JUST FOUND – 1980’S NEW WAVE 1940’S DRESSY DRESS

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This pretty raspberry-colored midi frock has nice details.  Love the shoulder treatment that broadens without the heavy shoulder pads!  The coat-style button front is different, too, and the belt that buckles in the back with a point in front (or back, as you wish) makes it easy for me to date it almost exactly.

I’ll enjoy wearing this one with its slim lines and adjustable front hem opening.  Very versatile and, again, very vintage – New Wave did it pretty well.   More on the way. . . . . . . . . . . . .

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EIGHTIES DOES FORTIES DRESSY SILK DRESS – IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

IMG_1679This frock would do nicely for Thanksgiving dinner or a December celebration.  Properly displayed on Stella, you can see the 1940’s cut and tailoring.

Silk makes the drape perfect and the shoulder padding is just right – not too much or too little.  3/4 sleeves and a classic below-the-knee hem length will allow me to go anywhere with approval from ALL the family members.

It’s rare for me to pick up something this “new”, but when I have wardrobe needs, I’m happy to find a piece with well-done, classic retro style.  This dress is by Maggie London and is, technically, true vintage.

You’ve already seen my green velvet treasure finds – there’s more velvet and sparkle to come . . . . . . .

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ANOTHER TAKE ON THE TRUE VINTAGE OXFORD STYLE SHOE – THIS TIME FROM GERMANY

ANOTHER TAKE ON THE TRUE VINTAGE OXFORD STYLE SHOE – THIS TIME FROM GERMANY.

TRUE VINTAGE “EIGHTIES DOES FORTIES” OXFORDS: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

CLASSIC, CLASSIC, CLASSIC LEATHER OXFORDS TO WEAR WITH MY FORTIES FASHIONS . . . .

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About this time of year, the fashion magazines begin showing the “new” Fall styles and, inevitably, I see clothing and accessories that echo many of the wonderful true vintage items in my closets.  These oxfords are officially “vintage” from the Eighties, even though they’re styled after shoes from forty years before that!

Just goes to show that everything that goes around comes around and that is so true with fashion. Of course, some decades do it better than others and having some superbly made originals can be the ultimate best.  I’m happy with these, because they’re still made of good leather with Vibram soles, and should continue to last as long as the 1940’s originals would do.

My original 1940’s ones are still my favorite, but they’ll come later. I’ve got a ton of shoes to photograph and you’ll be seeing lots over the next few weeks. These are from…

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TRUE VINTAGE “EIGHTIES DOES FORTIES” OXFORDS: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

TRUE VINTAGE "EIGHTIES DOES FORTIES" OXFORDS: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.

ANOTHER “NEW” SPRING DRESS – ’80’S DOES ’40’S FLORAL SHIRTWAIST

IMG_1492Never can have too many of these!  Shoulder pads, matching belt and midi length – of course, I like my true 1940’s ones best but the ’80s did some very fun versions, too.

This one, in a soft cotton blend, was worth picking up.  Nice print, good styling, excellent condition.  Someone loved it 30 years ago . . . . . . . .

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ANOTHER AUSSIE LBD FIND – THIS TIME IT’S TRUE VINTAGE ’80’S DOES ’40’S

ANOTHER AUSSIE LBD FIND – THIS TIME IT'S TRUE VINTAGE '80'S DOES '40'S.