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1970's Purple Velvet/Bow Evening Gown

1970's
Purple Velvet/Bow Evening Gown This beautiful deep royal purple velvet gown is floor length and very plush. The gown has a soft rounded neckline and the is cut in a high empire styling. The gown is sleeveless and the front is very simple in design. The skirt is a-lined, for a very flattering look. The surprising element of this gown is the large satin bow which adorns the back of the gown. The bow has very long tails which fall to the hemline of the gown. The bow is low gloss in coloring so as not to take away the plushness of the purple velvet. As a side note: only the wealthy, kings and queens were allowed to wear the color purple, thusly, this is how "royal purple" received it's name! The gown and satin bow are in very good condition. The bow snaps to the back of the bodice, one snap is missing and would need to be replaced. The gown is thoroughly lined in a medium weight purple cotton fabric for extra drape and weight. The top of the bodice is lined in rayon and is almost the same color as the bow in the back. The gown measures approximately: bustline=36"; waistline=29"; hips=38"; neckline to waist length=11" and total length=53".

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PRICE: $175.00
ITEM NUMBER: NHC199


1970's Black Velvet Jumpsuit

1970's Black
Velvet Jumpsuit This early 1970's jumpsuit is made of rich, black velvet. The jumpsuit is fitted through the bodice and has wide legs. The jumpsuit is a high quality piece and ready to wear to any special occasion. The jumpsuit has a deep "V" neckline and is sleeveless. If you love the wide leg look of the 1970's period then this is the jumpsuit for you. The legs are so wide that when worn, the jumpsuit looks like an evening gown. The jumpsuit has a metal zipper and zips up the center back. There are three hook and eyes along the zipper that hide the zippered back. The jumpsuit does not have a label or any other markings. The velvet is soft and very plush in it's looping. The jumpsuit is in very good condition. There is no underarm damage or crushing of the velvet. A hot pink acetate rayon fabric accents the black velvet. Hanger loop straps are sewn underneath the outside straps so that this can be hung on a soft padded hanger. The jumpsuit measures approximately: bustline=38"; waistline=29"; hips=49" and length=49". The length of each flared leg measures approximately 32" wide and 64" circumferance!

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PRICE: $245.00
ITEM NUMBER: NHC203


Gold Brocade Mink Trimmed Gown

Gold Brocade
Mink Trimmed Gown This 1950's/1960's piece is a perfect lounging gown. It does not look like it has ever been worn and is in very good condition. You'll feel like Lana Turner did when she wore a gorgeous velvet lounging gown in the movie "Imitation of Life". The 1950's were a very glamorous time for women, especially after the end of WWII. Fabrics became more available after the war and glamorous pieces, such as this one, were fashioned for women. Many fashion designers wanted women to not only LOOK fashionable, but to feel gorgeous as well! Lounging gowns were worn for entertaining and many movie stars wore them in their homes. This gown is a perfect and wonderful way to do just that - imitate the past and bring glamour into your home. This garment is constructed out of a beautiful gold brocade fabric. The fabric is done in a floral design with gold lame' accents. Three shades of color adorn this piece - iridescent goldtone threads are woven throughout the garment with low gloss gold. Soft white woven threads are designed into a floral pattern. The lounging gown has a front zipper and a hook/eye closure at the neckline to hide the top of the zipper. The skirt is floor length and styled in an a-lined princess cut. There is just a slight sweep to the back of the gown and side pockets. The gown has 3/4 length sleeves and is lined in champagne colored organdy/cotton blend fabric. Hook strap on inside of neckline to hang on a hook. The neckline is trimmed in a lush brown thick mink collar. The backside of collar has come lose from the neckline but a couple of stitches will tack it back on. The mink is in very good condition as is the fabric. This is truly a stunning gown. The gown measures: bustline=36"; shoulder to shoulder width=14"; waistline=28"; hips=40" and length=54".

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PRICE: $250.00
ITEM NUMBER: NHC194


LARGER SIZE!!!
1950's Irridescent Blue Gown

1950's
Irridescent Blue Gown This larger sized evening gown is from the 1950's. The taffeta evening gown is a creation of irridescent royal blue and is sure to stand out at any special event! The gown has a fold down collar and front button closure. The three front buttons are each accented with a clear rhinestone. The gown has 3/4 length raglan sleeves and the bodice is semi-fitted through the waistline. A large material bow accents the center back neckline of the gown - what a surprise! A matching material belt encircles the waist. The skirt is pleated and full, with a striped design. A side pocket is hidden within the side seam. A metal zipper completes the front closure - beginning at the waistline and continuing for approximately 8". The gown does have some staining and some of the seams need reinforcing, but this gown is well worth the time to repair. The gown is generous in size and measures approximately: bustline=40"; waistline=30" and length=54".

