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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. And of course, strapless party dresses, sheaths and sacques.

Vintage WWII 1940s Brown and Blue
Windowpane Plaid Wool Suit SZ M
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Vintage WWII 1940s Brown and Blue Windowpane Plaid Wool Suit SZ M

The mid 1940s had some great ladies suits. This one is a milk chocolate brown wool with sky blue and pale gold windowpane plaid. The jacket is tailored with 3 welted faux pockets, 5 buttons and shoulder pads. The skirt has a center box pleats and 2 knife pleats front and back for fullness and swing. These are stitched down to hip level. The skirt has braided belt loops and a side metal zipper, while the jacket is full lined in a grey green rayon.

Label: none

Size: Jacket: Bust: 38”, Waist: 30”, Shoulders: 16”, Sleeves: 22.5”, CB Neck to Waist: 15”, to Hem: 24.25”. Skirt: Waist: 28”, Hips: 44”, Waist to Hem: 24”, Hem Sweep: 63".

Condition: Excellent with no spots or stains or holes.

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Vintage 1940s Green Wool Ladies Robe or Dressing Gown SZ S/M

This 1940s mid length dressing gown or robe would be warm on those cold winter mornings. It would even make a good light winter coat. The lovely tone of green with a hint of grey contrasts so well with the deep blue green wool collar and cuff binding and sash. The sash ends are finished with two tone rayon tassels. And of course, there is that right hip pocket appliquι detail. All very classy. There is no lining.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 38”, Waist: 34”, Hips: 43”, Shoulders: 16”, Sleeves: 21.5”, CB Neck to Waist: 16.5”, to Hem: 43”,  Hem Sweep: 56”

Condition: Excellent with no spots or stains or holes. There is some fraying to the tassel ends.

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Vintage 1940s - 1950s Black Dotted Rain Coat with Hat SZ M/L


This 1948 - 1952 era coat and hat set in black faille with printed cream dots has a starry night quality. The coat is a loose cut, with an almost swing back, deep cuffed blouson sleeves and large shoulder pads. The front has 4 china buttons and there is a matching separate sash. We show it both belted and free. There are no belt loops. The matching seamed hat has a stiffened narrow brim and small button on top. Both piece s are lined in white taffeta. This store was open 1923 – 1974.

Label: Kayser-Lilienthal Inc. The shop of Original Styles Columbus, Georgia.

Size: Bust: 50”, Waist: 52”, Hips: Full, Shoulders: 16.5”, Sleeves: 24.5”, CB Neck to Hem: 43.5”, Hem Sweep: 66".  Belt: 1.25” X 56”. Hat: Crown 21”, brim overall 8.5” x 9.25

Condition: Excellent with no spots or stains or holes. The lining has foxing at the hem, shoulders and inside the hat. Please see close-ups.  Some of the printed dots are beige. 

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1950s Vintage Plaid Wool Full Skirt Jumper Dress by Anne Fogarty SZ S
 
This wool jumper can been worn with so many tops or sweaters underneath. Or even just a camisole to fill in the deep V neckline. This is a sleeveless wool dress in brown, copper and grey plaid. The skirt is cut on the bias with knife pleats at the waist front and back. Anne Fogarty was a 1950 designer who aimed for the younger crowd with fitted waists and very full skirts. She loved her crinolines, too. We show this with a modern black leather belt (not included) and over a small crinoline. There is room for a much bigger one. Side metal zipper to close.

Label: Anne Fogarty Margot Inc.

Size: Bust: 37”, Waist: 25.5”, Hips: free, Shoulders: 15”, CB Neck to Waist: 17”, Waist to Hem: 30”. Hem Sweep: 140".

Condition: Excellent with no spots or stains or holes.

