a summer weight shantung silk with plunging back neckline. The front has a partial waist seam, complicated darts and the short sleeves are cut in one. The neckline is finished with a wide bias fold collar that continues at the back waist into a tie. Center back metal zipper. The bodice is interlined and the skirt partially lined.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 36”, Waist: 26”, Hips: 38”, Shoulders: approx. 15.5”, Shoulder to Waist: 16.5”, Waist to Hem: 26.5”, Hem Sweep: 44”.

Condition: Clean, no spots or stains or holes. 

Price: $75
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 Ύ 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:$125
  1950s Vintage White Dress with Caribbean Calypso Novelty Embroidery
Order #D2213
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: $145
1950s Vintage Brown and Black Plaid Dress and Jacket Set
Order #D2607
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”, Beck 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: $195
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
Order #D2611
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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: $175
Vintage 1950s Blue Silk and Lace Cocktail Dress and Jacket SZ M/L
Order #D2608
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Vintage 1950s Blue Silk and Lace Cocktail Dress and Jacket SZ M/L

This well-cut dress in silk faille and lace has a great bolero jacket with wide collar, elbow length sleeves and sculptural rose at the center front. The dress has a lace over nude bodice with a square neckline and fitted waist with a slight empire waistline. Seam. But look at the front darting - it’s superb. Center back metal zipper to close.  

Label: none

Size: Jacket: Bust: 42”, Shoulders: approx. 16”, Sleeves: 16”, CB Neck to Hem: 16.75”. 
Dress: Bust: 40”, Waist: 31”, Hips: 43”, Shoulders: approx. 16”, Shoulder to Waist: 16.5”, Shoulder to Hem: 40.5”, Hem Sweep: 42”

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains. The hem has been shortened 1”.

Price: $85
1950s Vintage Pink and Watermelon Print Cotton Party Dress SZ S
Order #D2618
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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” – 16”, Shoulder to Waist: 17”, Waist to Hem: 30.5”, Hem Sweep: 117”

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains.

Price: $114
1950s Vintage Women’s Green and White Baseball Athletic Shirt
Order #B399
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1950s Vintage Women’s Green and White Baseball Athletic Shirt 
SZ 38 

 A neat girl’s athletic shirt in good condition! This is a dense twill cotton in green with white middy braid trim, and green buttons. It was Bethany’s shirt and she was number 23, all proclaimed in white felt. 

Label: Southern

Size: Labeled a 38. Bust: 40”, Hem: 40”, Shoulders: 15” – 16”, CB Neck to Hem: 24”

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains.

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Vintage 1950s Navy Blue Knit Sweater and Skirt Set SZ M/L
Order #D2604
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Vintage 1950s Navy Blue Knit Sweater and Skirt Set SZ M/L

This is a 3-piece set – sweater top, knit belt and skirt. The knitting technique used two different stitches for texture and variety. The sweater is a pullover with open neck and folded back collar. The front yoke, sleeves and collar and hem finish are all the textured stitch. This collar could be un-picked to fall in flat reveres. The belt is knit with a grosgrain back and a wrapped yarn buckle. The flared skirt has an elastic waist and horizontal bands of the two stitch types. 

Label: From the Needles of Virginia Delgado

Size: Measurements taken flat and un-stretched. Top: Bust: 38”, Waist: 32”, High Hip: 38”, Shoulders: 17”, CB Neck to Hem: 23”. 
Skirt:  Waist: 30”, Hips: 39”, Waist to Hem: 31”, Hem Sweep: 64”

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains. Elastic is still strong. 

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Vintage 1950s White, Blue and Purple Floral Rayon Summer Day Dress SZ M
Order #D2605
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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: $45
1950s Vintage Natural Linen Sleeveless Summer Blouse SZ S
Order #B402
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1950s Vintage Natural Linen Sleeveless Summer Blouse SZ S

 A sweet summer shirtwaist blouse in natural linen with pulled work dιcor and small embroidered dots. The convertible collar front closes with 4 buttons. This is a fitted blouse with 4 darts. The hem is just serged. You can tuck this in if you wish, of course. 
 
Label: The Pilot Blouse

Size: Bust: 37”, Waist: 28”, Shoulders: 15”, CB Neck to Waist: 16”, to Hem: 20.5”.

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains.

