Some of you may have noticed that I put a bunch of gloves up in the shop earlier this spring. They were modeled so beautifully by my friend Kim, and many of them sold fairly quickly. As of now, there is but one pair left, a very special mesh pair from the 1940s by famed American glove maker Van Raalte.
As luck would have it I recently came across the above Van Raalt print advertisement on Pinterest. It’s the exact gloves, only in black. I love the text in the ad, and how it demurely says ‘underthings.’ Can’t be too scandalous, now!
As a vintage seller it’s such a treat to come across print ads (or catalogue pages) of the garments you’re selling. For one thing, it helps you date your items accurately, and also gives them a bit of context and backstory.
Prom dress season (and wedding season!) are pretty much here. Many ladies choose to incorporate vintage into their special days, so I thought I’d corral all my best vintage 1950s and early 1960s party dresses from the shop into one place for your perusal. These prom dresses are also great for other spring or summertime formal parties, bridesmaids and junior bridesmaids. The mid century silhouette is a beloved shape for these occasions – they accentuate all the positives and make you feel like Cinderella heading off to the ball.
vintage 1950s yellow dress
1950s embroidered blue dress with a pretty bow detailing
vintage 1950s pale pink dress
1950s silk floral print party dress
vintage 1950s coral pink bridesmaid dress
vintage spring green eyelet lace party dress
vintage 1950s party dress with rose and bow
vintage 1950s pale peach dress with sheer green overlay
vintage party dress with a big lavender bow at the back
vintage 1950s mint green prom dress
And as always, you can find every dress I have right here.
I’ve been adding new pieces to the shop at a fairly steady rate. Here’s the very latest! As always, titles click through.
a super cute 1950s cotton skirt with a vibrant novelty print
a classic beret that’s perfect for every head
a sweet early 1960s day dress in a pink paisley print
an ice blue 1960s coat with super cool sparkly buttons
a pink 1940s novelty print blouse and a blue and white stripe 1950s blouse with ruffle trim
an interesting 1940s straw hat