Fintage Fashion Show: Black silk with a dash of gold

I love cocktail dresses and other fancier dresses as well. I have a few in my closet, but to my discontent I rarely have the opportunity wear them. Last Saturday was the New comers night -burlesque party in my home town and I wanted to show off one of my treasures. I bought this 50’s silk cocktail dress from Ebay about a year ago. It is labelled Elinor Gay and it’s Union made. Strangely only the front of the bodice and (and half of the skirt) was lined so I continued the lining to the backof the bodice as well as this is one of the parts that takes most of the strain.

I love the shawl-like collar and the structure on the front of the dress.

I paired the dress with a faux pearl necklace and earrings and some gold coloured heels and purse. The sling back heels are an Etsy find and lablelled A-mano. The purse was a flee market find and its probably from the 60’s.


I'm a clothing designer by education and a self taught seamstress. I fell in love with vintage fashion some 5 years ago and haven't looked back since. I sew the majority of my wardrobe myself, so you'll probably see a lot of vintage reproduction here. My favourite decades are the 40's and 50's.

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