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 Vintage 1950s Pink Knit Dress and Jacket Set by Barbara Carol
Order #D2060
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Vintage 1950s Pink Knit Dress and Jacket Set by Barbara Carol
SZ S/M

This is a 2-piece set – 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: $115
Vintage 1950s Birds and Tree Print Cotton Skirt SZ S
Order #S151
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Vintage 1950s Birds and Tree Print Cotton Skirt SZ S

This sweet summer skirt from the 1950s is a soft white cotton print with birds on nests and trees in deep pink and tan. This is a pleated dirndl style skirt with side metal zipper and button closure. 

Label: none

Size: Waist: 25”, Hips: full, Waist to Hem: 29”, Hem Sweep: 70”

Condition: No holes or stains, fading overall to the tan – it was once brown.  

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Vintage 1950s Black and White Striped Cotton Skirt SZ S
Order #S155
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Vintage 1950s Black and White Striped Cotton Skirt SZ S

This summery skirt from the 1950s is a soft white cotton with black pinstripes. The stripes are vertically placed, with a horizontal godet placed front and back for interest. The waistband has belt loops and we include a black grosgrain belt of the period from the same estate. The skirt is pleated all around with side metal zipper and button closure. 

Label: none

Size: Waist: 26”, Hips: Full, Waist to Hem: 29.5”, Hem Sweep: 100”

Condition: Excellent, No holes or stains. 

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 Vintage 1950s Blue Print Bathing Swimsuit or Romper
Order #MI659
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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: $75
1940s Black Wool Belted Vintage Coat SZ S/M
Order #O453
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: $125
  
1940s Black Velveteen Evening or Party Blouse Top SZ S
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1940s Black Velveteen Evening or Party Blouse Top SZ S

This charming black velveteen top has a grand faux monogram in grey and white houndstooth and red cords. Square neck with metal neck zipper, slightly puffed long sleeves with covered buttons and loops at the wrist, shoulder pads, and shirring at the side fronts at the waist as shown. There is a metal zipper to close at the side as well.  

Label: none

Size: Bust: 38”, Waist: 27.5”,  Hips: 38”, Shoulders:15”, Sleeves: 23”, 
CB Neck to Waist: 15.5”, Neck to Hem: 23”. 

Condition: Cleaned and ready to wear, no holes or stains. 

Price: $45 
1940s Blue, White and Rust Rayon Print Chiffon Vintage Dress SZ S/M
Order #D2591
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: $85 
1940s Blue, White and Rust Rayon Novelty Aztec Print Vintage Dress SZ S/M
Order #D2592
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: $85
 Late 1940s, Early 1950s Black and Ivory Nubby Wool Swing Vintage Coat SZ M
Order #O455
Late 1940s, Early 1950s Black and Ivory Nubby Wool Swing Vintage Coat SZ M

This good quality early 1950s coat comes from a very fine ladies store in Louisville, KY. It can be winter weight with the interlined removable lining. Or zip it out for a fall weight coat. The lining is a great changeable wine taffeta. A nice touch is that the wrist ends of the removable lining are faced with wool to match the coat. This closes with rimmed fabric buttons to match and there is a spare button on the inside. And those are big shoulder pads. 

Label: Selman’s Louisville
 
Size: Labeled a 14. Bust: 44”, Waist: 46”, Hips: 54”, Shoulders: 15.25”, Sleeves: 25”, CB Neck to Hem: 43”. Hem Sweep: 76”.  

Condition: Cleaned and ready to wear, no holes or stains. 

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Late 1940s Grey, White, Yellow & Lavender Striped Vintage Dress SZ S/M
Order #D2601
Late 1940s Grey, White, Yellow & Lavender Striped Vintage Dress SZ S/M

A nice fresh, crisp dress for summer. Add some espadrilles for a great look. The fabric is chambray cotton woven in stripes of grey, white, lavender and yellow with the stripe used to create a lot of interest:  horizontally on the body, vertically on the sleeves, horizontally on the turn back cuffs, and on the bias at the front and back of the skirt. The belt is the solid grey. There are small shoulder pads. The top buttons and there is a metal side zipper to close. This is the original length - she must have been a tall gal!

Label: Styled by Lynbrook

Size: Bust: 37”, Waist: 26”, Hips: 44”, Shoulders: 15”, Sleeves: 8”, CB Neck to Waist: 17”, Waist to Hem: 32.5”. Hem Sweep: 86”.  

