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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.


1920s Black and Blue Burnout Velvet Dress

True Vintage
36 bust

1920s Black Lace Dropped Waist Dress w Floating Panel

Long Sleeves
Med/Large fit

1920s Black Silk and Lace Cocktail Dress-M

Authentic vintage
Medium size

1920s Green Silk Crepe and Lace Party Dress

Dropped Waist
38 bust

1920s Tan and Green Silk Dropped Waist Dress

True Vintage

1930s Beaded Black Chiffon Evening Gown

Old Hollywood Glam
Small size

1930s Sapphire Blue Lace Bias Cut Dress Jacket Set
Matching taffeta slip
34b 27w
1940s Beaded Coral Pink Evening Gown
Authentic Vintage Dress!
35b 27w
20s Beaded Ecru Silk Dropped Waist Flapper Dress

True Vintage
40b 40w 40h

20s Black Silk and Velvet Long Sleeve Cocktail Dress
30s 40s Lace Trimmed Pink Silky Rayon Nightgown
40s 50s Rayon Gabardine Fitted Skirt Suit

Coral/salmon Color
36b 26w

40s Abstract Print Jersey Sarong Dress with Shoulder Wrap
40s Aqua Blue Ruffled Mesh Formal Gown

36b 28w

40s Blue Deco Floral Cold Rayon Dress

Wrap top and draped skirt
38/40 bust 30 waist

40s Ivory Crepe & Crochet Lace Evening Gown Wedding Dress
1940s Aqua Draped Neck Evening Gown
Authentic Vintage!
36b 28w
40s Black Sheer Stripe Cocktail Dress

True Vintage-Minty condition!
38b 30w

40s Dusty Aqua Boucle Knit Sweater Skirt Set

Pearl and Rhinestone accents
Bust 34" Waist 26" unstretched

40's Black Velvet and Chartreuse Green Silk Hostess Gown