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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 Early 1950s Amethyst Purple Taffeta Dress Suit
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Vintage Early 1950s Amethyst Purple Taffeta Dress Suit SZ S/M

This dressy faille taffeta 2 piece suit dates form the late 1940s to early 1950s. The color is outstanding; a changeable taffeta running form deep amethyst to deep blue. The shirt sleeved jacket has a front button closure with attached neckline tie, this with shaped ends. The fit is very waisted, with an inset flared back peplum and a hem that sweeps down to the back. The skirt is rather straight in the front, but flares at the back with two stitched pleats from the waist to hips. Side metal zipper.

Label: Johara Junior

Size: Jacket: Bust: 37", Waist: 29", Shoulders: 15.5",CB Neck to Waist: 16", to Hem: 23.5". Skirt: Waist: 27", Hips: 40", Waist to Hem: 30", Hem Sweep: 59".

Condition: freshly dry-cleaned. The back pleats have pulls at the hip are, covered by the jacket. There is a sense of color lightening at the underarms. No holes or spots.

Price: $95
Vintage1950s Pendleton 49er Jacket in Wine and Grey Plaid
Order #O440
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Vintage 1950s Pendleton 49er Jacket in Wine and Grey Plaid SZ M/L

These classic 49er style jackets are ever so wearable. I still have a whole wardrobe of them. This is an early 1950s model, with big mother of pearl buttons, shoulder flanges, bias cut patch pockets and button cuffs. It is a great quality Pendleton wool in a plaid of wine red, greys, and gold. I had to lighten the photos a bit. A well-loved and much worn, but very nice jacket.

Label: Pendleton 100% Virgin Wool

Size: Bust: 44", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 25", CB Neck to Hem: 26", Wrist: 8".

Condition: Dry-cleaned, no spots or holes. But all the buttons holes have wear and mends as shown. There is a bit of fray on the cuffs, and one cuff button is chipped as shown.

Price: $55
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Order #O440
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Vintage 1950s 49er Jacket in Red, Cream and Grey Plaid SZ L Petite

One more 49er! These classic jackets are ever so wearable. I will still have a whole wardrobe of them. This is an early 1950s model, with big plastic buttons, shoulder flanges, bias cut patch pockets and button cuffs. It is a wonderfully warm garment in a plaid of true red, cream, greys, and soft blue. A well-loved, but very nice jacket.

Label: none

Size: From the length of the jacket and the length of the sleeves, I'd say this is a petite. Bust: 48", Shoulders: 17", Sleeves: 22.5", CB Neck to Hem: 24", Wrist: 8" ( buttons are moved out to edges of cuffs).

Condition: Dry-cleaned, no spots or holes. There are rewoven holes scattered through the right front. Please see close-ups.

Price: $55
 Vintage 1950s Red Striped Fit 'n Flare Shirtwaist Dress by Jerry Gilden
Order #D2210
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Vintage 1950s Red Striped Fit 'n Flare Shirtwaist Dress by Jerry Gilden SZ S

This great red on red striped dress is a cotton, possibly a blend with dolman sleeves, shoulder pads, blouson back and full. Lightly gathered and very flared skirt. The collar has wide points, echoed in the pointed turn back cuffs. The front buttons full length with black, rhinestone set buttons. The back has a shoulder yoke as well., Belt shown is not included

Label: A Jerry Gilden Spectator

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 26"to 27" ( bar has been moved), Hips: Full, Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 23.5", CB Neck to Waist: 16.5", Waist to Hem: 30",Hem Sweep: 128".

Condition: No pots or stains, no holes. One cuff button has been replaced with a similar button of the era. Please see close-up.

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 Vintage 1950s Black Wool Tailored Suit
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Vintage 1950s Black Wool Tailored Suit SZ M

This stylish tailored mid 1950s suit has a very shapely silhouette, with princess seam lines for the jacket and a straight skirt with small waist tucks and a back kick pleat. The jacket has dressmaker detailing, with guimpe braid on the upper collar and front pocket flanges. And the bound buttonholes and almond shaped buttons add even more interest. This is a winter weight wool. The jacket is lined in an oyster toned rayon

Label: none

Size: Jacket: Bust: 39", Waist: 30", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 23.5", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", CB Neck to Hem: 22.5". Skirt: Waist: 28", Hips: 39.5", Waist to Hem: 24.5", Hem Sweep: 47".

Condition: No holes, stains, or mends.

