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1920s-1930s-1940s Vintage Dresses

Dresses from the 1920s had a slim, straight silhouette.  Key styles were chemises, often with dropped waistlines and assymetrical or handkerchief hems. Evening wear was often elaborately beaded. More info on 20s fashion.

In the 1930s dresses were designed with more emphasis placed on the waist and fabrics were often bias cut to allow for a figure flattering fit on the body.  Evening wear was very glamorous, inspired by the looks of the Hollywood silver screen sirens of the era, often with plunging backs. More 1930s fashion info.

In the 1940s dresses were designed to fit close to the body until late in the decade when Dior created his "New Look" silhouette that celebrated the curves of the female figure. The look incorporated yards and yards of fabric in the skirt along with a tight fitting bodice. Hemlines were shorter during the war years due to fabric rationing, and ended up mid calf by the late 40's. Evening dress fashions of the 40s were often made in rayon, had lots of draping, swags, beading and other embellishment to add interest and compensate for the textile shortages during WW2.  If you want to learn more about how women dressed in the 1940's, see our article here.

Products

1920s Black and Blue Burnout Velvet Dress

True Vintage
36 bust

$195.00
1920s Black Lace Dropped Waist Dress w Floating Panel

Long Sleeves
Med/Large fit

$289.00
1920s Black Silk and Lace Cocktail Dress-M

Authentic vintage
Medium size

$289.00
1920s Green Silk Crepe and Lace Party Dress

Dropped Waist
38 bust

$475.00
1920s Print Voile Dropped Waist Tiered Dress-M

Authentic vintage
Perfect for Jazz Age Lawn Party
36b 36w 40h

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1920s Tan and Green Silk Dropped Waist Dress

True Vintage
Medium-40b

$165.00
1930s Navy Cream Silk Dress Cape Set

True vintage
40b 32w

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1930s Sapphire Blue Lace Bias Cut Dress Jacket Set
Matching taffeta slip
34b 27w
$275.00
1940s Beaded Coral Pink Evening Gown
Authentic Vintage Dress!
35b 27w
$175.00
20s  Sheer Black Silk Fringed Tunic Dress

True Vintage
L/XL size

$185.00
20s Black Silk and Velvet Long Sleeve Cocktail Dress
40's Black Crepe Pintucked Cocktail Party Dress

Authentic vintage
38b 30w

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40's Black Taffeta Sweetheart Style Full Sweep Gown Jacket Set

Glam vintage evening look
Multi color stripe satin trim
34b/26w

 

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40's Black Tulle Mesh Tiered Evening Gown-S

Authentic vintage
34b 27w

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40's Blue Floral Crepe Button Front Day Dress

Shirtwaist Style
28" Waist

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40s Abstract Print Jersey Sarong Dress with Shoulder Wrap
40s Black Velvet Cocktail Dress

Surplice wrap top
Med size

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40s Blue Deco Floral Cold Rayon Dress

Wrap top and draped skirt
38/40 bust 30 waist

$199.00
40s Ivory Crepe & Crochet Lace Evening Gown Wedding Dress
1940s Aqua Draped Neck Evening Gown
Authentic Vintage!
36b 28w
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