Price: $125
1940s Vintage Eisenberg & Sons Beaded and Sequined Crepe Dress SZ S

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1940s Vintage Eisenberg & Sons Beaded and Sequined Crepe Dress SZ S

Eisenberg and Sons made some fine clothing - and it’s not a label we see often. This striking black crepe dress has wonderful sequin and shell bead scrolls and flowers throughout the front. The reds and pinks really pop against the black, but there purples, blues and teals colors as well. Most of this is sequins, but the teal/green portions are small shell beads. It’s 1940s, so there are should pads and a side metal zipper. Both the front and back necklines have rouleau ties at keyhole opening. The front is sheath cut without a waist seam ( it’s blouson on my form, but won’t necessarily be on you) and the back has a waist sea with two back belt that close with buttons and loops at the sides.

Label: Eisenberg and Sons Original

Size: Bust: 36”, Waist: 27”, Hips: 38“”, Shoulders: 15.5”, Sleeves: 7.5”, CB Neck to Waist: 17”, CB Waist to Hem: 26”, Hem Sweep: 52”

Condition: Excellent, no stains, holes or repairs. Sequins are intact.

Price: $275
 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: $155
1950s Vintage Pink, Aqua & Brown Rayon Print Fit n’Flare Dress by Gigi Young

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1950s Vintage Pink, Aqua & Brown Rayon Print Fit n’Flare Dress by Gigi Young SZ S/M

The color combos of 1950s design are brilliant. Rose pink, milk chocolate brown and aqua defined by black and white. Perfect. This Gigi Young ( a related label to Suzy Perette) dress has the fit and flare line of the 50s, with an empire seam and multi-gored midriff and skirt. The V neck is slightly raised onto the neckline, with self ties at the center back ad the top of the metal zipper. In rayon taffeta, this is a great spring/summer dress - add a cardigan and it goes into Autumn just as well. in the fall. Side metal zipper to close.

Label: Gigi Young Originals

Size: Bust: 36”, Waist: 28”, Hips: Free, CB Neck to Waist: 15”, to Hem: 44.5”, Hem Sweep: 134”

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

Price: $135
 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: $75
1950s Vintage White and Aqua Rayon Print Dress SZ M

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1950s Vintage White and Aqua Rayon Print Dress SZ M

What a fresh and crisp 1950s print. This dress is a slubbed rayon weave with a soft drape. The dress has a sleeveless, softly fitted bodice, a straight underskirt and a 2 panel overskirt with open sides. A neat variation on the 1950s sheath dress. The belt matches and has a white faux pearl finish. Dress closes center back with a metal zipper.

Label: none

Condition: small fray to edge of belt as shown

Size: Bust: 40”, Waist: 30”, Shoulders: 14.5”, Hips: 48”, CB Neck to Waist: 14.5”, Waist to Hem: 24”, Hem Sweep: 42"

Price: $55
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"

Price: $125
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: $75
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: $110
>1950s Vintage Black Lilli Diamond Cocktail Dress and Swing Jacket

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1950s Vintage Black Lilli Diamond Cocktail Dress and Swing Jacket SZ S

A two piece combo - such good value for the money. The very fitted sheath dress is a linen weave with a pleated organdy bodice and bow. Very summery with the linen look fabric and spaghetti straps. The swing over jacket is a high sheen organdy used with the linen weave as a wide curved band all around the neckline, fronts and hem. The cuffs are deeply hemmed in the organdy. The Lilli Diamond label was started by Al Diamond in the early 50s and lasted into the 1980s. They were a maker of primarily glamour cocktail dresses.

Label: Original Lilli Diamond of California

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

Size: Bust: 34”, Waist: 27”, Hips: 37”, Shoulder to Waist: 17”, Shoulder to Hem: 44”, Hem Sweep: 40"
Jacket:Shoulders: 15” - 16”, Length CB Neck to Hem: 32”, Bust: full, Hips: full

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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 Red and Black Print Day Dress

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1950s Vintage Red and Black Print Day Dress SZ S/M

The color and print on this dress is wonderful. It’s a cheerful red print with a black abstract linear pattern. The dress has a fitted bodice with a V under bust seam, V neck, and Ύ sleeves. The skirt is moderately straight, with stiffened side pocket extensions. Side metal zipper to close and original belt.