Price: $115
 Vintage 1950s Black Wool Clutch Jacket with Swing Back
Order #O480
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Vintage 1950s Nubby Black Wool Swing Jacket with Faille Paillettes SZ L

This great little clutch style jacket/short coat has a lot of swing to it, both front and back. The fabric is a nubby woolen, set off with the texture contrast of faille covered paillettes studded throughout the coat. The front is faced with the faille as well. The jacket has pocket with a shaped welt , also studded with faille dots. The coat is lining in black taffeta.

Label: none

Size: Bust with back swing fullness: approx. 52", Shoulders: 16.5", Sleeves: 24", CB Neck to Hem: 33", Hem Sweep: 72".

Condition: No holes, stains, or mends.

Price: $105
1950s Vintage Cotton Car Print Blouse Princess Margaret SZ S
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1950s Vintage Cotton Car Print Blouse Princess Margaret SZ S

This sweet, late 50s, early 1960s cotton blouse has a charming blue and black antique auto print. It's a camp shirt style with cuffed short sleeves and a button front with collar loop. The label makes me smile. Do you think HRH Princess Margaret got a cut from the maker? I doubt it. But it goes to show how popular she was on both sides of the Big Pond.

Label: Princess Margaret by Colonial Sanforized 100% Cotton Made in U.S.A.

Size: Bust: 37", Waist: 37.5", Shoulders: 15.5", CB Neck to Hem: 22", Hem Sweep: 38".

Condition: No holes or stains, crisp and looks unworn.

Price: $34
 Vintage 1950s Navy Rayon Gab All Weather Coat & Hat SZ M - L
Order #O481
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Vintage 1950s Navy Rayon Gab All Weather Coat & Hat SZ M /L

This 3 piece set consists of a navy rayon gab all weather coat with paisley print lining, matching scarf and rain hat, also lined in the paisley. I'd date this late 1940s, early 1950s. It has a 3 button font with small wind prevention tab near hem, flared sleeves, shoulder pads and a Peter Pan style collar. The body is completely lined, and the sleeves can be worn turned up to show it or left down. There are welt pockets, too. The shaped scarf matches the lining and has a keeper loop at the CB neck under the collar. The small hat is a soft, nightcap style with a small brim and paisley lining. It can be flipped to either side or the back.

Label: Fashioned by Debutogs New York for All Weather

Size: Bust: 44", Waist: 46", Hips: 54",Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 23" un-cuffed, CB Neck to Hem: 46", Hem Sweep: 71". Hat Crown: 21.5".

Condition: No holes , very little wear, one spot at back of left sleeve cap as shown.

Price: $98
1950s Vintage  Black Chantilly Lace Party Dress by Rudolf SZ S - M
Order #O481
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1950s Vintage Black Chantilly Lace & Rhinestone Party Dress by Rudolf SZ S - M

This gorgeous party or dinner or opera dress is a 1950s Rudolf with black Chantilly lace over netting and taffeta. The bodice has the sheer lace and net over a nude crepe slip style liner with studded rhinestones. These really sparkle. The torso is quite fitted and boned. The skirt has 3 layers: lace, accordion pleated net and black taffeta. This zips at the center back with a metal zipper and has hooks and loop on the yoke. The long sleeves have metal zippers to close the wrists. A pretty and well-made garment, as all the Rudolf dresses we have handled were.

Label: Original by Rudolf

Size: Bust: 36.5", Waist: 28", High Hip at 3": 36" , Low Hip: Free, Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 24", Shoulder to Waist: 17", Waist to Hem: 35", Hem Sweep of lining: 210".

Condition: No holes, no stains, very little wear, spots on inside of lining.

Price: $210
1950s Vintage  Black Sequined Cardigan Sweater SZ M
Order #SW170
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1950s Vintage Black Sequined Cardigan Sweater SZ M

We are s o happy to still have a few sweaters to offer! This one is an Orlon waist length Cardigan with a nubby weave, mother-of-pearl buttons and a sequin trim. The sewn on yoke trim and small motif ( butterflies?) are an effective combination of metallic gold thread and onyx aurora borealis sequins. The 3/4 length sleeves have ribbed cuffs, which match the waist ribbing, as does the fold down collar.

Label:Fashioned by Laurel Ann 100% Super Soft Orlon Acrylic Ben Wilson Co. Inc.

Size: Taken flat and un-stretched. Bust: 39", Waist: 28", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 16.5", CB Neck to Hem: 18.5".

Condition: No holes, no stains, very little wear.