Condition: Cleaned and ready to wear. The belt buckle is discolored as shown, the hem was let back down to the original length (original hem is intact) and there is a small crease line. Two of the original buttons have cracks. There is a tiny mended hole as shown.  

Price: $75
 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: $95 
1950s Black and White Gingham Vintage Dress SZ S/M
Order #D2598
1950s Black and White Gingham Vintage Dress SZ S/M

This crisp gingham cotton dress is headed for summer. The shirtwaist style front has a ruffled band with narrow white lace edging and small black and rhinestone buttons. The Ύ sleeves have a narrow band with ruffle above and the skirt is pleated at the waist. The self-belt is original. for summer. Add some red or yellow shoes for a great look. There is a metal side zipper to close. 

Label: Kathi Originals

Size: Bust: 38”, Waist: 27”, Hips: Full, Shoulders: 15.5”, Sleeves: 16”, CB Neck to Waist: 15.5”, Waist to Hem: 26”. Hem Sweep: 78”.  

Condition: Cleaned and ready to wear. The belt buckle is discolored as shown.
   
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1950s Lavender and White Gingham Vintage Dress Set SZ S
Order #D2595
1950s Lavender and White Gingham Vintage Dress Set SZ S

This lavender and white blouse cotton gingham and skirt and blouse set from the 1950s has a darted blouse with short cuffed sleeves, covered buttons and a pleated dirndl skirt. The skirt is pleated to fit the waist, with a metal side zipper to close. 

Label: none

Size: Blouse:  Bust: 37”, Waist: 30”, Shoulders: 15.5”, Sleeve: 6”, CB Neck to Waist: 16” Neck to Hem: 20.5”. 
Skirt: Waist: 25“, Hips: full, Waist to Hem: 26.5”, Hem Sweep: 66”. 

Condition: Cleaned and ready to wear. 
   
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1950s Grey, Red and White Plaid Cotton Vintage Dress SZ S/M
Order #D2597
1950s Grey, Red and White Plaid Cotton Vintage Dress SZ S/M

This bright plaid in cherry red, grey and white has additional woven texture, too. The bodice has a shirt waist front with Mandarin collar large bias cut pockets and short, cuffed sleeves. The full skirt has wide box pleats. We show this with the white patent belt that came with it. I doubt is original.  There is a metal side zipper to close. 

Label: None

Size: Bust: 36”, Waist: 28”, Hips: full, Shoulders: 15” = 16”, CB Neck to Waist: 16.25”, Waist to Hem: 26” + 3” hem, Hem Sweep: 74”.

Condition: Cleaned and ready to wear. The belt buckle has some scuffs as shown. 

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1950s Navy, White, Gold and Rust Plaid Cotton Vintage Dress
Order #D2594
1950s Navy, White, Gold and Rust Plaid Cotton Vintage Dress
SZ S/M

This sweet navy blue gold, rust and white plaid cotton shirtwaist dress with full length button closure has a round collar, darted bodice, and elbow length cuffed sleeves. The full skirt has knife pleats. Plus, a square breast pocket.

Label: The Spectator

Size: Bust: 39”, Waist: 26”, Hips: full, Shoulders: 15.5”, Sleeves: 10”, CB Neck to Waist: 15.75”, Waist to Hem: 26”. Hem Sweep: 98”. 

Condition: Cleaned and ready to wear.
   
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1950s Blue, Rust and Grey Plaid Cotton Vintage Dress SZ S/M
Order #D2600
1950s Blue, Rust and Grey Plaid Cotton Vintage Dress SZ S/M

This day plaid dress has a variety of treatments to add interest all from the use of the plaid. First, the bodice has vertical rows of deep tucks that eliminate the vertical lines of the plaid and give the front bodice horizontal stripes. Then the wide revere collar is cut to have bias lines at the front, and the front skirt is pleated to repeat the tucked effect of the top. And then – those tucked side front swagged pockets! Major statement, there. The belt is original. And the dress buttons neck to hem. 

Label: Adrian Tabin

Size: Bust: 38”, Waist: 28”, Hips: 42”, Shoulders: 15.5”, Sleeves: 9”, CB Neck to Waist: 16.5”, Waist to Hem: 24” + 3/75” hem, Hem Sweep: 53”.

Condition: Cleaned and ready to wear. One small hole next to a button above the front hem as shown. 

