Condition: Very Good - Excellent One small rubbed/crushed area at the bottom of the blouse at the zipper from where the original owner continually held it while zipping it up. Otherwise, no other flaws to note.
Model Info: Height: 5’6” | Bust: 32B | Waist: 26” | Hips: 34” Model is a size S.
Rare 1930s NRA Label Royal Blue Silk Velvet Bias Cut Gown and Matching Skull Cap
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In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced Americans to the National Recovery Agency as part of his First New Deal. The NRA was designed to bring industry, labor and government together to establish codes for fair practices and set prices. It also established a set minimum wage and maximum weekly hours laborers could work.
The NRA was very popular with workers. Business who supported the NRA would post its iconic blue eagle symbol in their shop windows and on their packages. Blue Eagle NRA labels also were sewn into clothing produced at the time.
In 1935, the U. Supreme Court declared the NRA unconstitutional, ruling that it infringed upon the separation of powers under the U. Constitution and all NRA operations ceased.
Today, items with the NRA label (only used between 1933 and 1935) have become highly sought after.
This OUTSTANDING dress looks very similar to some of the gowns worn on screen in the 1930s by Hollywood greats such as Ginger Rogers, Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford.
Fashioned in the softest slinkiest royal blue silk velvet, this dress is cut at a bias and is sure to hug your curves in all the right places. This dress features a boat neckline with gorgeous bishop sleeves that button down the side of the arm/wrist. The back has a large covered buttons that buttons at the neck and leaves a keyhole slit. There is a snap opening at the left side. There is a slight train at the hem of the dress that really elongates the legs. This dress comes with the original belt.
Perhaps what is most special about this dress is its matching silk velvet skull cap. The cap is gathered around the edges and is completely lined. There is also an NRA label attached to the interior of the hat.
Vintage 1950s Helen of California Viva Las Vegas Velvet Cocktail Dress and Bolero
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For the Poker Queens and the Blackjack Betties, this dress is for you!! Every woman needs a little black dress in her arsenal and this stunner screams Viva Las Vegas! Fashioned in a luxuriously soft black velvet, this strapless bombshell dress hugs and accentuates all of your curves!
Dress has light boning on each side of the bodice. One side the boning is broken, but it is still within the casing and functional. The dress has two pockets below the nipped-in waist and a hem that goes to just below the knee. Fastens in the back with a plastic zipper.
The real piece de resistance is the jacket! Made of a tomato-red linen with matching black velvet facing, the jacket has a beautiful black and metallic gold soutache scrollwork design in the shape of hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades, which runs down the front lapels and around to the back of the shoulders. The soutache is adorned with red, yellow and green jewels. Jacket can be worn with the dress or on its own.
Bust: 32" Waist: 25" Hips: 35" Total Dress Length: 36"
** All measurements are taken on a flat garment and doubled **
Label: Helen of California
Condition: Very Good Boning on one side of the bodice is broken but still in the casing and fully functional since it is lightweight and only there for shaping. Priced accordingly.
Vintage 1960s/1970s Cheery Yellow Chiffon Maxi Dress with Eyelet Ruffles
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Are you daring or sweet? Depending on how you style it, this fabulous frock can be both! Pair it with a demure slip or your favorite sexy bra and panty or bodysuit, who says vintage can't have an edge?
Fashioned in sunny iridescent yellow sheer chiffon, this beautiful gown is fitted at the waist and features a ruffled high collar with small eyelet bow-shaped cutouts. The bottom ruffled panel of the dress also is decorated in lots of beautiful cutout eyelet.
Dress is unlined and fastens up the back with a nylon zipper.
This easily may be the BEST feedsack blouse we have ever seen!
Fashioned out of an authentic cotton feed sack, the fabric has more of a stiff hand (since it's made of an industrial purposed cotton) and not a soft broken in feel. Blouse is collarless with a very structural peplum and interesting asymmetrical button details.
Blouse fastens up the front with two buttons and a snap.
Pairs well with jean, slacks or a skirt.
Bust: 38" Shoulders: 15" Waist: 32" Total Length: 24"
Condition: Very Good Blouse has a small 3/4" rust colored stain under the bottom button as well as a 1/2" dark stain on the left peplum. There is the faintest yellowing under the arms. Fortunately, the pattern is so busy these flaws are barely noticeable. There is a stitch line near the left armhole where the original maker made a mistake when making the piece, but given the nature of feed sack they are still visible. None of these flaws detract from the amazingness of this piece. Priced accordingly.
Vintage 1950s Blush, Green and Gold Paisley Print Asymmetrical Cotton Sun Dress
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There's nothing more timeless than paisley print and this is one classic dress you'll wear year after year!
Fashioned in a crisp blush cotton with a fabulous gold, green and coral paisley print, this fun frock features a wrap front with asymmetrical covered buttons, an oversized pointed fold down collar and side pockets.
