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Vintage Dresses & Gowns
The Vintage Dresses & Gowns department contains all our Vintage Day, Party and Evening Dresses and Gowns from the 1920s to 1970s.
For pre 1920s Dresses,please visit Victorian and Edwardian Fashion


 Vintage 1950s Red Striped Fit 'n Flare Shirtwaist Dress by Jerry Gilden
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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" - 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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1960s Vintage Cocktail Dress in Black Chiffon by Wilson Folmar
Order #D2772
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1960s Vintage Cocktail Dress in Black Chiffon by Wilson Folmar SZ S

Drama! This back chiffon over crepe LBD has a dramatic one shoulder neckline with double circular ruffle cascade. Lots of float and movement. Can you see this with a major jeweled necklace or earrings? Maybe even a small tiara? I can. The left shoulder has a peau de soie bow over a hook closure and there is a tiny spaghetti strap on the right side. The bodice is boned and lined. It is very fitted and the straight pencil skirt is flat lined with crepe as well. The dress closes at the left with a metal zipper.
Wilson Folmar (1912 - 1975) designed for several houses in his long career. First, starting in 1936 was the exclusive Jay-Thorpe department store for 20 years, then Ben Gam and Maurice Rentner. He designed for Edward Abbott from 1957 to 1964, then opened his own company with Larry Aldrich in 1964.

Labels: Edward Abbott New York Wilson Folmar and the French Shop Stamford Connecticut

Size: Bust: 34", Waist: 26", Hips: 39", Shoulder to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 26", Hem Sweep: 42".

Condition: No holes, stains, or mends.

Price: $110
 Vintage 1930s Yarn Embroidered Black Crepe Dress Set SZ S
Order #D2770
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Vintage 1930s Yarn Embroidered Black Crepe Dress Set SZ S

This early 1930s jacket and dress set is black crepe with cream yarn couched embroidery for a stark contrast effect. The dress is sleeveless with a V neck, soft slightly dropped waist, wide hip yoke and skirt with stacked box pleats. The jacket is an open cardigan style with a straight body and long, slim sleeves. The front edges and wrists of the jacket, the V neck of the dress all have the couched yarn. The dress sports a large motif on the bodice. There are no closures as this is a drop over the head dress.

Label: none

Size: Dress: Bust: 34", Waist: 30", Hips: 36", Shoulders: 13.5", CB Neck to Waist: 15", Waist to Hem: 27.5", Hem Sweep: 66". Jacket: Bust: 36", Shoulders: 13.5", Sleeves: 23", CB Neck to Hem 26".

Condition: No holes or stains, there are losses to the yarn at the shoulder of the jacket as shown.

Price: $180
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
 Vintage 1950s Mexican  Painted & Sequined Black Velvet Top & Skirt Set SZ S
Order #D2764
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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 untucked. 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 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
Order #D2761
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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  
Order #D2744
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1960s Blue Linen Vintage Day Dress SZ S/M

This 1960s simply cut dress has a wonderful surface treatment, with graduated bands of blue linen applied to a sheer backing over a pale aqua interlining. Lovely effect, with the square collar working well with the linear effect. The dress is very well made, with the bands matching beautifully at the side and back seams The interlining is darted, the exterior is not. Harmay Dresses on 498 Seventh Ave, was a New York maker of lades dresses from the 1950s to at least the early 1970s.

Label: none.

Size: Bust: 37", Waist: 32", Hips: 39", Shoulders: 15", Shoulder to Waist: 16", to Hem: 39", Hem Sweep: 44".

Condition: Freshly Dry-cleaned, one faint water spot at the back hem line

Price: $65
 Vintage 1920s Chocolate Brown Velvet Dress Sz S
Order #D2750
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Vintage 1920s Chocolate Brown Velvet Dress SZ S/M

Love a pretty deep, chocolate brown silk velvet. Yummy. This dress has the classic 1920s silhouette. It has deep ecru lace edging at the "V" neckline and wrists, a straight bodice with silk slip type lining, and a belted dropped waist with mother-of-pearl clasp. The lower front skirt panel is softly pleated for kick and movement. There are no closures, this a slip on over the head dress. Snaps at the wrists.

Label: none

Size: Dress: Bust: 38", Low Waist: 32", Hips: 38", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 25", CB Neck to Low Waist: 20.5", to Hem: 44", Hem Sweep: 54".

Condition: no spots, velvet nap is good. There are 2 old mends as shown, one on the left front bust, the other on the back left shoulder blade area. The slip lining is very frail with several rips. It could be replaced if you wish to wear this.

