Thursday, 19 February 2015
Vintage Finds - 1930s Gowns
These are two of my favourite original 1930s pieces in the collection at the moment. What could be more fabulous than elegantly swanning about a room in these floor sweeping gowns?
The first dress is a later 1930s design in a beautiful water silk moire with red crepe contrasts. The design is so striking and of the era. Cut exquisitely on the bias this dress flatters in all the right places with a shaped waistline and those wonderful buttons running the whole length of the dress to elongate the body. Just imagine getting married in this number!
Style with soft romantic victory rolls that look like you've just had your wedding night and sky high peep toes. Finish with red nails and lips to match the exact shade of red and you're ready to go.
This black 1930s dress is a real beauty in detail.
The dress features all this delicate gathering and it has a vibrant Mediterranean colouring with the floral design set against the black. The sleeves have a puff ball cut, lined in tulle and the whole dress is cut on the bias with a train at the back making it incredibly lean and elegant. The floral detail is woven with metallic gold almost like lame and the whole dress is made in a satin backed crepe making is feel so luxurious against your skin.
This is a definite Wallis Simpson style. Wear with a Marcel wave, open toes T-Bar heels and deep red lipstick whist scowling at everyone for not being as impossibly beautiful as you. x