I recently purchase a couple of vintage dress from Etsy, and I thought I’d share my spoils with you all.
The first is a vintage dress from the 1940s from JolieVintageShop, which I love. JolieVintageShop remains my favourite vintage shop on Etsy by far. I check the store every morning to see if there’s any new stock. The owner of the store has a fantastic eye for interesting, flattering pieces, and her manner of describing the condition and fit of the pieces is incredibly helpful when buying online.
Anyway, here is the vintage 1940s dress:
I’m not really this pale (although I’m close to it) – I just lightened the image a little so that you can see more detail in the dress:
In this photo you can see the detail on the front of the dress. The swirls on the front are sequins and the belt forms a little bow at the front of the dress. I also adore the peplum on this one – I think it falls very well.
You can see the peplum in more detail here:
This dress cost me USD $78 plus $15 shipping to Australia.
Secondly, here is my purchase from LipStickWhiskey. I was looking for a long, warm dress for winter, and this is definitely it. The lady who sold it to me said that it belonged to a New York Socialite, and it dates from the late 40s or early 50s. It certainly is a lovely piece, but a little hot to be wearing right now!
This was actually the best ‘mid-shot’ I came up with when I took these photographs. I REALLY have to work on my photography:
The gold belt is from the same store and dates from the 1950s. I think it suits the piece really well:
This dress cost me USD $65, the belt was $18, and shipping to Australia was $18.95.
So that’s what I bought!
I have a few other pieces to show you, but they need mending and cleaning, so they will have to wait for another post