Vintage tea dress/gown dates to the 1910's and is made of white netting that features embroidery at the bodice. Squared neck. 3/4-length sleeves. Center back hook and eye closures. Unlined. No size label, but fits like a US 6.
Vintage cocktail dress dates to the 1920's and is made of yellowish-green and gold lame jacquard silk fabric. It is comprised of a simple, yet striking pattern with a bandeau neckline and extra wide sleeves with side slits. Unlined. No closures.
Bust: Open Waist: 36" Hip: 36" Across Shoulder: 16" Sleeve Length: 17" Center Back Length: 41"
Vintage party dress from Ben Reig dates to the 1950's and is made of cream-colored silk satin. Fitted bust features a squared neckline and wide straps. Knee-length skirt is fully covered with fringe. Waistband ties at side waist. Unlined. Side metal zipper. No size label.
Vintage dress from Diane's of Honolulu dates to the 1950's and is made of a blue and white floral stripe print. Fitted throughout outside of a fishtail flounce at hem. Boat neck. Bow details at the center back at the top of the zipper and at the top of the flounce. Unlined. Center back metal zipper.
Vintage dress dates to the 1950's. It retailed at Polly's on Park Ave. and was designed by Evelyn Byrnes Inc. It is made from ivory cotton or cotton blend fabric with a green and orange floral print. Fitted bodice has front boat neck and scoop back neck. Diagonal gathering on wide waistband panel culminates in a fabric covered buckle at side waist. Skirt is gathered all around waist seam. Gauze lining. Center back metal zippered closure. Please note that this dress was not photographed with a crinoline underneath.
Across Shoulder: 16"
Approximately Sleeve Length: 5"
Approximately Length from Shoulder Seam to Hem: 40 1/2"
Vintage gown from Mr. Blackwell dates to the 1950's through early 1960's and is fully covered in black and fuchsia sequins. Fitted throughout. Squared bustline with narrow shoulder straps. Center back zipper. Fully lined. Back vent in skirt.
Vintage anonymous ball gown dates to the 1950's and is made of multiple layers of cream silk organza. Silk satin waistband and skirt panels feature striking red cut velvet flowers with beaded detailing. Fitted bodice is strapless and features interior boning. Full skirt has crinoline sewn in at the waist that may have been added after the gown was made. Center back metal zipper. This is a very well-made gown that employed couture-like finishing and materials. Unfortunately no label is present.
We would estimate this gown to be approximately a size 0 to 2
Condition: Excellent. There is a very small hole in the top layer of the skirt. It is difficult to notice.
Vintage gown from Frank Starr likely dates to the late 1950’s to early 1960’s and is made of black crepe with black sequins sewn in a squiggle pattern that diminishes in density from top to bottom. Gathered black chiffon band starts at right under-breast and completely covers the left breast as it goes around the back. Band snaps at right back and cascades down almost to the hem. Fitted throughout. Unlined. Side metal zipper.
Vintage dress and sweater ensemble was made by Italian designer Anna Giovannozzi and features a cream knit ground that is completely covered with iridescent sequins. Sleeveless dress has round neck and is fitted throughout. Waist-length sweater has a single center front button closure and 3/4-length sleeves. Dress is lined and has center back zippered closure. Sweater is unlined.
Dress: Bust: 29-34" Waist: 21-26" Hip: 31-36" Center Back Length: 38" Skirt Length: 24"
Sweater: Bust: 33-35" Waist: 31-34" Across Shoulder: 15 1/2" Sleeve Length: 16" Center Back Length: 19
Condition: Good. Lining of dress has some faint yellowing throughout, presumably from perspiration. Dress has extremely faint yellowing in the underarms..
Vintage little black dress dates to the 1960's and is made of a mixture of lace and crepe. Beaded bust has a deep v-neck and opening at back. Center back zipper. Unlined. Unfortunately the label is no longer present. The original owner remembers that it was a custom-made piece for her by the Italian couture house of Gattinoni; however, this verbal provenance cannot be proven. No size label. Best suited for a size 4.
Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
Bust: 34" Waist: 27" Hips: 35-36" Center Back Length: ~39"
Vintage mini dress dates to the 1960's and was designed by Liberty House Hawaii. It is made of blue cotton with an allover floral print. Empire waist is accented with red grosgrain ribbon. Ruffle trim around neckline. Center back plastic zipper. Unlined.
Vintage gown from Christian Dior dates to the 1960's and is made of black textured fabric. It features a one-shouldered, fitted bodice with an unusual zigzagged detailing. Full-length skirt is pleated all around waistband with a coordinating zigzagged hem. Unlined. Side zippered closure. No size label. Please refer to measurements.
Vintage dress dates to the 1960's and is made of a polished cotton in warm hues with an abstract pattern. Gathers at top and bottom waistband. Fully lined with orange silk. Center back plastic zipper. Labeled as being a vintage size 10 and made in Hong Kong.
Space-age dress from Donald Brooks dates to the 1960's and is made of cream-colored silk satin. Wide bands of fabric are concentrically stitched around neckline, at cuffs, down center front, and around the hem. A-line skirt. Wide bell sleeves. Center front covered snap closures. Fully lined. Detached belt with same stitching.
Condition: Excellent. The original lining of the belt was cracking, so an additional backing was added to the belt. It is unseen when worn.
Vintage homemade dress dates to the 1960's and features figural patchwork applique. A large colorful donkey carrying a bouquet of flowers in his mouth adorns the front. Mice are appliqued on the right sleeve, and the left sleeve features ribbon latticework. Front yoke is made of red calico print and has two ceramic decorative buttons. Unlined. Center back plastic zipper.
Vintage gown dates to the 1960's and is labeled "Original Antoinette Exclusive". It is made of a mottled green jacquard floral fabric (likely a silk blend) with gold lame. Gold-toned sequined stars are hand-sewn on the front bodice and top of the skirt. Fitted bodice has high neckline front with scooped back. Skirt is pleated all around waistband. Side zippered closure. Fully lined.
Measurements- Bust: 37" Waist: 29" Hip: Open Length from Shoulder Seam to Hem: 56 1/2" Skirt Length: 42"
Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
Vintage dress from the 1960's was manufactured in Hawaii for Liberty House Waikiki Shops. It is made of a soft brushed cotton in shades of yellow and green and features a pineapple and possibly martini print. Flounce sleeves and hem. Unlined. Center back zipper.
Condition: Very good with a small hole in the fabric of the right underarm.