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Large bright psychedelic square summer dress, could also be used as a swimsuit coverup

Be square, in a wavy way. Purple and green psychedelic 70s print shift dress. It’s a very light weave polyester, and you will be sure to feel the breeze thru it! I would use it as a swimsuit cover up or beach dress.
It’s in great condition. Some wearing on the inside of the arms and neck, but outwardly in awesome condition.
You know you want this.

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Classic 1950s polkadot full skirt “new look” dress. Small-Medium, totally pinup style

This dress is amazing! It buttons up the front with dainty white plastic buttons (and matching cuff buttons). It has a metal side zipper that is carefully concealed.
The white polka dots on navy blue outer fabric is sheer and lightweight, and possibly organdy material. The navy blue lining is probably acetate.

No flaws, except some very light dirt around the collar, which could come out (I haven’t tried to wash this dress).

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Modeling an Edwardian Lace Dress

This entry is part 21 of 23 in the series Carondelet Historical Society Project

Here’s ZiZi modeling an Edwardian Lace Dress. I’ve posted a few untouched close ups of the dress so you can see the intricate details in the lace. It was an amazing piece and required minimal styling to bring a turn of the century mood. I especially loved her poses with the violin.

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1960s Parnes Feinstein Black Dress with attached belt – small – medium

This is such a classic early 1960s sheath dress!
It comes with the belt sewn on, and appears to buckle on the side. It zips up the back with a metal zipper.
Some dust from being stored all wadded up, and the belt could definitely use an ironing! No holes or major flaws that I found, this dress is in excellent wearable vintage condition.
It’s batwinged, so no clear shoulders- I’ve just measured where they seem to fall.
This dress is fully lined and appears to be a heavier synthetic fabric.

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1940s mesh faux double breasted vintage navy blue dress – small-medium

This is a VERY classic and cute navy blue vintage dress… It reminds me of a uniform of some type, that maybe a waitress would wear. It definitely needs a slip because the fabric is so sheer!

I believe that it’s from the 40s because it snaps at the waist (the 2 buttons on the left don’t hold it together), and because this is sheer mesh knit fabric that I’ve seen on other dresses positively identified as being from the late 1930s/40s. The shoulder pads are snap-ins.

As you can see, it’s quite worn, but intact. No holes that I noticed except for the one on the right pocket. I’ve NOT tried washing it.

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Quintessential 1960s dress. Made for a real girl – Medium / Large – Goes perfect with a pillbox hat

OMG, this wine red wool/polyester dress is TOO cute! I’m glad it was the fifth outfit we shot, because we lingered on it and it ended up being our last vintage dress. It’s classic, curvy, and has that quintessential early 60s vibe. It would look even better with a pillbox hat.

Zips up the back with a metal zipper that says “CONMAR USA 4A” and latches at the very top with 2 hook’n’eye fasteners. This dress is unlined, so you will need to wear a slip underneath!

There’s a little bit of wearing small holes under the arms that I’ve tried to show in the pictures. One put has been mended. This shouldn’t show unless you’re doing jumping jacks or dancing with your arms above your head.

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