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The Vintage Dresses & Gowns department contains all our Vintage Day, Party and Evening Dresses and Gowns from the 1920s to 1970s. 
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>Vintage 1930s Black Lace with Velvet Applique Dress and Bolero SZ M-L
Order #D2636
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Vintage 1930s Black Lace with Velvet Applique Dress and Bolero SZ M-L

Not only does this dress still have the matching bolero, the original slip with matching hem lace is still with it. The dress has a sweetheart neckline (we show this with a large clip, it is not included) and short, split cap sleeves. The flared skirt has large black velvet scrollwork appliques that are matched on the front of the short bolero. The slip is black crepe with a band of lace to match at the hem.  There is no side opening. This drops over the head. The leather belt shown is modern and not included.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 40", Waist: 34", Hips: 40", Shoulders: 15", Neck to Waist: 15", Waist to Hem: 42", Hem Sweep: Slip: 58", Dress: 105".
Bolero: Bust: 38", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 12", Neck to Waist: 15.25".
Condition: Excellent.

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1920s Vintage White Voile Day Dress
Order #D2634
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1920s Vintage White Voile Day Dress SZ S

This sweet early 1920s day dress is a sheer cotton voile with self-ruffles for interest. The sleeves bodice is cut quite straight, with a dropped waist and a gathered skirt. The ruffles are used to finish the armholes, the V neckline and then again in 4 groups of three on the skirt. There is no closure e- this is a drop over dress. We show this over a non-period slip, which will be included.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 36", Low Waist: 36", Hips: 52", Shoulders: 16", CB Neck to Low Waist: 17", Neck to Hem: 42", Hem Sweep: 56".

Condition: Good, with an underlay and mend at the right shoulder and small holes on the left, all as shown.No stains or spots.

Price: $85
 1940s Vintage Red White and Blue Plaid Taffeta Party Dress
1940s Vintage Red White and Blue Plaid Taffeta Party Dress SZ XS

A festive dress, this rayon taffeta party dress is red, white and blue plaid with a gathered skirt yoke and gathered skirt, both set off by large matching cording. The darted bodice has a square neckline and small cap sleeves. I rather like the mitered effect at the corner of the neckline. Side metal zipper to close.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 33", Waist: 25.5", Hips: Free, Shoulders: approx. 14.5" - 15", CB Neck to Waist: 15", Waist to Hem: 40.75", Hem Sweep: 163".

Condition: No spots, stains or holes.

Price: $88
1950s Vintage White and Red Floral Summer Dress
Order #D2626 
1950s Vintage White and Red Floral Summer Dress SZ XL

This sweet summer day dress is a wonderful wearable size. It's a very lightweight, crisp voile in pale grey with white, black, green and cherry red flowers. They look a bit like lily of the valley, don't they?The dress has a wide collar shoulder pads, shirt cuffed sleeves, a button front with rhinestone set plastic buttons and a flared skirt. And there's a matching belt, too. Side metal zipper to close.

Label: none.

Size: Bust: 46", Waist: 38", Hips: 54", Shoulders: 16.5", CB Neck to Waist: 16.5", Waist to Hem: 30", Hem Sweep: 91".

Condition: Excellent. No holes, stains or spots.

Price: $90
1960s Mod Orange Barathea Dress by Nat Kaplan
1960s Mod Orange Barathea Dress by Nat Kaplan SZ S

The coloring on this dress is brilliant! Orange with green and metallic gold paisleys throughout this one won't go unnoticed in the crowd. The wrap over front is sleeveless, with a wide belt and a ball button loop closure all the way down the skirt. The hem slit can be buttoned all the way down, or opened up to 12". The side belt closes at the venter back with hooks. It's currently at about 8: up from the hem. The dress is fully interlined and the nylon zipper is hand set.

Labels:Nat Kaplan New York and ILGWU 1963 - 1972

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 29", Hips: 42", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", Waist to Hem: 22", Hem Sweep: 48".

Condition: Excellent. The belt has been extended at the back with matching material.

Price: $115
1960s Pink and Blue Cotton Blend Print Maxi Dress by Vested Gentress
1960s Pink and Blue Cotton Blend Print Maxi Dress by Vested Gentress
SZ S


These cotton prints by The Vested Gentress were always whimsical and sweetly done. This 1960s maxi has aqua and green trees on a pink ground with cats, tigers, alligators, and bears peeking out from the woods. A coordinating aqua is used at the neckline and the bows at the top of the side vents. This dress is interlined in white cotton and has a nylon coil zipper.

Label: Hand Screened Print The Vested Gentress Valley Forge, PA 85% Dacron Polyester 35% Cotton

Size: Labeled a 10. Bust: 36", Waist: 32", Hips: 38", Shoulders: 14", CB Neck to Hem: 51, Hem Sweep: 52".

Condition: Excellent.

Price: $110
1970s Vintage Silk Hot Tropical Pink Halter Maxi Dress
1970s Vintage Silk Hot Tropical Pink Halter Maxi Dress SZ S

This simple halter dress is a wonderful use of a stunning big tone on tone tropical floral print. The fabric is a silk shantung, and is interlined throughout. The halted neckline is curved with an empire seam and the skirt is gently flared to the hem. CB nylon coil zipper and a bone in the narrow bodice at the back as well. There are tapes inside to slide over a strapless bra.

