Yes, at first glance this looks like so many cheesy LBD’S made today and that’s why some discriminatory powers are important to develop. I can tell when something is true vintage or not, with a just little investigation. This example was truly made about 40 years ago.
It is still not a prime favorite frock, but was worth picking up and I’ll keep it because it would make an outstanding costume for a play or Halloween (which is creeping up on us as we sit here!). Keep your eyes open – it gets better . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
I just LOVE this so much. Look at that fabulous, huge velvet bow, the pretty scalloped neckline and the pleated panel in front. Makes me feel exactly like I’m back in an old movie.
Shoulder pads, of course, and a side zipper. This was an elegant dress for dinner or some special occasion. In black crepe – the classic never-fail fabric for flattering fine frocks – whether formal or simply dressy.
Beautifully made, of course, though not a designer piece. Didn’t matter back in the day, because the quality scale was so much higher. I found another 1940’s dress at the same time which is a semi-exception to this rule and very surprising because of that. But, then, it was wartime and social factors sometimes caused a major disruption in ladies fashion . . . . . . . .
A lot of you might not get too excited about these, but I just love, love, love true vintage slinky nylon pajamas! Nothing else feels like them. They are so comfortable and fun to wear but, alas, usually the pieces are not found together anymore. BUT, THIS TIME I did!
In a lovely coral pink that I also love, couldn’t be better. Thanks for sharing my fun!
An iconic Mod flower-power print, with sheer sleeves at the same time! The dress material is a loosely-woven stuff that they used to call “hop sacking” in the mid-Sixties (but, of course, not real hop sacking, which is a different thing – sort of like the sugar and flour bag material that women used to make shirts and dresses from on the farms WAY long ago).
It fits Stella in a way that’s too short and tight to look the way it is supposed to, and would do better on a model a little bit smaller and not quite so tall. But, anyway, oh so cute and DEFINITELY from about 1966. Notice the Peter Pan collar.