June 12, 2012
Here are some really stunning vintage dresses and shoes dating from the 1920s and 1930s that are showcased at the Henry Ford Costume Collection website. I just adore the clothing and accessories from this period. While I know most of the vintage dresses showcased here were worn for special occasions, it just baffles my mind how exquisitely lovely it all is!


Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection | the 1920s & the 1930s
White gauze dress with red and pink floral pattern. Peach-colored lining, weighted at bottom. Sewn-on sash.

Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection | the 1920s & the 1930s
Evening dress of blue chiffon over pink chiffon over metallic lace with pink silk lining. Neckline outlined with fabric flowers in shades of purple, mauve, yellow, pink, green; flowers have some gold embroidery and are interspersed with painted wooden beads in yellow and green.

Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection | the 1920s & the 1930s
Medium-blue floor-length silk chiffon dress with white spiral print. Some spirals embroidered with white beads and small iridescent sequins.

Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection | the 1920s & the 1930s
Navy blue silk crepe dress with scattered pattern of light pink, dark pink, and yellow flowers. Scarf collar with faggoting and pleated edge tied in bow at base.

Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection | the 1920s & the 1930s
Off-white silk chiffon dress. Scattered rhinestones on upper portion. Center and waistline embroidered in floral pattern with silver sequins, silver bugle beads, silver threads, silver spherical beads, rhinestones.

Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection | the 1920s & the 1930s
Dress of turquoise silk georgette over aqua crepe-backed satin. Aqua lace embroidered with gold thread at hem and neckline. Large rhinestone applied bows on left side.

Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection | the 1920s & the 1930s
Pair of dark red silk satin open-toed shoes. Ankle strap secures with a silver and rhinestone buckle.

Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection | the 1920s & the 1930s
Pair of coral silk crepe shoes. Openwork on quarter and vamp. Ankle strap secures with white metal buckle embedded with rhinestones.

Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection | the 1920s & the 1930s
Pair of dark blue silk satin T-strap shoes. Silver accents on straps, throatline, and top edge.

Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection | the 1920s & the 1930s
Pair of dark blue silk satin T-strap shoes. Open bands on side of vamp. Open work on side of quarter.

Henry Ford Historic Costume Collection | the 1920s & the 1930s
Callot Soeurs light coral sleeveless silk crepe dress. Inner slip of light pink silk charmuese covered with net straps. Slip is covered with an attached outer slip of crepe.

All images are from Henry Ford Costume Collection.

16 comments:

  1. oh my gosh! these are all amazing but that second dress.... I'm dying over it!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  2. Yes the 20s & 30s are one of my favorite fashion eras too! Those dresses are divine!
    Tye
    http://www.lagelledailydose.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the peach and gold dress!

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  7. I love your blog !
    Merci =)

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  8. Gorgeous dresses! love your blog! You gave me some good ideas!

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  9. I'm loving these pieces!

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    Nikki Mata
    The Bella Bordeaux

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  10. Hi, I love the shoes more, they are just so cool. The red ones are my favorite. I also love the mint dress that. It is so cool and elegant.

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  11. I love all those vintage dresses, how gorgeous! Nice blog. I am new to blogging, so I am trying to make new friends. I love anything vintage or antique. Here is my new blog if you have time to look:
    http://vintagechicfinds.blogspot.com/

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  12. The blue chiffon dress looks amazingly modern. I love the style, and the fact that its very lightweight.

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  13. The "evening dress of blue chiffon" is awesome. I would love to have that in my closet!

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  14. Hi,
    Its really a great design. I like it as I like the sari.Thanks for sharing your products with us.

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    Thanks
    Mir

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