Saturday, July 14, 2007

Save the maxi dress!

Every now and then I crusade to save a particular style of vintage clothing or accessory that seems endangered. Right now I am crusading for the long (aka maxi) dress. Long dresses keep finding a place in fashion, sometimes for eveningwear as smoldering as the temperature here in the Northwest, sometimes for the sweetest, coolest or most artistic day dresses. Far too often these are getting cut off instead of enjoyed for their obvious charms. Here's a sampling of those I've sold:


1930s




1940s







1950s





1960s









and of course, the 1970s, especially by Gunne Sax and Young Edwardian













Finally, a real 50s look from Victor Costa in the 80s

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