Dress fastens up the front with buttons and comes with its original belt.
Condition: Excellent No major flaws to note other than the belt looks slightly dingy. Priced accordingly.
Darling Vintage 1950s Queen of Hearts Folk Art Cotton Skirt
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This skirt has so many hearts, it's impossible not to fall in love with it!
Fashioned in a crisp cotton, this darling handmade skirt features a lovely, colorful folk art inspired pattern full of hearts!
Skirt fastens up the back with a metal zipper and a button.
Waist: 28" Hips: Full" Total Length: 30"
Label: None, Handmade
Condition: Very Good Overall the skirt is in great shape, however the zipper rusted a little at some point and some of that rust transferred to the skirt fabric. There are two small rust spots on the back of the skirt near the top (See photos). Fortunately, the pattern on this skirt is so busy it is hardly noticeable. We were able to remove the rust from the zipper, but there is some rust staining on the zipper tape, which is not visible when worn. Still wearable as is. Priced accordingly.
Vintage 1950s Botanical Leaf Print Cotton Half Circle Skirt
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You'll want to twirl all day in this great half circle skirt!
Fashioned in a crisp cotton, this darling skirt features a beautiful botanical print with lots of leaves and a few small flowers peeking through the crosshatch lattice.
Skirt fastens up the back with a metal zipper and a button.
Waist: 26" Hips: 44" Total Length: 31"
Condition: Very Good There is a discolored patch near the hem on the back right of the skirt and a few tiny stains on the waist. (See photos) Button looks like it has been moved, which is why there is a gap at the waist (pictured). Still wearable as is. Priced accordingly.
Vintage 1950s White Cotton Shirtwaist Dress with Pink and Black Roses
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You'll be prettier than a rose in this darling summer weight dress.
Fashioned in a crisp, white cotton with a beautiful pink and black floral print, this fabulous dress is fitted at the waist and features a self-fabric placket with fold-down collar and French cuffs.
Dress is unlined and fastens up the front with buttons.
Bust: 38" Waist: 28" Hips: 48" Total Length: 43"
Condition: Very Good Dress shows light signs of wear. There is a small repair on the back of the bodice. (See photo) There also is a faint yellow stain on the left shoulder and a tiny pencil tip sized dark spot on the front near the waist. There is a hole in the interior collar facing, which is not seen when worn. Dress is missing its original belt and all of the buttons are missing their original rhinestones. Still wearable as is. Priced accordingly.
Voluptuous Vintage 1950s Green Cotton Sheath Dress with Gingham Accents
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Your friends will be green with envy every time you wear this chic little frock!
Fashioned in a soft, medium weight green cotton, this fabulous dress is fitted at the waist and through the hips and has a darling green gingham tie collar and gingham trimmed oversized patch pockets. It also has cute gingham tabs on the shoulders with faux buttons.
Dress is unlined and fastens up the back with a metal zipper.
Bust: 42" Max Shoulders: 15" Waist: 36" Hips: 48" Total Length: 41"
Condition: Very Good Dress shows light signs of allover wear. It has 2 small pinholes on the back of the skirt. (See photo) A small portion of the waist seam stitching is looser than the rest. Still wearable as is. Priced accordingly.
Sweet Vintage 1940s White and Red Swiss Dot Cotton Dress
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There's nothing sweeter than Swiss dot!
Fashioned in a semi-sheer white cotton with teeny tiny raised red velvet dots, this fantastic dress features a V shaped fold-over collar and has small pleats at the waist to give the skirt a little fullness.
Dress fastens up the side with a metal zipper.
Bust: 36" Max Shoulders: 15" Waist: 28" Hips: Full" Total Length: 44"
Condition: Very Good Dress has some very faint yellowing under the arms. It also has a few small runs in the cotton to the right of the neckline (See photo). Some of the dart seams look like the stitching has been stretched. None of these flaws detract. Priced accordingly.
Vintage Late 1940s Princess Peggy Red and White Gingham Dress with Oversized Flowers and Rickrack Detailing
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Princess Peggy dresses may have been designed with the housewife in mind, but you'll feel like anything but when you slip into this darling summer frock!
Fashioned in crisp red-and-white gingham check cotton, this wonderful dress features a petite petal collar trimmed in red rickrack and studded with rhinestones, a hidden side pocket and oversized decorative red flower and rickrack detailing on the skirt.
Dress buttons up the front with red plastic buttons.
** Dress has been photographed with a crinoline (not included).
Bust: 40" Shoulders: 15" Waist:30" Hips: 50" Total Length: 46"
Label: Princess Peggy, Tested Fabrics
Condition: Very Good No major flaws to note. The rhinestones on the collar are a little dull and the dress is missing its original belt. Priced accordingly.