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1950s Rust Cotton Vintage Shirtwaist Dress SZ S/M
Order #D2596
1950s Rust Cotton Vintage Shirtwaist Dress SZ S/M

This cotton day dress is in a shirtwaist style with brass tone metal buttons. The cap sleeves are cut in one over shoulder pads, while the shawl collar and front overlap are edged with cream rick rack. The top has waist tucks, while the dirndl skirt has plates. The skirt has two horizontal seams, again trimmed with the rickrack. The belt is missing. 

Label: Fashioned at Tailor Town

Size: Bust: 38”, Waist: 26.5”, Hips: full, Shoulders: 15.75”, CB Neck to Waist: 15.5”, Waist to Hem: 25” + 4.25” hem. Hem Sweep 60”.

Condition: Cleaned and ready to wear.

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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: $65
 1950s Vintage Black Crepe and Lace Wiggle Dress
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1940s Vintage Floral Chiffon Evening Gown by Jane Engel Size S


Born in 1907, Jane Engel opened her first women’s specialty shop in 1930 near 80th St and Madison Ave.in New York. Eventually, she had over 30 stores before closing in the mid-1950s. The widow of Jack Shattuck, Engel, who used her maiden name professionally, died in 1975. 
This lovely evening dress is a beautiful floral chiffon with red roses on a cream ground with green and blue accents. The shirred front bodice has a dropped waist and the neckline is finished with a coordinating silk velvet band, straps and bow. The skirt is quite full, and glides over two layers: a Tarleton type underlining and a taffeta lining. Side metal zipper to close.

Label: Jane Engel New York

Size: Bust: 34”, Waist: 26”, Hips: Full, Shoulder to Waist: approx. 17.5”, Waist to Hem: 41.5” Hem Sweep: full.

Condition: Very good with 5 small holes in the chiffon as shown. One area of yellowing at the hem of the skirt, also shown.

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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  
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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 Ύ 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
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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: $95
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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
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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: $110

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Vintage 1950s Celadon Green Orlon Cardigan SZ M  

A Sweet Cardigan. This is a waist length style, with Ύ 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: $25
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1950s Vintage Black Moirι 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 moirι – 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 moirι pattern. This is finished with 2 flat bows. The Ύ 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: $150
Vintage 1940s Navy Blue Wool Carnival Crepe Beaded Jacket SZ S/M

The beading detail on this jacket is fabulous. It is a navy-blue wool crepe from the late 1940s - early 1950s. The jacket has a fitted waist, princess line seaming, notched front closure, and a wide rounded lapel. The multiple rows of blue carnival beads are present on the upper collar and the scalloped edges of a double front peplum. The front closes with rimmed covered buttons and bound buttonholes. It is lined in navy crepe de chine.

Labels: Polly Parker Original Finished by Hand and National Recovery Board

Size: Jacket: Bust: 37”, Waist: 30”, Shoulders: 15”, Sleeves: 23.5”, CB Neck to Waist: approx. 16”, To Hem: 23.5”.

Condition: Excellent, no stains, holes. Ink mark on label.

Price: $85
1940s Striped Print Rayon Vintage Day Dress in Grey, Green and Ivory SZ M
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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: $72 
 1940s Vintage Yellow Cotton Floral Rose Print Evening Dress
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1940s Vintage Yellow Cotton Floral Rose Print Evening Dress SZ XS

The 1940s certainly brought us some wonderful romantic floral prints. This one is so pretty! With a lemony yellow background, red and pink roses, and blue morning glories is lovely. I ache to have this dress in my size and a garden party to go to! The fitted bodice has a shirred bust with wide shirred straps, with a dropped waist. The gathered skirt is set off by a curved seam front panel that has very well done print matching. Some care was taken here. Side metal zipper to close.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 34”, Waist: 24”, Hips: free, Shoulder to Waist: 15”, Shoulder to Hem: 54”, Hem Sweep: 134”

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

Price: $125
 1950s Vintage White Shirtwaist Dress by Dorothy Hubbs
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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: $65
1950s Vintage Black, Pink &Turquoise Atomic Print Dress
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1950s Vintage Black, Pink &Turquoise Atomic Print Dress SZ S

I love the sleeve treatment on this dress! And the atomic era print is fantastic: pink, aqua and white in abstract bursts with dots.Please note that the color is black, and some photos have been lightened to show the detail. The fitted bodice has a wide neckline with the open sleeves and covered button design. The skirt is gathered onto a dropped yoke, and this is edged with aqua piping to match the rimmed buttons and facings. Dress closes with a center back metal zipper.

