1940's floor-length dress with dramatic ruffled back and calico/geometric print. The entirety of the back skirt is covered with tiers of ruffles. Ruffled boat neckline. Fitted bodice. Short sleeves are gathered at cuff. A-line skirt with long ruffle at hem. Side metal zipper. Unlined.
Condition: Very Good. A few spots on the ruffles- one that is on the neckline and one that is on the back ruffles; they are easily concealed by being made into a tuck as there is so much volume in those areas. Small mend in the underarm just above the zipper. Small tear at shoulder seam concealed by ruffle- easily repaired. Small tear at side seam at bust. Crude repair at right underarm.
Vintage dress dates to the 1940's and is made of golden brown lamé fabric. It is fitted throughout, has a turn-down pointed collar, and long sleeves with rolled cuffs. Center back half zip and side zip, both are metal. Unlined.
Condition: Very good with a tear in the top layer of fabric on the side collar. Additionally it is missing the belt and whatever decoration was originally in the center of the buttons on the cuffs.
Vintage 1940's long dress is made of light blue cotton with allover floral print in red, pink, and green. It features a round neck with gathered eyelet trim that creates a ruffle effect. Fitted bodice has short sleeves that are gathered at the top creating a dramatic look and eyelet trim. Wide skirt has ruffled hem. Side metal zipper with ties at side waist that meet at the center back. Unlined.
Vintage 1940's dress from Kathleen-Louise Frocks out of Spokane Washington is made of white cotton with a multicolored floral print in shades of red, green, purple, and blue. Fitted bodice features a v-neck, short sleeves that bubble at the shoulders, and lilac ruffle trim. Ankle-length skirt is gathered all around waistband. No closures. Center back waist tie is attached at side seams. Unlined.
Condition: Very Good with a tear in the side seam at the waist that is an easy fix. Additionally there is a light stain that measures approximately 1 1/2 x 2" about 12" down from the waist, which can be noticed upon close scrutiny although it blends into the print for the most part.
Vintage Hawaiian dress dates to the 1940's and is made of purple rayon with a bold leaf print. Fitted bodice has wide straps and a sweetheart neckline with a bow at the center front. Full skirt can be worn with or without a crinoline (it is shown without one). Bodice is lined. Skirt is unlined. Center back metal zipper.
Condition: Very good with some faint spots in the skirt that have been lightened possibly due to some sort of bleaching agent.
Vintage dress dates to the 1940's and is made of red silk with an allover floral print. Center front bodice and hip feature wonderful ruched detailing. Detached belt has concentric stitching and laces at the center front. Mostly unlined. Side snap closure (see photo). Although this dress has no label, it was extremely well made with almost all of the interior seams having couture-like finishing.
Measurements- Bust: 36" Waist: 26" Hip: 36" Across Shoulder: 16" Approximate Sleeve Length: 2 1/2" Approximate Center Back Length: 47" Skirt Length: 31"
Vintage dress dates to the 1940's and is made of teal rayon with a novelty figural print featuring urns with soldiers and Roman columns in turquoise, pink, white and black. Fitted bodice has v-neck with a shawl collar, center front looped button closures with teal plastic buttons with rhinestone detailing. Below knee-length skirt has three tiers. Center back metal zipper. Unlined. Rare larger size.
Condition: Very good with one of the rhinestones missing on the top button and the belt no longer being present. Additionally there are a few small yellowish spots on the white areas. The dress has been cleaned, but I did not spot clean for fear of removing the color around the spots.
Bust: 48" Waist: 38" |Hip: 44" Across Shoulder: 18" Sleeve Length: 5" Center Back Length: 42"
Vintage dress dates to the 1940's and is made of a synthetic sheer organza. Fitted bodice has gathered center front at bust and puff sleeves that are tapered at cuffs. Full skirt. Bodice is lined. Skirt is not. Side metal zipper with waist tie that is attached at the side seams.
Condition: Very good with some stress to the darts at the back neckline as well as some holes at both sleeves' cuffs. I would recommend having the sleeves shortened by 1/2" to fix this. Because of the repairs that are needed, this is reflected in the price.
Vintage gown dates to the 1940's and is made of black crepe. The fitted bodice has a v-neck, 3/4-length sleeves, pintucks at the shoulders, and waist darts. The full skirt is floor-length and has a peplum. Unlined. Side metal zipper.
Condition: Very good with some snags on the peplum and a tear at one of the pintucks at bodice's shoulder. Additionally there is some extremely faint fading on the skirt.
Vintage black crepe gown dates to the 1940's and has fabulous floral ornamentation on bust and sleeves. Ornamentation includes pastel seed beads, larger brass-colored spherical bead highlights, and raised gold outlines. Bodice features v-neck and lightly padded shoulders. Attached waist tie ties at center back. Side metal zipper. Unlined. No size label.
Bust: 38"-40" Waist: 28 1/2"- 30" Hip: 40"-42" Across Shoulders: 15 1/2" Sleeve Length: 11 1/2" Center Back Length: 62" Skirt Length: 45 1/2"
Vintage gown by Marguerite Dettweiller dates to the 1940's and is made of black netting that is fully covered with black sequins that are sewn on in a swirling pattern. Fitted bodice has v-neck with narrow collar at neckline, short sleeves with padded shoulders, looped button closures, and an interior fabric lining that fastens together with hooks and eyes. Full-length skirt has slight fishtail at hem.
Vintage day dress dates to the 1940's and is made of white dotted cotton. Fitted bodice features squared scoop neck, short puffy sleeves, and ruffle trim. Ankle-length skirt is gathered all around waistband. Center front decorative buttons run the length of the bodice. Side zip. Unlined.
Condition: Very Good with tucks on the back bodice that are not original to the garment, which can be easily removed.
1940's black faille evening handbag from "Guild Originals". Gold-toned filigree hardware frames the outer upper edge of the bag. Highly gathered fabric on front and back sides. Black satin interior with side pockets. Double strap. Zip closure.
Condition: Very good with light wear to the fabric.
Vintage embroidered jacket originates from China and dates to the 1930's through 1940's. It is made of black satin with allover embroidery. It has center front frog closures, 3/4-length sleeves, and a back vent. Fully lined.
Condition: Very good with some wear to the metallic embellishment on collar and aÃƒ"šÃ‚ very small hole on the front right panel.
Rare 1940's jacket from "Danz" in Tuscon, Arizona epitomizes Western Wear of that era. It is made out of extremely soft deerskin with long fringe across the front and back yoke, down the sleeves, and around the hem. Brightly-colored beaded appliques are tacked on the front around the collar and on the pockets. Turn down collar with notch lapel. Snap front. Fully lined.
No size label.
Condition: Good with wear throughout including light staining.