Ooh, LOVE this! Stella’s got a real rockabilly thing going on. What a pretty and flirty dress someone made back in the day!
Just right for summer shopping, dancing and just playing around. The bust-line flounce, wrap tie cummerbund belt and full skirt are really flattering features that also allow for some size variability when you have skinny or fat days. Although, this frock was made for a slender gal because there are no zipper or buttons.
Ah, well. Stella can do it, and so can I. So, definitely another keeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
Originally sold from a department store, as so many lovely garments were back in the day, this cocktail dress has beautiful hand-done tailoring details. The cowl neckline is all hand-stitched, as is the fabric rosette at the waist.
The neckline in back dips to mid-back and closes with a metal zipper and hook and eye. Attention to detail is one aspect that makes true vintage clothing SO special!
LOVE finding true vintage dresses! This will look amazing on Stella, but here’s your preview look-see. May have been custom-tailored, with hand-sewn details. Could be ’40’s, ’50’s or ’60’s – needs more study.
Basic sheath styling with a dramatic cascade of white rhinestones in front. The long sleeves add a demure air, with covered buttons at the wrists. Back zip and slightly below-the-knee hem length.
Perfect for a dinner date, party or any night out. Just the right combination of racy and conservative to keep ’em guessing . . . . .
Dark blue with a bit of smoke in it. The front placket, cuffs and decorative bow are a dusty mauve satin. Very elegant and mysterious – she still had the tag on, but no clue where she’s from or where she’s been . . . . . . . .. . . . . ..
This is a really pretty dress. Suitable for any dressy occasion – dinner, dance, party,wedding. Probably from a specialty area in some higher-end department store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
from sometime in the mid-century. I’ve never seen anything quite like this one and can’t precisely place it, either. Oh, well – no worries. Would you?