Label: JoJi Fashions

Size: Bust: 36”, Waist: 30”, Hips: 41”, Shoulders: 15”, Sleeves: 15”, CB Neck to Waist: 16”, Waist to Hem: 28”, Hem Sweep: 48"

Condition: Clean. Some wear to the buckle a shown, some wear to the top of the shoulder line.

Price: $55
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: $115
1940s Soft Blue Tweed Wool Vintage Suit with Cape Collar

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1940s Soft Blue Tweed Wool Vintage Suit with Cape Collar SZ M

Several years ago, we found this same suit in a pink and black color way - now here it is in a soft aqua blue and black version! And we still love the deep cape collar with self fringed edge. The jacket is fitted, but not super nipped in at the waist. The sleeves have turn back cuffs and the front buttons with bound buttonholes and the original buttons. There are two curved welt pockets - this is not easy construction. The 4 panel skirt has a side metal zipper and back kick pleat. Fleischer’s was a Louisville shop, founded by Joseph Fleischer, and located on 4th St from at least 1936 to 1965. They also had suburban stores until 1967.

Labels: Brevity, Consumer Protection, and Fleischer’s Syracuse, N.Y. Louisville, KY.

Size: Jacket: Bust: 39”, Waist: 29”, Shoulders: 16”, Sleeves: 23”, CB Neck to Waist: 16”, to Hem: 22.5”.
Skirt: Waist: 28”, Hips: 40”, Waist to Hem: 27”, Hem Sweep: 50"

Condition: Excellent, clean, no stains.

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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: $165
1950s Aubergine Cotton Print Vintage Dress

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1950s Aubergine Cotton Print Vintage Dress SZ S

Love this for Fall. It’s a crisp, medium weight cotton with a polished surface in purple/aubergine day dress from the 1950s with tucked bodice detail, self ascot to tie or pin, pleated dirndl skirt and self belt. The tucks and pleats are done with the lines of the print to either feature the motifs I the bodice or the background in the skirt. Side metal zipper to close.

Label: none

Size:Bust: 35”, Waist: 26”, Hips: full, Shoulders: approx. 16”, CB Neck to Waist: 16.5” Waist to Hem: 29.5”, Hem Sweep: 66”

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1950s Navy Crepe Vintage Day Sheath Dress by Leslie Fay

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1950s Navy Crepe Vintage Day Sheath Dress by Leslie Fay SZ S/M

Another great dress for fall. This one is an early 1950s navy crepe with cream, neck and cuff accents. The back is killer r - big covered buttons down to the hips that are fully functional. The front has covered hip pockets a shown. The belt shown is not included. There are small shoulder pads.

Label: Leslie Fay

Size: Bust: 37”, Waist: 29”, Hips: 41”, Shoulders: approx. 15.5”, Sleeves: 17”, CB Neck to Waist: 16.25” Waist to Hem: 29”, Hem Sweep: 46”

Condition: no holes or stains to dress, has been dry-cleaned. There is soiling to the white collar insert.

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1950s Grey Wool Secretary Style Vintage Day Dress

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1950s Grey Wool Secretary Style Vintage Day Dress SZ S

Another good dress for Fall. It’s a crisp, lightweight wool with a grey an white woven braid at the center front and sleeve hems. The bodice is fitted with darts, the skirt has inverted box pleats. The short sleeves are kimono cut. Side metal zipper to close. Belt shown is not included.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 36”, Waist: 27”, Hips: full, Shoulders: approx. 15.5”, CB Neck to Waist: 15” Waist to Hem: 25”, Hem Sweep: 82”

Condition: Clean, with no spots or stains.

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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 Charcoal, Silver and Black New Look Party Dress

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Vintage 1950s Charcoal, Silver and Black New Look Party Dress SZ S

This great party dress from the early 1950s is has the long, full skirt of the New Look. The fabric is a charcoal taffeta with a woven silver and black plaid throughout. The front closes with covered ball buttons and bound buttonholes, and there is a matching belt. Side metal zipper to close. Love the U neckline.

