Presenting a late 1940s/early 1950’s wiggle dress with a super gorgeous animal style / Asian inspired print in caramel, chocolate and black. Dress features pleated front pockets on each side of the hips. Gorgeous black velvet trim around the cuffs and the unique collar, lined in velvet for extra softness around your neck. Sophisticated V-neck creates a feminine décolletage. Rhinestone buttons on each side of the collar. Fastens with a side metal zipper.
DETAILS: Label: None, probably handmade Fabric: Rayon Blend Lining: None Decade: late 1940/early 1950’s MEASUREMENTS: Shoulders: 15” Bust: 36” Waist: 27” Hips: 38” max Length: 44.5” BEST FITS: XS or S (see measurements) CONDITION: Good Vintage Condition NOTE: some loose threads inside the dress, not visible and minor. Front hem a bit loose, has to be restricted. At some point someone has let out some fabric on the left underarm. I don’t consider this professionally done, but it’s only noticeable with a closer look. Could be opened up and restricted. Overall very good condition, flaws reflect in price, dress presents absolutely beautifully.
A lovely vintage day dress in a cream, grey, mocha and black fern printed silk. Short sleeved, layered bodice with blouson type styling. Dress has a fitted skirt. Side metal zipper with additional snap closures.
Label: B.H. Wragge
Fabric: Cotton Blend
Shoulders: 15 1/2''
Length: 48 1/2''
BEST FITS: S or M (see measurements)
CONDITION: Excellent Vintage Condition
Pea sized spot on bodice, see picture
NOTE: Dress is a lightweight, perfect for summer, slightly sheer you might consider a slip dress
BH Wraggewas established in 1920 by Bernard H. Wragge. It was acquired by Sidney Wragge in 1931, as a maker of both men’s shirts and women’s blouses. By the late 1930s Wragge had developed the idea of separates and the company produced coordinated blouses, skirts, pants, coats, and other pieces that were meant to mix and match.
From the late 1930s and into the 1950s each BH Wragge collection was based on a theme, with the fabrics often designed by famous artists. These clothes were geared toward a young customer and BH Wragge clothes were very popular with the college set. Toward the end of the 1940s the company changed its image somewhat and began doing more dresses and suits. By the 1960s they were producing evening dresses. The company closed in 1971.
Source: Vintage Fashion Guild, Written by Lizzie Bramlett, fuzzylizzie.com
A simply stunning hourglass dress by designer Franklin from the late 1940's. This dress is made from black Satin with impeccable stitches- velvet appliques with glass beads in the velvet bows. Fitted bodice, V-neckline in front and back and flared type hemline for comfortable moves and gorgeous swing. Super feminine back with attached bow and sash to the neckline. Fasten with a zipper in the back. Excellent quality.
Sweetest floral day dress with a high round neckline, slightly puffed shoulders and ruched waist. Button down in the back and back zipper. Lightweight summer dress that pairs well with boots, flats or your favorite heels.
Good for sizes s-m depending on desired fit - modeled on a small frame
Beautiful black vintage 40s rayon dress. Classic 1940s style with strong shoulder line, fitted waist, and slim a-line skirt. Cape collar and waistline with decorative bow. Half sleeves, metal zipper in the back. Very well-made dress with gorgeous details.
Feminine dress from the 70’s with quite a 40’s vibe to it. Dress features a beautiful black & white abstract floral pattern, V-neckline with attached floral appliqué, fitted pleated bodice with small shoulder pads and ruffled hemline. Fastens with a back zipper. Just another gorgeous summer dress for many occasions.
A lovely little vintage summer frock in a tropical floral print of Jungle Green, Purple, Wine, and Brown with quite a 40’s vibe. Small shoulder pads, scoop neckline, drop waist, side pockets and short sleeves. Back of the bodices closed with black buttons, skirt fastens in the back with a zipper. Color matching belt worn on the natural waist. A very sweet Vintage find for warmer days.
Wonderful Stop Staring 40's Retro day dress (Not Vintage) by Alicia Estrada in a lovely navy blue. This dress is classy and comfortable at the same time. Features a soft woven fabric with a sweetheart neckline that is emphasized by the fact that the shoulder panels widen as they approach the shoulder seam. Short sleeves with buttons, pinching the pleat detailing closed for a lovely touch of unexpected detail. Sleeve buttons matching those that run down the bodice for the faux overlap that sits above a lovely two tiered peplum and a bow that ties at the waistline. Fitted Skirt, hemline falls below the knee, slit in the back for freedom of mobility. Zips in the back. A perfect day dress!
Label: Stop Staring by Alicia Estrada
Fabric: 78% Polyester, 21% Rayon, 1% Spandex
Made in USA
BEST FITS: M (see measurements)
CONDITION: Excellent Condition, NWOT
NOTE: This a RETRO item NOT VINTAGE. Stop Staring is a Los Angeles based Vintage inspired and Retro Fashion company. We have added this dress to our Vintage 1940's section, knowing that this is a Retro item.