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PRICE: $90.00
ITEM NUMBER: RSC132


LARGER SIZE!!!
Floor-Length Pink Beaded Vest

Floor-Length
Pink Beaded Vest This beautiful vest would be right at home at a wedding or any other special occassion. The vest is floor length and has a center front opening. There are no closures on the vest as it is meant to be worn over another garment. The vest is heavily decorated with white beading. A band of beading rims the neckline and continues down the front opening and encircles the lower portion of the vest. The beading does not go to the hemline of the vest, which will allow for some alteration to the length. The remaining beading is done in an overall swirling, vine-like pattern. The vest is generous in size and is displayed on a dress form which measures: bustline=36; waistline=30"; length=58". I believe it would fit up to a 40" bustline. The vest is in very good condition, but it does need cleaning as it has been stored in a bridal warehouse for years. The vest could also be combined with VWC227 (Blue Beaded Vest) and used in a wedding for the bridesmaids.

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PRICE: $185.00
ITEM NUMBER: VWC226


Burnished Green/Gold Cocktail Dress

Burnished
Green/Gold Cocktail Dress Dazzling is how to describe this litte green strapless cocktail dress. The entire bodice is covered with goldtone sequins forming a floral pattern. The bodice is boned adding a bit of support to the bodice. The dress has a wide horizontally pleated waistband which is done in a cumberbund styling. The waistband begins under the bustline and continues to the natural waistline. The skirt is straight with a peplum - reminiscent of the 1940's. The peplum is 8" long in the front and lengthens as it encircles the skirt - reaching the hemline at the center back. This dress screams glamour, yet is so beautifully designed with top quality construction. There is no size information on the dress, but it measures as follows: bustline=34"; waistline=24" and length=31". The dress is in good condition and would be perfect for a party or formal occassion.

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PRICE: $155.00
ITEM NUMBER: RSC129


Purple/Sequin Party Dress
Size 13/14

Purple/Sequin Party Dress
This deep purple party dress is comfortable, as well as fun, to wear! The dress is sleeveless with thin shoulder straps. The front of the bodice is covered with tiny silvertone sequins - adding the perfect amount of sparkle! The waist is elastic with a material tie belt. The skirt drapes nicely to approximately knee length. The dress slips on with not zipper or button closure. The dress is marked a size 13/14 and measures as follows: bustline=38"; waistline=29" and length (shoulder to hemline)=44". The dress is in very good condition and ready to go!

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PRICE: $75.00
ITEM NUMBER: RSC130


1922 Lavender Beaded Gown

1922
Lavender Beaded Gown This beaded gown dates to 1922 and is just beautiful! The gown is lavender in color and is literally covered with frosted beads and crystals. Unfortunately, my photos cannot do the gown and beading justice. The evening gown is made of lavender chiffon and has a foundation of goldtone lame and white silk. The gown is floor length and has a straight neckline in the front and a rounded neckline in the back. The goldtone lame foundation begins right above the bustline, leaving the top portion of the bodice sheer chiffon. The gown is sleeveless with deep cut armholes, allowing the lame foundation to show. Beaded fringe outlines the entire armhole. The gown has a drop waistline with an attached beaded "belt". The skirt falls straight to the floor with a long panel on each side which is decorated with beaded fringe. The entire gown is heavily beaded. The beading is a combination of large and small frosted beads and crystal beads creating both large and small designs. The gown is well made with an incredible number of snaps and hook/eyes to close the gown. The gown has a white underbodice which has a front hook/eye closure. Next comes the gold lame foundation. This closes with snaps. The actual dress has snaps along the side, around the waistline and into the skirt. There are also snaps on one shoulder (this shoulder does have damage and needs repair and reinforcing). The gown is in very good condition; however the shoulder straps do have damage due to the weight of the gown. The beading is also in good condition. There are some missing beads, but because of the quanity, they are not noticeable. The beading is sturdy and seems to be tight. I would not recommend wearing this gown, due to the weight; however it could be worn with care after repair and reinforcement is completed on the shoulder straps. The color, style and beading combine to create a true collector's item. The gown has approximately a 32" bustline. Again, this gown does need a bit of work, but it is definately worth the effort. Due to the delicate nature of beaded gowns, this gown is not returnable, so please read the description well and ask questions before purchasing.

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PRICE: $850.00
ITEM NUMBER: VEC904


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