Price: $155  
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
 Vintage 1960s Royal Blue Chiffon Party Dress
Order #D2746
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Vintage 1960s Royal Blue Chiffon Party Dress SZ S

A great strong blue on this 1960s rayon chiffon party or cocktail dress. And layering the chiffon over a strong peach lining has given it interesting high and low lights. The fitted bodice is draped on the bias with a cowl neckline and a V neck at the back. The gathered skirt is full. The stars of the dress are the shirred chiffon shoulder drapes. Wear them hanging free or knotted at the back. We show it both ways. Metal zipper at CB to close.

Labels: A Mar Tee Original and ILGWU 1955 - 1963

Size: Labeled a 10. Bust: 35", Waist: 26", Hips: Lining: 38", Shoulder to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 25", Hem Sweep: Lining: 69", Chiffon: 108".

Condition: fading on lining, two tiny holes at the CF bodice as shown. These appear to be brooch holes.

Price: $55
 Vintage Pucciesque 1960s Brilliant Printed Velvet Maxi Dress
Order #D2748
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Vintage Pucciesque 1960s Brilliant Printed Velvet Maxi Dress SZ M

I do love these Pucci inspired print velveteen of the 1960s. This one is an explosion of color- Orange, pink, tangerine, purple, black, wine, olive, white, rust. The style is a loose, straight dress with stain bias biding and a cross over front with a hidden zipper under the bias edge. The binding edges it everywhere. The dress is interlined with taffeta.

Labels: none, appears home sewn.

Size: Bust: 38", Waist: 38", Hips: 44", Shoulders: 16",Sleeves: 19.5", CB Neck to Hem: 49", Hem Sweep: 53".

Condition: fraying at the edge of the stain sleeve bands. No holes or spots.

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 Early 1920s Black Cut Velvet Chiffon Vintage Dress SZ M
Order #D2751
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Early 1920s Black Cut Velvet Chiffon Vintage Dress SZ M

What a wonderful devore chiffon fabric. This early 1920s dinner or party dress has a black silk cut velvet chiffon overdress in a tabard style with draped front, a dropped waist seam across the back with gathered skirt, and a matching attached wide sash. The chiffon sleeves with three devore bands are attached to a black silk satin slip. The only closures are snaps at the right shoulder of the over dress. The integral slip has a very wide neckline.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 38", Waist: 36", Hips: 48", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 22", CB Neck to Dropped waist: 20.5", to Hem: 46", Hem Sweep of lining: 54".

Condition: The bands on the sleeves match the main body, but seem to be later, hand sewn additions, The sleeves have tucks under these. No spots, stains or holes.

Price: $225  
 Vintage 1930s Black Velveteen Evening Gown by Louise Mulligan SZ XS
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Vintage 1930s Black Velveteen Evening Gown by Louise Mulligan SZ XS

This lovely deep black cotton velveteen formal dress is a design by Louise Mulligan. It has a simple princess line cut, with a welted seam down the center front length. The straps have rhinestone buckles and hook to the square neckline bodice on both sides. The back neckline is cut quite low. The 8 panel dress has a very flared skirt. The back closes with velvet covered buttons and rouleau loops. Louise Norton Mulligan was a designer of junior women's dresses in the 1930s and 1940s. She had started by designing for Cartwright Company in her native Minneapolis. Later based in Chicago, Mulligan had her own label and produced her own line by 1937. After 1945, she was designer for Carlye Clothing. I did find a 1937 article that described a black velvet princess line dress by Louise Mulligan. I wonder if it was this one?

Label: Louise Mulligan Original Design

Size: Bust: 32", Waist: 26", Hips: 40", Shoulder to Waist: approx. 16", to Hem: 56.3", Hem Sweep: 126".

Condition: one button has been replaced, and at some point the hem was raised, this has been released and steamed. There are some missing stones on the buckles as shown. Photos are lightened to show detail. It is a deep black throughout. No stains or holes.

Price: $145  
1950s Black  & White Minx Modes Cocktail Dress SZ
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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  
1970s Vintage Black Knit Geoffrey Beene Boutique Dress SZ
Order #D2753
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1970s Vintage Black Knit Geoffrey Beene Boutique Dress SZ S/M

With help from my friends at the Vintage Fashion Guild, this has been narrowed down to 1978 - 1982 or so. This sleek and simple black knit dress (not wool or cotton, maybe a blend with some acrylic?) dress by Geoffrey Beene is a pullover style with a ribbed bodice, 'V' neck and lapped binding. The natural shoulders are un-padded, and the sleeves are 7/8 length on this form. The waistline is dropped, with a circular skirt of lightweight sheer stretchy weave over a rayon lining. No closures.

