Tuesday, March 31, 2009

1950s Sarong Dress

A band of the border print on this 1950's Hawaiian-made sarong dress is ruched and then sewn at the top of the bodice to accent the bust.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Vintage 60's Woven Black Silk & Raffia Hat

Silk organza is woven through braided black raffia to create a ribbon texture on a 1960's Filenes hat.

Friday, March 27, 2009

1960s Mod Mini Dress

Geometric angles and seams meet at the back of a 1960's Mod era mini dress to form diamond shaped cutouts.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vintage 70s Knife Pleat Floral Dress

A vintage 1970's floral print dress with the fabric completely done in knife pleats giving it lots of room for expansion.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

1960s Cocktail Dress

Satin roses adorn the hem of a 1960's wool knit cocktail dress.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vintage 60's Black Daisy Lace Overlay Fitted Mini Dress

The lace overlay on a 1960s dress is made of a daisy design with matching daisy appliques adorning the collar and bust line.

Monday, March 23, 2009

1960s Cotton Sundress

Loops of self fabric decorate the hem of a 1960's sundress.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Vintage 70s Gauzy Grecian Dress

The waistline of a vintage 70's dress has a golden eyelet style embroidered panel which matches the golden threads running through the fabric of the dress.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

1940s Beaded Evening Gown

Chiffon flutter sleeves are elaborately beaded on this 1940's evening gown.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

1940s Trapunto Stitched Satin Swimsuit

The modesty panel of a 1940's stretch satin swimsuit by Gem of the Ocean is accenting with Trapunto stitch.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

1960s Silk Shantung Suit

The buttons on this 1960s suit jacket are placed with a large space at the waist to allow room for the attached belt.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Vintage 70's Lilly Pulitzer Two Piece Swimsuit Bathing Suit

The fabric on this Lilly Pulitzer two piece modest swimsuit has the Lilly signature as part of the print. many of her vintage pieces will have her signature incorporated into the design of the fabric.

Friday, March 13, 2009

1950s Full Skirt Dress

Wide velvet ribbon is threaded through buttonholes around the full skirt of a 1950's striped cotton dress.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Vintage Hang Ten Sarong

The logo of 'Hang Ten' is embroidered discreetly on the outside of a 1970's sarong beach cover up.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

1950s Cocktail Dress

A self-fabric bow is centered with a rhinestone pin at the neckline of a vintage 1950's cocktail dress.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Vintage 70s Alfred Shaheen Blue Floral Hawaiian Maxi Dress

The back of a 1970's Alfred Shaheen dress has pleats at the yoke which extend down the skirt creating a waterfall train at the back.

Monday, March 9, 2009

1950s Skirt Suit

Scrolls of black velvet accent the collar and pockets on a 1950's navy blue wool suit.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Vintage Albert Nippon Sheer Navy Crepe Smocked Dress

The neckline of this Albert Nipon dress is smocked. Smocking is an embroidery stitch of ornamental needlework on a garment that is made by gathering the cloth tightly in stitches, sometimes it is elasticised.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

1960s Beaded Cocktail Dress

Loops of rocaille beads form a zig-zag neckline on a 1960s cocktail dress by R&K. The beading was done in British Crown Colony Hong Kong, where all the best beading was done in the early 1960s.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vintage 50s "Gleam Seam" Nylon Stockings by Mojud

The seam on the back of a pair of 1950's stockings has a shimmering golden thread. They are by Mojud and are called "Gleam Seam". Gleam Seams are exquisite new accessories that pick up the glow of your jewels and add brilliant touch to everything you wear.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

1970s Evening Gown

Sheer mesh panels accent the waist on a 1970's Disco era evening gown. The panels are outlined in crystal and black rhinestones.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Vintage 80s AJ Bari Pink Sequin Silk Evening Dress

Large shoulders add to the statement of this 1980's A. J. Bari Sequined Dress.