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 . . . . .
Although it looks beige in the photo, this outfit is actually a lovely pink color, in a dressy fabric with matte and silvery metallic shine finishes together. The dress is an elegant sleeveless sheath with an ornamental notched neckline. Both the dress and coat are fully lined.
The best of dressy styles from that era – beautifully-tailored and in virtually perfect condition. What a find!
I showed this coat last year, but what time could be more appropriate for a re-run . . . . . .
Imagine yourself in this, over a gorgeous green dress, on your way to a swanky cocktail party or the church dance. This beauty is by Lilli Rubin, in emerald rayon blend, lined in turquoise blue! The collar, neckline bow and elbow-length sleeves are hallmark features of that era, as well as the color. The fabric is a jacquard with flowers embroidered all over.
What a great surprise it was to find this!! It starts up all kinds of fantasies about elegant dinners, evenings at the theater . . . . . you just never know . . . .
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?
Oooh! Wish I had a party to go to – you can be sure I’d wear this. By Jonathan Logan in cherry-color velveteen. Deep V-neck front and back, back zip. The straight sleeves have short zippers at the wrists – a surprise feature that I’ve rarely seen excepting on wedding dresses.
Looks good on Madge, huh? You can be sure that there are no pockets! Nothing shows off the figure like a “50s wiggle dress or 1930s bias-cut gown. Women wearing these look nothing but elegant because they are cut and made so well. Let’s bring back the days of high-quality, elegant AND alluring clothing again (but till then, I’m thrilled to be the Magicvintagespy. ) And, you just never know . . . . .