Saturday, 7 August 2010

Vintage Fifties Prom Dresses

Vintage Fifties prom dresses

Vintage Fifties prom dresses

Detail Vintage brocade prom dress

Detail Vintage taffeta prom dress

Detail Vintage brocade prom dress

I love vintage clothes and the UK is full of great places to find gorgeous things. My favourite periods are all those from Victorian to the nineteen thirties but I do have a soft spot for fifties prom dresses.

I am not really sure when these two prom dresses were made. From the stitching it is clear that they were both either tailored for a customer or lovingly home sewn for a special event or night out. Those were the days! It is also possible they were made much later than the fifties and just designed in the style of that era.

I bought the pale green and gold brocade dress many, many years ago from a tiny shop near Goldney in Bristol.  It was run by a very sweet, chirpy old lady who had an amazing collection of vintage items all at bargain basement prices - a rare thing in London these days. I came away with this dress, an amazing pair of intricately embroidered flapper dance shoes (which I will post about another day) and two vintage purses - all on a students budget!  I often wonder about the shop owner and if she is still there.

The bright blue taffeta dress with a sweetheart neckline was a gift from my boyfriend's sister who, luckily for me, has an incredible eye for collectible vintage items.  She plucked this out for next to nothing from the rails in a local charity shop in Bath thinking it might fit me - which, hallelujah, it did!  The taffeta is shot with black and gold metallic thread, there is boning right through the bodice to give the wearer that ultra feminine fifties silhouette and it has a very full skirt.

Although I have worn the brocade dress in the past I think it is high time it got another outing, and as for the blue dress, it is as yet unworn so I need to do something about that as well!

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Me encanta la ropa vintage y el Reino Unido está lleno de grandes lugares para encontrar cosas hermosas. Mis períodos favoritos son todos los de Victoria de los años treinta pero tengo una debilidad por los vestidos de los años cincuenta. 

No estoy realmente seguro de cuando se hicieron estos dos vestidos de cóctel. Desde la costura, es evidente que ambos estaban bien adaptados para un cliente o cosido en casa con mucho amor para un evento especial o de la noche fuera. Esos eran los días! También es posible que se hicieron mucho más tarde de los años cincuenta y acaba de diseñar en el estilo de aquella época.

He comprado el vestido de brocado de color verde pálido y el oro hace muchos, muchos años de una pequeña tienda cerca de Goldney en Bristol. Fue dirigido por un muy dulce, alegre señora de edad que tenían una increíble colección de objetos vintage a precios super baratas - una cosa rara a encontrar en Londres en estos días. Me quedé con este vestido, un par de increíbles intrincadamente bordado zapatos de baile trampa (que voy a publicar acerca de otro día) y dos bolsos vintage - todo en un presupuesto estudiantes! A menudo me pregunto sobre el dueño de la tienda y si ella sigue ahí. 

El vestido brillante de tafetán azul con un escote corazón era un regalo de la hermana de mi novio que, por suerte para mí, tiene un ojo increíble para coleccionar objetos vintage. Arrancó esto por casi nada de los rieles en una tienda de caridad en Bath pensamiento tal vez me quepa bien - que, aleluya, me queda perfecto! El tafetán se disparó con hilo metálico negro y oro, el corpiño esta de ballenas para darte la silueta femenina ultra años cincuenta y cuenta con una falda amplio.

Aunque he llevado el vestido de brocado en el pasado creo que es hora de ponerlo otro vez, y en cuanto al vestido azul, es aún sin estrenar así que tengo que hacer algo al respecto, así!

4 comments:

  1. those are definitely sweet vintage prom dresses! if only i could still enjoy my prom dresses now.

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  2. Are you spanish or English??? I have just discored your blog and I love it!!

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  3. Benvenido Sacramento! I'm very flattered you like it because I absolutely LOVE yours and your personal style!
    I'm neither Spanish or English - I am actually Australian. But I love Spain, lived in Andalucia for a couple of years and still visit as often as I can as I have many friends there - hence the Spanish.

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  4. Love the embroidery on that dress.
    You'll look gorgeous.
    Just passing.
    MADMSL.x
    madmsl.blogspot.com

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