Price: $45
 Vintage 1950s Mexican  Painted & Sequined Black Velvet Top & Skirt Set SZ S
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Vintage 1950s Mexican Painted & Sequined Black Velvet Top & Skirt Set SZ S

This fantastic blouse and circle skirt set is a classic hand painted Mexican set in bright colors on black velveteen, with loads of sequins. Both top and skirt have a central eagle with snake emblem, while the skirt has mountains, a volcano and a a stepped pyramid temple. Plus, cacti, Aztec masks, and yuccas. Both pieces have scattered sequins to fill the black ground. The top has a bateau neck, fitted waist with darts and a partial back zipper. We show this both tucked and un-tucked. The skirt is circular with side seams and a left side metal zipper. A neat piece that really sparkles in the sunlight!

Label: none

Size: Skirt is labeled S. Top: Bust: 36", Waist: 30", Shoulders: 16", Shoulder to Waist : 16", Shoulder to Hem: 21". Skirt: Waist: 25", Hips: Free, Waist to Hem: 27.5". Hem Sweep: Full circle.

Condition: No holes, no stains, very little wear, freshly steamed.

Price: $225  
1950s Vintage Beaded Black Pullover Party Sweater SZ S
Order #SW169
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1950s Vintage Beaded Black Pullover Party Sweater SZ S

It's still party time here with this 1950s sweater. It's a soft, smooth knit with short sleeves and wide scoop neck for and aft. It's very waisted. The neckline is edged with satin bias and that is couched down across the front with back and metallic silver thread. The edge all round is the same black and silver in a crochet finish with pearls and rhinestones on the front. The back neckline is a similar, but simpler, finish.

Label:Monrose 100% Hi-bulk Orlon

Size: Taken flat and un-stretched. Bust: 36", Waist: 25", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 8.5", Shoulder to Hem: 19".

Condition: No holes, no stains, very little wear.

Price: $51  
1950s Pink and Yellow Print Rayon Dress Set SZ L
Order #D2768
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1950s Pink and Yellow Print Rayon Dress Set SZ L Bust 38

This very late 50s, early 60s 2 piece set is in a slick rayon print with a geometric pattern in pinks, yellow and white. The blouse is short sleeved with small cuffs, Peter Pan collar, and pearl buttons. The skirt is full but straights and pleated all around with a side metal zipper.

Label: A Robin Gail Creation by H&K Blouse

Size: Labeled an 18/38. Top: Bust: 43", Waist: 36", Shoulders: 17", Sleeves: 7.5", CB Neck to Waist: 17" to Hem: 22". Skirt: Waist: 30", Hips: 52", Waist to Hem 27", Hem Sweep: 62".

Condition: No holes, no stains, very little wear, freshly steamed.

Price: $45  
1940s Green, Pink and Blue Plaid Taffeta Vintage Evening Dress
Order #D2757
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1940s Green, Pink and Blue Plaid Taffeta Vintage Evening Dress SZ S/M

This 1940s plaid taffeta dress has a brilliant color combination of green, hot pink, white and royal blue. The cut is early 40s and shows Victorian era influences in the flat front skirt with gathered back, the bustle, the V bodice waist and the draped sleeves. The skirt has a hem walking slit on the side. The shoulder pads are large. And the bodice is bias cut. The skinny waist tie finishes the back. There is a CB metal zipper only through the waist and hips.

Label: Peshkin New York Original

Size: Bust: 37", Waist:29", Hips: 42", Shoulders: 15.5", CB Neck to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 42", Hem Sweep: 73".

Condition: No holes , freshly steamed up and one water ring stain at the hem. Small underarm rings.

Price: $95  
1940s Vintage Sequined Black Crepe Skirt Set
Order #D2763
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1940s Vintage Sequined Black Crepe Skirt Set SZ S/M

This mid 1940s black crepe top and skirt set has a button front, waist darts, short sleeves and gored skirt with side button placket. That button placket on the skirt is a real mark of earlier 1940s construction. The large sequin motif is great, with black and red flower, stems, leaves and scrolls. There are no shoulder pads, but room to add some

Label: none.

Size: Top: Bust: 37", Waist: 30", Shoulders: 14.5", Sleeves: 12", CB Neck to Waist: approx.15.5", CB Neck to Hem: 21".
Skirt: Waist: 29", Hips: 39", Waist to Hem: 23" Hem Sweep: 58".

Condition: No holes, no stains.

Price: $95  
1950s Black Taffeta & Lace Strapless Vintage Evening Gown
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1950s Black Taffeta & Lace Strapless Vintage Evening Gown SZ XS

This 1950s strapless evening or ball gown has a bodice of black venise lace over oyster colored satin. This is repeated in a wide band around the full skirt just above a row of heavy cording that is shirred and releases into an even fuller lower skirt. The waist has a wide sash that ties at the center back. The bodice is boned and has a metal zipper at Center back.