Label: Geoffrey Beene Boutique

Size: Very stretchy, could fit a wide range. Shown on a form with a 35" bust, 27" waist and 38" hips with room to spare. Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 22", CB Neck to Waist: approx. 15", CB Neck to Hem: 42.5". Hem Sweep of lining: 96", fabric: 180".

Condition: excellent with no spots, stains or holes.

Price: $165  
 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 none

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
1950s Aqua Blue Border Print Vintage Dress SZ
Order #D2716
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1950s Aqua Blue Border Print Vintage Dress SZ S

This 1950s sheer aqua summer weight dress is a sheer , almost 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: $85
 Vintage Black 1950s Draped Jersey Cocktail Dress SZ
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
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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 1930s Cream Silk and Lace Dress SZ S
Order #D2706
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Vintage 1930s Cream Silk and Lace Dress SZ S

This simple, unlined, mid 1930s dress appears to have been home sewn. It is a lightweight crepe de chine with lace yoke and sleeves. It has a loose fitting bodice, front skirt yoke and straight skirt with stitched down pleats that release at the knee level. The top-stitching isn't the best, which is part of why I think it was home sewn.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 37", Waist: 28", Hips: 36", Shoulders: 16", CB Neck to Waist: 15", Waist to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: 56".

Condition: has been hand washed. There are some pinkish areas on the back bodice. The neckline binding has flaws as shown. This dress was a slip over the head with no placket or closure and as such was too narrow in the waist to fit over the shoulders of even my SZ 2 dress form. We have had a small placket in matching silk added at the left side with a waist hook and 2 snaps. If you want an all original dress, this would be easy to remove and re-stitch the side seam. No holes.

Price: $59
 Vintage 1960s Black and White Floral Maxi Dress SZ S
Order #D2697
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Vintage 1960s Black and White Floral Maxi Dress SZ S

What a striking and effective print with white daisies on a black ground. This sleeveless sheath dress is slim fit, with a deep scoop neckline front and back and a moderately flared skirt. The bust line is emphasized with a large flat bow with long streamers. The entire dress is interlined with a lightweight cotton. Left side zipper to close. This appears to be dressmaker sewn.

Label: none

Size: Bust: 34", Waist: 26", Hips: 37", Shoulder to Waist: 16", to Hem: 54", Hen Sweep: 42".

Condition: Excellent with no holes or stains.

Price: $42
 Vintage 1940s Raspberry Taffeta Evening Gown
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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
1960s Black and Cream Sequined Chiffon Cocktail Dress
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1960s Black and Cream Sequined Chiffon Cocktail Dress SZ S

 This pretty early 1960s cocktail dress is by Lee Claire. It has a sheer silk chiffon in a nude tone for the bodice over a nude crepe boned inner bodice. This has black sequins that become denser as they flow to the waist. The skirt is black chiffon over a black crepe lining. The blouson bodice waist Is defined by a fat rouleau cord belt, also in the black chiffon. Side metal zipper the lining tiny snaps to close the outer chiffon. And this is very well made.

Label: Lee Claire New York

Size: Bust: 34", Waist: 27", Hips: 38", Shoulders" approx. 15", CB to Waist: 16", Waist to Hem: 26", Hem Sweep: 40".

Condition: Ozone treated. There is a small dart type repair at one shoulder, and a hand sewn mend at the underarm, both shown. No holes or spots.

Price: $70
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: $60
1960s Vintage Black Lace Strapless Evening Gown Dress with Ribbon Trim

Order #D2661
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1960s Vintage Black Lace Strapless Evening Gown Dress with Ribbon Trim SZ XS

This 1960s black lace evening gown is strapless with a deep hem flounce for that tulip silhouette. The lace is really set off by two green and pink silk satin ribbons running vertically down the bodice and skirt under the lace and ending at the neckline in loops and at the flounce in a bow with streamers. The bodice is boned with a side nylon zipper. The entire dress is either interlined or lined in black taffeta. The flounce edge is stiffened with back horsehair braid.

Label: Nona Original New York

Size: Bust: 32", Waist: 24.5", Hips: 36", CF Neckline to Waist: 11", Waist to Hem: 37", Hem Sweep of ruffle: 160".

Condition: Clean. There are small splits to the lace on the bodice and stress wear to the lace at the zipper as shown. The side had been taken in at the zip, and this has been restored to the larger size and set in by hand.

Price: $85
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