Label: none

Size:Bust: 36”, Waist: 26”, Hips: full, Shoulders: 15”, Shoulder to Waist: 16”, Waist to Hem: 31”, Hem Sweep: 180”.

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

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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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1950s Vintage White Party Dress and Bolero Set with Lace and Rhinestones SZ S

Depending on your wedding needs, this 1950s dress and bolero set could be perfect. The sleeveless, fitted dress had a wide waist sash - we show it clipped at the back
with a dress slip, but you could uses almost anything here. The dress has lace appliquιs with rhinestones The matching bolero top has a peter pan collar with one neck closure, Ύ sleeves and a kimono cut. CB metal zipper to close.

Label: ILGWU 1955 - 1963 era

Size: Bolero: Bust: 37”, Shoulders: 15” - 16”, Sleeves: 12.5”, Neck to Hem : 13.25”
Dress: Bust: 37”, Waist: 26”, Hips: 38”,Shoulder to Waist: 16”, Waist to Hem: 25.5”, Hem Sweep: 41”

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

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1950s Navy Blue and White Polka Dot Silk Vintage Dress with Lace Trims

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1950s Navy Blue and White Polka Dot Silk Vintage Dress with Lace Trims SZ S-M

Sweet 50s dress in lightweight navy and white polka dot silk shantung with tatted lace collar, cuffs and inset. But for the metal zipper in the front of the skirt, I’d have thought this was earlier. The dress closes with snaps at both sides of the lace inset panel. There are additional black snaps that don’t attach to anything. It really could use a few more, and there is no lining here. The waist has 4 large belt loops - the belt shown is only a stunt belt, and not included. The skirt is pleated all round with inverted box pleats. A neat summer dress. Now the lace pieces could all be additions but it looks great and is well done.

Label: just the remains of a commercial size tag

Size: Labeled a 12. Dress: Bust: 39”, Waist: 28”, Hips: full, Shoulders: 15” - 16“, Sleeves: 10”, CB Neck to Waist: 16.25”, Waist to Hem: 23.5”, Hem Sweep: 78".

Condition: Cleaned and ready to wear. No holes or stains.

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Vintage 1950s Black Swimsuit Bathing Suit with Metallic Trim

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Vintage 1950s Black Swimsuit Bathing Suit with Metallic Trim Bust 34

This sophisticated swimsuit is black ribbed fabric with Lastex for some stretch. It has a pinch front bust, side front and back seams and a back metal zipper. The straps, front neckline and button belt all have white and gold metallic trim. There are elastic edge panties underneath. The bust has a set in bra as well and the side seams are boned.

Labels: none

Size: Labeled a 34. Bust: up to 35”, Waist: 24” - 27”, Hips: 35” - 37”, Half Girth - shoulder to crotch: 29 - 30.5” Cup size about a B.

Condition: excellent, freshly laundered. The original bra cups had deteriorated, and were replaced.

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Mid Century Silk Kimono with Embroidered Gold Dragons

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Mid Century Silk Kimono with Embroidered Gold Dragons

This wonderful embroidered kimono came out of a local estate with many Asian artifacts and art. These are hard to date, but I am thinking 1950s. With the pockets and dragon embroidery, I believe it was made for the Western market. The robe does have traditional kimono construction. The silk is a raw silk, and rather crisp. The gold, black and white dragons are hand embroidered front and back, with the front ones extending onto the pockets. There is a matching sash and there are sash loops.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 54”, Hips: 54", CB Neck to Hem edge of Sleeve: 25.5”, CB Neck to Waist: 17”, CB Neck to Hem: 57"

Condition: This is quite crisp - it feels as if it still has the original sizing in it. There are moisture rings on the collar band as shown. I would not attempt to wash this as the dyes will most likely run. No holes.

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1950s Vintage Purple Woven Plaid Dress and Jacket Set

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1950s Vintage Purple Woven Plaid Dress and Jacket Set
SZ S/M

Purple! It’s a favorite color of mine. This time, the color is set off by black and white woven plaid. The dress is a sleeveless sheath with darts to fit and a back metal zipper to close. The shirt jacket has a tailored collar, 4 button front, set in sleeves, and a bias cut inset waist band that runs from side fronts around the back. The back is defined by three more black buttons.

