Friday, January 29, 2010

1960s Nathan-Strong Silk Cocktail Suit

The bodice of this early 1960s cocktail dress is completely ruched in bright pink chiffon.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Vintage 70s Lilli Diamond Coral Grecian Hostess Gown

A Cocoon style gown has sleeves that extend into the sides of the gown and are cut as one with the whole side of the gown. There is a self fabric belt that threads through slits in the front and back of gown creating a grecian goddess interest at the waist.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1950s White Chiffon Evening Gown

The bodice of this 1950s evening gown is covered in rows of ruffles.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vintage 40s Sage Green Nubby Knit Skirt Suit

A 1940s sage green skirt suit uses two types of knit to make up the suit. The skirt is ribbed while the jacket is nubby with rib knit shoulders.

Monday, January 25, 2010

1950s Jacquard Satin Skirt

The jacquard pattern on this 1950s full skirt is outlined in hand stitched gold cord.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Vintage 50s Alfred Shaheen Red & White Hawaiian Print Full Skirt Party Cocktail Dress

The bust line of a 1950s Alfred Shaheen dress has a pleated boned bust and elastic shirring at the sides for fit.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

1997 Chanel Suit

The edges of the 1997 Chanel suit are decorated with a wool/raffia braid and the mother-of-pearl buttons have the CC logo.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vintage 50s Lilli Diamond Ivory Floral Lace Wedding Wiggle Dress

The bust of a 1950s dress has a double layer of lace that is gathered in between the layers and at the neckline.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

1950s Red One Shoulder Dress

This vintage 50s red cotton dress has one shoulder strap that is accented with a huge bow.

Monday, January 18, 2010

New old Stock vintage 50s White with bows Crescendoe Gloves

The side seam of a pair of vintage gloves has three small tucks which are accented with a self fabric bow.

Friday, January 15, 2010

1950s French Designer Cocktail Dress

The Eclair name on the zipper of this 1950s cocktail dress indicates is was made in France.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Vintage 50s Embroidered Floral White Swimsuit Playsuit

The waistband of a 1950s playsuit is pleated and gives the effect of a cummerbund.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

1950s Oriental Jacquard Wiggle Dress

The hem of this 1950s custom made Asian silk wiggle dress has a big bow detail at the front hem.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Vintage 60s Rockabilly Floral & Butterflies Fold Over Bust Swim Poolside Halter Top

The bust line of a 60s rockabilly halter top has a fold over bust and a self fabric bow at center.

Monday, January 11, 2010

1950s Mam'selle Betty Carol Dress and Jacket

The jacket hem of this 1950s dress and jacket set by Mam'selle Betty Carol is decorated with dingle balls.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Vintage Emboidered Double Breasted Trench Coat Sharkskin with Chennille Flower

A double breasted sharkskin trench coat has an embroidered floral design with chenille flowers.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

1950s Beaded Wool Suit

The pockets and collar of this 1950s black wool crepe suit are accented with black beading.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

1950s Draped Lace Dress

A 1950s evening or wedding dress has horizontal tucks that release into drapes of lace in the skirt.

A look at the inside construction shows how this effect is accomplished.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Vintage 60s Woven Black Silk & Raffia Hat

The silk of a 1960s hat is woven through braided raffia giving it a ribbon effect with loops.

Friday, January 1, 2010

1930s Beaded Hat

The crown of this 1930s hat is decorated with gold beads in a star pattern.