Label: Young American Deb.

Size: Bust: 32", Waist: 25", Hips: Free, Waist to Hem: 39", Hem Sweep: 164".

Condition: Freshly dry-cleaned. No holes, dinginess on satin band at neckline.

Price: $125  
1950s Vintage Aqua and White Silk Print Shirtwaist Dress
Order #D2743
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1950s Vintage Aqua and White Silk Print Shirtwaist Dress SZ M

This mid 1950s crisp aqua blue and white silk print shirtwaist dress has a deep puritan style collar, rhinestone buttons on a front placket, side metal zipper, and elbow length sleeves with cuff band. The print is an abstract that looks a bit like animals if you squint.

Label: none.

Size: Labeled a 14. Bust: 42", Waist: 29", Hips: 40", Shoulders: 15.75", CB Neck to Waist: 16.25", Waist to Hem: 26", Hem Sweep: 46".

Condition: Very crisp, but spots and wear on sleeve cap as shown.

Price: $35  
 Vintage 1950s Beige Embroidered Linen Sheath Dress
Order #D2754
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Vintage 1950s Beige Embroidered Linen Skinny Sheath Dress SZ S

This 1950s crisp linen dress is a natural beige with white machine embroidered scrolls in vertical lines throughout. It's a darted sheath style with a plain linen band set at the Empire waistline on the front only. The sleeves are a modified raglan cut with a dart along the shoulder line and the shoulder seam set forward. There are diamond gussets. Side and neckline metal zipper to close.

Label: none.

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 28", Hips: 36", Shoulders: approx.15", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", Neck to Hem: 40", Hem Sweep: 41".

Condition: Very crisp and clean, No spots or holes

Price: $45  
1950s Green and Blue Rayon Print Vintage Day Dress
Order #D2745
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1950s Green and Blue Rayon Print Vintage Day Dress SZ M

This 1950s soft rayon print dress brings to mind the effect of light dappling on water. It is done in white, pale green , medium green, turquoise, purple and slate blue, The bodice is darted with a boat neck, short sleeves and soft fit. The skirt has triple side front pleats and a center back kick pleat. Side metal zipper to close. This would look great belted.

Label: none.

Size: Bust: 40", Waist: 29", Hips: 44", Shoulders: 16", Shoulder to Waist: 15.75", Waist to Hem: 25", Hem Sweep: 47".

Condition: Very clean, No spots or holes

Price: $45
1940s Vintage Asian Brocade Swing Jacket Sz M
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1940s Vintage Asian Brocade Swing Jacket Sz M/L

This fantastic 1940s swing back jacket in a wonderfully detailed and substantial Asian brocade has a high-low hem. Lots of color with gold, orange, re, browns, blue, peach , olive, white, etc. The shoulders are heavily padded and the front closes with one large rouleau frog. The swing back has 5 flared panels that are controlled to fall into these folds with interior stay tapes. The sleeves are roomy. The jacket is lined in gold silk satin.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 44", Waist: 44", Hips: approx. 50", Shoulders: 17", Sleeves: 23", Shoulder to Hem Front: 24", CB Neck to Hem: 31".

Condition: no holes, freshly cleaned, old soil lines in the folds at the sides of the back as shown.

Price: $125
 Vintage 1940s Novelty Print Turquoise Cotton Maternity Set Top and Skirt
Order #D2752
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Vintage 1940s Novelty Print Turquoise Cotton Maternity Set Top and Skirt SZ M

This adorable cotton maternity set from the late 1940s is in turquoise, grey, white, yellow and purple novelty print of fans and, well, I'm not sure. Boxes? Mats? Place-mats? With ribbons and leaves. The maternity top/blouse has a white collar and cuffs with a button front and a swingy cut. As you can see from the photos, it also looks good tucked in. The skirt has a front flap closure with buttons on the sides and a tape tie underneath. There are two buttons per side to adjust the waist and room for a third. When buttoned up, this looks like a standard skirt.

Label: none

Size: Top: Bust: 44", Waist: 48", Shoulders: 16", CB Neck to Hem: 24.5". Skirt: Waist: 30" to 34" plus 4" more available if 2 more buttons added, Hips: 42", Waist to Hem: 27", Hem Sweep: 56".

Condition: One mended hole at the CB shoulder blade as shown, freshly cleaned, no stains, light fade at upper back.