Label: Boutique Chantal

Size: Bust: 35", Underbust: 32", Waist: 32", Hips: 42", Side Underbust to Hem: 45", Approx. Shoulder to Hem: 59", Hem Sweep: 67".

Condition: Excellent.

Price: $95
1950s Vintage White Dress with Caribbean Calypso Novelty Embroidery
Order #D2213
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1950s Vintage White Dress with Caribbean Calypso Novelty Embroidery SZ S/M


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

Label: none

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

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

Price: $145
1950s Vintage Brown and Black Plaid Dress and Jacket Set
Order #D2607
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1950s Vintage Brown and Black Plaid Dress and Jacket Set SZ M

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

Size: Dress: Bust: 40", Waist: 28", Hips: 40", Shoulders: approx. 15.5", CB Neck to Waist: 16",  Waist to Hem: 27", Hem Sweep: 46"   
Jacket: Bust: 40", Waist: 30", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 17.65", 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
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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
1950s Vintage Rose Pink Satin and Net Party Dress by Perullo David Hart
1950s Vintage Rose Pink Satin and Net Party Dress by Perullo David Hart SZ S

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

Label: Perullo David Hart

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

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

Price: $185
1950s Vintage Cream Lace Party or Cocktail Dress
Order #D2622
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1950s Vintage 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
1930s Vintage Black Lace Evening Dress SZ M
Order #D2610
1930s Vintage Black Lace Evening Dress SZ M

This nicely sized 1930s black lace dress comes with an integral black crepe lining with matching lace hem band, so the pesky problem of finding a slip is solved. The lace is a lovely, soft rayon with an Art Deco pattern. The easy fit bodice has elbow length sleeves with shaped flounces, a loose belt with Art Deco rhinestone clasp, and a kerchief style fichu that ties center front and is weighted. This appears to be removable if you wish. The skirt is gathered on at the low hip.  There are no side closures -this is a slip-on dress.
Color note: this dress is very black; the photos have been lightened for detail. 

Label: none

Size: Bust: 38", Low Waist: 35", Hips: 42", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 17 at front", CB Neck to low Waist: 18", CB Neck to Hem: 55", Hem Sweep of Slip: 58".

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains. One mend at center back of the skirt.

Price: $156
1930s Vintage Black Velvet Evening Dress SZ S
Order #D2612
1930s Vintage Black Velvet Evening Dress SZ S

The sleeves are the star on this dress. The front bodice has a wrap cut with the panels extending into a waist level tie at center back. This is stitched in place. The velvet is very soft and draping, most likely a silk or rayon velvet. The sleeves are finished with deep pointed dags - very witchy. There is no side closure; this is a slip-on dress with a single snap at the front crossover. 
Color note: this dress is very black; the photos have been lightened for detail. The sleeve close-up in indicative of the actual color.  

Label: none

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 28", Hips: 38", Shoulders: approx. 15", CB Neck to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 37", Hem Sweep: 101".

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains. 

Price: $155 
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 
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 in 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
Vintage 1950s Pink Knit Dress and Jacket Set by Barbara Carol SZ S/M
Order #D2606
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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. One very faint small spot at center back of dress bodice. 

Price: $95
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 1960s Black Chiffon Over Crepe Cocktail Mod Mini Dress
Order #D2609
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Vintage 1960s Black Chiffon Over Crepe Cocktail Mod Mini Dress
SZ S

What a fun mini dress with a tent shape chiffon overdress over a fitted black heavy crepe sheath. The over dress gathers at the stand collar and is loose at the armholes and center back to allow room to get to the zipper. The collar has a band of typical 1960s metallic and sequin trims in old gold and silver. 

Label: none

Size: Measurements of the fitted underdress: Dress: Bust: 34", Waist: 32", Hips: 40:, CB Neck to Waist: 16", to Hem: 35", Hem Sweep: 48".

Condition: Very Good, one small break in chiffon near hem as shown.  

Price: $45 
Vintage 1960s Hot Pink Silk Shantung Coat & Beaded Gown by <i>Malcom Starr </i>SZ S/M
Order #2616
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Vintage 1960s Hot Pink Silk Shantung Coat & Beaded Gown by Malcom Starr SZ S/M

I couldn't get the intensity of the pink in the photos. It really is hot, shocking pink. This evening set has a full-length double-breasted coat with beaded collar pink satin lining, big covered buttons, bound buttonholes and back 1/2 belt to snug it in. The matching gown is sleeveless, with an Empire waist, fitted torso and full length flared skirt. The entire bodice is beaded in 3-D bugle bead paisley shapes with glass beads and rhinestones accents.  The dress is fully lined as well. And has a handset back metal zipper. This is substantial set.  Malcom Starr was a good label and made very high-quality garments. 

