Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hemlock Vintage= Amazing Vintage Finds!

Both of these gorgeous 50s dresses immediately caught my eye. They're both completely different but utterly stunning! I hope you love them as much as I do!

Dramatic 1950's thick cream satin and fine black net lace evening dress from the high end department store Harzfeld's Kansas City. Dress is beautifully tailored with many details. The bodice is basically cut like a bustier with boning inserted inside. It is not just cut straight across, but has unique jutting pieces where the straps meet the bodice. The neckline is also shaped and curved. The straps are the satin fabric that has been cinched with elastic and then appliqued with rosettes of black lace. The back also has this shaped neckline with subtle points. The shoulder straps can be removed and may have been added to the dress for modesty - making the dress strapless would show off the unique neckline. As far as the skirt, the black lace is not an overskirt, but is painstakingly sewn onto the satin underneath and overlaps the hem just an inch or two to give the impression it is separate. The skirt is backed with a starched white net with a stiff facing through the hem, allowing the skirt to retain it's form. Side metal zipper. Labels read, "Harzfeld's Kansas City" and "Wilmont Original."

Condition: very good. Some small minor breaks to the lace, but nothing noticeable.

Bust: almost 36", but a narrow back
Waist: 25"
Hips: --
Width Between Shoulder Seams: --
Length: @47"
Skirt Length: 32"
Under Bust: --

Price: $415

Info:1950's Purple Milgrim Wool Dress. Coming soon!

Condition: Very good

No sizing or price information available for this dress yet-check Hemlock's site for info on this!

Make sure to visit Hemlock Vintage for more incredible dresses from many eras!

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