Vintage fashion articles covering period looks, fashion history and style tips.

How to Style a Classic Shirtwaist Dress

1960s cotton print shirtwaist dress

In her Wall Street Journal article on the shirtdress, fashion writer, Nancy McDonnell quotes a June 1938 Vogue magazine article that declared the shirtwaist dress “an American institution” and suggested one should be sealed in a time capsule “for the purpose of enlightening future civilizations about our own.”

And I totally agree! This fashion classic has been around for quite a […]

By | 2019-04-09T14:18:54-04:00 April 8th, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|8 Comments

Glamorous Fashions of the Will Steinman Dress Company

Will Steinman dress 1953 Will Steinman dress 1953

This is another post on vintage labels to keep an eye out for.  The Will Steinman dress company specialized in wedding, debutante and party dresses in the 50s and 60s.
They were known for their attention to detail and fine workmanship. I’ve only come across a handful in my 15 years of selling vintage clothing. But every one […]

By | 2019-02-22T11:23:16-04:00 February 22nd, 2019|Fashion, Labels to Look For|2 Comments

Greta Plattry-Vintage Label to Look For

Greta Plattry fashions 1959

 

Every now and then I like to do a post featuring a lesser known vintage clothing label. When it comes to collecting and/or wearing vintage fashions there are many designers and manufacturers that don’t garner the attention of the big name designers, yet they produced some beautiful garments.  It’s always good to be on the lookout for more obscure names like […]

By | 2019-01-31T16:11:44-04:00 January 31st, 2019|Fashion, Labels to Look For|2 Comments
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