Label: Both pieces labeled: Malcom Starr Made in Hong Kong British Crown Colony

Size: Labeled a 14. Coat: Bust: 39", Waist: 32", Hips: 42", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 22.25",  CB Neck to waist: 16", to Hem: 58", Hem Sweep: 76".
Dress: Bust: 38", Waist: 30", Hips: 39", Shoulder to Waist: approx.16", to Hem: 58", Hem Sweep: 62".
 
Condition: Coat: An area of light soiling on the coat sleeve as shown, and some soil along hem edge. more on inside. Dress: excellent, it has been hemmed up.   

Price: $275

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
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  
1950s Vintage Black Crepe and Lace Wiggle Dress
Order #D2588
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 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 Blue and Green Print Vintage Silk Day Dress SZ S
Order #D2577
1950s Blue and Green Print Silk Day Dress SZ S
D2577
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 ta 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 with Crinoline and Veil
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1950s New Look Lace Wedding Dress with 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 1979. 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 in 1979. 

Price: $175

 
1950s Multi Colored Print Silk Shirtwaist Vintage Dress
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1950s Multi Colored Print Silk Shirtwaist Vintage Dress SZ S

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

Labels: 1955 - 1963 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
1950s Vintage Blue Velvet Party or Cocktail Dress SZ M
Order #D2581
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1950s Vintage Blue Velvet Party or Cocktail Dress SZ M

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

Label: none

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

Condition: Excellent with no spots, stains or holes.

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

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

Label: Made in U.S.A.

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

Condition: Excellent with no spots, stains or holes.

Price: $110
1950s Vintage Black Moire Dinner or Party Dress
Order #D2586
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1950s Vintage Black Moire Dinner or Party Dress SZ S

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

Label: none

Size: Bust: 34", Waist: 25", Hips: Full, Shoulders: approx. 15.5", Shoulder to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 27", Hem Sweep: 102" Condition: Excellent with no spots, stains or holes.

Price: $150

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

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

Label: none

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

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

Price: $72
 Vintage Late 1930s Black Crepe Evening Dress with Gold Sequins SZ M
Order #D2568
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Vintage Late 1930s Black Crepe Evening Dress with Gold Sequins SZ M

This very late 1930s to early 1940s dress is a beauty in black crepe with a sweetheart neckline, fitted body and dropped waist seam. The skirt is gored with a tulip flare at the hem. But what you are looking at is the cascade of gold sequined and glass beaded appliques down the shirred bust to about knee length. Very effective. This is a nightclub performance dress if ever I saw one. These are fabric appliques with sequins and beads, and the fabric matches the dress crepe. These are all hand sewn onto the gown. The side closes with a metal zipper.

Label:none

Size:Dress: Bust: 38", Waist: 30", Hips: 38", Shoulder to Waist: 16.5", Shoulder to Hem: 62", Hem Sweep: 138".

Condition: no spots or stains. As mentioned the appliques are all hand sewn on.

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: $65
1970 Vintage Abstract Printed Silk Twill Dress by B.H. Wragge
Order #D2546
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1970 Vintage Abstract Printed Silk Twill Dress by B.H. Wragge Sz S/M

I adore that Wragge actually dated their label. This 1970 dress is a marvelous , bold print in orange, yellow, aqua, rose and fuchsia. The style is simple - open shirt style collar, 3/4 flared sleeves and tent silhouette. This is beautifully made, with a silk lining, handset metal zipper and hand sewn hem. And side pockets, too! Wragge made good quality ready to wear for the younger American market. And did it well.

Label: BH Wragge 70

Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 34", Hips: 40", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 20", CB Neck to Hem: 38.5", Sweep: 50".

Condition: Excellent but for one stain as shown at left side back low waist.

Price: $85
1950s Vintage Blue Roses Organza Print Dress
Order #D2544
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1950s Vintage Blue Roses Organza Print Dress SZ S

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

Label: Carol Craig New York and ILGWU 1955 - 1963

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

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

Price: $69
1950s Vintage Cream Lace and Chiffon Party Dress
Order #D2533
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1950s Vintage Cream Lace and Chiffon Party Dress SZ S

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

Label: Velma's Miami Beach Long Island

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

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

Price: $93
1960s Vintage Beaded Wool Tweed Top & Skirt Set
Order #D2532
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1960s Vintage Beaded Wool Tweed Top & Skirt Set SZ S/M

This 1960s top and skirt set has a great pocket detail plus it's very nice black and white wool tweed. The skirt is a straight cut with side metal zipper. The top is sleeveless and V necked with a CB metal zip. As to those pockets: each is covered with black glass beaded braid with loads of drops. There's a lot of movement here! Neat detail.

Label: Arbe and ILGWU 1964 - 1974

Size: Both pieces labeled a 14. Bust: 40", Waist: 33", Hips: 40", CB Neck to Waist: 17",Neck to Hem: 22". 
Skirt: Waist: 26", Hips: 42", Waist to Hem: 23", Hem Sweep: 44"

Condition: Excellent, No holes, spots or stains.

Price: $45
1950s Beautiful Blue Printed Silk Vintage Shirtwaist Dress
Order #D2522
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1950s Beautiful Blue Printed Silk Vintage Shirtwaist Dress SZ M

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

Label: McArthur Ltd & ILGWU 1955 - 63 label

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

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

Price: $105
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