March 14, 2013Vintage Dresses……All Found At The Local Thrifts!
By Sara In AZ
Since my favorite thrift “haunt” for vintage clothes shut down a while back I have not found a lot of really cool vintage clothing. I’m kind of at the mercy of what Goodwill has to offer, but I have managed to scoop up a few cool dresses!
This first dress appears to be homemade, but the seamstress sure did a great job…she even made a little matching bolero! I think the fabric is silk faille. The dress is really cute – it has velvet edging all around the top and you can kind of see the velvet detail on the dress bottom too. Super cute!
You know I love pink and I just could not pass this pink dress up! I’m thinking later 60s on this dress with those straight lines….maybe a formal gown???
And here is the tag in the inside of the pink dress – Emma Domb.
Yes, another pink dress! I just cannot get enough! hee! I like that this dress is not a teeny-tiny size…it’s maybe a 14/16 and it is a really cute day dress style. This picture does not do this dress justice, sorry I should have put it on a mannequin.
This is the tag from the pink day dress – Korell.
This paisley dress is seriously so much cooler than it looks here in this picture. I swear! This dress IS a teeny-tiny size so I do not have a mannequin small enough for it, but the way the dress is constructed is really, really neat! I’m thinking this dress could be 1930s or 1940s and I believe the fabric is silk.
Here is the tag from the paisley dress – A Claudia Young Original from Madison’s in Mansfield….does anyone out there recognize the designer or the store?
I really thought this dress was neat, all that bead detail is SO cool! I believe this fabric is more of a crepe fabric with satin behind the beading detail.
A close up of the bead detail, yes there are rhinestones too!
And here is the tag from the beaded dress – Forever Young by Purtian.
This vintage R&K Original dress is really, really FAB! The rhinestone centered buttons are SO neat and all of the edging is done in velvet.
Here is a close up of the vintage R & K Originals Tag.
Here is a close up of the velvet trim.
And yes, even the bow is velvet!
Lastly, I think this dress is my favorite! Again, sorry I do not have this on a mannequin…thin dress is also a small size so it would not fit on the mannequin that I do have. I’m thinking this is more of a 1960s dress. The velvet bow around the waist appears to be original as it is sewn in.
The label inside – Gothe.
The really cool thing about this dress, besides it being so cute, is that is has tons and tons of iridescent sequins sewn ALL over it. You can kind of see them is the picture below.
That is all the vintage clothing I’ve managed to score recently, has anyone else found anything great?