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!
White gauze dress with red and pink floral pattern. Peach-colored lining, weighted at bottom. Sewn-on sash.
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.
Medium-blue floor-length silk chiffon dress with white spiral print. Some spirals embroidered with white beads and small iridescent sequins.
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.
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.
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.
Pair of dark red silk satin open-toed shoes. Ankle strap secures with a silver and rhinestone buckle.
Pair of coral silk crepe shoes. Openwork on quarter and vamp. Ankle strap secures with white metal buckle embedded with rhinestones.
Pair of dark blue silk satin T-strap shoes. Silver accents on straps, throatline, and top edge.
Pair of dark blue silk satin T-strap shoes. Open bands on side of vamp. Open work on side of quarter.
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.
June 12, 2012