Price: $89  
1950s Pink and Red Floral Party Vintage Dress
Order #D2758
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1950s Pink and Red Floral Vintage Party Dress SZ S

Lovely, intense color on this 1950s nylon organza party dress. The dense floral print is pink and red over a rosy peach taffeta and net lining. The wide midriff band is set off by cream and pink satin bias bands and a sweet bow. The fitted, scoop neck front has a gathered drape on the right and a V neck in back. The gathered skirt is quite full. Metal zipper at CB to close.

Label: Factory Inventory tag and ILGWU 1955 - 1963

Size: Labeled a 13. Bust: 35", Waist: 26", Hips: Free", Shoulder to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: Lining: 88", Sheer: 138".

Condition: fading on lining and an odd added tuck in lining. One small hole at CF bodice as shown. No stains.

Price: $60
1950s Black  & White Minx Modes Cocktail Dress SZ
Order #D2739
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1950s Black & White Minx Modes Sheath Cocktail Dress SZ S/M

Love the detail on this cocktail sheath dress. It's a white ribbon weave with a flower print created by flocked black dots and silver glitter then lined in white taffeta. The shirred silk chiffon panels form soft straps in the front and them cascade to the back waist where they meet at a large bow with streamers. This is essentially a strapless dress with drapes. It is darted and fitted with boned side seams and a small back kick pleat. The chiffon drape can be worn up on the shoulders, or down as a semi cape. We show it both ways.

Label: Minx Modes

Size: Vintage size:12/13. Bust: 35", Waist: 27", Hips: 40", Side to Hem " 37", Hem Sweep: 48".

Condition: excellent with no spots, stains or holes.

Price: $185  
1950s Red Velveteen Vintage Sheath Dress  SZ S
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1950s Red Velveteen Vintage Sheath Dress SZ S

This sleeveless red cotton velveteen party or cocktail dress is very fitted and even belted. The main design detail is a belt tab across the bust above an under bust seam with a rhinestone button and slide buckle. The straight skirt has a back kick pleat. CB Metal zipper to close

Label: Minx Modes

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 28", Hips: 38", Shoulders" 14", Shoulder to Waist: 15.5", Waist to Hem: 28.5", Hem Sweep: 44".

Condition: excellent with no spots, stains or holes.

Price: $88  
 Vintage 1950s Brown Nubby Plaid Wool Pencil Skirt SZ
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Vintage 1950s Brown Nubby Plaid Wool Pencil Skirt SZ S

This later 1950s brown and white plaid skirt has multicolored slubs in the nubby weave. The horizontal standing welt hip pockets give it a bucket shape at the top. The slim shape has a center back kick pleat vent. The belt matches , with a toned brass buckle. This has a CB metal zipper to close. It is partially lined across the back. Since the cross grain is off across the back, I'd say it was home sewn.

Label: none

Size: Waist: 28", Hips: 41", Waist to Hem: 27", Hem Sweep: 45".

Condition: excellent, no spots, holes or stains.

Price: $32
 Vintage 1950s White, Coral and Avocado Plaid Wool Coat SZ
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Vintage 1950s White, Coral and Avocado Plaid Wool Coat SZ M/L

This late 1950s wool coat has a spring color combo of white, coral and avocado in a small scale plaid. The patch pocket and pocket flaps are cut on the bias. The shoulders are very dropped with a wrist length sleeve. The front has a bias cut yoke and three large covered buttons with bound buttonholes. The coat is lined in a pale avocado crepe.

Label: ILGWU 1954 - 1963

Size: Bust: 44", Hips: 45", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 19", CB to Hem: 43", Hem Sweep: 48".

Condition: excellent, no spots, holes or stains.

Price: $65
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Vintage 1950s Red and Grey Wool Plaid Pleated Skirt SZ S

Nothing like a large scale, windowpane plaid. This one is grey and red with charcoal grey accent lines. It has shallow inverted pleats that release at the hip and the pleat spacing is lined up with the edges of the plaid. Nicely done. It is wool and is not lined. Side metal zipper to close.

Label: Koret of California Pleetskirt Trademark

Size: Waist: 28", Hips: 45", Waist to Hem: 26", Hem Sweep: 76".

Condition: no spots, holes or stains, one darned area on the waist band by the buttons as shown.

Price: $32
 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.

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 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.


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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: $85
1940s Pink and Grey Rayon Striped Vintage Jacket SZ L
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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: $85
1950s Aqua Blue Border Print Vintage Dress SZ
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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: $75
 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: $63
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: $55
 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: $84
Vintage 1950s Gold Lame Brocade Cocktail Dress
Order #D2665
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Vintage 1950s Gold Lame Brocade Cocktail Dress SZ M

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: $55
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: $75
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