Label: An Original Fashion Frock Fashion Frocks Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio Hand Washable

Size: Dress: Bust: 37”, Waist: 28”, Hips: 39“, Shoulder to Waist: 15.5", Shoulder to Hem: 39”, Hem Sweep: 44”
Jacket: Bust: 38”, Waist: 31”, Shoulders: 15.5”, Sleeves: 16", CB Neck to Hem: 16".

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

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1950s Vintage Navy and White Summer Dress Suit

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1950s Vintage Navy and White Summer Dress Suit

This summer dress suit is lightweight in a navy rayon. The jacket/top has an asymmetric white pique collar and double breasted buttons. The Ύ sleeves have turn back cuffs. The jacket has a very waisted fit. The straight skirt has walking ease, a side metal zipper and matching double breasted buttons to coordinate with the jacket. Stix, Baer & Fuller was a long time St. Louis department store founded in 1892 and sold to Dillard‘s in 1984.

Label: Stix,Baer and Fuller St. Louis and Varden Petite

Size: Jacket: Bust: 34", Waist: 26", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 17", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5”, to Hem: 20.5".
Skirt: Waist: 25" , Hips: 38" , Waist to Hem: 28" , Hem Sweep: 47"

Condition: Excellent with no holes or stains.

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1950s Vintage Coat of Arms Novelty Print Dress Sz M

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1950s Vintage Coat of Arms Novelty Print Dress Sz M

What a fun summer dress. This sleeveless sheath style white rayon (?) blend with country and city coats of arms in red, blue, green and dull gold. It buttons at the left shoulder and down the left side with large plastics mother of pearl buttons. The countries include the Netherlands, France, Japan, Turkey, Romans States, Norway, Malta, Buenos Aires, Portugal, Saxony and Venezuela. I suspect they were chosen for their colors alone! There is one welt pocket at the right hip, a waist seam. The belt shown is a modern one and not included, the belt loops are navy, so perhaps it was a blue belt. But red, green, blue and even black - would all look great.

Label: Elinor Porter and ILGWU 1955 - 62

Size: Bust: 38", Waist: 28“, Hips: 41", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", Waist to Hem: 27", Hem Sweep: 43”.

Condition: The bottom button is a replacement and is real Mother of pearl. There are two mended holes at the back neckline that are backed by the matching facing as shown.

Price: $45
1950s Cream Vintage Cardigan Sweater with Embroidered Yellow Flowers Sz 40

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1950s Cream Vintage Cardigan Sweater with Embroidered Yellow Flowers Sz 40

What a lovely, subtle embellished sweater. It’s a cream lamb’s wool and angora blend called “fur lamb’ with glossy white and lemon yellow embroidered flowers, leaves and stems. These are scattered about the fronts, shoulder and sleeves. There are pearl buttons and a silk liner. A charming spring version of the classic embellished sweater.

Label: Helen Harper 70% Lamb’s Wool 20% Angora 10% Nylon Furlamb Japan

Size: Taken un-stretched. Labeled a 40. Bust: 38", Waist: 29“, Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 19.5”, CB Neck to Waist: 20.5"

Condition: Excellent, no stains, holes or spots.

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1950s Vintage Dinner Dress in Black Crepe and Faille from Jenny Sz S

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1950s Vintage Dinner Dress in Black Crepe and Faille from Jenny Sz S - M

Jenny was a fine Cincinnati store - it merged with Gidding in 1962 to become Gidding-Jenny. This is a well-made dinner or perhaps theatre dress is a black crepe with an inset waistband and inset neck yoke with a straight skirt and soft bodice. The wonderful faille is used to create a gathered swag across the waistband and two large pleated tails at the front of the dress that fall to the hem with fringed edges. The bodice buttons are covered balls in faille, while the top button is rhinestone. There is a side metal zip to close.

