Wednesday, March 31, 2010

1940s Black Crepe Dress

Two large velvet edged leaves extend from the neckline of this 1940s black dress.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Vintage 70s Ivory Lace Wedding Dress

The bodice of a 1970s dress has a large lace ruffle with satin ribbon accents.

Monday, March 29, 2010

1940s Tilt Hat

Green ostrich feather plumes trim the brim of this 1940s tilt hat.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Antique Edwardian Point d'esprit Wedding Dress

The hemline of an antique Edwardian wedding dress has layers of ruffles edged with silk ribbon which form a short train. The same ribbon forms a swirl pattern against the point d'esprit.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Vintage 50s Pleated Rayon Dress

The skirt of this 1950s pleated dress by Julie Clark is adorned with rows of grosgrain ribbon that have flat bows at the back.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Antique Edwardian Pale Blue Embroidered Dress

The bust line of an early 1900s dress has insertion lace. Hand embroidery is also present along with hand embroidered dingle balls that hang at different links from the insertion lace.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

1950s Handmacher Suit

The welted pockets on this 1950s Handmacher suit have curved openings. This is not an easy thing to do!

Monday, March 22, 2010

1960s Plaid Swimsuit

The top of a 1960s swimsuit has 4 small buttons adorning the center front bust and are accented on each side with an area of small pleating.

Friday, March 19, 2010

1980s Escada Evening Gown

The bodice of this 1980s Escada ball gown is completely covered in tightly spaced rows of paillette sequins and 3-dimensional beading.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Vintage 70s White Knit Pants Suit

The long top of a 1970s knit pant suit has deep vents in front with embroidered detail accenting the sides of the vents.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

1960s Emilio Pucci Dress and Jacket

The Emilio signature is scattered throughout the print on this 1960s silk jersey sundress with matching jacket by Emilio Pucci.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

1960s Schiaparelli Hat

A 1960s hat by Schiaparelli is created using wide woven bands of straw covered by a veil of net.

Monday, March 15, 2010

1960s Raffia Dress and Coat

Crocheted raffia is used as the fabric in this 1960s dress with matching coat.

Friday, March 12, 2010

1950s Petal Bust Swimsuit

A 1950s petal bust swimsuit can be converted to have the flap area worn up or down.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

1960s Brocade Opera Coat

The jeweled buttons and faux bound buttonhole on this 1960s opera coat are decorative. The coat closes with hidden snaps.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

1930s Jantzen Shouldaire Swimsuit

Two small straps tie at the back of a 1930s swimsuit by Jantzen. This allowed the wearer to slip the shoulder straps down for tanning.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

1950s Linen Dress

This 1950s dress is made from two fabrics. The empire bodice is solid linen and the skirt is embroidered linen. At the center front, the embroidered motif from the skirt has been cut around and appliqued to the bodice above the empire seam.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Vintage 50s Black & Ivory Rhinestone Encrusted Lace Side Panel Swimsuit

The side of a 1950s swimsuit is accented with a rhinestone studded lace applique.

Friday, March 5, 2010

1940s Rayon Dress

The skirt of this 1940s dress is accented with curving bands and bows in a different fabric.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

1960s Wool Suit

The wool fabric of this 1960s suit is embroidered with polka dots in varying sizes.

Monday, March 1, 2010

1960s Beaded Cocktail Dress

This 1960s cocktail dress was made in Hong Kong and is completely covered in beads and sequins.