Label: none

Condition: Clean - hand washed. Soil and fade on the interior neck facing. Belt shown is not included and metal zipper is a replacement.

Size: Bust: 36”, Waist: 28”, Shoulders: 15” - 16“, Hips: full, Shoulder to Waist: 16”, Waist to Hem: 24.5”, Hem Sweep: 128"

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1950s Vintage Blue Roses Organza Print Dress
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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: $65
1950s Vintage Cafι au Lait Tailored Silk Suit
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1950s Vintage Cafι au Lait Tailored Silk Suit SZ S-M

Pretty tailoring on this one. Simple, but it has a great line with the slightly blouson back. The jacket has a 4 button front - covered button with bound buttonholes, of course - three quarter sleeves and wide lapels. And it’s lined in crepe, too. The straight skirt has a moderate sweep for walking plus a side metal zipper. The fabric is a fine shantung in silk. American Silk Mills, which is still in business, marketed Silsanti silk in the mid to late 1950s. It was also available as fabric yardage for the home sewer.

Labels: Crestmoor & Silsanti by American Silk Mills 100% pure silk

Condition: Excellent, no spots, stains, wear or holes.

Size: Jacket: Bust: 38”, Waist: 28”, Shoulders: 15”, Sleeves: 21.25”, CB Neck to Waist: 16: to Hem 22.25”
Skirt: Waist: 26”, Hips: 38”, Waist to Hem: 24”, Hem Sweep: 44"

Price: $98
1950s Vintage Lemon Yellow Cashmere Cardigan Sweater
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1950s Vintage Lemon Yellow Cashmere Cardigan Sweater SZ S

What a pretty and fresh color. The soft lemon yellow cardigan is late 50s, early 60s. It is fully fashioned with a squarish neckline and small yellow pearl buttons.

Label: de Loux Fully Fashioned 100% Imported Cashmere Dry Clean only Made in U.S.A.

Size: Bust: 36”, Waist: 28”, Shoulders: 15”, Sleeves: 19.5”, CB Neck to Hem: 22”.

Condition: Excellent and clean, no holes or repairs.

Price: $45
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: $85
1950s Vintage Cream Lace and Chiffon Party Dress
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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 Navy Blue Silk Satin Vintage Dress by Maurice Rentner
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1950s Navy Blue Silk Satin Vintage Dress by Maurice Rentner
SZ M


For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Maurice Rentner label, it was a long time, Rentner was a respected manufacturer of quality women’s wear from the 1920s until his death in 1958. According to the VFG Label Resource, Wilson Folmar was one of the designers there. After 1958, Bill Blass designed for the label until he bought the company in 1967.
This dress is likely pre 1958, as Blass is not credited on the label. It’s a rich navy silk satin,with bateau neckline, pleated skirt, shaped matching belt, and wonderful deep draped sleeve cuffs. The cuffs are shaped by cartridge pleats at the underarm sleeve seam. A great detail, done with subtlety. Side metal zipper to close.

Labels: Maurice Rentner Original on dress and belt, ILGWU 1955 - 62.

Size: Labeled a 14. Bust: 40”, Waist: 30”, Hips: 44”, Shoulders: approx. 16”, Shoulder to Waist: 15.5”, Waist to Hem: 27”, Hem Sweep: 42"

Condition: Excellent, clean, no stains. One tiny hole on the right cuff as shown, hem has been raised 1“.

Price: $125
1950s Beautiful Blue Printed Silk Vintage Shirtwaist Dress
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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
Vintage 1950s Brilliant Teal Asian Silk Dress
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Vintage 1950s Brilliant Teal Asian Silk Dress SZ M

This dress is a grand color in pretty Asian silk satin brocade with butterflies. It has kimono style Ύ length sleeves and a draped asymmetric wrap front with hanging tab. This closes at center back with a metal zipper. The skirt s a straight cut with a center back vent. It needs a belt - we show it with a ribbon so you can see.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 40”, Waist: 34”, Hips: 44”, Shoulders: approx. 16”, Sleeves: 16.75”, CB Neck to Waist: 16.75”, Waist to Hem: 30.75”, Hem Sweep: 54”

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

Price: $75
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