Label: Jenny Cincinnati

Size: Bust: 38", Waist: 28", Hips: 41", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 18”, CB Neck to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 26", Hem Sweep: 40” plus kick pleat.

Condition: No stains or holes or signs of wear. The top button appears to be a replacement.

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1950s Vintage White Seersucker & Red Gingham Sun Dress & Bolero Set SZ L

Order #D2475
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1950s Vintage White Seersucker & Red Gingham Sun Dress & Bolero Set SZ L

A sweet dress and bolero set in a great size! This sun dress is a white cotton, soft seersucker weave with bias trim in red and white check gingham. The bodice has wide straps, center front bust pleats and curved neckline. The flared skirt has rows of bias cut red and white cotton gingham trim on the front and a plain back. The matching bolero is sleeveless with a turn back collar and gingham trimmed armholes. Metal side zipper to close. The belt shown is modern and is not included.

Label: just the sad remains of a small cotton tag in the bolero.

Size: Bolero: Bust: 42", Shoulders: 15.5", CB Neck to Hem: 14”
Dress: Bust: 42", Waist: 34“, Hips: 49", Shoulder to Waist: 17.5", Waist to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: 96".

Condition: Excellent, No spots or stains. There were additional darts taken at the armholes that have been removed and very faint needle marks remain.

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1940s Vintage Black Crepe Evening Dress with Asymmetrical Ruffle

Order #D2458
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1940s Vintage Black Crepe Evening Dress with Asymmetrical Ruffle SZ S-M

This late 1940s to early 1950s dinner or evening dress looks demure, but look again at that ruffle! The dress is a long, slim column in crepe with a square neckline and fitted bodice with a metal side zipper. The ruffle is black faille, and sweeps from the right side waist to the hem and back up again. The neckline and sleeve hems are edged with wide bands of the matching faille. There is a side hem vent cleverly hidden under the ruffle. We show this a modern narrow belt for effect - it would look great with a wide variety of belts.

Label: Bend-Gam Original

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 28", Hips: 41", Shoulders: 15.5” - 16", Shoulder to Waist: 17.5" Waist to Hem: 41.5" , Hem Sweep: 44"

Condition: Excellent. No stains or holes.

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1950s Vintage Black and White Sack Dress by Suzy Perette

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1950s Vintage Black and White Sack Dress by Suzy Perette SZ M

The sack dress arrived in the late 50s, and this one clearly was adapted dot the US market in that it has some definition to the waist. The detail in white piquι shows a sailor influence. The back is spit for the zipper and gathered into a low hip band with more piquι trim. The fabric is possibly a blend with a flat surface and slight sheen. Back metal zipper to close.

Label: Suzy Perette New York and manufacturer’s label

Size: Bust: 40", Waist: 33",Hips:40”, Shoulders: 17", Sleeves: 6.5", CB Neck to Waist: approx 15”, and to Hem: 43", Hem Sweep: 42”

Condition: Excellent. No stains or holes.

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1950s Turquoise and Green Check Wool Suit by Bardley

Order #D2405
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1950s Turquoise and Green Check Wool Suit by Bardley SZ S

You know I love a suit. The color and fit on this one are wonderful. The fabric in an imported wool check in a turquoise and green check.It is a perfect Spring suit. The jacket is darted and smoothly fitted with a matching belt to snug in the waist. The front welt pockets have bound buttonholes, buttons and a strip of bias trim to set them off. The jacket buttonholes are bound as well and there are moderately padded shoulders The jacket is fully lined in crepe; the gored A-line skirt is partially lined. The skirt has a side metal zipper to close. Byck’s was a very fine local Louisville, KY ladies department store.

Labels:Made Expressly for Byck’s by Bardley, Imported Fabric and National Coat and Suit Board

Size: Jacket: Bust:37", Waist: 29", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 23", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", to Hem: 22".
Skirt: Waist: 26", Hips: 39", Waist to Hem: 26", Hem Sweep: 44"

Condition: Excellent, no holes, stains or wear,but the belt has no keeper. We can add a crochet thread loop if desired.

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